Assembly Bill A2655

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and NYSERDA

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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-A2655 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2469
Current Committee:
Assembly Energy
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-u, Pub Serv L; add §1885, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A2655, S2469

2023-A2655 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes energy efficiency measures by the public service commission and NYSERDA including requiring utilities to hire and train employees who are from priority populations or living in areas designated as environmental justice communities.

2023-A2655 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2655
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER, LUPARDO, CLARK, BURDICK, MITAYNES, MAMDA-
   NI,  KELLES,  PHEFFER AMATO, FAHY, CARROLL, ANDERSON, FORREST, RIVERA,
   REYES, GLICK, EPSTEIN, L. ROSENTHAL, SIMON, HEVESI, JACOBSON,  BURGOS,
   WALKER,  DICKENS,  COLTON,  GUNTHER,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS  -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Energy

 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the public  authorities  law,
   in  relation  to establishing energy efficiency measures by the public
   service commission and the New York energy  research  and  development
   authority
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 66-u to read as follows:
   § 66-U. ENERGY  EFFICIENCY  PROGRAM.  1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
 FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY" MEANS THE REDUCTION  IN  OVERALL  ENERGY  USE,
 EXPRESSED AS A PERCENTAGE AGAINST A PRIOR BASELINE OF HISTORICAL USE, OR
 IN  BRITISH  THERMAL UNITS (BTUS). ENERGY EFFICIENCY SHALL INCLUDE ENVI-
 RONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION;
   (B) "ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURE" MEANS A PARTICULAR  GOOD  OR  PRACTICE
 THAT PROVIDES AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFIT;
   (C)  "ENVIRONMENTALLY  BENEFICIAL ELECTRIFICATION" MEANS A REPLACEMENT
 OF DIRECT FOSSIL FUEL USE WITH ELECTRICITY  SUCH  THAT  THE  REPLACEMENT
 REDUCES OVERALL EMISSIONS;
   (D)  "DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS SUBDI-
 VISION FIVE OF SECTION 75-0101 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW;
   (E) "RESIDENTIAL BUILDING" MEANS A BUILDING HAVING PRIMARY  USE  AS  A
 DOMICILE;
   (F)  "SMALL  COMMERCIAL BUILDING" MEANS A BUILDING OPERATED BY A BUSI-
 NESS OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH ONE HUNDRED EMPLOYEES OR FEWER;
 PROVIDED THEY (I) OWN THEIR BUILDING OR (II) LEASE OR MANAGE ALL OR PART
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06250-01-3
              

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