State reps propose mostly-electric future for buildings

March 24, 2022

Originally published in Binghamton on March 23, 2022.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A couple of companion bills have been introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly in an effort to make construction a bit more eco-friendly.

The goal of Senate Bill S6843B and Assembly Bill A8431A is to establish the “all-electric building act,” according to the New York State Senate.

If these bills become laws, no city, town or village would be allowed to issue a permit to build a new structure unless that building is all-electric. This would apply to all permit applications submitted starting in 2024.