senate Bill S1659

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Imposes a tax related to executive compensation

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to investigations and government operations
May 29, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2019 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 29, 2019 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1659
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

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aye wr (1)

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S1659 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7454
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §183-b, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6236

S1659 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that certain companies pay an annual tax if the chief executive receives compensation 100 to 250 times greater than the median pay of all their employees.

S1659 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1659 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1659

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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, in relation to imposing a  tax  related  to
  executive compensation

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a  new  section  183-b  to
read as follows:
  §  183-B.  TAX  ON  COMPANIES  SUBJECT TO UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND
EXCHANGE COMMISSION PAY RATIO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.    NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, OR OF ANY OTHER LAW, FOR THE PERIOD
BEGINNING WITH THE TAXABLE YEARS COMMENCING ON OR AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF
JANUARY, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, AN ANNUAL TAX IS HEREBY IMPOSED UPON EVERY
COMPANY  SUBJECT TO THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PAY RATIO REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 229.402  OF  TITLE
17  OF  THE  CODE  OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, AT THE RATE OF TEN PERCENT OF
BASE TAX LIABILITY IF SUCH COMPANY REPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES  SECURI-
TIES  AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION A PAY RATIO OF AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED TO ONE
BUT LESS THAN TWO HUNDRED FIFTY TO ONE ON UNITED STATES  SECURITIES  AND
EXCHANGE  COMMISSION  DISCLOSURES; OR AT THE RATE OF TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT
OF BASE TAX LIABILITY IF SUCH COMPANY REPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES SECU-
RITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION A PAY RATIO OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY  TO  ONE
OR  GREATER  ON UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION DISCLO-
SURES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2020 and shall apply to all
tax years commencing on or after such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04324-01-9

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