senate Bill S6453

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Implements the "New York State Build Public Renewables Act"; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Apr 29, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S6453 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1466
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1005, Pub Auth L; rpld §349-d, Gen Bus L; amd §44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8938

S6453 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Implements the "New York State Build Public Renewables Act" requiring the New York power authority to provide only renewable energy and power to customers; requires such authority to be the sole provider of energy to all state owned and municipal properties; repeals certain provisions relating thereto.

S6453 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6453
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law and the public service law,
   in relation to implementing the "New York State Build  Public  Renewa-
   bles  Act";  and  to repeal certain provisions of the general business
   law relating thereto
 
   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 "New York State Build Public Renewables Act".
   § 2. Section 1005 of the public authorities law is amended  by  adding
 nine  new  subdivisions 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36 to read as
 follows:
   28. (A) THE AUTHORITY IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PURCHASE, ACQUIRE,
 PLAN, DESIGN, ENGINEER, FINANCE,  CONSTRUCT,  OPERATE,  MANAGE,  IMPROVE
 AND/OR  MAINTAIN  ANY  RENEWABLE  ENERGY  PROJECT. THE AUTHORITY IS ALSO
 AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROVIDE ENERGY  EFFICIENCY,  RETROFITS,  HIGH
 PERFORMANCE/SUSTAINABLE BUILDING, AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
   (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISIONS TWENTY-NINE,
 THIRTY,  THIRTY-ONE,  THIRTY-TWO, THIRTY-THREE, THIRTY-FOUR, THIRTY-FIVE
 AND THIRTY-SIX OF THIS SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING  TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
 FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (I)  "RENEWABLE  ENERGY"  SHALL BE DEFINED AS RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY OR
 THERMAL ENERGY THAT DOES NOT EMIT GREENHOUSE GASES OR  OTHER  POLLUTANTS
 INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO, PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR), LAND-BASED AND
 OFFSHORE WIND, RUN-OF-THE-RIVER AND EXISTING NEW YORK  STATE  HYDROELEC-
 TRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  ELECTRIC,  TIDAL  ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY, BATTERY ENERGY
 STORAGE SYSTEMS, PUMPED HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, AND RENEW-
 ABLE THERMAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS  SOLAR  THERMAL,  AIR-SOURCE  AND
 GROUND-SOURCE  HEAT  PUMPS,  RENEWABLE  CO-GENERATION,  DISTRICT HEATING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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