Senate Bill S8575

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the "home utility weatherization jobs act"

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

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2023-S8575 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9746
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-x, Pub Serv L

2023-S8575 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "home utility weatherization jobs act"; requires each gas corporation, electric corporation, or combination gas or electric corporation to submit to the public service commission for review and approval a pilot weatherization program plan.

2023-S8575 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S8575 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8575
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 15, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to enacting the
   "home utility weatherization jobs act"
 
   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 "home utility weatherization jobs act".
   § 2. Legislative  findings  and  intent.  The  legislature  finds  and
 declares that:
   (a)  The  Climate  Leadership  and  Community  Protection  Act (CLCPA)
 requires significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, including a
 40% reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and  an  85%
 reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050;
   (b)  The  Climate  Action  Council  Final Scoping Plan (Plan) deems it
 essential that buildings make significant investments  in  energy  effi-
 ciency, and the Plan's integration analysis demonstrates that widespread
 improvements  to  building  envelope  will reduce energy demand from the
 building sector by 30% to 50% by 2050;
   (c) Energy efficiency is and will continue to be a key  and  necessary
 component  of achieving the CLCPA's greenhouse gas emissions targets and
 has proven to be one of the most cost-effective strategies available;
   (d) Weatherization efforts that prioritize a  whole-building  approach
 to  reducing  energy  needs,  such as through building envelope enhance-
 ments, are an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while  at
 the  same time facilitating further emissions reduction measures such as
 full electrification or hybrid heating systems by reducing heating load;
   (e) Improving the integrity of the building envelope through  upgrades
 or retrofits may result in deep energy savings;
   (f)  While existing energy efficiency programs administered by the New
 York state energy research and development authority are  available  for
 low-  to  moderate-income (LMI) customers, there are some gaps in cover-
 age, including LMI tenants who do  not  live  in  buildings  covered  by
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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