senate Bill S659

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to agreements related to renewable energy development rights on reforestation areas

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2021 referred to environmental conservation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.971
Jan 06, 2021 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S659
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

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S659 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3874
Current Committee:
Assembly Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-0508, En Con L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6775, A9025

S659 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to agreements, such as leases or easements, related to renewable energy development rights on reforestation areas.

S659 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    659
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation
 
 AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
   agreements  related to renewable energy development rights on refores-
   tation areas
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
 new section 9-0508 to read as follows:
 § 9-0508. AGREEMENTS RELATED TO RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT  RIGHTS  ON
             REFORESTATION AREAS.
   NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  PROVISIONS  OF ARTICLE SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC LANDS
 LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE DEPARTMENT MAY, IN ANY LANDS  ACQUIRED  BY  THE
 STATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 9-0501 OF THIS TITLE, ENTER INTO AGREE-
 MENTS,  SUCH  AS  LEASES  OR EASEMENTS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF AIDING IN THE
 SITING AND CONNECTIVITY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS AND THE TRANS-
 MISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY  THEREFROM.  SUCH  INSTALLATIONS
 SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, SOLAR POWER AND WIND POWER, UNDER
 SUCH TERMS AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT, AND UPON SUCH  CONDI-
 TIONS  THAT  THE  EXERCISE  OF SUCH AGREEMENT RIGHTS SHALL NOT INTERFERE
 WITH THE OPERATION OF SUCH REFORESTATION  AREAS  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  FOR
 WHICH  THEY  WERE  ACQUIRED  AND  AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF ARTICLE
 FOURTEEN OF THE NEW YORK STATE  CONSTITUTION.  ANY  AGREEMENT  MADE  AND
 ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
 GENERAL  SERVICES  AND  BE  MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE OFFICIAL
 WEBSITE OF SUCH OFFICE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04693-01-1

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