|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S157
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S157 (ACTIVE) - Details
S157 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S157 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act"; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE: This legislation creates the Long Island Public School Solar and Geoth- ermal Act, known as LIPSSGA. Specifically $10 million is appropriated and made available to fifty school districts located within Nassau and Suffolk Counties for the installation of solar panels or ground source heat pumps. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Names this act as the Long Island Public School Solar and Geothermal Act.
S157 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 157 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- 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 authorities law, in relation to enacting the "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act"; and making an appropriation therefor 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 "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act". § 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 22 to read as follows: 22. A. TO MAKE GRANTS FROM AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, IN AMOUNTS OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, TO FIFTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, TO PROVIDE SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS OR GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS WITHIN SUCH DISTRICT. GRANTS SHALL BE MADE UPON APPLICATION BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO THE AUTHORITY IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETERMINED BY THE AUTHORITY. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH APPLICATION SHALL INCLUDE A PLAN PROPOSED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDING FOR THE INSTAL- LATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS ON A MINIMUM OF FIFTY PERCENT OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SUITABLE ROOF SPACE ON BUILDINGS THAT ARE ELIGI- BLE FOR STATE BUILDING AID. GRANTS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY MONTHS FROM THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT. B. NO SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT RECEIVES A GRANT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION IN STATE EDUCATION AID DUE TO MONEYS SAVED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF LOWER UTILITY COSTS RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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