Bill Text: NY S08889 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Amended


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: (Introduced) 2022-06-02 - SUBSTITUTED BY A9328B [S08889 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S08889-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         8889--A

                    IN SENATE

                                     April 27, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the state finance law, in
          relation  to  requiring  certain  funds received by the New York state
          energy research and development authority that are related to  renewa-
          bles  development on viable agricultural lands to be used for farmland
          protection programs

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

     1    Section  1.  The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 1859 of
     2  the public authorities law is designated paragraph (a) and a  new  para-
     3  graph (b) is added to read as follows:
     4    (b) All funds collected by the authority as a requirement of contracts
     5  for the procurement of renewable energy certificates that are related to
     6  renewables  development  on  viable  agricultural  lands,  as defined in
     7  section three hundred one of the agriculture and markets law,  shall  be
     8  deposited  in  the  agricultural  and farmland viability protection fund
     9  pursuant to section ninety-nine-pp of the state finance law.
    10    § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-pp to
    11  read as follows:
    12    § 99-pp. Agricultural and farmland  viability  protection  fund.    1.
    13  There  is hereby established in the joint custody of the comptroller and
    14  the commissioner of taxation and finance a special fund to be  known  as
    15  the "agricultural and farmland viability protection fund".
    16    2.  Such  fund  shall consist of all revenues received pursuant to the
    17  provisions of paragraph (b)  of  subdivision  one  of  section  eighteen
    18  hundred  fifty-nine  of  the public authorities law and all other moneys
    19  appropriated, credited, or transferred thereto from any  other  fund  or
    20  source pursuant to law.
    21    3.  All  moneys  deposited  in the agricultural and farmland viability
    22  protection  fund  shall  be  available  for  agricultural  and  farmland

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14036-09-2

        S. 8889--A                          2

     1  protection  activities  pursuant to article twenty-five-AAA of the agri-
     2  culture and markets law.
     3    4.  Monies  shall be payable from the fund on the audit and warrant of
     4  the comptroller on vouchers approved and certified by  the  commissioner
     5  of agriculture and markets.
     6    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     7  have become a law and shall apply to all contracts issued on  and  after
     8  such date.
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