senate Bill S3854A

Provides an exemption from state sales tax for energy-star appliances and grants municipalities the option to provide such exemption

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  • 25 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1263
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 27 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3854A
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.536
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  • 28 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Provides for exemptions from sales tax for energy-star qualified appliances and grants municipalities the option to provide such exemption.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A758A
Versions:
S3854
S3854A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1115 & 1210, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3674A, A10572
2009-2010: S1161, S1161

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BILL NUMBER:S3854A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting
energy-star appliances from state sales and compensating use taxes and
granting municipalities the option to provide such exemption; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

This bill offers a sales tax exemption until April 1, 2020 on the
purchase of the following energy star qualified appliances; clothes
washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, room air conditioners, ceiling
fans, dehumidifiers, freezers, programmable thermostats, and
ventilating fans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends the tax law to grant a sales tax exemption for the
purchase of the following Energy Star qualified appliances: clothes
washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, room air conditioners, ceiling
fans, dehumidifiers, freezers, programmable thermostats, and
ventilating fans. This exemption expires on April 1, 2020. Energy Star
is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the
U.S. Department of Energy setting strict energy efficiency guidelines.

JUSTIFICATION:

ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies
that use 10-50% less energy and water than standard models. This
exemption is for appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating,
and-the average homeowner can save $80 a year in energy costs, while
protecting the environment. If just one in 10 homes used ENERGY STAR
qualified appliances, the change would be similar to planting 1.7
million new acres of trees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S. 3674-A Passed Senate/A. 10572 Ways and Means
2009-10: S. 1161 Energy and Telecommunications/No Same As
2008: S. 6944-B Passed Senate/ A. 11285-A Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on April 1, 2015 and shall expire and be
deemed repealed on April 1, 2020.

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

                                 3854--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MARCELLINO,  AVELLA,  HOYLMAN  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy and Telecommunications -- recommitted to the Committee on Ener-
  gy  and Telecommunications 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 tax law, in relation to exempting energy-star appli-
  ances from state sales and compensating use taxes and granting munici-
  palities  the  option to provide such exemption; 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.  Subdivision (a) of section 1115 of the tax law is amended
by adding a new paragraph 44 to read as follows:
  (44) RETAIL SALES OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS, PROVIDED THAT THE PRODUCT
QUALIFIES AS AN ENERGY-STAR PRODUCT PURSUANT TO THE UNITED STATES  ENVI-
RONMENTAL  PROTECTION  AGENCY  ENERGY-STAR PROGRAM, SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM
THE SALES TAX PROVISIONS OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE:
CLOTHES WASHER, DISHWASHER, REFRIGERATOR, ROOM AIR CONDITIONER,  CEILING
FAN,  DEHUMIDIFIER,  FREEZER,  PROGRAMMABLE  THERMOSTAT, AND VENTILATING
FAN. THE EXEMPTION PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT  APPLY  TO
THE RENTAL, LEASING, REPAIR OR SERVICING OF SUCH ENERGY-STAR PRODUCTS.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1210 of the tax law, as
amended  by  chapter  13  of  the  laws  of  2013, is amended to read as
follows:
  (1) Either, all of the taxes described in article twenty-eight of this
chapter, at the same uniform rate, as to which taxes all  provisions  of
the  local  laws, ordinances or resolutions imposing such taxes shall be
identical, except as to rate and except as otherwise provided, with  the
corresponding  provisions  in  such  article twenty-eight, including the
definition and exemption provisions of  such  article,  so  far  as  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05205-02-4

