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|May 31, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|May 01, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S7145
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S7145 - Details
S7145 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7145 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting fuel used in vessels used directly and predominantly in a business providing sport fishing opportunities for hire to the general public from the tax on petroleum businesses and from sales and compensating use taxes PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides motor fuel tax exemption for sales of diesel motor fuel used in vessels used directly in a business providing sport fishing opportu- nities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation amends the Tax Law to provide a full exemption from both the petroleum business tax and sales and compensating use tax for charter boats used directly and predominantly in a business providing sport fishing opportunities for hire to the general public. JUSTIFICATION: The original intent of this policy, as it relates to charter boats and commercial fishing vessels, was to prevent tax evasion in the diesel fuel industry. However, it was not intended to be burdensome to many of the state's industries such charter boats and their fuel distributors. The implementation of this law has caused a great deal of hardship for
S7145 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 7145 A. 9999 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 1, 2012 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to exempting fuel used in vessels used directly and predominantly in a business providing sport fishing opportunities for hire to the general public from the tax on petroleum businesses and from sales and compensating use taxes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 300 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision (j-1) to read as follows: (J-1) "COMMERCIAL SPORT FISHING VESSEL" MEANS A VESSEL OWNED BY A PERSON DOMICILED IN THIS STATE, WHO HAS BEEN ISSUED AND HOLDS A MARINE AND COASTAL DISTRICT PARTY AND CHARTER BOAT LICENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION 13-0336 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW. S 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 301-a of the tax law, as added by section 154 of part A of chapter 389 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: (2) Motor fuel brought into this state in the fuel tank connecting with the engine of a vessel propelled by the use of such motor fuel shall be deemed to constitute a taxable use of motor fuel for the purposes of this subdivision to the extent that the fuel is consumed in the operation of the vessel in this state. Provided, however, that this paragraph shall not apply to (i) a recreational motor boat or (ii) subsequent to August thirty-first, nineteen hundred ninety-four, a commercial fishing vessel (as defined in subdivision (j) of section three hundred of this article) if the motor fuel imported and consumed in this state is used to operate such vessel while it is engaged in the harvesting of fish for sale OR (III) A COMMERCIAL SPORT FISHING VESSEL, IF SUCH VESSEL PROVIDES ITS OWNER WITH AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF HIS OR HER TOTAL ANNUAL INCOME. Provided, further, that tax liability for EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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