senate Bill S5939A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 04, 2021 print number 5939a
May 04, 2021 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Mar 23, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5939 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6761
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 162 & 172, Pub Serv L; amd §19-0311, En Con L

S5939 - Summary

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel, unless the developer of such facility can demonstrate a need for such facility, and that there is no other reasonable method to satisfy such need.

S5939 - Sponsor Memo

S5939 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5939
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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 environmental conserva-
   tion law, in relation to prohibiting the development of any new  major
   electric  generating  facilities  that would be powered in whole or in
   part by any fossil fuel
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "clean futures act".
   § 2. Section 160 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 10 to read as follows:
   10.  "FOSSIL  FUEL"  MEANS  COAL,  PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AND FUEL GASES.
 "COAL" SHALL INCLUDE BITUMINOUS  COAL,  ANTHRACITE  COAL,  AND  LIGNITE.
 "FUEL  GASES"  SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO METHANE, NATURAL GAS,
 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, AND MANUFACTURED FUEL GASES. "PETROLEUM PRODUCTS"
 SHALL INCLUDE ALL PRODUCTS REFINED OR REREFINED FROM SYNTHETIC OR  CRUDE
 OIL  OR OIL EXTRACTED FROM OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS.
 PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL AFFECT THE EXCLUSION FOR
 PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   § 3. Section 162 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION,
 BEGINNING  UPON  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE BOARD SHALL
 NOT ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR ANY MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY  THAT
 WOULD BE POWERED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL.
   (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE BOARD MAY
 ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR A MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY POWERED  IN
 WHOLE  OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL IF BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
 ARE MET:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S5939A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6761
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§160, 162 & 172, Pub Serv L; amd §19-0311, En Con L

S5939A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the development of any new major electric generating facilities that would be powered in whole or in part by any fossil fuel, unless the developer of such facility can demonstrate a need for such facility, and that there is no other reasonable method to satisfy such need.

S5939A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5939A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5939--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RAMOS, BAILEY, BRISPORT, BROUK, GIANARIS, HINCHEY,
   JACKSON, KAVANAGH, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
   printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
   cations -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the environmental conserva-
   tion law, in relation to prohibiting the development of any new  major
   electric  generating  facilities  that would be powered in whole or in
   part by any fossil fuel
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "clean futures act".
   § 2. Section 160 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 10 to read as follows:
   10.  "FOSSIL  FUEL"  MEANS  COAL,  PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AND FUEL GASES.
 "COAL" SHALL INCLUDE BITUMINOUS  COAL,  ANTHRACITE  COAL,  AND  LIGNITE.
 "FUEL  GASES"  SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO METHANE, NATURAL GAS,
 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS, AND MANUFACTURED FUEL GASES. "PETROLEUM PRODUCTS"
 SHALL INCLUDE ALL PRODUCTS REFINED OR REREFINED FROM SYNTHETIC OR  CRUDE
 OIL  OR OIL EXTRACTED FROM OTHER SOURCES, INCLUDING NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS.
 PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL AFFECT THE EXCLUSION FOR
 PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
   § 3. Section 162 of the public service law is amended by adding a  new
 subdivision 6 to read as follows:
   6. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION,
 BEGINNING  UPON  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION THE BOARD SHALL
 NOT ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR ANY MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY  THAT
 WOULD BE POWERED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY ANY FOSSIL FUEL.
   (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE BOARD MAY
 ISSUE A CERTIFICATE FOR A MAJOR ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY POWERED  IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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