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File #: Res 0564-2004    Version: * Name: Grant NYC the authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on State and Federal Legislation
On agenda: 9/9/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to grant New York City the authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110.
Sponsors: Vincent J. Gentile, Andrew J. Lanza, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., David I. Weprin, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Tony Avella, Yvette D. Clarke, Lewis A. Fidler, Melinda R. Katz, John C. Liu, Michael E. McMahon, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Bill Perkins, Larry B. Seabrook, Kendall Stewart, James F. Gennaro, Philip Reed, Joel Rivera, James Sanders, Jr., Helen Sears, Dennis P. Gallagher, James S. Oddo
Council Member Sponsors: 23

Res. No. 564

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to grant New York City the authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110.

 

By Council Members Gentile, Lanza, Recchia, Weprin, Addabbo, Avella, Clarke, Fidler, Katz, Liu, McMahon, Nelson, Palma, Perkins, Seabrook, Stewart, Gennaro, Reed, Rivera, Sanders, Sears, Gallagher and Oddo

 

                     Whereas, The New York City Council approved in the budget for fiscal year 2004 a return of the sales tax for clothing and footwear under $110; and

                     Whereas, When the budget was approved, the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110 was to sunset in June 2004; and

                     Whereas, The purpose of this sunset provision was to ensure that after one year of levying this sales tax to help the City through its budget crisis, the tax would be repealed; and

                     Whereas, The New York State Legislature and Governor Pataki, during their budget proceedings, rescinded New York City’s authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110; and

                     Whereas, The sales tax on clothing and footwear is a regressive tax that is bad for business, and burdensome for seniors and for families across the City; and

                     Whereas, By restoring New York City’s authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110, New Yorkers would no longer be burdened by this regressive tax; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature and Governor Pataki to grant the City of New York the authority to repeal the sales tax on clothing and footwear under $110.

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9/2/04