|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 18, 2017||referred to cities|
|Jan 17, 2017||delivered to assembly|
ordered to third reading cal.35
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to cities|
senate Bill S362
Current Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S362 - Details
S362 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S362 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the general city law, in relation to prohibiting the imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags in certain cities PURPOSE : This bill seeks to prohibit the imposition and/or collection of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill would amend the general city law to add a new section 13-D to prohibit the imposition and/or collection of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags imposed by a city with a population of one million or more. More specifically, subdivision one of this bill would provide a definition of carry out merchandise bag and retail store, while subdivision two would establish a prohibition on any city of one million or more, from imposing any tax, fee or local charge on any carry out merchandise bag, and subdivision three would establish a corollary prohibition in any city of one million or more, from having
S362 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 362 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to prohibiting the imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags in certain cities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general city law is amended by adding a new section 13-d to read as follows: S 13-D. PROHIBITION ON THE IMPOSITION OF ANY TAX, FEE OR LOCAL CHARGE ON CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAGS. 1. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: A. "CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAG" SHALL MEAN ANY PLASTIC, PAPER OR OTHER BAG OR CARRYING CONTAINER, PROVIDED BY A RETAIL STORE, TO A CUSTOMER OF THAT STORE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING AND/OR TRANSPORTING MERCHANDISE LAWFULLY OBTAINED AT SUCH STORE. A CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAG SHALL INCLUDE ANY PLASTIC CARRYOUT BAG AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION 27-2701 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW, AS ADDED BY CHAP- TER SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND EIGHT. B. "RETAIL STORE" SHALL MEAN 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- LISHMENT OFFERING GOODS AND/OR SERVICES AT RETAIL TO INDIVIDUAL CONSUM- ERS, AND/OR ANY OTHER ESTABLISHMENT WHICH IN THE REGULAR COURSE OF BUSI- NESS SELLS OR RENTS GOODS OR SERVICES DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC. 2. PROHIBITION ON THE IMPOSITION OF A TAX, FEE OR LOCAL CHARGE ON ANY CARRY OUT MERCHANDISE BAG. NO CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL IMPOSE ANY TAX, FEE OR ANY OTHER LOCAL CHARGE ON ANY CARRY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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