File #: Int 1630-2017    Version: * Name: Promoting the bulk purchasing of solar energy systems by city employees.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 6/6/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to promoting the bulk purchasing of solar energy systems by city employees
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Costa G. Constantinides, Helen K. Rosenthal, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This legislation would require the city to submit a plan for encouraging city employees to increase solar energy usage. The plan includes a survey of the city’s employees to which employees own homes, researching solar energy installation capacity for individuals who own homes, facilitating the bulk purchasing of solar energy systems by employees, and making recommendations for encouraging city employees to increase solar energy usage. The city would also report to the Mayor and the Council on the implementation of the plan.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1630, 2. Int. No. 1630, 3. June 6, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 6/27/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 6/27/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 6/27/17

Int. No. 1630

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Constantinides, Rosenthal and Gentile

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to promoting the bulk purchasing of solar energy systems by city employees

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 1 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-126 to read as follows:

§ 3-126 Promoting the bulk purchasing of solar energy systems by city employees. a. The term “administering agency” means the offices or agencies designated by the mayor pursuant to subdivision d to administer and enforce the provisions of this section.

b. No later than one year after the effective date of the local law that added this section, the administering agency, shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a plan for encouraging city employees to increase their use of solar energy in satisfying their energy needs. This plan shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

1. Conducting a survey of all city employees to determine which such employees own homes;

2. Researching the capacity for solar energy system installation for such homes;

3. Performing targeted outreach to city employees who own homes where installation of a solar energy system is feasible to encourage such installation;

4. Facilitating bulk purchase of solar energy systems by such employees in order to obtain cost savings for such employees; and

5. Making recommendations for encouraging city employees who are not homeowners to increase their use of solar energy to satisfy energy needs, including making recommendations for how such employees can participate in solar power purchase agreements.

c. At least once in each year after the date of submission of the plan required by subdivision a, the administering agency, shall report to the mayor and the speaker of the council on the implementation of such plan.

d. The mayor shall, in writing, designate one or more offices or agencies to administer and enforce the provisions of this section and may, from time to time at the mayor’s discretion, change such designation. Within 10 days after such designation or change thereof, a copy of such designation or change thereof shall be published on the city’s website and on the website of each such office or agency, and shall be electronically submitted to the speaker of the council.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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