senate Bill S391

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of certain renewable and alternative energy sources

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 04, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.234
substituted for a443
Mar 11, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 26, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 25, 2021 1st report cal.155
Jan 06, 2021 referred to local government

Votes

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Jan 25, 2021 - Local Government committee Vote

S391
5
0
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Local Government Committee Vote: Jan 25, 2021

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S391 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A443
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2017-2018: S4266, A34
2019-2020: S5739, A436

S391 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, farm waste electric generating equipment, and fuel cells.

S391 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S391 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    391
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 
 AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
   ing local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use  of
   certain renewable and alternative energy sources
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter  602  of
 the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
   §  263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
 with a comprehensive plan and  designed  to  lessen  congestion  in  the
 streets;  to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers; to
 promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light  and  air;
 to  prevent  the  overcrowding  of land; to avoid undue concentration of
 population; to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit,  the
 accommodation  of  [solar  energy  systems  and  equipment and access to
 sunlight necessary therefor] SOLAR THERMAL, PHOTOVOLTAICS, WIND,  HYDRO-
 ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  GROUND  SOURCE HEAT, TIDAL
 ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY,  OCEAN  THERMAL,  FARM  WASTE  ELECTRIC  GENERATING
 EQUIPMENT  AS  DEFINED  IN  PARAGRAPH  (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
 SIXTY-SIX-J OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, AND FUEL CELLS; to facilitate the
 practice of forestry; to facilitate the adequate provision of  transpor-
 tation,  water,  sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements.
 Such regulations shall be  made  with  reasonable  consideration,  among
 other things, as to the character of the district and its peculiar suit-
 ability  for particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value of
 buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use  of  land  throughout
 such municipality.
   §  2.  Section  7-704 of the village law, as amended by chapter 742 of
 the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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