S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 10, 2013
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT providing for a taxpayer assistance authorization for households
in the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Taxpayer assistance authorization for the town of Sennett,
county of Cayuga. 1. Generally. a. Notwithstanding any provision of any
general, special or local law to the contrary, the town of Sennett,
county of Cayuga, is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend
local laws in accordance with this section to grant a taxpayer assist-
ance payment to all households within the geographic limits of the town
for the town fiscal year 2013 in an amount not to exceed one hundred
dollars. No such local law may be adopted unless, as originally adopted,
it authorizes such payment to be made in accordance with this section.
Any payment authorized by local law in accordance with this section
shall be paid in the town fiscal year in which this authorization is
b. Such tax assistance payment shall be paid to an owner-occupier of
any single family dwelling according to the records of the town asses-
sor, and to each tenant-leaseholder who, as of the date of application
provided for in such local law has been determined to be the head of
household renting an apartment, condominium, or other residential dwell-
ing unit within the geographic limits of the town of Sennett.
2. Eligibility requirements. a. To qualify for the rebate pursuant to
subdivision one of this section the resident must have lived within the
town of Sennett and been an owner of a single family house, duplex,
condominium, mobile home or townhouse on June 1, 2013, or have been the
signatory on a valid residential lease within the geographic limits of
the town on June 1, 2013, as determined by the procedure to be set forth
in such local law enacted pursuant to this section.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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b. The property shall serve as the primary residence of one or more of
the owners. If no owner resides on the property as of June 1, 2013, then
the credit shall be issued for that property to the signatory on any
valid lease for the property as of June 1, 2013.
c. The recipient of such tax assistance payment shall not be in
arrears in the payment of taxes, charges or assessments due and owing to
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.