senate Bill S680

Relates to method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1197
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CITIES

Summary

Relates to the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien; requires certified check or money order.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S680
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง11-322, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7178

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S680

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents,
sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL:
The purpose of this legislation
is to mandate that the city or New York require payment of delinquent
charges to the city be made by certified check or money order.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section
11-322 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added
by local law number 15 of the city of New York for the year 2011, by
requiring that any payment to be made on an installment agreement for
delinquent charges for real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer
surcharges, water rents or any other charges that are made a lien
must be made by certified check or money order.

Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

When a property owner is attempting to resolve delinquent payments
owing to the city for real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer
surcharges, water rents or any other charges that are made a lien
must be made by certified check or money order to ensure that the
city does not remove the property from lien sale proceedings until
such time as the money is actually received.

Instances have occurred where payments have been made on delinquent
accounts by property owners whose checks were returned unpaid. This
has resulted in properties being removed from lien sale proceedings
without the debt being paid and causing extensive delays in the city
recouping monies it is owed because the property cannot be returned
to lien sale proceedings for several months and in some cases as much
as a year.

Therefore, it is important that city no longer accept payments unless
they are made by certified check or money order.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.7178

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Yet to be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                   680

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes,
  sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges  that
  are made a lien

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision  b  of  section  11-322  of  the
administrative  code  of  the  city  of  New York, as added by local law
number 15 of the city of New York for the year 2011, is amended to  read
as follows:
  2. An installment agreement shall provide for payments by the property
owner  on  a quarterly or monthly basis, in the discretion of the appro-
priate commissioner, for a period not less than eight years and not more
than ten years, provided that a property owner may elect a  period  less
than eight years. There shall be no down payment required upon the prop-
erty owner's entering into the installment agreement with the respective
department, but the property owner may elect to make a down payment. ANY
PAYMENT BY THE PROPERTY OWNER PURSUANT TO SUCH AN AGREEMENT MUST BE MADE
BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR BY MONEY ORDER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03402-01-3

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