senate Bill S3827

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the Multichannel Video Programming Distributor Competition Act

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Feb 21, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S3827 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5118
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §186-g, Tax L

S3827 - Summary

Enacts the Multichannel Video Programming Distributor Competition Act.

S3827 - Sponsor Memo

S3827 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3827

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to  enacting  the  multichannel
  video programming distributor competition act

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a  new  section  186-g  to
read as follows:
  S  186-G. EXCISE TAX ON DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICES. 1.  DEFI-
NITIONS. AS USED IN  THIS  SECTION,  WHERE  NOT  OTHERWISE  SPECIFICALLY
DEFINED AND UNLESS A DIFFERENT MEANING IS CLEARLY REQUIRED:
  (A) "COMMISSIONER", MEANS THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE.
  (B)  "DIRECT  BROADCAST  SATELLITE SERVICE", MEANS THE DISTRIBUTION OR
BROADCASTING BY SATELLITE OF VIDEO PROGRAMMING OR SERVICES  DIRECTLY  TO
RECEIVING  EQUIPMENT  LOCATED AT AN END USER SUBSCRIBER'S OR AN END USER
CUSTOMER'S PREMISES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  THE  PROVISION  OF
PREMIUM  CHANNELS,  THE  PROVISION  OF  MUSIC OR OTHER AUDIO SERVICES OR
CHANNELS,  AND  ANY  OTHER  SERVICE  RECEIVED  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  THE
PROVISION OF DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE.
  (C)  "DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE PROVIDER", MEANS A PERSON WHO
TRANSMITS, BROADCASTS OR OTHERWISE PROVIDES DIRECT  BROADCAST  SATELLITE
SERVICE TO SUBSCRIBERS OR CUSTOMERS IN THE STATE.
  (D)  "GROSS  RECEIPTS",  MEANS ALL CONSIDERATION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE
RECEIVED BY A DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE PROVIDER, OR AN  AFFIL-
IATE  OF  SUCH PERSON, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OF DIRECT BROAD-
CAST SATELLITE SERVICE TO SUBSCRIBERS OR CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING  RECURRING
MONTHLY CHARGES FOR DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE AND PAY-PER-VIEW,
VIDEO-ON-DEMAND  AND  OTHER  EVENT-BASED  CHARGES  FOR  DIRECT BROADCAST
SATELLITE SERVICE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  GROSS  RECEIPTS  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE:
  (1)  CHARGES  FOR  THE RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF
DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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