senate Bill S6881

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 finance
Sep 22, 2017 referred to rules

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S6881 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8675
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2649, A257

S6881 (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.

S6881 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6881 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6881

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 22, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KRUEGER,  AVELLA, BROOKS, DILAN, HOYLMAN, RIVERA,
  SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules

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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