Bill Text: NY A06599 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A06599 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06599-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          6599
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 12, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Energy
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the New York state  urban
          development  corporation  act,  in relation to requiring organizations
          that receive funds for capital improvements  by  the  New  York  state
          dormitory  authority and the urban development corporation to use such
          funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and  appliances  where
          available
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1680-s to read as follows:
     3    §  1680-s.  Capital  improvement funding. 1. Any funds administered by
     4  the dormitory authority to an organization for the purposes of  building
     5  upgrades,  appliance  purchases, or other capital improvements, shall be
     6  used to purchase only energy star equipment and appliances, where avail-
     7  able.
     8    2. For the purposes of this section, the term "energy star" shall mean
     9  a designation from the United States environmental protection agency  or
    10  department  of  energy  indicating that a product meets the energy effi-
    11  ciency standards set forth by the agency for compliance with the  energy
    12  star program.
    13    §  2.  Section  1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the
    14  New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
    15  new section 16-bb to read as follows:
    16    § 16-bb. Capital improvement funding. 1. Any funds administered by the
    17  corporation to an organization for the purposes  of  building  upgrades,
    18  appliance  purchases,  or  other  capital improvements, shall be used to
    19  purchase only energy star equipment and appliances, where available.
    20    2. For the purposes of this section, the term "energy star" shall mean
    21  a designation from the United States environmental protection agency  or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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     1  department  of  energy  indicating that a product meets the energy effi-
     2  ciency standards set forth by the agency for compliance with the  energy
     3  star program.
     4    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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