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A05262 Summary:

BILL NOA05262A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01755-A
 
SPONSORNorris
 
COSPNSRHawley, Morinello
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 168, Pub Serv L
 
Prohibits the location of certain wind electric generation facilities within forty miles of an airfield or airbase under jurisdiction of any federal military department.
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A05262 Actions:

BILL NOA05262A
 
02/07/2017referred to energy
06/06/2017amend and recommit to energy
06/06/2017print number 5262a
01/03/2018referred to energy
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A05262 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5262A
 
SPONSOR: Norris
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to location of certain wind electric generation facilities   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would prohibit the construction or operation of a wind generating facility located within forty miles of an airfield or airbase.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Section 168 of the public service law to prohibit the construction or operation of a wind generating facility located within forty miles of an airfield or airbase under jurisdiction of the Depart- ment of Defense which is in active use. This section also covers air traffic control radar sites, weather radar sites, or aircraft navi- gations aids which are owned or operated by the DoD and are permanent land-based structures at a fixed location. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Wind generating facilities located in close proximity of airfields and airbases pose significant concerns both in the current operation of an airbase, but more importantly the possibility exists that these turbines could seriously imperil these airbases and the operations they take part in now and in the future. When the Federal government undergoes Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) it is important that these military facilities are not imperiled by encroachments such as wind turbines. A recent report out of Corpus Christi has shed light onto the negative impact wind turbines have on radar readings and installations in light of this it is critical to take into consideration the proximity these wind turbines have to an airfield or airbase.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A05262 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5262--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 7, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  NORRIS,  HAWLEY,  MORINELLO -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on  Energy  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public service  law,  in  relation  to  location  of
          certain wind electric generation facilities

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 168 of the public service law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
     3    3-a.  The  board  may  not grant a certificate for the construction or
     4  operation of a wind electric generation facility to  be  located  within
     5  forty  miles of an airfield or airbase under jurisdiction of any federal
     6  military department which is in active use.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06506-03-7
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