senate Bill S749

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates state sales and compensating use taxes on motor fuels and diesel motor fuels and authorizes localities to eliminate such taxes

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Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1115, 1107 & 1210, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3419A

S749 - Bill Texts

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Eliminates state sales and compensating use taxes on motor fuels and diesel motor fuels and authorizes localities to eliminate such taxes at the local level.

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BILL NUMBER:S749

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to eliminating state sales and
compensating use taxes on motor fuels and diesel motor fuels and
authorizing localities to eliminate such taxes at the local level

PURPOSE:

This bill would eliminate state sales and compensating use taxes on
motor fuels and diesel motor fuels and authorizes localities to
eliminate such tax.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Subdivision (a) of section 1115 of the Tax Law is amended by adding a
new paragraph (44) titled Motor Fuel and Diesel Motor Fuel.

Subdivision (b) of section 1107 of the Tax Law is amended by adding a
new clause 12.

Subparagraph (ii) of and paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section 1210
is amended to allow local governments the option of eliminating or
altering the local sales and compensating use tax on motor fuel.

Section 1210 is amended by adding a new subdivision (p) to eliminate
the state sales and compensating use tax on motor fuels.

JUSTIFICATION:

The price of gasoline has risen dramatically. This excessive price
growth has had a devastating effect on the budgets of families across
New York. This high price of gasoline also threatens to damage the
economic climate of New York State as the cost of transportation,
tourism and agricultural production are forced to deal with
exorbitant costs. Ultimately these costs will be passed on to the
consumer thus providing an additional drain on family budgets.

Faced with such a situation it is incumbent on the New York State
Legislature to look for remedies. Currently, federal, state and local
taxes on the production, distribution, and sale of motor fuel account
for approximately 54% of the price of gasoline at the pump. This tax
burden unnecessarily inflates the price of gasoline. It is therefore
reasonable and responsible to lower these taxes as a means of keeping
the cost of gasoline to a minimum. Also, it is known that tax cuts
spur economic growth. Therefore this legislation can not only ease
financial burdens faced by our families, but also help to create the
jobs New York needs to grow.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-2010: S.3419-A Referred to Energy & Telecommunications
2007-2008: S.395 Referred to Energy & Telecommunications
2006: S.6495 Referred to Energy & Telecommunications


2005: A.5728 Referred to Ways & Means
2003-2004: A.4680 Held in Ways & Means
2001-2002: A.7479 Held in Ways & Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the first day of the sales tax
quarterly period next commencing at least 90 days after this act
shall have become law in accordance with the applicable
transitional provisions of sections 1106 and 1217 of the tax law.

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

                                   749

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  MAZIARZ,  RANZENHOFER  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy and Telecommunications

AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to eliminating state sales and
  compensating use taxes on motor  fuels  and  diesel  motor  fuels  and
  authorizing localities to eliminate such taxes at the local level

  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) MOTOR FUEL AND DIESEL MOTOR FUEL.
  S  2.  Subdivision  (b)  of  section 1107 of the tax law is amended by
adding a new clause 12 to read as follows:
  (12) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THE  EXEMPTION  PROVIDED  IN
PARAGRAPH  FORTY-FOUR  OF  SUBDIVISION  (A)  OF  SECTION  ELEVEN HUNDRED
FIFTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE RELATING TO MOTOR FUEL  AND  DIESEL  MOTOR  FUEL
SHALL  BE  APPLICABLE  PURSUANT  TO A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION
ADOPTED BY A CITY SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.  SUCH  CITY
IS  EMPOWERED  TO  ADOPT OR REPEAL SUCH A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOL-
UTION. SUCH ADOPTION OR REPEAL SHALL ALSO BE DEEMED TO AMEND  ANY  LOCAL
LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  ENACTED  BY  SUCH A CITY IMPOSING TAXES
PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION  TWELVE  HUNDRED
TEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 3. 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02507-01-1

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corresponding  provisions  in  such  article twenty-eight, including the
definition and exemption provisions of  such  article,  so  far  as  the
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) and the clothing and footwear
exemption provided for in paragraph thirty 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  or  such  clothing  and  footwear
exemption.  ANY LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ENACTED BY ANY  CITY,
COUNTY  OR SCHOOL DISTRICT, IMPOSING THE TAXES AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDI-
VISION, SHALL OMIT THE  MOTOR  FUEL  AND  DIESEL  MOTOR  FUEL  EXEMPTION
PROVIDED FOR IN PARAGRAPH FORTY-FOUR OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEV-
EN  HUNDRED  FIFTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, UNLESS SUCH CITY, COUNTY OR SCHOOL
DISTRICT ELECTS OTHERWISE; PROVIDED THAT IF SUCH A CITY HAVING  A  POPU-
LATION  OF ONE MILLION OR MORE ENACTS THE RESOLUTION DESCRIBED IN SUBDI-
VISION (P) OF THIS SECTION OR REPEALS SUCH RESOLUTION,  SUCH  RESOLUTION
OR  REPEAL  SHALL  ALSO  BE  DEEMED TO AMEND ANY LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR
RESOLUTION ENACTED BY SUCH A CITY IMPOSING SUCH TAXES  PURSUANT  TO  THE
AUTHORITY  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH TAXES ARE SUSPENDED
AT THE TIME SUCH CITY ENACTS ITS RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  (P)
OF  THIS  SECTION  OR AT THE TIME OF ANY SUCH REPEAL; PROVIDED, FURTHER,
THAT ANY SUCH LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  AND  SECTION  ELEVEN
HUNDRED  SEVEN  OF  THIS CHAPTER, AS DEEMED TO BE AMENDED IN THE EVENT A
CITY OF ONE MILLION OR MORE ENACTS A RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORI-
TY OF SUBDIVISION (P) OF THIS SECTION,  SHALL  BE  FURTHER  AMENDED,  AS
PROVIDED IN SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS SUBPART, SO THAT THE
MOTOR  FUEL AND DIESEL MOTOR FUEL EXEMPTION IN ANY SUCH LOCAL LAW, ORDI-
NANCE OR RESOLUTION OR IN SUCH SECTION  ELEVEN  HUNDRED  SEVEN  OF  THIS
CHAPTER IS THE SAME AS THE MOTOR FUEL AND DIESEL MOTOR FUEL EXEMPTION IN
PARAGRAPH  FORTY-FOUR  OF  SUBDIVISION  (A)  OF  SECTION  ELEVEN HUNDRED
FIFTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER.

