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A03290 Summary:

BILL NOA03290
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04179
 
SPONSORBichotte (MS)
 
COSPNSRMosley, Joyner, D'Urso, Buchwald, Pichardo
 
MLTSPNSRCook
 
Amd 1854, Pub Auth L
 
Authorizes the New York state energy research and development authority to develop, implement, administer and operate a temporary middle income home energy assistance program; makes an appropriation therefor.
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A03290 Actions:

BILL NOA03290
 
01/29/2019referred to energy
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A03290 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3290
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BICHOTTE,  MOSLEY, JOYNER, D'URSO, BUCHWALD,
          PICHARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  COOK  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Energy
 
        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
          the New York state energy research and development authority to devel-
          op a temporary middle income home energy assistance program; making an
          appropriation therefor and providing for the repeal of such provisions
          upon expiration thereof
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  1854 of the public authorities law is amended by
     2  adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
     3    9. Temporary middle income home energy  assistance  program.  (a)  The
     4  authority  is authorized, in conjunction with the department of taxation
     5  and finance, to develop, implement, administer and operate a  plan,  and
     6  hold  funds  available for such plan, to make available one-time supple-
     7  menting grants for the  purpose  of  assisting  eligible  households  to
     8  obtain home heating fuel.
     9    (b)  For  purposes  of  this subdivision, the term "home heating fuel"
    10  shall mean fuel oil, coal,  wood,  propane,  natural  gas,  electricity,
    11  steam,  kerosene  and  any  other fuel when used for residential heating
    12  purposes.
    13    (c) The authority is required, in accordance with the plan established
    14  in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, to participate  in  the  temporary
    15  middle  income  home  energy  assistance  program and to assist eligible
    16  households to obtain middle income home energy assistance.
    17    (d) Persons who qualify for middle income home  energy  assistance  in
    18  accordance  with standards promulgated by the authority, shall be certi-
    19  fied as eligible for and entitled to receive such  home  energy  assist-
    20  ance.  No  person, however, shall be certified as eligible for and enti-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00368-01-9

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     1  tled to receive such home  energy  assistance  if  no  state  funds  are
     2  available for such purpose.
     3    (e) Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to the contrary,
     4  the amount of any home energy assistance payments or allowances provided
     5  to  an eligible household under such plan shall not be considered income
     6  or resources of such households, or  of  any  member  thereof,  for  any
     7  purpose under any state law.
     8    §  2.  The sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000), or so much thereof
     9  as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the New York state energy
    10  research and development authority out of any moneys in the state treas-
    11  ury in the general fund to the credit of the state  purposes  fund,  not
    12  otherwise  appropriated, and made immediately available, for the purpose
    13  of  supporting  the  temporary  middle  income  home  energy  assistance
    14  program.    Such moneys shall be payable on the audit and warrant of the
    15  comptroller on vouchers certified or approved  by  the  New  York  state
    16  energy  research  and  development authority in the manner prescribed by
    17  law.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    19  deemed repealed April 1, 2021.
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