Bill Text: NY A09739 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires solar arrays on certain eligible school buildings; defines "eligible school building" to be a building which, with no major modification, could successfully house solar arrays; exempts such expenditures from provisions of the tax cap.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-28 - referred to education [A09739 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A09739-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 28, 2022

        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education

        AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  solar  arrays  on
          certain eligible school buildings

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

     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  409-n
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  409-n.  Solar  arrays  on  school buildings. 1. Notwithstanding any
     4  other provision of law, rule or regulation, every school  district  with
     5  less  than  one  million  residents shall develop a plan to deploy solar
     6  arrays on the roofs of twenty percent of eligible school buildings.
     7    2. If the provisions of the local finance law relating to  bonding  is
     8  completed,  such  solar  arrays shall be installed by January first, two
     9  thousand twenty-seven. By January  first,  two  thousand  thirty,  fifty
    10  percent  of  eligible  school buildings shall use solar power and by two
    11  thousand thirty-five, one hundred percent of eligible  school  buildings
    12  shall use solar power.
    13    3.  Any  expenditures necessary for compliance with this section shall
    14  be exempt from section three-c of the general municipal law.
    15    4. For the purposes of this section, an eligible school building shall
    16  be a building which, with  no  major  modification,  could  successfully
    17  house solar arrays.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    19  it shall have become a law.

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