assembly Bill A6761A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2021 print number 6761a
May 06, 2021 amend and recommit to energy
Mar 29, 2021 referred to energy

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A6761 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5939
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 162 & 172, Pub Serv L; amd §19-0311, En Con L

A6761 - Summary

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel, unless the developer of such facility can demonstrate a need for such facility, and that there is no other reasonable method to satisfy such need.

A6761 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6761
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAMDANI, FORREST, GALLAGHER, MITAYNES -- read
   once and referred to the Committee on Energy
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the  environmental  conserva-
   tion  law, in relation to prohibiting the development of any new major
   electric generating facilities that would be powered in  whole  or  in
   part by any fossil fuel
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "clean futures act".
   §  2. Section 160 of the public service law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 10 to read as follows:
   10. "FOSSIL FUEL" MEANS COAL,  PETROLEUM  PRODUCTS,  AND  FUEL  GASES.
 "COAL"  SHALL  INCLUDE  BITUMINOUS  COAL,  ANTHRACITE COAL, AND LIGNITE.
 "FUEL GASES" SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO METHANE,  NATURAL  GAS,
 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, AND MANUFACTURED FUEL GASES. "PETROLEUM PRODUCTS"
 SHALL  INCLUDE ALL PRODUCTS REFINED OR REREFINED FROM SYNTHETIC OR CRUDE
 OIL OR OIL EXTRACTED FROM OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING NATURAL GAS  LIQUIDS.
 PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL AFFECT THE EXCLUSION FOR
 PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   §  3. Section 162 of the public service law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION,
 BEGINNING UPON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION  THE  BOARD  SHALL
 NOT  ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR ANY MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY THAT
 WOULD BE POWERED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL.
   (B) NOTWITHSTANDING PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE  BOARD  MAY
 ISSUE  A CERTIFICATE FOR A MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY POWERED IN
 WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL IF BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING  CONDITIONS
 ARE MET:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10500-05-1

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A6761A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5939
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 162 & 172, Pub Serv L; amd §19-0311, En Con L

A6761A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel, unless the developer of such facility can demonstrate a need for such facility, and that there is no other reasonable method to satisfy such need.

A6761A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6761--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. MAMDANI, FORREST, GALLAGHER, MITAYNES, BURDICK,
   SIMON, ANDERSON, CARROLL, CLARK, GONZALEZ-ROJAS, O'DONNELL, GOTTFRIED,
   ENGLEBRIGHT, EPSTEIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, COLTON, THIELE, WALKER,  BURKE,
   KELLES,  DAVILA,  SEAWRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Energy -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the environmental conserva-
   tion law, in relation to prohibiting the development of any new  major
   electric  generating  facilities  that would be powered in whole or in
   part by any fossil fuel
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "clean futures act".
   § 2. Section 160 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 10 to read as follows:
   10.  "FOSSIL  FUEL"  MEANS  COAL,  PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AND FUEL GASES.
 "COAL" SHALL INCLUDE BITUMINOUS  COAL,  ANTHRACITE  COAL,  AND  LIGNITE.
 "FUEL  GASES"  SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO METHANE, NATURAL GAS,
 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, AND MANUFACTURED FUEL GASES. "PETROLEUM PRODUCTS"
 SHALL INCLUDE ALL PRODUCTS REFINED OR REREFINED FROM SYNTHETIC OR  CRUDE
 OIL  OR OIL EXTRACTED FROM OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS.
 PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL AFFECT THE EXCLUSION FOR
 PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   § 3. Section 162 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION,
 BEGINNING  UPON  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE BOARD SHALL
 NOT ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR ANY MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY  THAT
 WOULD BE POWERED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10500-07-1