New York state wind power legislative update

Updates through April 10, 2009.

**Not previously reported** A00187/S02715 (Requires certain providers of electric service to purchase electricity from eligible electric generators; establishes a rate schedule for certain renewable energy projects; prescribes the powers and duties of certain state agencies and officials; and requires a report to the governor and the legislature concerning the effect of the purchase by providers of electric service of electricity generated from renewable energy sources.) On 01/07/2009, Assembly bill referred to energy committee. On 02/27/2009, Senate bill REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS committee.

A00626/S01991 (Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of renewable energy resources such as solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, and fuel cells using renewable fuels.):  On 3/9/2009, Assembly bill passed assembly, delivered to senate, REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

**Not previously reported** A00667/S02541 (Provides a tax exemption from sales and compensating use taxes on alternative energy systems including alternative energy systems, new Energy Star appliances and tangible personal property used in or on habitable residential and non-residential structure to improve energy efficiency; and defines relevant terms; authorizes municipalities to adopt the exemption.) On 01/07/2009, Assembly bill referred to ways and means committee. On 02/23/2009, Senate bill REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

**Not previously reported** A01018 (Expands the products which may be purchased for public use by including renewable energy resources; increases the cost premium percentage for renewable energy generated in New York.) On 03/25/2009 amend and recommit to local governments; 03/25/2009 print number 1018a; 03/31/2009 enacting clause stricken.

A01087 (Establishes a credit against income tax for wind electric generating equipment expenditures up to $7500.) No change.

A01744 (Establishes corporate and personal income tax credits for the purchase of wind energy system equipment; customer-generators will be allowed a tax credit of 25% of qualified expenditures on wind energy system equipment, not to exceed $7500.) No change.

**Not previously reported** A02448 (Authorizes school districts to issue bonds for the purposes of funding alternative and renewable energy sources for school facilities.) On 01/15/2009, referred to education committee.

**Not previously reported** A02672 (Creates the sustainable energy loan program to assist homeowners in the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements; loan program offered through municipality; money appropriated through state grants and loans; provides definition for distributed generation renewable energy sources.) On 01/21/2009, referred to energy committee.

**Not previously reported** A04730 (Provides sales and compensating use tax exemptions on Energy Star rated appliances and alternative energy systems.) On 02/05/2009, referred to ways and means committee.

**Not previously reported** A05998 (Finances the installation of renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements in the Peconic Bay region; creates new article; defines terms; requires a report; makes related provisions.) On 02/23/2009, referred to local governments committee.

**Not previously reported** A05999 (Provides for the financing of the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements; authorizes the governing body of any local government to designate an area within such local government within which authorized local government officials and property owners may enter into contractual assessments for public improvements and to make certain financing arrangements; defines terms; requires a report;makes related provisions.) On 02/23/2009, referred to local governments committee.

**Not previously reported** A06104 (Establishes an alternative energy systems and generating equipment tax credit for qualified expenditures meeting the criteria prescribed by the department of taxation and finance, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation and the New York state energy research and development authority, for taxpayers subject to tax under articles nine-a, twenty-two, thirty-two and thirty-three of the tax law whose business is not substantially engaged in the commercial generation, distribution, transmission or servicing of energy or energy products.) On 02/25/2009, referred to ways and means committee.

A06258 (Establishes the New York state task force on wind generating facilities siting to study the need to implement a uniform statewide policy regarding the siting and permitting of wind energy production facilities; further establishes an 18 month moratorium upon the siting and permitting of wind energy production facilities.)  No change.

**Not previously reported** A06766 (Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources; requires notice to be given to the division of small business prior to any rate increase; makes related provisions.) On 03/12/2009, referred to small business committee.

**Not previously reported** A06935 (Enacts the alternative energy management planning act; requires municipalities to consider using alternative energy sources in the construction of new municipal buildings; authorizes such municipalities to request a state or federal agency, authority or commission assistance providing information concerning alternative energy sources; directs municipalities to form alternative energy planning units.) On 03/17/2009, referred to local governments committee.

**Not previously reported** A07013/S01361 (Establishes an alternative energy systems and generating equipment tax credit for qualified expenditures meeting the criteria prescribed by the department of taxation and finance, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation and the New York state energy research and development authority, for taxpayers subject to tax under articles nine-a, twenty-two, thirty-two and thirty-three of the tax law whose business is not substantially engaged in the commercial generation, distribution, transmission or servicing of energy or energy products.) On03/18/2009, Assembly bill referred to ways and means; On 03/10/2009, Senate bill REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE.

**Not previously reported**A07096/S01035 (Expands the products which may be purchased for public use by including renewable energy resources; further increases the cost premium percentage of a product deemed reasonably competitive.) On03/20/2009, Assembly bill referred to local governments committee; On 01/22/2009, Senate bill REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT committee.

**Not previously reported** A07216 (Requires all persons entering into energy performance contracts to conduct a study of the cost and feasibility of at least one renewable energy source; defines terms.) On 03/26/2009, referred to energy committee.

**Not previously reported** A06840/S03828 (Establishes the solar or wind or farm waste energy system tax stabilization funds.) On 03/13/2009, Assembly bill referred to energy committee. On 04/02/2009, Senate bill REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS committe.

**Not previously reported** S00697 (Establishes an alternative energy systems and generating equipment tax credit for qualified expenditures meeting the criteria prescribed by the department of taxation and finance, in consultation with the department of environmental conservation and the New York state energy research and development authority, for taxpayers subject to tax under articles nine-a, twenty-two, thirty-two and thirty-three of the tax law whose business is not substantially engaged in the commercial generation, distribution, transmission or servicing of energy or energy products.) On 01/13/2009, REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS committee.

S00785 (Establishes the New York state task force on wind generating facilities siting and permitting policies to study the need to implement a uniform statewide policy regarding the siting and permitting of wind energy production facilities; further establishes an 18 month moratorium upon the siting and permitting of wind energy production facilities; repeals such provisions effective December 31, 2010.) No change.

**Not previously reported** S01000 (Expands the products which may be purchased for public use by including renewable energy resources; further increases the cost premium percentage of a product deemed reasonably competitive.) On 01/22/2009, REFERRED TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION committee.

**Not previously reported**  S01642 (Expands the products which may be purchased for public use by including renewable energy resources; increases the cost premium percentage for renewable energy generated in New York.)  On 03/06/2009 AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT committee; on 03/06/2009 PRINT NUMBER 1642A.

S01784 (Directs a study of the siting processes for wind energy production facilities and provides for a report with recommendations for an overall sitings plan.) No change.

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  1. this will be helpful for wind power

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