senate Bill S3126A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and NYSERDA

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 committed to rules
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.1000
Apr 26, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Apr 20, 2022 print number 3126c
Apr 20, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2021 referred to energy
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 07, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 3126b
Jun 07, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Mar 03, 2021 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 24, 2021 amended on third reading 3126a
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.256
Jan 27, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 3, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S3126C
18
4
committee
18
Aye
4
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 26, 2022 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3126C
7
1
committee
7
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Feb 2, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3126
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

nay (2)

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S3126 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
S8052

S3126 - Summary

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

S3126 - Sponsor Memo

S3126 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3126
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 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)  "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 AND ENERGY COSTS;
   (D) "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-
 LATIONS  THAT  MET OR EXCEEDED AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATISTICAL
 THRESHOLDS:
   (I) AT LEAST 51.1 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN AN URBAN AREA  REPORTED
 THEMSELVES TO BE MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS; OR
   (II)  AT LEAST 33.8 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN A RURAL AREA REPORTED
 THEMSELVES TO BE MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S3126A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
S8052

S3126A - Summary

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

S3126A - Sponsor Memo

S3126A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3126--A
     Cal. No. 256
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from said  commit-
   tee,  ordered  to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
   amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
   third reading
 
 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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S3126B - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
S8052

S3126B - Summary

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

S3126B - Sponsor Memo

S3126B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3126--B
     Cal. No. 256
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, BRISPORT, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, MAY --
   read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
   the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications --  reported  favorably
   from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
   third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  in
   the  order  of  third reading -- passed by Senate and delivered to the
   Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading,
   amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
   third reading
 
 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;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S3126C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
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:
S8052

S3126C (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3126C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3126C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3126--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, BIAGGI, BRISPORT, GOUNARDES, HINCHEY, HOYL-
   MAN, JACKSON, KAMINSKY, MAY, RAMOS, SALAZAR -- read twice and  ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy
   and Telecommunications --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
   ordered  to  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading,
   amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
   third  reading  --  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly,
   recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of third reading
   -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy  and  Telecommunications  in
   accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
   in relation to establishing energy efficiency measures by  the  public
   service  commission  and  the New York 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-t to read as follows:
   § 66-T. 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;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05989-13-2
 S. 3126--C                          2
 

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