senate Bill S8889A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires certain funds received by the New York state energy research and development authority that are related to renewables development on agricultural lands to be used for farmland protection programs

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Current Bill Status Via A9328 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 23, 2022 signed chap.652
Nov 21, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1905
substituted for s8889a
Jun 02, 2022 substituted by a9328b
ordered to third reading cal.1905
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 25, 2022 print number 8889a
May 25, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Apr 27, 2022 referred to finance

S8889 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9328
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1859, Pub Auth L; add §99-pp, St Fin L

S8889 - Summary

Requires certain funds received by the New York state energy research and development authority that are related to renewables development on viable agricultural lands to be used for farmland protection programs; establishes the agricultural and farmland viability protection fund.

S8889 - Sponsor Memo

S8889 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8889
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 27, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law and the state finance law, in relation
   to requiring funds received pursuant to  mitigation  payment  require-
   ments in furtherance of the major renewable energy development program
   to be used for farmland protection programs

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 3 of section 94-c of the exec-
 utive law, as added by section 4 of part JJJ of chapter 58 of  the  laws
 of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   (e)  (I)  To  the extent that environmental impacts are not completely
 addressed by uniform standards and conditions and  site-specific  permit
 conditions  proposed by the office, and the office determines that miti-
 gation of such impacts may  be  achieved  by  off-site  mitigation,  the
 office  may  require  payment  of a fee by the applicant to achieve such
 off-site mitigation. If the office determines, in consultation with  the
 department  of environmental conservation, that mitigation of impacts to
 endangered or threatened species that achieves a net conservation  bene-
 fit  can  be  achieved by off-site mitigation, the amount to be paid for
 such off-site mitigation shall be set forth in the final siting  permit.
 The  office  may  require  payment of funds sufficient to implement such
 off-site mitigation into the endangered  and  threatened  species  miti-
 gation  BANK  fund established pursuant to section ninety-nine-hh of the
 state finance law.
   (II) TO THE EXTENT A PERMIT TO DEVELOP A MAJOR RENEWABLE ENERGY FACIL-
 ITY INVOLVES SITING SUCH A  FACILITY  ON  VIABLE  AGRICULTURAL  LAND  AS
 DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW,
 THE  OFFICE,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND
 MARKETS, SHALL REQUIRE THE PAYMENT OF A FEE BY THE APPLICANT TO BE  USED
 FOR  FARMLAND PROTECTION CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND PURCHASE OF DEVELOP-
 MENT RIGHTS AS PART OF THE STATE FARMLAND PROTECTION PROGRAM ESTABLISHED
 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-FIVE-AAA OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS  LAW.
 SUCH  FUNDS WILL BE DEPOSITED IN THE AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND VIABILITY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8889A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9328
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1859, Pub Auth L; add §99-pp, St Fin L

S8889A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain funds received by the New York state energy research and development authority that are related to renewables development on viable agricultural lands to be used for farmland protection programs; establishes the agricultural and farmland viability protection fund.

S8889A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8889A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8889--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 27, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the state finance law, in
   relation  to  requiring  certain  funds received by the New York state
   energy research and development authority that are related to  renewa-
   bles  development on viable agricultural lands to be used for farmland
   protection programs
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1859 of
 the public authorities law is designated paragraph (a) and a  new  para-
 graph (b) is added to read as follows:
   (B) ALL FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE AUTHORITY AS A REQUIREMENT OF CONTRACTS
 FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES THAT ARE RELATED TO
 RENEWABLES  DEVELOPMENT  ON  VIABLE  AGRICULTURAL  LANDS,  AS DEFINED IN
 SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW,  SHALL  BE
 DEPOSITED  IN  THE  AGRICULTURAL  AND FARMLAND VIABILITY PROTECTION FUND
 PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-NINE-PP OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
   § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-pp to
 read as follows:
   § 99-PP. AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND  VIABILITY  PROTECTION  FUND.    1.
 THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND
 THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND TO BE  KNOWN  AS
 THE "AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND VIABILITY PROTECTION FUND".
   2.  SUCH  FUND  SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE
 PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (B)  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION  EIGHTEEN
 HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE  OF  THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW AND ALL OTHER MONEYS
 APPROPRIATED, CREDITED, OR TRANSFERRED THERETO FROM ANY  OTHER  FUND  OR
 SOURCE PURSUANT TO LAW.
   3.  ALL  MONEYS  DEPOSITED  IN THE AGRICULTURAL AND FARMLAND VIABILITY
 PROTECTION  FUND  SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  FOR  AGRICULTURAL  AND  FARMLAND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14036-09-2

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