assembly Bill A3996A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission

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Jun 04, 2021 print number 3996b
Jun 04, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy
Mar 04, 2021 print number 3996a
Mar 04, 2021 amend and recommit to energy
Feb 01, 2021 referred to energy

A3996 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3126
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L; add §5-123, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10640, S8052

A3996 - Summary

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are from priority populations or living in areas designated as environmental justice communities.

A3996 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3996
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Energy
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the energy law, in relation
   to establishing energy  efficiency  measures  by  the  public  service
   commission  and  the  New  York  state energy research and development
   authority

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
 66-q to read as follows:
   § 66-Q. ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. 1. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE
 FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "COST  EFFECTIVE"  MEANS  PRODUCING  BENEFITS THAT OUTWEIGH COSTS
 PURSUANT TO THE COMMISSION'S BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS, PLUS THE SOCIAL COST
 OF METHANE, AND NON-ENERGY BENEFITS AS DESCRIBED IN  THE  "RHODE  ISLAND
 TEST" (RI. TEST) OR A SUBSEQUENTLY IDENTIFIED BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS THAT
 MORE  COMPLETELY ACCOUNTS FOR EXTERNALIZED BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
 SPENDING;
   (B) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" MEANS THE REDUCTION  IN  OVERALL  ENERGY  USE,
 EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR
 IN  BRITISH  THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL INCLUDE ENVI-
 RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION;
   (C) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR  GOOD  OR  PRACTICE
 THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT;
   (D)  "ENVIRONMENTALLY  BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS A REPLACEMENT
 OF DIRECT FOSSIL FUEL USE WITH ELECTRICITY  SUCH  THAT  THE  REPLACEMENT
 REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS AND ENERGY COSTS;
   (E)  "POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AREAS OF CONCERN" MEANS AREAS OF
 UNITED STATES CENSUS BLOCK GROUPS OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TO  FIVE  HUNDRED
 HOUSEHOLDS  EACH  THAT,  IN THE MOST RECENTLY RELEASED CENSUS, HAD POPU-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05989-01-1

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A3996A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3126
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L; add §5-123, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10640, S8052

A3996A - Summary

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are from priority populations or living in areas designated as environmental justice communities.

A3996A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3996--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Energy -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the energy law,  in  relation
   to  establishing  energy  efficiency  measures  by  the public service
   commission and the New York  state  energy  research  and  development
   authority
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 66-q to read as follows:
   § 66-Q. ENERGY  EFFICIENCY  PROGRAM.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
 FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AREA" MEANS AN AREA WITH A  POVERTY  RATE
 OF  AT  LEAST  TWENTY  PERCENT  OR  AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF AT LEAST ONE
 HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE;
   (B) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" MEANS THE REDUCTION  IN  OVERALL  ENERGY  USE,
 EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR
 IN  BRITISH  THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL INCLUDE ENVI-
 RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION;
   (C) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR  GOOD  OR  PRACTICE
 THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT;
   (D)  "ENVIRONMENTALLY  BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS A REPLACEMENT
 OF DIRECT FOSSIL FUEL USE WITH ELECTRICITY  SUCH  THAT  THE  REPLACEMENT
 REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS;
   (E)   "ENVIRONMENTAL   JUSTICE   COMMUNITIES"  MEANS  AN  ECONOMICALLY
 DISTRESSED OR MINORITY COMMUNITY BEARING A DISPROPORTIONATE OR INEQUITA-
 BLE POLLUTION BURDEN AND INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED  TO  ENVIRONMENTAL
 JUSTICE AREAS IDENTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
   (F)  "ETHNIC  GROUP" MEANS THE MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS THAT ARE DEFINED
 IN SUBDIVISION EIGHT OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A3996B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3126
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-q, Pub Serv L; add §5-123, Energy L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10640, S8052

A3996B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are from priority populations or living in areas designated as environmental justice communities.

A3996B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3996--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER, LUPARDO, CLARK, BURDICK, MITAYNES, MAMDA-
   NI,  KELLES,  PHEFFER AMATO, DE LA ROSA, FAHY, CARROLL, BARRON, ANDER-
   SON, FORREST, J. D. RIVERA, GALEF, REYES,  McDONALD,  GLICK,  EPSTEIN,
   GOTTFRIED  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on Energy --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted  to  said  committee -- again reported from said committee
   with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to establishing
   energy efficiency measures by the public service commission
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
 66-s to read as follows:
   § 66-S. ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM. 1. AS USED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  THE
 FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "ENERGY  EFFICIENCY"  MEANS  THE REDUCTION IN OVERALL ENERGY USE,
 EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR
 IN BRITISH THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL  INCLUDE  ENVI-
 RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION;
   (B)  "ENERGY  EFFICIENCY  MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR GOOD OR PRACTICE
 THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT;
   (C) "ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS  A  REPLACEMENT
 OF  DIRECT  FOSSIL  FUEL  USE WITH ELECTRICITY SUCH THAT THE REPLACEMENT
 REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS;
   (D) "DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS  SUBDI-
 VISION FIVE OF SECTION 75-0101 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW;
   (E)  "RESIDENTIAL  BUILDING"  MEANS A BUILDING HAVING PRIMARY USE AS A
 DOMICILE;
   (F) "SMALL COMMERCIAL BUILDING" MEANS A BUILDING OPERATED BY  A  BUSI-
 NESS OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH ONE HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR FEWER;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.