Bill S161-2011

Makes provisions relating to the allocation of hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project

Enables small manufacturing facilities which occupy former manufacturing facilities of over 100,000 square feet to be evaluated as a single unit for the purpose of complying with the criteria for eligibility for allocation of hydro power from the power authority; relates to the Niagara Power Project.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S161

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allocation of hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project

PURPOSE: To enable small manufacturing facilities which occupy former manufacturing facilities of over 100,000 square feet to be evaluated as a single unit for the purpose of complying with the criteria for eligibility for allocation of hydropower.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 1005 of the public authorities law to add a new criteria for evaluation of facilities seeking allocation of hydropower from the power Authority of the state of New York.

JUSTIFICATION: There are numerous abandoned large manufacturing facilities over 100,000 square feet in the state. In those cases where a developer can reuse these facilities with several smaller manufacturing tenants (multi-tenant facility), those facilities should be placed on a level playing field with the large facility for application purposes, when the same multi-tenant unit would meet, as a single unit, the criteria for eligibility of hydropower allocation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.313/A.3880 of 2009/2010 S.2786/A.4799 of 2003/2004 S.3223/A.6365 of 2001/2002 S.3307/A.6441 of 1999/2000 S.1085/A.1806 of 1997/1998 S.6074/A.9024 of 1996

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 161 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allocation of hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraphs 10 and 11 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 13 of section 1005 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 645 of the laws of 2006, are amended and a new subparagraph 12 is added to read as follows: (10) the extent to which an allocation of power is consistent with state, regional and local economic development strategies and priorities and supported by local units of government in the area in which the business is located; [and] (11) the impact of the allocation on the operation of any other facil- ities of the business, on other businesses within the region, and upon other electric ratepayers[.] ; AND (12) THE EXTENT TO WHICH AN ALLOCATION OF EXPANSION POWER WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE REHABILITATION OF AN EXISTING FORMER MANUFACTURING FACILITY OF OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SQUARE FEET FOR UTILIZATION OF SAID FACILITY BY SEVERAL OR "MULTI-TENANT" SMALLER MANUFACTURING FACILI- TIES, PROVIDED THE NEW MULTI-TENANT FACILITY WOULD IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS BE EVALUATED AS A SINGLE UNIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPLYING WITH THE CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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