Bill Text: NY A04937 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to study and make recommendations regarding the state's electric vehicle inventory and improvements to the state's electric vehicle infrastructure.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s5820 [A04937 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04937-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          4937
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 5, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to direct the New York  state  energy  research  and  development
          authority  to  study  and  make  recommendations regarding the state's
          electric vehicle inventory and improvements to  the  state's  electric
          vehicle infrastructure
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. 1. The New  York  state  energy  research  and  development
     2  authority (NYSERDA) is hereby directed to prepare a report containing an
     3  inventory  of the state's electric vehicles and electric vehicle infras-
     4  tructure for submission to the  governor,  temporary  president  of  the
     5  senate  and the speaker of the assembly. Such report shall be related to
     6  improvements, alterations, and upgrades to the state's electric  vehicle
     7  infrastructure to incentivize, accelerate, and encourage the purchasing,
     8  use,  and  ownership  of  electric vehicles to further the state's clean
     9  energy goals.
    10    2. The report shall:
    11    (a) analyze the potential environmental and  policy  benefits  derived
    12  from  expanding  the state's inventory of electric vehicles and electric
    13  vehicle infrastructure;
    14    (b) identify current electric vehicle infrastructure, including public
    15  electric vehicle charging stations;
    16    (c) evaluate gaps in  the  current  electric  vehicle  infrastructure,
    17  including  geographic  areas  lacking  access to public electric vehicle
    18  charging stations;
    19    (d) evaluate incentives to encourage purchasing, use and ownership  of
    20  electric vehicles in the state;
    21    (e)  evaluate the feasibility of transitioning to a primarily electric
    22  state-owned vehicle fleet; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07869-01-9

        A. 4937                             2
     1    (f) evaluate revenue allocation options to: i. assist in an  expansion
     2  of the state's electric vehicle infrastructure; ii. implement incentives
     3  to encourage purchasing use and ownership of electric vehicles; and iii.
     4  expand the state-owned electric vehicle fleet.
     5    3.  NYSERDA  shall  submit the report required pursuant to this act to
     6  the governor, temporary president of the senate and the speaker  of  the
     7  assembly within one year of the effective date of this act.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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