senate Bill S2059A

Amended

Imposes an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison

download pdf

Sponsor

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 10 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2059A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 24 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 24 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2059B

Summary

Imposes an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison.

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

Versions:
S2059
S2059A
S2059B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1202-x, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S2334A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2059A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to the
imposition of an occupancy tax in the village of Harrison; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the Village of Harrison to enact a room occupancy tax not
to exceed 3%.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

The tax law is amended to add a new section 1202-x, to authorize the
town/village of Harrison to enact such a tax.

EXISTING LAW:

Adds a new section to New York State Tax Law, Article 29: Part 1, Sub
Part A, Section 1202-X

JUSTIFICATION: The village of Harrison seeks the authority to impose
a 3% daily room tax on any room in a hotel, motel, or similar place of
public non-property. This tax is intended to raise revenues to support
municipal expenses. The tax has been successful in the neighboring
cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains. Chapter 381 of the Laws
of 2010 grants similar authority to the Village of Rye Brook, which
marks the first time such authority was granted to a municipality
other than a city.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

01/04/12: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state, but increased revenue for the Village of Harrison.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Increased revenue for the Village of Harrison.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed September 1, 2016.

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

                                 2059--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of an occu-
  pancy tax in the village of Harrison; and providing for the repeal  of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a new  section  1202-x  to
read as follows:
  S  1202-X. OCCUPANCY TAX IN THE VILLAGE OF HARRISON. (1) NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE VILLAGE OF HARRISON,
IN THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO
ADOPT  AND  AMEND LOCAL LAWS IMPOSING IN SUCH VILLAGE A TAX, IN ADDITION
TO ANY OTHER TAX AUTHORIZED AND IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS  ARTICLE,  SUCH
AS  THE  LEGISLATURE HAS OR WOULD HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE
UPON PERSONS OCCUPYING ANY ROOM FOR HIRE IN ANY HOTEL. FOR THE  PURPOSES
OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HOTEL" SHALL MEAN A BUILDING OR PORTION OF IT
WHICH IS REGULARLY USED AND KEPT OPEN AS SUCH FOR THE LODGING OF GUESTS.
THE  TERM  "HOTEL"  INCLUDES  AN  APARTMENT HOTEL, A MOTEL OR A BOARDING
HOUSE, WHETHER OR NOT MEALS ARE SERVED.  THE RATE OF SUCH TAX SHALL  NOT
EXCEED  THREE  PERCENT OF THE PER DIEM RENTAL RATE FOR EACH ROOM WHETHER
SUCH ROOM IS RENTED ON A DAILY OR LONGER BASIS.
  (2) SUCH TAXES MAY BE COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE  CHIEF  FISCAL
OFFICER  OF  THE VILLAGE OF HARRISON BY SUCH MEANS AND IN SUCH MANNER AS
OTHER TAXES WHICH ARE NOW COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY SUCH OFFICER  OR
AS OTHERWISE MAY BE PROVIDED BY SUCH LOCAL LAW.
  (3)  SUCH  LOCAL LAWS MAY PROVIDE THAT ANY TAXES IMPOSED SHALL BE PAID
BY THE PERSON LIABLE THEREFOR TO THE OWNER OF THE ROOM FOR HIRE  IN  THE
TOURIST  HOME,  INN, CLUB, HOTEL, MOTEL OR OTHER SIMILAR PLACE OF PUBLIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06263-02-3

