Bill Text: NY A09328 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Requires certain funds received by the New York state energy research and development authority that are related to renewables development on viable agricultural lands to be used for farmland protection programs; establishes the agricultural and farmland viability protection fund.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-06-02 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A09328 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK


                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    February 23, 2022

        Introduced  by M. of A. LUPARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Energy

        AN ACT to amend the  executive  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  funds
          received pursuant to mitigation payment requirements in furtherance of
          the  major renewable energy  development  program to be used for farm-
          land protection programs

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Section  94-c of the executive law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
     3    9. Disbursement of mitigation payments. The office  shall  direct  any
     4  funds  received  pursuant to mitigation payment requirements established
     5  in furtherance of the purposes of this section to be used  for  farmland
     6  protection  programs pursuant to article twenty-five-AAA of the agricul-
     7  ture and markets law.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
     9  ments  to  section 94-c of the executive law made by section one of this
    10  act shall not affect the repeal of such  section  and  shall  be  deemed
    11  repealed therewith.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.