Bill Text: NY S05820 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the New York state energy research and development authority to study and make recommendations regarding the state's electric vehicle inventory and improvements to the state's electric vehicle infrastructure.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - returned to senate [S05820 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05820-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          5820

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 15, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations

        AN  ACT  to  direct  the  New York state energy research and development
          authority to study and  make  recommendations  regarding  the  state's
          electric  vehicle  inventory  and improvements to the state's electric
          vehicle infrastructure

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

     1    Section  1.  1.  The  New  York  state energy research and development
     2  authority (NYSERDA) is hereby directed to prepare a report containing an
     3  inventory of the state's electric vehicles and electric vehicle  infras-
     4  tructure  for  submission  to  the  governor, temporary president of the
     5  senate and the speaker of the assembly. Such report shall be related  to
     6  improvements,  alterations, and upgrades to the state's electric vehicle
     7  infrastructure to incentivize, accelerate, and encourage the purchasing,
     8  use, and ownership of electric vehicles to  further  the  state's  clean
     9  energy goals.
    10    2. The report shall:
    11    (a)  analyze  the  potential environmental and policy benefits derived
    12  from expanding the state's inventory of electric vehicles  and  electric
    13  vehicle infrastructure;
    14    (b) identify current electric vehicle infrastructure, including public
    15  electric vehicle charging stations;
    16    (c)  evaluate  gaps  in  the  current electric vehicle infrastructure,
    17  including geographic areas lacking access  to  public  electric  vehicle
    18  charging stations;
    19    (d)  evaluate incentives to encourage purchasing, use and ownership of
    20  electric vehicles in the state;
    21    (e) evaluate the feasibility of transitioning to a primarily  electric
    22  state-owned vehicle fleet; and

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07869-01-9

        S. 5820                             2

     1    (f)  evaluate revenue allocation options to: i. assist in an expansion
     2  of the state's electric vehicle infrastructure; ii. implement incentives
     3  to encourage purchasing use and ownership of electric vehicles; and iii.
     4  expand the state-owned electric vehicle fleet.
     5    3.  NYSERDA  shall  submit the report required pursuant to this act to
     6  the governor, temporary president of the senate and the speaker  of  the
     7  assembly within one year of the effective date of this act.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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