assembly Bill A8372

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a tax on carbon-based fuels

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
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A8372 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6037
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12-B §§289-g - 289-k, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A107, S2846
2019-2020: A39, S3608
2021-2022: A77

A8372 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a tax on carbon-based fuels.

A8372 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8372

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL, LIFTON -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

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