assembly Bill A225

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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A225 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §181, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8675
2019-2020: A257

A225 (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.

A225 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    225
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  ENGLEBRIGHT, ROZIC, SIMON, EPSTEIN,
   L. ROSENTHAL, WEPRIN, COLTON, STECK -- 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 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:
   In addition to the  information  required  by  article  seven  of  the
 constitution and section twenty-two of the state finance law, the gover-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets