assembly Bill A4869

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the credit for rural broadband act of 2017

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A4869 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
State Technology Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §104, St Tech L; amd §§210-B & 606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7588
2015-2016: A1109

A4869 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates a refundable tax credit for broadband deployment to residences and small businesses located in rural, unserved areas.

A4869 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4869

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGEE,  GUNTHER,  JENNE,  MORELLE, McDONALD,
  BARRETT, STIRPE, PALMESANO, SANTABARBARA, BRONSON, GANTT, STEC,  FAHY,
  CAHILL,  QUART,  SKOUFIS  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LUPARDO --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the state technology law and the tax law, in relation to
  a refundable tax credit provided to broadband deployment to residences
  and small businesses located in rural, unserved areas

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "credit for
rural broadband act of 2017".
  §  2.  Section  104 of the state technology law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, IN CONJUNCTION  WITH
INPUT  FROM  THE  ADVISORY COUNCIL, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR VERIFYING  AN  "UNSERVED"
AREA UNDER THE CREDIT FOR RURAL BROADBAND ACT OF TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN,
USING BROADBAND MAPPING DATA AT THE TIME A PROJECT IS PROPOSED.
  §  3. Section 210-B of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivi-
sion 49 to read as follows:
  49. CREDIT FOR RURAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT.  (A) ALLOWANCE  OF  CREDIT.
A  QUALIFIED  TAXPAYER SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT AGAINST THE TAX IMPOSED
BY THIS ARTICLE EQUAL TO ANY QUALIFIED CUSTOMER CONTRIBUTION IN  AID  OF
CONSTRUCTION  RESULTING  FROM NEW NETWORK CONSTRUCTION TO DELIVER BROAD-
BAND SERVICE TO THE INDIVIDUAL'S RESIDENCE OR PLACE OF BUSINESS  LOCATED
IN  AN  UNSERVED AREA.   THE CREDIT ALLOWED BY THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE
CLAIMED ANNUALLY OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD EQUAL TO ONE-FIFTH OF THE CRED-
IT AMOUNT. IF THE CREDIT ALLOWED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION IS GREATER  THAN
THE TAX DUE IN ANY TAXABLE YEAR, THE AMOUNT BY WHICH SUCH CREDIT EXCEEDS
SUCH  TAX  DUE  IS  TREATED  AS  AN OVERPAYMENT OF TAX TO BE REFUNDED IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08600-01-7