S. 3854--A                          2

provisions  of  such  article twenty-eight can be made applicable to the
taxes imposed by such city or  county  and  with  such  limitations  and
special  provisions  as are set forth in this article. The taxes author-
ized  under  this  subdivision  may  not  be imposed by a city or county
unless the local law, ordinance or resolution imposes such taxes  so  as
to  include  all  portions  and all types of receipts, charges or rents,
subject to state tax under  sections  eleven  hundred  five  and  eleven
hundred ten of this chapter, except as otherwise provided. (i) Any local
law,  ordinance  or  resolution  enacted  by  any  city of less than one
million or by any county or school district, imposing the taxes  author-
ized by this subdivision, shall, notwithstanding any provision of law to
the  contrary,  exclude from the operation of such local taxes all sales
of tangible personal  property  for  use  or  consumption  directly  and
predominantly  in  the  production  of  tangible personal property, gas,
electricity, refrigeration or steam, for sale, by  manufacturing,  proc-
essing,  generating,  assembly,  refining, mining or extracting; and all
sales of tangible personal property for use or consumption predominantly
either in the production of tangible personal  property,  for  sale,  by
farming  or  in  a commercial horse boarding operation, or in both; and,
unless such city, county or school district elects otherwise, shall omit
the provision for credit or refund contained in clause six  of  subdivi-
sion  (a)  or subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred nineteen of this
chapter. (ii) Any local law, ordinance  or  resolution  enacted  by  any
city,  county  or school district, imposing the taxes authorized by this
subdivision, shall omit the residential solar energy  systems  equipment
exemption  provided for in subdivision (ee), the commercial solar energy
systems equipment exemption provided for in  subdivision  (ii)  and  the
clothing  and  footwear  exemption  provided  for in paragraph thirty of
subdivision (a) of section eleven hundred fifteen of this  chapter,  AND
THE  ENERGY-STAR  PRODUCT EXEMPTION PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH FORTY-FOUR
OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED  FIFTEEN  OF  THIS  CHAPTER
unless  such  city,  county  or  school  district elects otherwise as to
either such residential solar energy systems equipment  exemption,  such
commercial solar energy systems equipment exemption or such clothing and
footwear exemption OR SUCH ENERGY-STAR PRODUCT EXEMPTION.
  S  3.  Section 1210 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion (q) to read as follows:
  (Q) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF STATE OR LOCAL  LAW,  ORDI-
NANCE OR RESOLUTION TO THE CONTRARY:
  (1)  ANY  CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE IN WHICH THE
TAXES IMPOSED BY SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVEN OF  THIS  CHAPTER  ARE  IN
EFFECT,  ACTING THROUGH ITS LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED
AND EMPOWERED TO ELECT TO PROVIDE THE SAME EXEMPTIONS FROM SUCH TAXES AS
THE ENERGY-STAR PRODUCT EXEMPTION FROM STATE SALES AND COMPENSATING  USE
TAXES  DESCRIBED  IN  PARAGRAPH FORTY-FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION
ELEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER BY ENACTING A RESOLUTION  IN  THE
FORM  SET  FORTH  IN  PARAGRAPH TWO OF THIS SUBDIVISION; WHEREUPON, UPON
COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISIONS  (D)  AND  (E)  OF  THIS
SECTION,  SUCH  ENACTMENT  OF  SUCH  RESOLUTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE AN
AMENDMENT TO SUCH SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED SEVEN AND SUCH  SECTION  ELEVEN
HUNDRED  SEVEN SHALL BE DEEMED TO INCORPORATE SUCH EXEMPTIONS AS IF THEY
HAD BEEN DULY ENACTED BY THE  STATE  LEGISLATURE  AND  APPROVED  BY  THE
GOVERNOR.
  (2)  FORM  OF RESOLUTION: BE IT ENACTED BY THE (INSERT PROPER TITLE OF
LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY) AS FOLLOWS:

S. 3854--A                          3

  SECTION ONE.  RECEIPTS  FROM  SALES  OF  AND  CONSIDERATION  GIVEN  OR
CONTRACTED  TO  BE  GIVEN  FOR, OR FOR THE USE OF, PROPERTY AND SERVICES
EXEMPT FROM STATE SALES AND COMPENSATING USE TAXES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH
FORTY-FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION 1115 OF THE TAX LAW SHALL  ALSO
BE  EXEMPT  FROM SALES AND COMPENSATING USE TAXES IMPOSED IN THIS JURIS-
DICTION.
  SECTION TWO. THIS RESOLUTION SHALL TAKE EFFECT  SEPTEMBER  1,  (INSERT
THE  YEAR,  BUT NOT EARLIER THAN THE YEAR 2014) AND SHALL APPLY TO SALES
MADE, SERVICES RENDERED AND USES OCCURRING ON AND  AFTER  THAT  DATE  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS IN SECTIONS 1106,
1216 AND 1217 OF THE NEW YORK TAX LAW.
  S  4.  This  act  shall  take effect April 1, 2015 and shall be deemed
repealed April 1, 2020.

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