S08201 Summary:

BILL NOS08201
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPARKER
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 402-f, Pub Hous L; add 1879-a, Pub Auth L; amd 6-104, Energy L
 
Relates to enacting the "NYCHA HVAC repair act"; provides for the heating and cooling of properties including dwelling units owned by the New York city housing authority through the installation of geothermal or air source heat pumps and for the replacement of lighting on New York city housing authority property with LED bulbs.
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S08201 Actions:

BILL NOS08201
 
04/15/2020REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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S08201 Committee Votes:

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S08201 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S08201 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8201
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     April 15, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
          Community Development
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public housing law, the public authorities law and
          the energy law, in relation to providing for the heating  and  cooling
          of  properties  including  dwelling  units  owned by the New York city
          housing authority through the installation of geothermal or air source
          heat pumps
 
          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 "NYCHA HVAC
     2  repair act".
     3    §  2.  The public housing law is amended by adding a new section 402-f
     4  to read as follows:
     5    § 402-f. NYCHA HVAC repair. 1. The New York city housing authority  is
     6  authorized and directed to permit the New York state energy research and
     7  development  authority to retrofit New York city housing authority resi-
     8  dential properties for the installation of geothermal or air source heat
     9  pumps in dwelling units owned or operated by the New York  city  housing
    10  authority,  completely  replacing  all oil or natural gas fired heating,
    11  hot water and other combustion units.
    12    2. The New York city housing authority is authorized and  directed  to
    13  permit  the  New York state energy research and development authority to
    14  replace all compact fluorescent, fluorescent, incandescent, or arc vapor
    15  lamps in properties owned or operated  by  the  New  York  city  housing
    16  authority  with  light-emitting  diode  (LED)  bulbs if lighting has not
    17  already been replaced, with the goal of replacing all  lighting  in  New
    18  York city housing authority properties with high efficiency bulbs.
    19    §  3.  The  public  authorities law is amended by adding a new section
    20  1879-a to read as follows:
    21    § 1879-a. Revolving loan for NYCHA HVAC repair. 1.  The  authority  is
    22  hereby  authorized and directed to establish a revolving loan account in
    23  order to retrofit New York city housing authority residential properties
    24  for the installation of geothermal or air source heat pumps in  dwelling
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD16149-01-0

        S. 8201                             2
 
     1  units  owned or operated by NYCHA pursuant to subdivision one of section
     2  four hundred two-f of the public housing law. Such loan shall be  funded
     3  from  moneys made available pursuant to appropriations by the authority,
     4  funds  of the regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI), and other funds
     5  available to the authority including but not limited to the clean energy
     6  fund.
     7    2. The authority is authorized and directed  to  replace  all  compact
     8  fluorescent, fluorescent, incandescent, or arc vapor lamps in properties
     9  owned  or operated by the New York city housing authority with light-em-
    10  itting diode (LED) bulbs pursuant to subdivision  two  of  section  four
    11  hundred two-f of the public housing law.
    12    § 4. Section 6-104 of the energy law is amended by adding a new subdi-
    13  vision 6 to read as follows:
    14    6.  The  state  energy  plan  shall  include provisions for allowing a
    15  surcharge of up to two percent on energy bills, for the  New  York  city
    16  housing  authority to provide funds or repay loans to the New York state
    17  energy research and development authority for the repair of all New York
    18  city housing authority heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
    19  with geothermal heating and cooling, and replacement of  New  York  city
    20  housing authority lighting with light-emitting diode bulbs, as described
    21  in  section  four  hundred  two-f  of the public housing law and section
    22  eighteen hundred seventy-nine-a of the public authorities law.
    23    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
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