Bill Text: NY A06155 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Adds public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to the New York power authority's list of mandated customers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A06155 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06155-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to adding public
          and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to the list of the  New
          York power authority's mandated customers
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The third undesignated paragraph of  section  1005  of  the
     2  public  authorities  law, as amended by chapter 287 of the laws of 2004,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    The authority is further authorized to construct  and/or  acquire  and
     5  complete  such base load generating, transmission and related facilities
     6  as it deems necessary or desirable to assist in maintaining an  adequate
     7  and  dependable  supply of electricity by supplying power and energy for
     8  the metropolitan transportation authority, its subsidiary  corporations,
     9  the  New York city transit authority, the port authority of New York and
    10  New Jersey, the city of New York, the state  of  New  York,  the  United
    11  States,  other  public corporations and electric corporations within the
    12  metropolitan area of the city of New York within the state of New  York;
    13  provided,  however,  that  (i) the acquisition of completed or partially
    14  completed facilities shall be after public hearing and shall be  limited
    15  to  facilities  located  in  New York city or Westchester county and the
    16  energy and power generated by such facilities  shall  be  used,  to  the
    17  extent  feasible,  for  the  benefit of electric consumers in that area,
    18  (ii) not more than one such generating facility  shall  be  acquired  in
    19  each of New York city and Westchester county, (iii) the price to be paid
    20  pursuant  to  any  agreement  entered into with respect to the purchase,
    21  appropriation  or  condemnation  of  any  such  completed  or  partially
    22  completed facility, as the case may be, shall be subject to the approval
    23  of  the  state comptroller and (iv) transmission facilities shall not be
    24  so acquired pursuant to this paragraph unless such acquisition is neces-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  sary to assure delivery of power and energy  produced  by  any  acquired
     2  generating  facility. The authority is further authorized, to the extent
     3  it deems it necessary or desirable, to provide power and energy,  as  it
     4  may  determine  it  to be available, for the use by the Niagara frontier
     5  transportation authority or its subsidiary corporation.   The  authority
     6  is [authorized] directed to make energy efficiency services, clean ener-
     7  gy  technologies and, in the event that supplies of power and energy are
     8  determined to be available from the competitive market for this purpose,
     9  power and energy, available  to  public  and  nonpublic  elementary  and
    10  secondary schools throughout the state.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.