senate Bill S3247A

Authorizes Planned Parenthood to file applications for a real property tax exemption with the city of Schenectady

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.880
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 06 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 07 / Jun / 2011
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3247A
  • 16 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A5195A

Summary

Authorizes Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson to file applications for a real property tax exemption with the city of Schenectady for four properties.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5195A
Versions:
S3247
S3247A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation

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BILL NUMBER:S3247A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson to file applications for
real property tax exemptions

PURPOSE:
This bill authorizes the assessor of the City of Schenectady
to accept a late application for certain real property tax exemptions
for the 2010 assessment roll, and, if found eligible, to grant the
exemption and refund any excess property taxes paid by the tax-exempt
organization.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Authorizes the assessor of the City of
Schenectady to accept and evaluate an application for tax exemptions
for the 2010 assessment roll even though the deadline for these
applications has passed, and, if the Assessor finds that the entity
and property are indeed tax exempt, permits the City to grant the
exemption and refund any excess property taxes already paid.

EXISTING LAW:
Under current law, there is no authority for the
Assessor to accept and evaluate late applications. The owner of a
property would be exempt pursuant to section 420-a of the Real
Property Tax law or article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules.

JUSTIFICATION:
Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson was not granted
tax-exempt status for the 2010 assessment roll and must now rectify
this situation through state legislation. This not-for-profit entity
has previously maintained a good track record of meeting paperwork
obligations, but missed the deadline due to an extenuating staff
circumstance.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Will restore real property tax exemptions,
which previously existed, returning relative shares of tax-exempt and
taxpaying properties to their status in the prior years.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately, and applicable to the
2010 assessment roll.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 3247--A                                            A. 5195--A
    Cal. No. 880

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and
  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. AMEDORE -- read once and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on Real Property Taxation -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  authorize Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson to file applica-
  tions for real property tax exemptions

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the  assessor  of the city of Schenectady is hereby authorized to accept
from Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc., applications for exemptions
from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real  property
tax  law  for the 2010 assessment rolls for the parcels owned by Planned
Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc., located in the city  of  Schenectady  at
414  Union  Street, otherwise known as section 39.64, block 3, lot 9; 14
Yates Street, otherwise known as section 39.64,  block  3,  lot  21;  16
Yates  Street,  otherwise  known  as section 39.64, block 3, lot 22; and
1040 State Street, otherwise known as section 49.50, block 3, lot  2.11.
If  accepted,  the  applications  shall  be reviewed as if they had been
received on or before the  taxable  status  date  established  for  such
rolls.  If  satisfied  that Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, Inc. would
otherwise be entitled to such exemptions if it had  filed  the  applica-
tions  for  the  exemptions by the appropriate taxable status dates, the
assessor of the city of Schenectady may upon approval by the city  coun-
cil  of  such  city,  grant  exemptions  from taxation based on the 2010

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07739-02-1

S. 3247--A                          2                         A. 5195--A

assessment rolls and owing by such not-for-profit  organization  on  the
effective  date  of  this  act,  and  make appropriate correction of the
subject rolls. If such exemptions are granted and if such not-for-profit
organization  shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject rolls,
the governing body or  tax  department  may,  in  its  sole  discretion,
provide  for  the  refund  of  those taxes paid and cancel taxes, fines,
penalties or interest remaining unpaid.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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