End of Session Issues Memo


From: Gavin Donohue

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Below is a list of bills that the Assembly has passed, which would impact energy consumers and businesses negatively and ultimately hamper New York's reliable electric system. Also noted are legislative measures that IPPNY supports and hopes the Senate will pass. These bills are listed below in numerical order:


S.1635 (Thompson) - Hampers development in the state and results in increased litigation
S.2764 (Thompson) - Enacts the climate change solutions program act
S.4315 (Thompson) - Relates to global warming pollution control
S.4598-A (Stewart-Cousins) - Establishes the maximum annual fee that licensed nuclear electric generating facilities are liable for in relation to emergency preparedness plans
S.5641 (Thompson) - Establishes the climate change solutions fund
S.5888 (Aubertine) - Establishes a "Green Jobs - Green New York Fund"
S.6032 (Aubertine) - Provides RGGI monies to a "Green Jobs - Green New York Fund"


S.2501-B (Parker) - Establishes the State Energy Planning Board
S.4917 (Thompson) - Establishes the New York state greenhouse gases management research and development program
S.6031 (Aubertine) - Extends the Power for Jobs Program
S.6046 (Aubertine) - Allows the New York State Office of General Services to purchase of electricity, renewable energy, renewable energy credits or attributes from other suppliers, instead of just from the New York Power Authority (as current law provides)

Our memos on bills are available HERE. We also oppose some legislation orally. We would be happy to provide you with copies of our memos upon your request.

IPPNY appreciates your recognition of the tough times we all are facing, due to this recession, and we are thankful for your efforts to help get New York State's economy moving in the right direction. Please feel free to contact me at 518-436-3749, if you need any additional information or would like to discuss these issues further.

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