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S02605 Summary:

Amd §6-108, Energy L
Directs the state energy planning board to conduct a study of natural gas reliability and to prepare a report on the study's findings and legislative recommendations.
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S02605 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2023
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
        AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to directing the state ener-
          gy planning board to conduct a study of natural gas reliability

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 6-108 of the energy law is amended by adding a  new
     2  subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4.  On  or  before  January first, two thousand twenty-four, the board
     4  shall undertake to study the overall reliability of the  state's  supply
     5  of  natural  gas.    The  board  shall  contract with an independent and
     6  competitively selected contractor with  experience  in  natural  gas  to
     7  undertake  such  study. The board shall prepare a report on such study's
     8  findings and legislative recommendations. The board shall transmit  such
     9  report  along with the reliability study to the governor, the speaker of
    10  the assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the chair and rank-
    11  ing minority member of the assembly energy committee and the  chair  and
    12  ranking  minority  member  of  the  senate energy and telecommunications
    13  committee. The foregoing  study  shall  include  an  assessment  of  the
    14  following:
    15    (a)  the  need for additional transmission of natural gas in the state
    16  and to states in New England;
    17    (b) the integrity and impacts of new natural gas infrastructure as  it
    18  relates to the environment;
    19    (c) the consequences to existing natural gas customers in the state of
    20  constraints in the natural gas delivery system;
    21    (d)  the  economic demand for additional natural gas from residential,
    22  commercial, manufacturing and industrial sectors in the state; and
    23    (e) status of and  future  opportunities  for  the  implementation  of
    24  natural  gas  expansion  under public service commission proceedings and
    25  the state energy plan.
    26    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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