senate Bill S2529A

Exempts a homeowner from any tax increases when installing a solar energy system on their home

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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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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 2529A
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.1047
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 10 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Exempts a homeowner from any tax increases when installing a solar energy system on their home.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1366A
Versions:
S2529
S2529A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง487, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3409, A3544
2009-2010: S4915, A4896
2007-2008: A11203

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2529A REVISED 6/7/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to exempting a homeowner from tax increases when installing a solar
energy system on certain homes on or after January 1, 2016

PURPOSE: To exempt a homeowner from any property tax increase after
installation of a solar energy system on their home, if the locality
concurs

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the Real Property Tax law is
amended to allow solar energy systems constructed on one, two, three
or four family homes on or after January 1, 2016.

Section 2- contains the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would modify the Real Property Tax law
regarding real property which includes a solar energy system, wind
energy system and farm waste system. Currently, there is a fifteen
year real property tax increase exemption for anyone who installs the
aforementioned systems. These structures provide positive benefits to
the environment, a reduction in pollution caused by power plants
striving to meet the needs of the local energy demand, reduces the
demand of foreign oil and save residents money by providing clean free
energy. This legislation will permanently eliminate the increase to
real property taxes which will provide further incentive for the
market of individual alternative energy production and sustainability.
Localities are still allowed the right to not provide this exemption.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A. 3544 Real Property; S. 3409 Local
Governments 2009-10: A.4896/Real Property; S.4915/Local
Govt/Finance/Rules 2008:A.11203/Real Property

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take immediately.

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

                                 2529--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARCELLINO, GIPSON -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the real property tax law, in relation to exempting a
  homeowner from tax increases when installing a solar energy system  on
  certain homes on or after January 1, 2016

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 487 of the real property tax  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  366 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. The exemption granted pursuant to this section shall only be appli-
cable to solar or wind energy systems or farm waste energy systems which
are (a) existing or constructed prior to July  first,  nineteen  hundred
eighty-eight [or], (b) constructed subsequent to January first, nineteen
hundred  ninety-one  and prior to January first, two thousand fifteen OR
(C) SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTED ON ONE, TWO, THREE OR  FOUR  FAMILY
HOMES ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04147-02-3

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