Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to energy and telecommunications
|Feb 05, 2021
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S4527
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S4527 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S4527 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; requires the state to create a binding plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eighty-five percent, based on 1990 emissions levels, and meeting one hundred percent of electricity needs from fossil fuel-free resources by 2050.
2021-S4527 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4527 SPONSOR: MAY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; and to repeal certain provisions of the energy law relating thereto PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is require the state's energy planning board to plan for a future free from fossil fuels. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - This act shall be known as the "Freedom from Fossil Fuels Act". Section 2 - Amends subdivisions 1, 4, and 5 of section 3-101 of the energy law to include the mitigation of climate change and the reduction
2021-S4527 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4527 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 5, 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 energy law, in relation to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; and to repeal certain provisions of the energy law relating thereto 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 "freedom from fossil fuels act". § 2. Subdivisions 1, 4 and 5 of section 3-101 of the energy law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 253 of the laws of 2013 and subdivi- sion 5 as amended by chapter 396 of the laws of 1978, are amended to read as follows: 1. to obtain and maintain an adequate and continuous supply of safe, dependable and economical energy for the people of the state and to accelerate development and use within the state of renewable energy sources, all in order TO MITIGATE THE SEVERITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, to promote the state's economic growth, to create employment within the state, to protect [its] THE STATE'S environmental values and agricul- tural heritage, to husband its resources for future generations, and to promote the health and welfare of its people; 4. to encourage transportation modes and equipment which conserve the use of energy AND REDUCE AND/OR ELIMINATE EMISSIONS OF CARBON DIOXIDE AND CO-POLLUTANTS; 5. to foster, encourage and promote the prudent development and wise use of [all indigenous state] THE STATE'S RENEWABLE energy resources including, but not limited to, [on-shore oil and natural gas, off-shore oil and natural gas, natural gas from Devonian shale formations,] small head hydro, [wood,] solar, wind, solid waste, energy from biomass, fuel cells, GEOTHERMAL, OFFSHORE WIND and cogeneration; and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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