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File #: Res 0119-2010    Version: * Name: Create a tax incentive program for green businesses.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 3/25/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to create a tax incentive program for green businesses.
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Daniel Dromm , Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Michael C. Nelson, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/2010*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/2010*Melissa Mark-Viverito City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 119
 
 
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to create a tax incentive program for green businesses.
 
 
Council Members Mark-Viverito, Dromm, Lander, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Rodriguez, Nelson and Koo
 
Whereas, Green businesses contribute to both economic growth and environmental improvement in the City of New York; and
Whereas, A recent study by the New York City Economic Development Corporation found that the Green Sector is ripe for growth in New York City; and
      Whereas, The New York City Council has recently passed legislation requiring lighting upgrades, energy audits, and other improvements in many of the City's buildings, and continues to work to upgrade building codes and encourage renewable energy, energy efficiency projects, and the use of environmentally responsible products and services; and
      Whereas, The benefits of using environmentally friendly products and services are multiplied when the providers of those products and services are located nearby, reducing transportation impacts and supporting the local economy; and
      Whereas, Tax incentives may give green businesses much-needed help in establishing themselves in the City; and
Whereas, New York State may establish tax incentive programs designed to benefit green businesses and create a center of environmentally responsible business in New York City; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the New York State Legislature to create a tax incentive program for green businesses.
 
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2/19/10
LS 7917/2008