1Amending the act of July 9, 2008 (1st Sp.Sess., P.L.1873, No.1),
2entitled "An act providing for alternative sources of energy;
3establishing the Alternative Energy Development Program, the
4Consumer Energy Program, the Home Energy Efficiency Loan
5Program, the Home Energy Efficiency Loan Fund and the
6Alternative Energy Production Tax Credit Program; and
7providing for the powers and duties of the Department of
8Environmental Protection," further providing for Commonwealth
9Financing Authority.

10The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
11hereby enacts as follows:

12Section 1. Section 307 of the act of July 9, 2008 (1st
13Sp.Sess., P.L.1873, No.1), known as the Alternative Energy
14Investment Act, is amended by adding a subsection to read:

15Section 307. Commonwealth Financing Authority.

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17(c.1) Natural gas access.--

18(1) The sum of $15,000,000 shall be allocated by the
19authority for grants to schools, hospitals and small
20businesses to obtain access to natural gas.

1(2) The authority shall give priority to applications
2that will result in adjoining commercial or residential
3properties utilizing natural gas.

4(3) Grants may provide for up to 50% of the cost of the

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7Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.