Rozic Introduces Legislation to Provide Gas Price Relief

Legislation would lessen financial strain for drivers as fuel prices rise

Rozic: Crucial for consumers as it relieves pain at the pump

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Queens) introduced a new bill to alleviate the economic hardship that New Yorkers are facing in the wake of rising gas prices. Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick (D-Rockland/Westchester) carries the bill in the Senate.

“New Yorkers are trying to overcome the financial hardships exacerbated by the pandemic and we need to support them in any way we can,” said Assemblywoman Rozic. “This fuel rebate program is absolutely crucial for all consumers as it relieves the pain at the pump, immediately lowers costs, and puts more money back in people’s pockets.”

Gas prices have been surging as a cumulative result of supply shortages, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and oil company profiteering.

The legislation directs the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to provide a $250 motor fuel rebate to all current New York State residents who have registered at least one passenger vehicle in their own name in the past two years. It further tasks the Department of Motor Vehicle with compiling a list of all residents that would fall under these qualifications within 30 days of the legislation’s passage. This list would then be delivered to NYSERDA for the administration of the rebate program.