senate Bill S4330

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to an instant tax rebate of three cents per reusable bag furnished to replace a plastic carryout bag by a customer of a retail store

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Feb 09, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

S4330 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6239
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1210, Tax L; add §399-eee, Gen Bus L

S4330 - Summary

Relates to an instant tax rebate of three cents per reusable bag furnished to replace a plastic carryout bag by a customer of a retail store.

S4330 - Sponsor Memo

S4330 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4330

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ALCANTARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law and the general business law, in relation to
  an  instant  tax  rebate  of three cents per reusable bag furnished to
  replace a plastic carryout bag by a customer of a retail store

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

  Section  1.  Section  1210  of  the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (k) to read as follows:
  (K) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  AN
INSTANT  REBATE  OF THREE CENTS FROM THE TAXES AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTIONS
TWELVE HUNDRED ONE THROUGH TWELVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL  BE
ISSUED   PER   REUSABLE   BAG,  AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED
NINETY-NINE-EEE OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW, FURNISHED FOR THE  REPLACE-
MENT  OF  A  PLASTIC  CARRYOUT  BAG, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE HUNDRED
NINETY-NINE-EEE OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW, SHALL  BE  APPLIED  TO  ANY
TAXES  TO  BE  PAID ON THE TRANSACTION. THIS REBATE SHALL NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT TO BE REMITTED TO LOCAL TAXING JURISDICTIONS.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section  399-
eee to read as follows:
  S  399-EEE. REBATE ON SALES TAX FOR USE OF REUSABLE CARRY OUT MERCHAN-
DISE BAGS. 1.  DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAG" MEANS A PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAG PROVIDED BY A
STORE TO A CUSTOMER AT THE POINT OF SALE.
  (B) "RETAIL STORE" MEANS ANY BUSINESS  ESTABLISHMENT,  INCLUDING,  BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO,  A  GROCERY  STORE,  CONVENIENCE STORE, DAIRY PRODUCTS
STORE, PRODUCE MARKET,  DEPARTMENT  STORE,  GENERAL  MERCHANDISE  STORE,
CLOTHING STORE, HARDWARE STORE, PHARMACY, DRUG STORE, HOTEL, RESTAURANT,
SODA  FOUNTAIN, GASOLINE STATION, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR MERCANTILE ESTAB-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09794-01-7

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