assembly Bill A257B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2019 print number 257b
Jun 15, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Feb 08, 2019 print number 257a
Feb 08, 2019 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 09, 2019 referred to governmental operations

Co-Sponsors

A257 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2649
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8675, S6881

A257 (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.

A257 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   257

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, ROZIC, SIMON -- 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.

Co-Sponsors

A257A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2649
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8675, S6881

A257A (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.

A257A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 257--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, ROZIC, SIMON -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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, BIODIESEL, OTHER
PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AND FUEL GASES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO  METH-
ANE, 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. The opening paragraph and paragraphs (f) and (g) of subdivision 2
of section 181 of the executive law, the opening paragraph as amended by
chapter  309  of the laws of 1996 and paragraphs (f) and (g) as added by

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

Co-Sponsors

A257B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2649
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8675, S6881

A257B (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.

A257B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 257--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, ROZIC, SIMON -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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 HAVE THE SAME DEFINITION AS IN  SECTION  1-103
OF THE ENERGY LAW AND INCLUDE BIODIESEL.
  (D) "FOSSIL FUEL RELATED TAX EXPENDITURES" SHALL MEAN TAX EXPENDITURES
THAT DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION, TRANS-
PORTATION, STORAGE, SALE, PURCHASE OR DELIVERY OF FOSSIL FUELS.
  § 3. The opening paragraph and paragraphs (f) and (g) of subdivision 2
of section 181 of the executive law, the opening paragraph as amended by
chapter  309  of the laws of 1996 and paragraphs (f) and (g) 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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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