Bill Text: NY S04752 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes a clean air account and makes an appropriation therefor; specifies the manner in which such appropriation is to be utilized.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - REFERRED TO FINANCE [S04752 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04752-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4752
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, HOYLMAN, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
        AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in  relation  to  establishing  a
          clean air account; and making an appropriation therefor
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 92-s of  the  state
     2  finance law, as amended by section 1 of part U of chapter 58 of the laws
     3  of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
     4    a. The comptroller shall establish the following separate and distinct
     5  accounts within the environmental protection fund:
     6    (i) solid waste account;
     7    (ii) parks, recreation and historic preservation account;
     8    (iii) open space account;
     9    (iv) climate change mitigation and adaptation account; [and]
    10    (v) environmental protection transfer account[.]; and
    11    (vi) clean air account.
    12    §  2.  Paragraph  (f)  of  subdivision  6 of section 92-s of the state
    13  finance law is relettered paragraph (g) and a new paragraph (f) is added
    14  to read as follows:
    15    (f) Moneys from the clean air account shall be available, pursuant  to
    16  appropriation,  for  clean air account projects according to the follow-
    17  ing:
    18    (i) Thirty-five million dollars to upgrade school boilers. The commis-
    19  sioner of education shall establish a procedure to determine the priori-
    20  ty of which school boilers shall be replaced;
    21    (ii) Five million dollars for grants to schools in clean  air  non-at-
    22  tainment areas to pay for the increased cost of ultra low sulfur diesel;
    23  and
    24    (iii)  Ten  million  dollars to fund the initial costs associated with
    25  conversion to boilers or furnaces that use bio-fuel.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10607-01-9

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     1    § 3. The sum of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000), or so much there-
     2  of as may be necessary, is hereby  appropriated  to  the  department  of
     3  environmental  conservation  out  of any moneys in the state treasury in
     4  the general fund to the credit of the clean air account,  not  otherwise
     5  appropriated,  and made immediately available, for the purpose of carry-
     6  ing out the provisions of this act. Such moneys shall be payable on  the
     7  audit  and  warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certified or approved
     8  by the commissioner of the department of environmental  conservation  in
     9  the manner prescribed by law.
    10    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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