senate Bill S2676

Amended

Provides for the payment of state aid to the town of Ashford, in the county of Cattaraugus, and the special districts therein for state lands in such town

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 23 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2676A

Summary

Provides for the payment of state aid to the town of Ashford, in the county of Cattaraugus, and the special districts therein for state lands in such town.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6015
Versions:
S2676
S2676A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Lands Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง19-c, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S4868, A9285

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2676

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public lands law, in relation to the payment of state aid
on account of certain state lands in the town of Ashford, in the county
of Cattaraugus

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to provide for the payment of State aid to
the Town of Ashford, in the County of Cattaraugus, and the special
districts therein fox state lands in such town.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of this bill adds a new section 19-c to the Public Lands Law
to provide for the payment of $500,000 in State aid annually to the
Town of Ashford in the County of Cattaraugus, for lands owned by the
state or a state agency in such town.

Section 2 requires that this act shall take effect immediately, and
the first payment of state aid shall be in the year 2014.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 19-b of the Public Lands Law currently provides for the
payment of State aid for the West Valley Nuclear sight based on tax
rolls from 1980. In addition, Sections 532, 534, and 536 of the Real
Property and Tax Law make certain State lands (not including the Town
of Ashford) taxable for some or all local government purposes.

JUSTIFICATION:
The lands that would be the subject of State aid payments were used by
the state for the West Valley Demonstration project. Despite
accounting for 86% of the taxable land in the Town of Ashford, the
state aid payments, which are based on a 1980 assessment, have not
increased since 1996.

Because a significant amount of the acreage in the Town is tax-exempt
State property, the Town finds itself in a fiscally challenged
position with a constrained and overburdened tax base. This bill
would help alleviate this situation by providing an additional
$500,000 in yearly State aid payments to the Town of Ashford, to
offset the loss of tax revenue.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011,2012: S.4868/A.9285 Referred to Investigations and Government
Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately and the first payment of State
aid shall be based upon assessment rolls completed in 2014.


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

                                  2676

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public lands law, in  relation  to  the  payment  of
  state aid on account of certain state lands in the town of Ashford, in
  the county of Cattaraugus

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

  Section 1. The public lands law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
19-c to read as follows:
  S  19-C.  STATE  AID;  CERTAIN  STATE LANDS IN THE TOWN OF ASHFORD. 1.
STATE AID SHALL BE PAYABLE ANNUALLY, AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, TO THE
TOWN OF ASHFORD, IN THE  COUNTY  OF  CATTARAUGUS,  AND  TO  ANY  SPECIAL
DISTRICT,  AS  DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION SIXTEEN OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO
OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW, WITHIN SUCH TOWN, FOR ANY PARCEL  OF  LAND
OWNED BY THE STATE, OR AN AGENCY OF THE STATE.
  2.  THE  STATE  AID SO PAYABLE SHALL BE EQUAL TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  3. STATE AID SHALL BE PAYABLE UPON APPLICATION OF THE  TOWN  BOARD  OF
THE  TOWN  OF  ASHFORD  ON BEHALF OF SUCH TOWN AND THE SPECIAL DISTRICTS
THEREIN TO THE STATE COMPTROLLER ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE COMP-
TROLLER CONTAINING SUCH  INFORMATION  AS  THE  STATE  COMPTROLLER  SHALL
REQUIRE.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately and the first payment of
state aid pursuant to section 19-c of the public lands law, as added  by
section one of this act, shall be in 2014.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06917-01-3

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