senate Bill S4320

Amended

Establishes a committee to study the housing aspect of tourism in the state of New York

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 29 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CULTURAL AFFAIRS, TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
  • 05 / May / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 05 / May / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • 05 / May / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 4320A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Summary

Establishes a committee to study the housing aspect of tourism in the state of New York.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4320
S4320A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Economic Development
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8, Chap 225 of 2010

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BILL NUMBER:S4320

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to establish a study committee on the housing aspect of tourism in the
state of New York; and to amend chapter 225 of the laws of 2010,
amending the multiple dwelling law and the administrative code of the
city of New York relating to clarifying certain provisions relating to
occupancy of class A multiple dwellings, in relation to postponing the
effective date thereof

PURPOSE:
This bill establishes a committee to study the housing aspect of
tourism in the state of New York.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would create an 11 person study committee comprised of
legislators and private citizens to study the range of accommodations
that exist in the tourism industry in New York city and New York
State and to assess the importance of maintaining affordable
accommodations and consumer choice. The study committee would report
by October 1, 2012 and also would assess the economic impact through
lost occupancy taxes, lost sales taxes and lost wages because of the
loss of jobs if substantial affordable units were eliminated because
of changes to existing law. It would extend the effective date of
Chapter 225 of the laws of 2010.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill allows for the careful study of the effects of Chapter 225
because there are severe ramifications to the tourism industry if
the bill were to go into effect this year without modification.
Industry experts indicate that at a time of fiscal crisis in the
state, legislation which lessens the tax revenue generated by the
tourism industry should not be implemented without a thorough review
of its unintended consequences. Furthermore, there is a federal
lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of chapter 225. While the
lawsuit is pending at the trial level, a law that could have severe
consequences should not be implemented this May.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Undetermined at this time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4320

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and Recreation

AN ACT to establish a study committee on the housing aspect  of  tourism
  in  the  state  of  New  York; and to amend chapter 225 of the laws of
  2010, amending the multiple dwelling law and the  administrative  code
  of  the  city  of  New  York relating to clarifying certain provisions
  relating to occupancy of class A multiple dwellings,  in  relation  to
  postponing the effective date thereof

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

  Section 1. The legislature finds and declares that tourism,  including
tourism  in  the  city of New York, is a vital and important part of the
economy of the state of New York creating thousand of jobs and producing
needed tax revenues both in sales  tax  receipts,  occupancy  taxes  and
income tax revenue. It further finds and declares that an important part
of  the  tourism  industry  in  the city of New York have been rooms and
affordable housing accommodations made available in mixed use  buildings
serving  as  an  alternative  to higher end, more expensive hotels which
some tourists, such as students, simply cannot afford. Furthermore,  the
legislature  also finds and declares that unless alternative, affordable
rooms and affordable housing accommodations  remain  available,  tourism
will  decline,  jobs will be lost and the state during a perilous fiscal
condition will lose revenue and jobs. The legislature finds and declares
that it is important to avoid any change in the current choice of accom-
modations available to visitors of our state until there is  a  thorough
economic  impact study undertaken regarding the role of affordable tour-
ism units and the negative effect that the elimination  of  these  units
could  have  on the economy of the state of New York and the city of New
York.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10178-01-1

S. 4320                             2

  S 2. There is hereby established a  study  committee  on  the  housing
aspect  of the tourism industry in the state of New York. Such committee
shall consist of 11 members, who shall serve without  compensation.  One
member  shall  be the chair of the senate committee on cultural affairs,
tourism,  parks  and recreation or his or her designee. One member shall
be the chair of the assembly  committee  on  tourism,  parks,  arts  and
sports  development  or  his  or  her  designee.  Two  members  shall be
appointed by the temporary president of the senate at least one of  whom
shall have substantial experience in the tourism industry or be a repre-
sentative  of  a  tourism  related  organization.  Two  members shall be
appointed by the speaker of the assembly at least one of whom shall have
substantial experience in the tourism industry or be a representative of
a tourism related organization. One member shall  be  appointed  by  the
minority  leader  of  the  senate.  One member shall be appointed by the
minority leader of the assembly. Two members shall be appointed  by  the
governor.  The commissioner of economic development or his or her desig-
nee shall serve on the committee and act as the chair of the committee.
  The committee shall issue a report to the governor, the speaker of the
assembly, the temporary president of the senate, the minority leader  of
the assembly and the minority leader of the senate no later than October
1,  2012 on the role that affordable rooms and affordable housing accom-
modations play in the tourism industry in the state of New York, and the
potential economic impact that could  result  from  the  elimination  or
substantial elimination of consumer choices in the market place.
  The  department  of  economic  development  shall  make  its staff and
resources available to the committee to compile the report  as  well  as
the  staff  of  the  division  of the budget. Legislative staff may also
assist in this effort to the extent as  determined  by  the  legislative
leaders.
  S  3. Section 8 of chapter 225 of the laws of 2010 amending the multi-
ple dwelling law and the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York
relating to clarifying certain provisions relating to occupancy of class
A  multiple dwellings, as amended by chapter 566 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  S 8. This act shall take effect [May 1, 2011] NOVEMBER  30,  2012  and
shall  apply to all buildings in existence on such effective date and to
buildings constructed after such effective date  except  that  prior  to
such effective date an agency with the duty to enforce the provisions of
the  multiple  dwelling law may promulgate rules and regulations or take
other administrative actions to provide for the registration of dwelling
units in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 16 of section  67
and  title  3  of  article  4  of the multiple dwelling law, as added by
sections two and three of this act, respectively.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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