assembly Bill A9329

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Aligns utility regulation with state climate justice and emission reduction targets; and repeals certain provisions of the public service law relating to gas service and sale

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Feb 23, 2022 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions


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A9329 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4, 5, 30, 31, 66 & 66-a, rpld §§66-b & 66-g, add §§66-s & 77-a, Pub Serv L; amd §12, Transp Corps L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A4592, S2016

A9329 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Aligns utility regulation with state climate justice and emission reduction targets; repeals provisions relating to continuation of gas service; repeals provisions relating to the sale of indigenous natural gas for generation of electricity.

A9329 (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
                             February 23, 2022
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 AN ACT to amend the public service law  and  the  transportation  corpo-
   rations  law,  in  relation  to aligning utility regulation with state
   climate justice and emission reduction targets; to repeal section 66-b
   of the public service law relating to continuation of gas service; and
   to repeal section 66-g of the public service law relating to the  sale
   of indigenous natural gas for generation of electricity
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "gas transition and affordable energy act".
   § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature finds and declares that:
   1.  The  Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (the "CLCPA")
 requires greenhouse gas emission reductions from all sectors, which will
 entail, among other things, converting buildings  throughout  the  state
 from  heating  and cooking with combustible fuels to heating and cooking
 with non-emitting sources such  as  energy-efficient  air,  ground,  and
 water sourced electric heat pumps, which also provide cooling, and elec-
 tric and induction stoves.
   2.  Fossil fuels burned in buildings for heating, hot water, and cook-
 ing account for approximately one-third of greenhouse gas  emissions  in
 New York State, enabled by utility provision of gas service via pipeline
 to the property.
   3.  Heating  and  cooking with fossil fuels impacts indoor and outdoor
 air quality, resulting in health impacts  such  as  increased  rates  of
 asthma and heart disease.
   4.  Decarbonization  of  buildings will require changes to the utility
 gas regulations and gas planning processes in order to ensure an equita-
 ble transition and manage  economic  risks  to  gas  customers,  munici-
 palities, and the utilities as electrification proceeds.
   5.  Over two and a half million households in New York struggle to pay
 their heating bills. The Public Service Commission has declared, but not
 yet achieved the goal that customers should not  pay  more  than  6%  of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.