senate Bill S6037

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a tax on carbon-based fuels

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
Aug 24, 2015 referred to rules

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S6037 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8372
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12-B §§289-g - 289-k, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2846, A107
2019-2020: S3608, A39
2021-2022: S3336, A77

S6037 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a tax on carbon-based fuels.

S6037 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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