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  S 4. Subdivision (d) of section 1210 of the tax  law,  as  amended  by
section  37 of part S-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to
read as follows:
  (d)  A local law, ordinance or resolution imposing any tax pursuant to
this section, increasing or decreasing the rate of such  tax,  repealing
or  suspending  such tax, exempting from such tax the energy sources and
services described in paragraph three of subdivision (a) or of  subdivi-
sion  (b)  of  this  section or changing the rate of tax imposed on such
energy sources and services  or  providing  for  the  credit  or  refund
described  in  clause  six  of subdivision (a) of section eleven hundred
nineteen of this chapter must go into effect only on one of the  follow-
ing  dates:  March first, June first, September first or December first;
provided, that a local law, ordinance or resolution  providing  for  the
exemption  described  in  paragraph thirty of subdivision (a) of section
eleven hundred fifteen of this chapter or repealing any  such  exemption
or a local law, ordinance or resolution providing for a refund or credit
described  in subdivision (d) of section eleven hundred nineteen of this
chapter or repealing such provision so provided must go into effect only
on March first; PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOL-
UTION PROVIDING FOR THE EXEMPTION DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH  FORTY-FOUR  OF
SUBDIVISION  (A)  OF  SECTION  ELEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR
REPEALING ANY SUCH EXEMPTION SO PROVIDED AND A RESOLUTION ENACTED PURSU-
ANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF SUBDIVISION (P) OF THIS SECTION  PROVIDING  SUCH
EXEMPTION  OR  REPEALING  SUCH  EXEMPTION SO PROVIDED MAY GO INTO EFFECT
IMMEDIATELY.  No such local law, ordinance or resolution shall be effec-
tive unless a certified copy of such law,  ordinance  or  resolution  is
mailed  by  registered  or  certified  mail  to  the commissioner at the
commissioner's office in Albany at least ninety days prior to  the  date
it  is  to  become  effective.  However,  the commissioner may waive and
reduce such ninety-day minimum notice requirement to a mailing  of  such
certified  copy  by  registered or certified mail within a period of not
less than thirty days prior to such effective date if  the  commissioner
deems  such action to be consistent with the commissioner's duties under
section twelve hundred fifty of this article and the  commissioner  acts
by  resolution.  Where  the  restriction  provided for in section twelve
hundred twenty-three of this article as to the effective date of  a  tax
and  the notice requirement provided for therein are applicable and have
not been waived, the  restriction  and  notice  requirement  in  section
twelve hundred twenty-three of this article shall also apply.
  S  5.  Section 1210 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion (p) to read as follows:
  (P) 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 EXEMPTION FROM SUCH TAXES FOR  THE
SAME  MOTOR  FUEL  AND  DIESEL  MOTOR  FUEL  EXEMPT 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 EXEMPTION AS IF

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IT  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:
  SECTION ONE.  RECEIPTS  FROM  SALES  OF  AND  CONSIDERATION  GIVEN  OR
CONTRACTED TO BE GIVEN FOR PURCHASES OF MOTOR FUEL AND DIESEL MOTOR FUEL
EXEMPT FROM STATE SALES AND COMPENSATING USE TAXES PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH
FORTY-FOUR  OF  SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE
TAX LAW SHALL ALSO BE EXEMPT  FROM  SALES  AND  COMPENSATING  USE  TAXES
IMPOSED IN THIS JURISDICTION.
  SECTION  TWO. THIS RESOLUTION SHALL TAKE EFFECT, (INSERT THE DATE) AND
SHALL APPLY TO SALES MADE AND USES OCCURRING  ON  AND  AFTER  THAT  DATE
ALTHOUGH MADE OR OCCURRING UNDER A PRIOR CONTRACT.
  S  6. The commissioner of taxation and finance is hereby authorized to
implement the provisions of this act with respect to the elimination  of
the imposition of sales tax, additional taxes, and supplemental taxes on
diesel  motor  fuel  and  motor fuel and all other taxes so addressed by
this act.
  S 7. This act shall take effect on the first  day  of  the  sales  tax
quarterly period, as described in subdivision (b) of section 1136 of the
tax  law,  next  commencing  at  least 90 days after this act shall have
become a law and shall apply in accordance with the  applicable  transi-
tional provisions of sections 1106 and 1217 of the tax law.

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