Bill Text: NY S06336 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Directs the state energy planning board to conduct a study of natural gas reliability and to prepare a report on the study's findings and legislative recommendations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2018-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S06336 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 11, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
        AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to directing the state ener-
          gy planning board to conduct a study of natural gas reliability
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 6-108 of the energy law is amended by adding a  new
     2  subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4.  On or before January first, two thousand eighteen, the board shall
     4  undertake to study the overall reliability  of  the  state's  supply  of
     5  natural  gas.  The board shall contract with an independent and competi-
     6  tively selected contractor with experience in natural gas  to  undertake
     7  such  study.  The  board shall prepare a report on such study's findings
     8  and legislative recommendations. The board shall  transmit  such  report
     9  along  with  the  reliability  study to the governor, the speaker of the
    10  assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the chair of the assem-
    11  bly energy committee and the chair of the senate energy and telecommuni-
    12  cations committee. The foregoing study shall include  an  assessment  of
    13  the following:
    14    (a)  the  need for additional transmission of natural gas in the state
    15  and to states in New England;
    16    (b) the integrity and impacts of new natural gas infrastructure as  it
    17  relates to the environment;
    18    (c) the consequences to existing natural gas customers in the state of
    19  constraints in the natural gas delivery system;
    20    (d)  the  economic demand for additional natural gas from residential,
    21  commercial, manufacturing and industrial sectors in the state; and
    22    (e) status of and  future  opportunities  for  the  implementation  of
    23  natural  gas  expansion  under public service commission proceedings and
    24  the state energy plan.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.