Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 05, 2022||
|Jun 23, 2022||
delivered to governor
|Jun 03, 2022||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.662
substituted for a10493
|Jun 01, 2022||
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1824
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 25, 2022||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S9422Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9422 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9422 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9422 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, the transportation corporations law, the labor law and the public authorities law, in relation to ther- mal energy networks PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to remove the legal barriers to utility development of thermal energy networks and require the public service commission to direct utilities to commence thermal energy network pilots in each major utility territory. This bill directs the public service commission to develop a regulatory structure for utility thermal energy networks that scales affordable and accessible building electrification, protects customers, and balances the role of incumbent monopoly utili- ties with other market and public actors. This bill ensures the devel- opment of and access to well trained, highly skilled craft persons need- ed to support timely, reliable, high-quality thermal energy network projects and promotes good jobs for local residents in the expanding decarbonization sector.
2021-S9422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9422 I N S E N A T E May 25, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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, the transportation corporations law, the labor law and the public authorities law, in relation to thermal energy networks 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 "utility thermal energy network and jobs act". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature finds and declares that: 1. New York State has a strong interest in ensuring that building emissions goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) are met. Buildings are New York's largest source of greenhouse gasses and other climate emissions, due to the combustion of fossil fuels for heating, domestic hot water, cooking, and other end uses; 2. The decarbonization of buildings must be pursued in a manner that is affordable, accessible, preserves and creates living-wage jobs, and retains the knowledge and experience of the existing utility union work- force; 3. Thermal energy networks have the potential to decarbonize buildings at the community and utility scale and help achieve the goals of the CLCPA; 4. Thermal energy networks consist of pipe loops between multiple buildings and energy sources carrying water at ambient temperature; building owners can connect to the ambient temperature loops with water source heat pumps installed within the building, which can be used for heating and cooling and hot water services; 5. Many utilities in New York State have been seeking to develop ther- mal energy networks, but legal and regulatory barriers and the current and outdated public service law framework have prevented them from moving these proposals forward; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15957-02-2
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