senate Bill S3565

Amended

Exempts new electric vehicles, clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from first year of registration fees

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO TRANSPORTATION
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3565A

Summary

Exempts new electric vehicles, clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards from the first year of registration fees.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2465
Versions:
S3565
S3565A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§107-a, 114-e & 159-a, amd §401, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A4390, A4390
2009-2010: A8879, A8879
2007-2008: A1932, A1932

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3565

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation
to exempting new electric vehicles, clean fuel vehicles and vehicles
that meet the clean vehicle standards from the fees for the first year
of registration of such vehicles; and providing for the repeal of such
provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill would be to
expand New York State tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles to
include vehicles that meet the clean vehicle standards. It would broaden
the types of vehicle technologies that would qualify for tax credits.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Bill § 1 adds three new sections to the
definitional provisions of the Vehicle & Traffic Law (VTL). New § 107-a
defines "clean fuel vehicle" and new § 114-d defines "electric vehicle",
each in a manner consistent with the definition in the Internal Revenue
Code. Mew § 159-a defines the term "vehicle that meets the clean vehicle
standards" to match provisions of the federal Clean Air Act relating to
vehicles that are certified as meeting exhaust emission standards which
the state of California adopted.

Bill § 2 amends VTL § 401 to provide exempt these three classes of vehi-
cles from payment of fees in the first year of registration.

JUSTIFICATION: Current transportation technologies cause over 50% of
urban air pollution, produce 30% of greenhouse gases, and are the second
largest source of CO2 in the US. Research shows that exposure to automo-
bile and truck emissions can be linked to increased emergency room
visits, increased hospital admissions and play a factor in the intensity
and frequency of asthma attacks, therefore contributing to overall
healthcare costs.

There is an urgent need for cleaner fuel vehicles. The development of
cleaner and more efficient vehicle technologies has been on the fore-
front of many agendas. Car manufacturers are trying to satisfy the
demands of the Federal Government by producing vehicles that can meet
the new emission standards. The next step is in gaining the public's
awareness that the cleaner vehicles are on the market and there are
positive benefits of owning one. One way of gaining the public's inter-
est in buying clean-fuel vehicles is by adding incentives for their
purchase. By giving a tax break on registration fees to owners of clean
fuel vehicles, it would provide one such incentive for the public. It
would also help lower the health risks linked to vehicle emissions, and
the costs of the healthcare associated with those risks.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.11206 (2002); A.3025 (2003-2004); A.3271
(2005-06); A.1932 (2007-08); A.8879 (2008-10) - referred to transporta-
tion; A.4390 of 2011

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2014 and will
sunset on January 1, 2018, when upon such date the provisions of this
act shall be deemed repealed.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3565

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in  relation  to  exempting
  new  electric vehicles, clean fuel vehicles and vehicles that meet the
  clean vehicle standards from the fees for the first year of  registra-
  tion of such vehicles; and providing for the repeal of such provisions
  upon expiration thereof

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding three  new
sections 107-a, 114-e and 159-a to read as follows:
  S  107-A.   CLEAN FUEL VEHICLE. EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH QUALIFIES AS
CLEAN-FUEL VEHICLE PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (C)  OF  SECTION  ONE
HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE-A OF THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
  S  114-E.  ELECTRIC  VEHICLE. EVERY MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH IS A QUALIFIED
ELECTRIC VEHICLE PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (C) OF  SECTION  THIRTY  OF  THE
FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
  S  159-A. VEHICLE THAT MEETS THE CLEAN VEHICLE STANDARDS.  EVERY MOTOR
VEHICLE WHICH (A) IS CERTIFIED, AS PROVIDED FOR UNDER THE PROVISIONS  OF
THE  FEDERAL  CLEAN AIR ACT (42 U.S.C. SECTION 7401 ET SEQ., AS AMENDED)
AS MEETING EXHAUST EMISSION STANDARDS FOR SUPER-ULTRA-LOW EMISSION VEHI-
CLES WHICH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS ADOPTED (CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGU-
LATIONS, TITLE 13) AND IS PERMITTED TO ADOPT  UNDER  42  U.S.C.  SECTION
7543,  AND  WHICH  OTHER  STATES  ARE PERMITTED TO ADOPT UNDER 42 U.S.C.
SECTION 7503, AND (B) HAS A FUEL EFFICIENCY THAT IS  AT  LEAST  ONE  AND
ONE-HALF  TIMES  THE  AVERAGE FUEL EFFICIENCY FOR VEHICLES IN ITS WEIGHT
CLASS.
  S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 401 of the vehicle and  traffic  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph c-1 to read as follows:
  C-1.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS
SECTION WITH RESPECT TO THE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES SHALL NOT APPLY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00909-01-3

S. 3565                             2

TO THE FIRST YEAR OF REGISTRATION OF ANY  NEW  ELECTRIC  VEHICLE,  CLEAN
FUEL VEHICLE OR VEHICLE THAT MEETS THE CLEAN VEHICLE STANDARDS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect January 1, 2014 and shall expire Janu-
ary  1,  2018  when  upon  such date the provisions of this act shall be
deemed repealed.

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