A05429 Summary:

BILL NO    A05429 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Thiele

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S1115-a, Tax L

Authorizes the county of Suffolk to elect to be exempt from certain taxes
related to the sale or purchase of energy saving, fluorescent lightbulbs.
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A05429 Actions:

BILL NO    A05429 

02/26/2013 referred to ways and means
01/08/2014 referred to ways and means
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A05429 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A05429 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A5429

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the tax law, in relation to
authorizing the county of Suffolk to elect to be exempt from certain
taxes related to any energy saving, fluorescent lightbulb

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Energy efficient fluorescent light
bulbs offer an environmentally friendly option, but at an increased
initial price. Giving Suffolk County the option of electing to
eliminate taxes on the bulbs would make them a more affordable option
to consumers.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The tax law is amended by adding a new
section 1115-a relating to the County of Suffolk's optional exemption
from sales and use taxes for the sale or purchase of any energy
saving, fluorescent lightbulb.

JUSTIFICATION: Energy saving, fluorescent light bulbs use up to 75%
less energy and last 10 times longer than traditional bulbs. They also
give off 7576 less heat, making them safer to operate and will
slightly cut energy costs associated with home cooling.

Exempting these bulbs from sales tax will slightly offset the
increased cost of these bulbs, and will increase consumer awareness
and use of energy saving fluorescent bulbs.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.8266
2009-10: A. 3149
2007-08: A. 8875

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
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A05429 Text:

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

                                         5429

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 26, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Ways and Means

       AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the county of
         Suffolk to elect to be exempt from certain taxes related to any energy
         saving, fluorescent lightbulb

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

    1    Section  1.  The  tax law is amended by adding a new section 1115-a to
    2  read as follows:
    3    S 1115-A. COUNTY OF SUFFOLK OPTIONAL  EXEMPTION  FROM  SALES  AND  USE
    4  TAXES  FOR THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF ANY ENERGY SAVING, FLUORESCENT LIGHT-
    5  BULB. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,  THE
    6  COUNTY  OF  SUFFOLK  MAY  ELECT BY LOCAL LAW, FOR A PERIOD OF TIME TO BE
    7  ESTABLISHED BY SUCH COUNTY, FOR RECEIPTS FOR ANY  SALE  OR  PURCHASE  OF
    8  ENERGY SAVING, FLUORESCENT LIGHTBULB TO BE EXEMPT FROM THE TAX ON RETAIL
    9  SALES  IMPOSED  UNDER  SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED FIVE OF
   10  THIS ARTICLE AND THE COMPENSATING USE TAX IMPOSED UNDER  SECTION  ELEVEN
   11  HUNDRED TEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
   12    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD09270-01-3
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