senate Bill S4602

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to imposing an excise tax on sugary drinks

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Budget And Revenue Committee


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Feb 05, 2021 referred to budget and revenue

S4602 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6857
Current Committee:
Senate Budget And Revenue
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 17 §§400 - 407, Tax L; add §99-ii, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9925

S4602 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes an excise tax on sugary drinks; establishes a children's health promotion fund to utilize the revenues generated by such tax.

S4602 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4602 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4602
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Budget and Revenue
 
 AN ACT to amend the tax law and the state finance law,  in  relation  to
   imposing an excise tax on sugary drinks
 
   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 article 17  to  read
 as follows:
                                ARTICLE 17
                        EXCISE TAX ON SUGARY DRINKS
 SECTION 400. DEFINITIONS.
         401. IMPOSITION OF EXCISE TAX.
         402. REPORT OF SALES AND REMITTANCE OF TAX.
         403. DEPOSIT AND DISPOSITION OF REVENUE
         404. RECORDS OF DISTRIBUTORS.
         405. EXEMPTIONS.
         406. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
         407. SEVERABILITY.
   § 400. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
 HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   1.  "BEVERAGE  FOR  MEDICAL  USE"  MEANS A BEVERAGE SUITABLE FOR HUMAN
 CONSUMPTION AND MANUFACTURED FOR USE AS AN ORAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY  FOR
 PERSONS  WHO  CANNOT ABSORB OR METABOLIZE DIETARY NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD OR
 BEVERAGES, OR FOR USE AS AN ORAL REHYDRATION  ELECTROLYTE  SOLUTION  FOR
 INFANTS  AND  CHILDREN FORMULATED TO PREVENT OR TREAT DEHYDRATION DUE TO
 ILLNESS. "BEVERAGE FOR MEDICAL USE" SHALL ALSO MEAN A "MEDICAL FOOD"  AS
 DEFINED   IN   SECTION  5(B)(3)  OF  THE  ORPHAN  DRUG  ACT  (21  U.S.C.
 360EE(B)(3)). "BEVERAGE  FOR  MEDICAL  USE"  SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE  DRINKS
 COMMONLY  REFERRED  TO AS "SPORTS DRINKS" OR ANY OTHER COMMON NAMES THAT
 ARE DERIVATIONS THEREOF.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05927-01-1

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