assembly Bill A257C

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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 24, 2020 print number 257c
Jul 24, 2020 amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
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

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A257 - 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 - Summary

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; imposes a 5 year expiration upon any fossil fuel related tax expenditures enacted.

A257 - 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 - 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 - Summary

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; imposes a 5 year expiration upon any fossil fuel related tax expenditures enacted.

A257A - 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.

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A257B - 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 - Summary

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; imposes a 5 year expiration upon any fossil fuel related tax expenditures enacted.

A257B - 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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A257C (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

A257C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the governor's tax expenditure reporting to include an enumeration of all fossil fuel related tax expenditures; imposes a 5 year expiration upon any fossil fuel related tax expenditures enacted.

A257C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  257--C
 
                        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, EPSTEIN,
   L. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, COLTON -- read once and referred to the  Commit-
   tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
   again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on Governmental Operations in accordance with Assembly Rule
   3, sec. 2 -- 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 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.

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