A00920 Summary:

COSPNSRFahy, Stirpe, Kelles, Burgos, Anderson, Bichotte Hermelyn, Bronson, Burdick, Burke, Carroll, Clark, Colton, Cruz, Cunningham, Davila, De Los Santos, Dickens, Dilan, Dinowitz, Epstein, Forrest, Gibbs, Glick, Gonzalez-Rojas, Hevesi, Jackson, Jacobson, Kim, Mamdani, Meeks, Mitaynes, Otis, Paulin, Pretlow, Ramos, Reyes, Rivera, Rosenthal L, Sayegh, Seawright, Simon, Steck, Taylor, Walker, Shrestha, Ardila, Simone, Shimsky, Bores, Raga, Thiele, Lee, Levenberg, Tapia, Darling, Septimo, Chandler-Waterman, Solages, Rajkumar
Amd §§11-102 & 11-104, add §11-111, Energy L
Enacts the "all-electric building act"; provides that the state energy conservation construction code shall prohibit infrastructure, building systems, or equipment used for the combustion of fossil fuels in new construction statewide no later than December 31, 2023 if the building is less than seven stories and July 1, 2027 if the building is seven stories or more.
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A00920 Actions:

01/11/2023referred to energy
01/17/2023amend and recommit to energy
01/17/2023print number 920a
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A00920 Committee Votes:

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A00920 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00920 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Gallagher
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to enacting the "all-elec- tric building act"   PURPOSE: To decrease greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution arising from new construction projects.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 sets forth the short title. Section 2 amends the state energy conservation construction code by adding a new subdivision to section 11-102 of the energy law that defines "all-electric ready." Section 3 amends the state energy conservation construction code by adding three new subdivisions to section 11-104 of the energy law. Subdivision 7 requires that the code prohibit the installation of fossil-fuel combusting equipment in new construction statewide on or after December 31, 2023, if the building is fewer than seven stories, and July 1, 2027 if the building is seven stories or more. Subdivision 8 requires that the code permit certain exemptions, for specific types of commercial buildings, or for projects where an all-e- lectric construction is infeasible. Subdivision 9 clarifies that nothing in the section pre-empts local governments from banning equipment that combusts fossil fuels. Section 4 amends the energy law to add a new section, 11-111, which directs the department of public service, the division of housing and community renewal, the department of state, and the energy research and development authority to report jointly to the Governor and Legislature by February 1, 2024 regarding any electric rate design or policy changes need to be made to ensure this act does not diminish affordable housing production or affordability of electricity for customers in all-electric buildings. Section 5 sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Electrification has been proven to be a vital and cost-effective tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the U.S. Energy Informa- tion Administration, buildings account for twenty-eight percent of the United States' energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, corporations seeking approval for infrastructure to transport and distribute natural gas in New York have emphasized that the rationale for creating such infrastructure is based in part on projected increased demand for natural gas from customers in new buildings. Requiring all electric buildings for new construction will eliminate this rationale and help achieve the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals established in the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and further New York's record as a leader in combating climate change.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A8431 (2022) - died in committee.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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