senate Bill S9422

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "utility thermal energy network and jobs act"

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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view actions (12)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 05, 2022 signed chap.375
Jun 23, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.662
substituted for a10493
Jun 01, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1824
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 25, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications


S9422 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2, 5 & 65, add §66-t, Pub Serv L; amd §§10 & 11, Transp Corps L; amd §224-d, Lab L; add §1020-ll, Pub Auth L

S9422 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "utility thermal energy network and jobs act" to promote the development of thermal energy networks throughout the state and to provide jobs to transitioning utility workers who have lost or are at risk of losing their employment.

S9422 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             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-
 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

   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-
   3. Thermal energy networks have the potential to decarbonize buildings
 at the community and utility scale and help achieve  the  goals  of  the
   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.


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