assembly Bill A8675

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Sep 25, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A8675 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6881
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A257, S2649

A8675 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; imposes a 3 year expiration upon any fossil fuel related tax expenditures enacted.

A8675 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8675

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  an  annual
  report of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; and to provide for
  the expiration of fossil fuel related tax expenditures

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  the  use  of fossil fuels result in greenhouse gas emis-
sions. The state has a goal of  reducing  greenhouse  gas  emissions  by
eighty  percent  below  1990  levels  by  2050 to combat climate change.
Therefore, the state has an interest in reducing tax  expenditures  that
support  fossil  fuels. By creating a process through which the legisla-
ture would review existing fossil fuel tax  expenditures  on  a  regular
basis, the state can better ensure that they are in the public interest.
  §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 181 of the executive law is amended by
adding two new paragraphs (c) and (d) to read as follows:
  (C) "FOSSIL FUEL" SHALL MEAN  COAL,  KEROSENE,  OIL,  OTHER  PETROLEUM
PRODUCTS,  AND FUEL GASES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO METHANE, NATURAL
GAS, LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS AND MANUFACTURED FUEL GASES.
  (D) "FOSSIL FUEL RELATED TAX EXPENDITURES" SHALL MEAN TAX EXPENDITURES
THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE OR HAVE A SIGNIFICANT  RELATIONSHIP  TO
THE  PRODUCTION,  TRANSMISSION,  DISTRIBUTION,  TRANSPORTATION, STORAGE,
SALE, PURCHASE, DELIVERY, CONSUMPTION OR USE OF FOSSIL FUELS.
  § 3. Paragraphs (f) and (g) of subdivision 2 of  section  181  of  the
executive  law,  as added by chapter 23 of the laws of 1990, are amended
and two new paragraphs (h) and (i) are added to read as follows:
  (f) comment, if any, on the effectiveness and efficiency of other  tax
expenditures; [and]

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11175-04-7

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