Bill Text: NY A01319 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Establishes the green building credit for construction or rehabilitation of property in conformity with certain energy efficiency standards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - referred to ways and means [A01319 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01319-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Ways and Means
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  tax  law, in relation to establishing the green
          building credit
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  606  of  the  tax law is amended by adding a new
     2  subsection (jjj) to read as follows:
     3    (jjj) Green building credit. (1) Allowance of credit. A taxpayer shall
     4  be allowed a credit against the tax imposed  by  this  article  provided
     5  that  such  taxpayer  constructs or rehabilitates qualifying residential
     6  real property in conformity with energy efficiency standards established
     7  by the National Association of Home Builders or the Leadership in Energy
     8  and Environmental Design rating system developed by  the  United  States
     9  green  building  council  and  fashions proof thereof in accordance with
    10  rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner of the  department
    11  of environmental conservation in conjunction with the commissioner.
    12    (2)  Amount  of credit. The amount of the credit shall be equal to the
    13  allowable costs paid or incurred by the  taxpayer,  if  the  owner,  for
    14  either the construction or rehabilitation of qualifying residential real
    15  property  in  conformity with energy efficiency standards established by
    16  the National Association of Home Builders or the  Leadership  in  Energy
    17  and  Environmental  Design  rating system developed by the United States
    18  green building council; provided, however, that such  credit  shall  not
    19  exceed ten thousand dollars and shall not be awarded more than once in a
    20  period of ten years.
    21    (3)  For  the  purpose  of  this  subsection,  "allowable costs" means
    22  amounts properly chargeable to an account (other than for  land),  which
    23  are  paid  or incurred on or after January first, two thousand nineteen,
    24  for:  construction or rehabilitation; commissioning costs; interest paid
    25  or incurred during the construction  or  rehabilitation  period;  legal,
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 1319                             2
     1  architectural,  engineering  and  other  professional  fees allocable to
     2  construction or rehabilitation; closing costs for construction, rehabil-
     3  itation or mortgage loans; recording taxes and filing fees incurred with
     4  respect to construction or rehabilitation; site costs (such as temporary
     5  electric wiring, scaffolding, demolition costs, and fencing and security
     6  facilities);  and  costs  of furniture, carpeting, partitions, walls and
     7  wall coverings, ceilings, drapes, blinds, lighting, plumbing, electrical
     8  wiring and ventilation; provided that such costs shall not  include  the
     9  cost  of  telephone  systems and computers (other than electrical wiring
    10  costs) and shall not include the cost  of  fuel  cells  or  photovoltaic
    11  modules  (including  installation)  or  the cost of new air conditioning
    12  equipment using an EPA-approved non-ozone depleting refrigerant or other
    13  EPA-approved refrigerant approved by the commissioner  of  environmental
    14  conservation (excluding installation).
    15    (4)  For  the purposes of this subsection "qualifying residential real
    16  property" shall mean the principal place of residence of  an  individual
    17  taxpayer  who  claims a credit pursuant to this subsection. In the event
    18  that such place of residence is  a  multiple  dwelling,  as  defined  by
    19  subdivision  seven  of section four of the multiple dwelling law, allow-
    20  able  costs  shall  only  constitute  those  costs   incurred   due   to
    21  construction or rehabilitation undertaken on the portion of the dwelling
    22  that constitutes an individual taxpayer's unit.
    23    (5)  If the amount of the credit allowed under this subsection for any
    24  taxable year shall exceed the taxpayer's tax for such year,  the  excess
    25  may  be carried over to the following year or years for up to five years
    26  and may be deducted from the taxpayer's tax for such year or years.
    27    (6) The commissioner of the department of environmental  conservation,
    28  in  conjunction  with  the commissioner, shall promulgate such rules and
    29  regulations as may be necessary  for  the  distribution  of  the  credit
    30  established by this subsection.
    31    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
    32  years beginning on and after January 1, 2020.