|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2021||referred to environmental conservation|
senate Bill S6762
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6762 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6762 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6762 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law and the public service law, in relation to requiring zero emission certification for fossil fuel-fired electric generating units PURPOSE: Relates to enacting the "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides that this act shall be known and cited as the "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021." Section 2 amends the Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) by adding a new title 15 to Article 19. ECL section 19-1501 is the statement of findings; section 19-1503 sets forth definitions; section 19-0505
S6762 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6762 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 14, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law and the public service law, in relation to requiring zero emission certification for fossil fuel-fired electric generating units 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 "power plant zero carbon emissions act of 2021". § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 15 to read as follows: TITLE 15 POWER PLANT ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS SECTION 19-1501. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS. 19-1503. DEFINITIONS. 19-1505. MANDATORY ZERO CARBON EMISSION PLAN. 19-1507. REVIEW OF PLANS AND CERTIFICATION. 19-1509. PROHIBITION. 19-1511. REQUIREMENTS FOR FACILITIES GRANTED SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION. 19-1513. REGULATIONS. § 19-1501. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS. 1. ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT BURN COAL, OIL, DIESEL OR NATURAL GAS ARE SIGNIFICANT SOURCES OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE STATE. 2. THE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROTECTION ACT REQUIRES THAT THE STATE ACHIEVE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT ZERO CARBON ELECTRIC GENERATION BY TWO THOUSAND FORTY. 3. IN ORDER FOR THE STATE TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, EXISTING FOSSIL FUEL- FIRED ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITIES MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY WILL ACHIEVE ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY TWO THOUSAND FORTY. § 19-1503. DEFINITIONS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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