Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to investigations and government operations
|Aug 24, 2015||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6037
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S6037 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S6037 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6037 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a tax on carbon-based fuels to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions causing anthropogenic climate change PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To assist in NY's goal to substantially reduce CO2 emissions, while investing in clean energy and modernized infrastructure. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: § 289-g of Section 1 provides definitions for "carbon-based fuel," "carbon generated electricity," "carbon dioxide equivalent," "carbon dioxide emissions tax," "fuel distributor," "carbon dioxide emissions fund (fund)," "motor vehicle fuel," and "utility." § 289-h of Section 1 provides for the administration of emissions charges. § 289-i of Section 1 provides for the establishment of the carbon dioxide emissions tax. § 289-j of Section 1 provides for development of a carbon dioxide emissions fund.
2015-S6037 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6037 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E August 24, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a tax on carbon-based fuels to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions causing anthropogenic climate change 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 article 12-B to read as follows: ARTICLE 12-B TAX ON CARBON-BASED FUELS SECTION 289-G. DEFINITIONS. 289-H. ADMINISTRATION OF EMISSIONS CHARGES. 289-I. CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS TAX. 289-J. CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS FUND. 289-K. REGULATIONS. S 289-G. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "CARBON-BASED FUEL" MEANS COAL, NATURAL GAS, RENEWABLE BIOMASS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AND ANY OTHER PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS CARBON AND EMITS CARBON DIOXIDE, METHANE, NITROUS OXIDE, OR OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES WHEN COMBUSTED, THAT ARE USED FOR FUEL, HEATING, COOLING, OR INDUSTRIAL PROC- ESSES, WHICH PROCESSES SHALL INCLUDE ELECTRICITY GENERATION. 2. "CARBON-GENERATED ELECTRICITY" MEANS ELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCED USING A CARBON-BASED FUEL THAT IS GENERATED OR TRANSMITTED BY AN ELECTRIC POWER FACILITY. 3. "CARBON DIOXIDE EQUIVALENT" MEANS A UNIT OF MEASURE DENOTING THE AMOUNT OF EMISSIONS FROM A GREENHOUSE GAS, EXPRESSED AS THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE BY WEIGHT THAT PRODUCES THE SAME GLOBAL WARMING IMPACT. 4. "CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS TAX" MEANS A TAX IMPOSED ON EACH TON OF CARBON DIOXIDE EQUIVALENCY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11871-02-5
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