senate Bill S3565A

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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  • 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:
A2465A
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:S3565A

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-e defines "electric
vehicle", each in a manner consistent with the definition in the
Internal Revenue Code. New § 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
vehicles 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 automobile 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 interest 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: 2013: Referred to Transportation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None noted

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2015 and will
sunset on January 1, 2019, 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--A

                       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  --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Transportation in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00909-02-4

S. 3565--A                          2

  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
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, 2015 and shall expire Janu-
ary  1,  2019  when  upon  such date the provisions of this act shall be
deemed repealed.

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