senate Bill S6079A

Exempts libraries from the imposition of the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6079A
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Mar / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.387
  • 21 / Mar / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Mar / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS

Summary

Exempts libraries from the imposition of the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8868A
Versions:
S6079
S6079A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง800, Tax L

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BILL NUMBER:S6079A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
the tax law, in relation to the
exemption of libraries from the
imposition of the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility
tax

PURPOSE:
The legislation would exempt public and free association
libraries located in the metropolitan commuter transportation
district from paying the metropolitan commuter transportation
mobility tax (MTA payroll tax), in the same manner of exemption
currently encompassing public and private schools.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends Section 800 (4) of the tax law, to include public and
free association libraries as eligible educational institutions that
are exempt from payment of the MTA payroll tax.

Section 2 sets the enacting date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Public libraries, like public school districts, are
educational institutions chartered by the NYS Board of Regents and
regulated by the State Education Department. Like public school
districts, public libraries receive state and local tax dollars to
provide educational services to their communities. Therefore, public
libraries should be treated the same as public school districts when
it comes to funding and taxation.

In addition, despite library usage increasing by 11% since 2007, state
funding for libraries has declined by 23%.
These continued reductions in state funding for public libraries has
resulted in some areas covered by the pay roll tax paying 50% to 105%
of their library aid to the MTA.

By exempting public libraries from the MTA payroll tax, this financial
injustice and unequal treatment would be rectified and allow
libraries to use their limited resources to meet the needs of their
communities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the same date and in the
same manner as Section 1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2011.


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

    S. 6079--A                                            A. 8868--A

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

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, FARLEY, LAVALLE, ZELDIN --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Ways  and  Means -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the tax law, in relation to the exemption of libraries
  from the imposition of the metropolitan commuter transportation mobil-
  ity tax

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  4  of subsection (b) of section 800 of the tax
law, as added by section 1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of  2011,
is amended to read as follows:
  (4)  Any  eligible  educational  institution. An "eligible educational
institution" shall mean any public school district, a board  of  cooper-
ative  educational  services, a public elementary or secondary school, a
school approved pursuant to article eighty-five or  eighty-nine  of  the
education  law  to  serve students with disabilities of school age, or a
nonpublic elementary or secondary school that  provides  instruction  in
grade  one  or  above,  AND ALL PUBLIC AND FREE ASSOCIATION LIBRARIES AS
SUCH TERMS ARE DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED  FIFTY-
THREE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as section 1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws  of  2011  takes
effect.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13806-04-2

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