senate Bill S1350

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "renewable energy bill of rights"; declares that each natural person who is a resident of this state has the right to generate, consume and export renewable energy

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Jan 11, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1350 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5231

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "renewable energy bill of rights"; declares that each natural person who is a resident of this state has the right to generate, consume and export renewable energy.

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1350 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1350
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to enacting the
   "renewable energy bill of rights"
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "renewable
 energy bill of rights".
   § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-q to
 read as follows:
   § 66-Q. RIGHT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. 1. THE  LEGISLATURE  DECLARES  THAT
 EACH NATURAL PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE HAS THE RIGHT TO:
   (A)  GENERATE,  CONSUME  AND EXPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND REDUCE HIS OR
 HER USE OF ELECTRICITY THAT IS OBTAINED FROM THE GRID;
   (B) USE TECHNOLOGY TO STORE ENERGY AT HIS OR HER RESIDENCE;
   (C) IF THE PERSON GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A)
 OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR STORES ENERGY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF  THIS
 SUBDIVISION,  OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, CONNECT HIS OR HER SYSTEM THAT
 GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY OR STORES ENERGY, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF,
 WITH THE ELECTRICITY METER ON THE CUSTOMER'S SIDE THAT IS PROVIDED BY AN
 ELECTRIC CORPORATION:
   (I) IN A TIMELY MANNER;
   (II) IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  REQUIREMENTS  ESTABLISHED  BY  THE  ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ELECTRIC CORPORATION WORKERS; AND
   (III)  AFTER  PROVIDING  WRITTEN  NOTICE  TO  THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION
 PROVIDING SERVICE IN THE SERVICE TERRITORY AND INSTALLING A NOMENCLATURE
 PLATE ON THE ELECTRICITY METER  PANEL  INDICATING  THAT  A  SYSTEM  THAT
 GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY OR STORES ENERGY, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF,
 IS  PRESENT,  IF  THE SYSTEM MEETS ALL APPLICABLE STATE AND LOCAL SAFETY
 AND ELECTRICAL CODE REQUIREMENTS;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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