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S03806 Summary:

BILL NO    S03806C

SAME AS    SAME AS A04997-C

SPONSOR    MAZIARZ

COSPNSR    RITCHIE, BALL, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, DEFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, GIPSON,
           GRISANTI, LARKIN, LATIMER, LIBOUS, MARCHIONE, MONTGOMERY, NOZZOLIO,
           RANZENHOFER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S3-101, Energy L; amd SS66-j, Pub Serv L

Relates to on-farm energy generation.
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S03806 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        3806--C
           Cal. No. 102

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                   February 19, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, RITCHIE, BONACIC, CARLUCCI, DeFRANCISCO,
         GALLIVAN, GIPSON, GRISANTI, LARKIN, LATIMER, LIBOUS, MARCHIONE,  MONT-
         GOMERY,  NOZZOLIO, RANZENHOFER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SEWARD, YOUNG -- read
         twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
         Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from
         said committee, ordered to first  report,  amended  on  first  report,
         ordered  to a second report, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining
         its place in the order of second report -- ordered to a third reading,
         amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
         third  reading  --  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly,
         recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
         ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

       AN  ACT  to amend the energy law and the public service law, in relation
         to net-metering and on-farm energy generation

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "repower
    2  New York farms act".
    3    S 2. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of  section  3-101  of  the  energy  law,
    4  subdivisions  2 and 3 as amended by chapter 820 of the laws of 1976, are
    5  amended to read as follows:
    6    1. to obtain and maintain an adequate and continuous supply  of  safe,
    7  dependable  and  economical  energy  for  the people of the state and to
    8  accelerate development and use within  the  state  of  renewable  energy
    9  sources,  all in order to promote the state's economic growth, to create
   10  employment within the state, to protect  its  environmental  values  AND
   11  AGRICULTURAL  HERITAGE, to husband its resources for future generations,
   12  and to promote the health and welfare of its people;
   13    2. to encourage conservation of energy in the construction and  opera-
   14  tion  of new commercial, industrial, AGRICULTURAL and residential build-
   15  ings, and in the rehabilitation of existing structures, through heating,

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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    1  cooling, ventilation, lighting, insulation and design techniques and the
    2  use of energy audits and life-cycle costing analysis;
    3    3.  to  encourage the use of performance standards in all energy-using
    4  appliances, and in industrial, AGRICULTURAL and commercial  applications
    5  of energy-using apparatus and processes;
    6    S  3.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 1 of section 66-j of the public
    7  service law, as amended by chapter 7 of the laws of 2010, is amended  to
    8  read as follows:
    9    (d)  "Solar electric generating equipment" means a photovoltaic system
   10  (i) (A) in the case of a residential customer (OTHER THAN A FARM UTILIZ-
   11  ING A RESIDENTIAL METER), with a rated capacity of not more  than  twen-
   12  ty-five kilowatts; [and] (B) IN THE CASE OF A CUSTOMER WHO OWNS OR OPER-
   13  ATES  A  FARM OPERATION AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ELEVEN OF
   14  SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW UTILIZING A
   15  RESIDENTIAL METER WITH A RATED CAPACITY OF NOT  MORE  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED
   16  KILOWATTS;  AND  (C)  in  the case of a non-residential customer, with a
   17  rated capacity of not more than two thousand kilowatts; and (ii) that is
   18  manufactured, installed, and  operated  in  accordance  with  applicable
   19  government  and  industry  standards,  that is connected to the electric
   20  system and operated in conjunction with an electric corporation's trans-
   21  mission and distribution facilities, and that is operated in  compliance
   22  with any standards and requirements established under this section.
   23    S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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