senate Bill S4648

Authorizes the town of Woodbury, Orange county, to impose, by local law, a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to five percent of the charge therefor; repealer

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  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Summary

Authorizes the town of Woodbury, Orange county, to impose, by local law, a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to five percent of the per diem rental rate therefor; sets procedures for collection, enforcement, and adjudication; provides for deposit of revenues into the general fund of the town and their application to any lawful purpose; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7628
Versions:
S4648
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1202-cc, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: A2766, A2766
2009-2010: A1793A, A1793A
2007-2008: A2384, A2384

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BILL NUMBER:S4648

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to the
imposition of a hotel and motel tax in the town of Woodbury; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

This legislation authorizes the Town of Woodbury in Orange County, to
impose by local law, a tax on hotel and motel occupancy of up to five
percent of the charge.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of this legislation amends the Tax Law by adding a new
section 1202-bb, in relation to the imposition of a hotel and motel
tax in the Town of Woodbury.

Section two of this legislation is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation would allow the Town of Woodbury to impose a hotel
and motel tax. The rate of such tax shall not exceed five percent of
the per diem rental rate for each room. Pursuant to the Municipal Home
Rule Law, a town May adopt local laws that relate to the levy and
administration of local taxes if authorized by the State legislature.
The Town of Woodbury has requested special legislation which will
enable them to collect a hotel or motel tax in an effort to raise
additional revenue for the town.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2001-02: A.6003-A Held for consideration in Ways & Means S.5407
Investigations, Taxation & Governmental Operations
2003-04: A2415 Held for consideration in Ways & Means S.5301 Referred
to Investigations, Taxation & Governmental Operations
2005-06: A.2647-A Referred to Ways & Means S.5384-A Committed to Rules
2007-08: A.2384 Held for consideration in Ways & Means S.1045 Referred
to Investigations, Taxation & Governmental Operations
2009-10: A.1793 Held for consideration in Ways & Means S.8354 Referred
to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to New York State. This bill will generate additional tax
revenues for the Town of Woodbury.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed 3 years after such date.

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

                                  4648

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LARKIN -- 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 tax law, in relation to the imposition  of  a  hotel
  and motel tax in the town of Woodbury; 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-cc  to
read as follows:
  S  1202-CC. HOTEL OR MOTEL TAXES IN THE TOWN OF WOODBURY. (1) NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE TOWN OF  WOOD-
BURY,  IN  THE  COUNTY  OF ORANGE, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO
ADOPT AND AMEND LOCAL LAWS IMPOSING IN SUCH TOWN 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 HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOMS IN SUCH TOWN. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HOTEL" OR "MOTEL" SHALL  MEAN  AND  INCLUDE  ANY
FACILITY  CONSISTING OF RENTABLE UNITS AND PROVIDING LODGING ON AN OVER-
NIGHT BASIS AND SHALL INCLUDE THOSE FACILITIES DESIGNATED  AND  COMMONLY
KNOWN AS "BED AND BREAKFAST" AND "TOURIST" FACILITIES. THE RATES OF SUCH
TAX  SHALL  NOT EXCEED FIVE PERCENT OF THE PER DIEM RENTAL RATE FOR EACH
ROOM, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TAX  SHALL  NOT  BE  APPLICABLE  TO  A
PERMANENT RESIDENT OF A HOTEL OR MOTEL. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION
THE  TERM "PERMANENT RESIDENT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON OCCUPYING ANY ROOM OR
ROOMS IN A HOTEL OR MOTEL FOR AT LEAST NINETY CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
  (2) SUCH TAX MAY BE COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED  BY  THE  CHIEF  FISCAL
OFFICER  OF  THE  TOWN  OF  WOODBURY 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10192-01-3

S. 4648                             2

  (3)  SUCH LOCAL LAWS MAY PROVIDE THAT ANY TAX IMPOSED SHALL BE PAID BY
THE PERSON LIABLE THEREFOR TO THE OWNER OF THE HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOM OCCU-
PIED OR TO THE PERSON ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT  OR  CHARGE  FOR  THE
HOTEL  OR MOTEL ROOM OCCUPIED FOR AND ON ACCOUNT OF THE TOWN OF WOODBURY
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 ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT OR
CHARGE SHALL HAVE THE SAME RIGHT IN RESPECT TO COLLECTING THE  TAX  FROM
THE  PERSON  OCCUPYING THE HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOM, OR IN RESPECT TO NONPAY-
MENT OF THE TAX BY THE PERSON OCCUPYING THE HOTEL OR MOTEL ROOM,  AS  IF
THE  TAX  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 TOWN, SPECIFIED IN SUCH LOCAL LAW, 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 TAX 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 TRANSACTION, BY OR WITH ANY OF  THE  FOLLOWING  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
SECTION TWELVE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS CHAPTER:
  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;
  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.
  (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 THE 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 LAW SHALL BE FIRST
DEPOSITED AND THERE IS FILED AN UNDERTAKING, ISSUED BY A SURETY  COMPANY
AUTHORIZED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN THIS STATE AND APPROVED BY THE SUPER-
INTENDENT  OF INSURANCE OF THIS STATE AS TO SOLVENCY 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 PROSE-
CUTION OF SUCH PROCEEDING; OR

S. 4648                             3

  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 TAX IMPOSED HEREUNDER SHALL HAVE BEEN ERRONEOUSLY, ILLE-
GALLY OR UNCONSTITUTIONALLY COLLECTED AND  APPLICATION  FOR  THE  REFUND
THEREOF  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 TAX 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 WILFULLY 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 TOWN OF  WOODBURY  AND
SHALL BE CREDITED TO AND DEPOSITED IN THE GENERAL FUND OF THE TOWN. SUCH
REVENUES MAY BE USED FOR ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE.
  (10)  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 3 years after such date.

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