Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 26, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S2955
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2955 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2955 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2955 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the "pollution justice act" and implementing a plan to replace peaker plants with renewable energy systems SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill requires electric generating units that operate during periods of peak electricity demand (so-called "peaker plants") to submit to a mandatory replacement and compliance plan, requiring the replacement of current systems with clean and renewable energy systems within a given timeframe. JUSTIFICATION: Many peaker plants in New York State are older fossil fuel fired units that emit harmful greenhouse gases and a variety of other harmful air pollutants, including sulfur_oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulates and
2023-S2955 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2955 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 26, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KRUEGER, MAY, RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing the "pollution justice act" and implementing a plan to replace peaker plants with renewable energy systems THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "pollution justice act". § 2. Article 19 of the environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new title 13 to read as follows: TITLE 13 PEAKER PLANTS SECTION 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS. 19-1303. DEFINITIONS. 19-1305. MANDATORY REPLACEMENT AND COMPLIANCE PLAN. 19-1307. EXTENSIONS FOR CAUSE. 19-1309. PROHIBITIONS. 19-1311. EXEMPTIONS. § 19-1301. STATEMENT OF FINDINGS. 1. ELECTRIC GENERATING UNITS THAT GENERALLY OPERATE DURING PERIODS OF PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND ARE KNOWN AS PEAKER PLANTS. MANY PEAKER PLANTS IN THE STATE ARE OLDER FOSSIL FUEL-FIRED UNITS THAT EMIT GREENHOUSE GASES AND A VARIETY OF OTHER HARMFUL AIR POLLUTANTS INCLUDING SULFUR OXIDES, NITROGEN OXIDES, PARTICULATES AND MERCURY. 2. A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF PEAKER PLANTS ARE LOCATED IN OR ADJACENT TO DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND THAT ALREADY BEAR DISPROPORTIONATE POLLUTION BURDENS DUE TO A HISTORY OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00532-02-3 S. 2955 2
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