senate Bill S4788

Allows N.Y. city to provide tax and rent relief to senior citizens based on the metered use of water in a dwelling unit

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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
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Summary

Allows a city of one million or more to provide tax and rent relief to senior citizens based on the metered use of water in a dwelling unit.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A709
Versions:
S4788
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง467, 467-b & 467-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4173, A1801
2009-2010: A7059, A7059
2007-2008: A7961, A7961

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BILL NUMBER:S4788

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to senior citizen water rate relief

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to
provide certain elderly individuals with financial relief based on
their metered use of water.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would permit a city having
a population of one million or more the option to take into account
any fee or assessment paid to such city based on the metered use of
water when computing an exemption under the Senior citizen Real
Property Tax Exemption program or the senior citizen Rent Increase
Exemption (SCRIE) program.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: This bill would
amend Sections 467, 467-b and 467-c of the Real Property Tax law.

JUSTIFICATION: The impact of water rate increases over the last 15
years demonstrate the need for water rate relief for seniors of low
and modest incomes. The fiscal year 2000 four percent rate increase
hikes the average annual charges on water for a single family to $450.
This compares with $140 in 1985. This bill would provide additional
relief for senior households who are eligible for a real property tax
exemption or SCRIE to offset ever increasing water rates.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S4173: Committed to Rules in 2011 and 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The first of January next succeeding the date upon
which it will become law, with provisions.

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

                                  4788

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to senior citizen
  water rate relief

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 467 of the real property tax law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR  MORE,  ANY  LOCAL
LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE
AMENDED OR A LOCAL LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  MAY  BE  ADOPTED  TO
PROVIDE  THAT  THE  EXEMPTION SHALL BE COMPUTED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ANY
FEE OR ASSESSMENT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON THE METERED  USE  OF  WATER
ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY.
  S 2. Section 467-b of the real property tax law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  IN  A  CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ANY LOCAL
LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ADOPTED PURSUANT TO  THIS  SECTION  MAY  BE
AMENDED  OR  A  LOCAL  LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION MAY BE ADOPTED TO
PROVIDE THAT AMOUNT OF REAL PROPERTY TAX ON WHICH THE TAX  ABATEMENT  IS
CALCULATED  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE AMOUNT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON THE
METERED USE OF WATER ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH PROPERTY.
  S 3. Section 467-c of the real property tax law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. IN A CITY HAVING  A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE,  ANY  LOCAL
LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE
AMENDED OR A LOCAL LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  MAY  BE  ADOPTED  TO
PROVIDE THAT THE RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION/TAX ABATEMENT SHALL BE COMPUTED
TO  TAKE  INTO  ACCOUNT ANY FEE OR ASSESSMENT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON
THE METERED USE OF WATER ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04252-01-3

S. 4788                             2

  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law, provided that the
amendments to section 467-b of the real property tax law made by section
two of this act shall expire on the same date as  such  section  expires
pursuant to section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended.

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