senate Bill S3203B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Exempts the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from state sales and compensating use taxes; grants localities option to exempt

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 approval memo.7
signed chap.406
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.536
substituted for a5522b
May 31, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.792
Apr 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2012 print number 3203b
Jan 13, 2012 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2011 1st report cal.957
May 03, 2011 print number 3203a
amend and recommit to finance
Apr 12, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Feb 11, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S3203B
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 18, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3203B
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 18, 2012

Jun 2, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S3203A
32
0
committee
32
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 12, 2011 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3203
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 12, 2011

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S3203 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5522B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1115 & 1210, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5074A, A7672A

S3203 - Summary

Exempts the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from sales and compensating use taxes; grants municipalities the option to grant such exemption from local sales and use taxes.

S3203 - Sponsor Memo

S3203 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3203

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 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  tax  law, in relation to exempting the sale and
  installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment  from  state
  sales  and  compensating  use  taxes  and  granting municipalities the
  option to grant such exemption

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

  Section  1.  Section  1115  of  the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (gg) to read as follows:
  (GG) RECEIPTS FROM THE RETAIL SALE OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY  SYSTEMS
EQUIPMENT  AND  OF THE SERVICE OF INSTALLING SUCH SYSTEMS, PROVIDED BY A
RETAILER THAT HAS CERTIFIED TO THE  DEPARTMENT  THAT  SUCH  SYSTEMS  ARE
INSTALLED  BY  WORKERS  WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THIS STATE, SHALL BE EXEMPT
FROM TAXES IMPOSED BY SECTIONS ELEVEN HUNDRED FIVE  AND  ELEVEN  HUNDRED
ELEVEN  OF  THIS ARTICLE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "COMMER-
CIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT" SHALL MEAN AN ARRANGEMENT OR COMBI-
NATION  OF  COMPONENTS  INSTALLED  UPON  NON-RESIDENTIAL  PREMISES  THAT
UTILIZE  SOLAR  RADIATION TO PRODUCE ENERGY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HEATING,
COOLING, HOT WATER AND/OR ELECTRICITY. SUCH  ARRANGEMENT  OR  COMPONENTS
SHALL NOT INCLUDE EQUIPMENT THAT IS PART OF A NON-SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1210 of the tax law, as
amended  by  section  3 of part GG of chapter 57 of the laws of 2010, 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.
                                                           LBD08775-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S3203A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5522B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1115 & 1210, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5074A, A7672A

S3203A - Summary

Exempts the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from sales and compensating use taxes; grants municipalities the option to grant such exemption from local sales and use taxes.

S3203A - Sponsor Memo

S3203A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3203--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
  Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in  relation  to  exempting  the  sale  and
  installation  of  commercial solar energy systems equipment from state
  sales and compensating  use  taxes  and  granting  municipalities  the
  option to grant such exemption

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

  Section 1. Section 1115 of the tax law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision (gg) to read as follows:
  (GG)  RECEIPTS FROM THE RETAIL SALE OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS
EQUIPMENT AND OF THE SERVICE OF INSTALLING SUCH SYSTEMS SHALL BE  EXEMPT
FROM  TAXES  IMPOSED  BY SECTIONS ELEVEN HUNDRED FIVE AND ELEVEN HUNDRED
ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  "COMMER-
CIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT" SHALL MEAN AN ARRANGEMENT OR COMBI-
NATION  OF  COMPONENTS  INSTALLED  UPON  NON-RESIDENTIAL  PREMISES  THAT
UTILIZE SOLAR RADIATION TO PRODUCE ENERGY DESIGNED TO  PROVIDE  HEATING,
COOLING,  HOT  WATER  AND/OR ELECTRICITY. SUCH ARRANGEMENT OR COMPONENTS
SHALL NOT INCLUDE EQUIPMENT THAT IS PART OF A NON-SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1210 of the tax law, as
amended by section 3 of part GG of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2010,  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.
                                                           LBD08775-02-1

Co-Sponsors

S3203B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5522B
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1115 & 1210, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5074A, A7672A

S3203B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Exempts the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment from sales and compensating use taxes; grants municipalities the option to grant such exemption from local sales and use taxes.

S3203B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3203B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3203--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ, DUANE, JOHNSON, PARKER -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy  and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations 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 the sale and
  installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment  from  state
  sales  and  compensating  use  taxes  and  granting municipalities the
  option to grant such exemption

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

  Section  1.  Section  1115  of  the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (hh) to read as follows:
  (HH) RECEIPTS FROM THE RETAIL SALE OF COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY  SYSTEMS
EQUIPMENT  AND OF THE SERVICE OF INSTALLING SUCH SYSTEMS SHALL BE EXEMPT
FROM TAXES IMPOSED BY SECTIONS ELEVEN HUNDRED FIVE  AND  ELEVEN  HUNDRED
ELEVEN  OF  THIS ARTICLE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "COMMER-
CIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT" SHALL MEAN AN ARRANGEMENT OR COMBI-
NATION  OF  COMPONENTS  INSTALLED  UPON  NON-RESIDENTIAL  PREMISES  THAT
UTILIZE  SOLAR  RADIATION TO PRODUCE ENERGY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HEATING,
COOLING, HOT WATER AND/OR ELECTRICITY. SUCH  ARRANGEMENT  OR  COMPONENTS
SHALL NOT INCLUDE EQUIPMENT THAT IS PART OF A NON-SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM.
  S 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1210 of the tax law, as
amended  by  section  3 of part GG of chapter 57 of the laws of 2010, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08775-04-2

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