senate Bill S157

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act" to provide funding to public schools located within Nassau or Suffolk county for solar panels and ground source heat pump systems; appropriation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S157 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3484
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §1854, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3776, A7964

S157 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act" to provide funding to public schools located within Nassau or Suffolk county for the purchase and installation of solar panels and ground source heat pump systems; makes an appropriation therefor.

S157 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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