S. 2059--A                          2

ACCOMMODATION OCCUPIED OR TO THE PERSON ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT  OR
CHARGE THE ROOM FOR HIRE IN THE TOURIST HOME, INN, CLUB, HOTEL, MOTEL OR
OTHER  SIMILAR PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION OCCUPIED FOR AND ON ACCOUNT
OF  THE  VILLAGE  OF  HARRISON  IMPOSING  THE TAX AND THAT SUCH OWNER OR
PERSON ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT OR CHARGE SHALL BE  LIABLE  FOR  THE
COLLECTION  AND  PAYMENT OF THE TAX; AND THAT SUCH OWNER OR PERSON ENTI-
TLED TO BE PAID THE RENT OR CHARGE SHALL HAVE THE SAME RIGHT IN  RESPECT
TO COLLECTING THE TAX FROM THE PERSON OCCUPYING THE ROOM FOR HIRE IN THE
TOURIST  HOME,  INN, CLUB, HOTEL, MOTEL OR OTHER SIMILAR PLACE OF PUBLIC
ACCOMMODATION, OR IN RESPECT TO NONPAYMENT OF  THE  TAX  BY  THE  PERSON
OCCUPYING THE ROOM FOR HIRE IN THE TOURIST HOME, INN, CLUB, HOTEL, MOTEL
OR SIMILAR PLACE OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, AS IF THE TAXES WERE A PART OF
THE  RENT  OR CHARGE AND PAYABLE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE RENT OR CHARGE;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER OF THE VILLAGE,  SPECI-
FIED  IN  SUCH  LOCAL  LAWS, SHALL BE JOINED AS A PARTY IN ANY ACTION OR
PROCEEDING BROUGHT TO COLLECT THE TAX BY THE  OWNER  OR  BY  THE  PERSON
ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT OR CHARGE.
  (4)  SUCH  LOCAL  LAWS  MAY  PROVIDE FOR THE FILING OF RETURNS AND THE
PAYMENT OF THE TAXES ON A MONTHLY BASIS OR ON THE BASIS OF ANY LONGER OR
SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME.
  (5) THIS SECTION SHALL NOT AUTHORIZE THE IMPOSITION OF SUCH  TAX  UPON
ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  A.  THE  STATE  OF  NEW  YORK,  OR ANY PUBLIC CORPORATION (INCLUDING A
PUBLIC CORPORATION CREATED PURSUANT TO AGREEMENT OR COMPACT WITH ANOTHER
STATE OR THE DOMINION OF CANADA), IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT  OR  OTHER  POLI-
TICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE;
  B.  THE  UNITED  STATES OF AMERICA, INSOFAR AS IT IS IMMUNE FROM TAXA-
TION; OR
  C. ANY CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION, OR TRUST, OR COMMUNITY CHEST,  FUND
OR FOUNDATION ORGANIZED AND OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR RELIGIOUS, CHARITA-
BLE  OR  EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES, OR FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHIL-
DREN OR ANIMALS, AND NO PART OF THE NET EARNINGS OF WHICH INURES TO  THE
BENEFIT OF ANY PRIVATE SHAREHOLDER OR INDIVIDUAL AND NO SUBSTANTIAL PART
OF  THE  ACTIVITIES  OF  WHICH  IS  CARRYING ON PROPAGANDA, OR OTHERWISE
ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING  IN
THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  INCLUDE AN ORGANIZATION OPERATED FOR THE PRIMARY
PURPOSE OF CARRYING ON A TRADE OR BUSINESS FOR PROFIT,  WHETHER  OR  NOT
ALL OF ITS PROFITS ARE PAYABLE TO ONE OR MORE ORGANIZATIONS DESCRIBED IN
THIS PARAGRAPH.
  D.  A PERMANENT RESIDENT OF A HOTEL OR MOTEL. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "PERMANENT RESIDENT" SHALL MEAN A NATURAL PERSON OCCU-
PYING ANY ROOM OR ROOMS IN A HOTEL OR MOTEL FOR AT LEAST THIRTY  CONSEC-
UTIVE DAYS.
  (6) ANY FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE AMOUNT OF ANY TAX PAYABLE HEREUNDER
SHALL  BE REVIEWABLE FOR ERROR, ILLEGALITY OR UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OR ANY
OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER BY A PROCEEDING UNDER ARTICLE  SEVENTY-EIGHT  OF
THE  CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES IF APPLICATION THEREFOR IS MADE TO THE
SUPREME COURT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE  GIVING  OF  NOTICE  OF  SUCH
FINAL  DETERMINATION,  PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUCH PROCEEDING UNDER
ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES SHALL  NOT  BE
INSTITUTED UNLESS:
  A. THE AMOUNT OF ANY TAX SOUGHT TO BE REVIEWED, WITH SUCH INTEREST AND
PENALTIES  THEREON  AS  MAY BE PROVIDED FOR BY LOCAL LAWS OR REGULATIONS
SHALL BE FIRST DEPOSITED AND THERE SHALL BE FILED AN UNDERTAKING, ISSUED
BY A SURETY COMPANY AUTHORIZED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN  THIS  STATE  AND
APPROVED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE OF THIS STATE AS TO SOLVENCY

