assembly Bill A10493

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the "utility thermal energy network and jobs act"

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S9422 - Signed by Governor

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

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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 03, 2022 substituted by s9422
Jun 02, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.662
rules report cal.662
reported referred to rules
May 28, 2022 referred to ways and means


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A10493 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate 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

A10493 (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.

A10493 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               May 28, 2022
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Joyner) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
 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;
   6. New York State has a strong interest in ensuring an adequate supply
 of reliable electrical power and, therefore, needs to promote the devel-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.