|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S143
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S143 - Details
S143 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S143 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to exempting religious organizations from the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment fee PURPOSE: This bill will exempt tax exempt religious organizations from the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1, paragraph b removes receipts from tax exempt religious organizations from the gross receipts calculation used to determine the total tax owed by a utility company. Section 1, paragraph i prohibits a utility company from passing along the cost imposed under this section to any tax exempt religious organization JUSTIFICATION: New York State Tax Law lists any corporation or association organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable or educational purposes, as one of the organizations exempt from payment of state sales tax. According to the New York State Constitution Article XVI
S143 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 143 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to exempting reli- gious organizations from the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment fee THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part NN of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, is amended and a new paragraph (i) is added to read as follows: (b) The temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment shall be equal to two [percentum] PER CENTUM of the utility entity's gross operating revenues derived from intrastate utility oper- ations in the last preceding calendar year, minus the amount, if any, that such utility entity is assessed pursuant to subdivisions one and two of this section for the corresponding state fiscal year period. With respect to the Long Island power authority, the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment shall be equal to one [percentum] PER CENTUM of such authority's gross operating revenues derived from intrastate utility operations in the last preceding calen- dar year. No corporation or person subject to the jurisdiction of the commission only with respect to safety, or the power authority of the state of New York, shall be subject to the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment provided for under this subdivi- sion. Utility entities whose gross operating revenues from intrastate utility operations are five hundred thousand dollars or less in the preceding calendar year shall not be subject to the temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment. RECEIPTS FROM REVEN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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