S. 2059--A                          3

AND  RESPONSIBILITY,  IN  SUCH  AMOUNT AS A JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
SHALL APPROVE TO THE EFFECT THAT IF SUCH PROCEEDING BE DISMISSED OR  THE
TAX  CONFIRMED  THE  PETITIONER WILL PAY ALL COSTS AND CHARGES WHICH MAY
ACCRUE IN THE PROSECUTION OF SUCH PROCEEDING; OR
  B.  AT  THE OPTION OF THE PETITIONER, SUCH UNDERTAKING MAY BE IN A SUM
SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE TAXES, INTERESTS AND PENALTIES  STATED  IN  SUCH
DETERMINATION  PLUS THE COSTS AND CHARGES WHICH MAY ACCRUE AGAINST IT IN
THE PROSECUTION OF THE PROCEEDING, IN WHICH EVENT THE  PETITIONER  SHALL
NOT  BE REQUIRED TO PAY SUCH TAXES, INTEREST OR PENALTIES AS A CONDITION
PRECEDENT TO THE APPLICATION.
  (7) WHERE ANY TAXES IMPOSED HEREUNDER  SHALL  HAVE  BEEN  ERRONEOUSLY,
ILLEGALLY OR UNCONSTITUTIONALLY COLLECTED AND APPLICATION FOR THE REFUND
THEREFOR  DULY  MADE  TO THE PROPER FISCAL OFFICER OR OFFICERS, AND SUCH
OFFICER OR OFFICERS SHALL HAVE MADE A DETERMINATION DENYING SUCH REFUND,
SUCH DETERMINATION SHALL BE REVIEWABLE BY  A  PROCEEDING  UNDER  ARTICLE
SEVENTY-EIGHT  OF  THE  CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT SUCH PROCEEDING IS INSTITUTED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER  THE  GIVING
OF  THE NOTICE OF SUCH DENIAL, THAT A FINAL DETERMINATION OF TAX DUE WAS
NOT PREVIOUSLY MADE, AND THAT AN UNDERTAKING IS FILED  WITH  THE  PROPER
FISCAL  OFFICER  OR  OFFICERS IN SUCH AMOUNT AND WITH SUCH SURETIES AS A
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT SHALL APPROVE TO THE EFFECT  THAT  IF  SUCH
PROCEEDING  BE DISMISSED OR THE TAXES CONFIRMED, THE PETITIONER WILL PAY
ALL COSTS AND CHARGES WHICH  MAY  ACCRUE  IN  THE  PROSECUTION  OF  SUCH
PROCEEDING.
  (8)  EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF A WILLFULLY FALSE OR FRAUDULENT RETURN WITH
INTENT TO EVADE THE TAX, NO ASSESSMENT OF ADDITIONAL TAX SHALL  BE  MADE
AFTER  THE  EXPIRATION  OF  MORE  THAN  THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE
FILING OF A RETURN, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT WHERE  NO  RETURN  HAS  BEEN
FILED AS PROVIDED BY LAW THE TAX MAY BE ASSESSED AT ANY TIME.
  (9)  ALL  REVENUES  RESULTING FROM THE IMPOSITION OF THE TAX UNDER THE
LOCAL LAWS SHALL BE PAID INTO THE TREASURY OF THE  VILLAGE  OF  HARRISON
AND  SHALL  BE  CREDITED  TO  AND  DEPOSITED  IN THE GENERAL FUND OF THE
VILLAGE. SUCH REVENUES MAY BE USED FOR ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.
  (10) EACH ENACTMENT OF SUCH A LOCAL LAW MAY PROVIDE FOR THE IMPOSITION
OF A HOTEL OR MOTEL TAX FOR A PERIOD OF TIME NO LONGER THAN THREE  YEARS
FROM  THE  DATE OF ITS ENACTMENT. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT
THE ADOPTION AND ENACTMENT OF LOCAL LAWS, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  SECTION, UPON THE EXPIRATION OF ANY OTHER LOCAL LAW ADOPTED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS SECTION.
  (11) IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION OR THE  APPLICATION  THEREOF  TO
ANY  PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL BE HELD INVALID, THE REMAINDER OF THIS
SECTION AND THE APPLICATION  OF  SUCH  PROVISION  TO  OTHER  PERSONS  OR
CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED THEREBY.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed September 1, 2016.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.