Bill Text: NY A10256 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes a pilot program relating to creating the solar panels to the state universities of New York and boards of cooperative educational services located on Long Island in order that such universities and BOCES may conduct a training program for persons interested in learning solar panel installation and operation and then to install such solar panels upon school districts in Long Island.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-13 - referred to energy [A10256 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A10256-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          10256

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 13, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Smith) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Energy

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation  to  establishing  a
          pilot  program  relating  to  creating  the  solar  panels  to  school
          districts on Long Island pilot program; and providing for  the  repeal
          of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

     1    Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
     2  66-t to read as follows:
     3    § 66-t. Solar panels to school districts on Long Island pilot program.
     4  1.  (a) No later than January first, two thousand twenty-three, or sixty
     5  days after the effective date of this section, whichever is  later,  the
     6  commission shall establish within amounts appropriated therefor, a pilot
     7  program  to  provide  solar panels to the state universities of New York
     8  and boards of cooperative educational services located on Long Island in
     9  order that such universities and BOCES may conduct  a  training  program
    10  for  persons  interested in learning solar panel installation and opera-
    11  tion and to then install such solar panels upon school districts on Long
    12  Island.
    13    (b) The commission, in conjunction with the  president  of  the  state
    14  university  of New York or his or her designee, shall establish criteria
    15  for such pilot program.
    16    (c) (i) School districts shall own the  renewable  facility  or  solar
    17  panels  and  other  infrastructure required to integrate the electricity
    18  produced effectively into the grid connecting to  the  electric  system.
    19  Any  electricity  generated from such solar panels shall be utilized for
    20  the energy consumption of such school districts and any excess shall  be
    21  given to the Long Island Power Authority, free of charge.
    22    (ii)  Any  school district participating in the solar panels to school
    23  districts on Long Island pilot program shall be exempt from the  systems
    24  benefits charges and the clean energy standard surcharges based on their
    25  subscription.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15595-01-2

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     1    2.  The  commission  shall  provide  an annual report on or before the
     2  first day of January to the governor, the  temporary  president  of  the
     3  senate,  the  speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the senate
     4  and the minority leader of the assembly, on the solar panels  to  school
     5  districts on Long Island pilot program.
     6    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     7  deemed repealed five years after the effective date of this act.
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