Dear Governor Cuomo,
I represent what will likely be hundreds of thousands of people who were injured or damaged by the recent storm. While listening to the devastation occasioned by LIPA's action and/or inaction people are making suggestions regarding change and things that can be done to help them. I found one of those to be worth forwarding and will be extremely helpful to those affected.
The state of NY should waive sales tax for any person having to buy or rent a vehicle as a result of their vehicle being lost in Sandy. Many of the people I have spoken with lost two or three or four cars from water damage and replacing those vehicles is a real hardship. If the state of NY waives sales tax collected by car dealers on sales of these vehicles it will ease the burden and make the repurchase of vehicles possible. It will also increase sales without hurting the businesses selling the vehicles. The state of NY will not lose anything because "but for" the storm and the negligence of LIPA the purchase of new vehicles would not have been necessary. Insurance does not include sales tax when the pay book value for a car that is a total loss. You can choose to ignore the suggestion or act quickly to help those who are struggling.