senate Bill S6959A

Signed by Governor

Extends the deadline for eligible municipalities to exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 09 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 25 / Apr / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 25 / Apr / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 6959A
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1264
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9106A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.288
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 09 / Oct / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Oct / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.416

Summary

Extends the deadline for eligible municipalities to exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9106A
Versions:
S6959
S6959A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Municipalities

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6959A

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to extending the deadline by which
an eligible municipality may exercise the provisions of the Superstorm
Sandy assessment relief act

PURPOSE:

Extends the deadline for the Town of Smithtown to exercise the
provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: States that notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter
424 of the laws of 2013 or any other law to the contrary, the Town of
Smithtown may exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy
assessment relief act, within one year of the act being adopted into
law, upon passage of a resolution adopting the provisions thereof.
Any school district within the Town of Smithtown may provide
assessment relief for the real property impacted by Superstorm Sandy
located within the district as provided in paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii)
and/or (iv) of subdivision (a) of section four of the Superstorm Sandy
assessment relief act only after passage of a resolution electing to
do so.

Section 2: States that the law should be effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

A Super Storm Sandy Assessment Relief Program was created by the
Governor in October 2013, after the devastating effects of the
Hurricane storm. The act was created to allow a local option for
municipalities to allow its local assessor to retroactively re-assess
property significantly damaged or destroy by the storm. The relief was
intended for the areas where there was significant flood and water
damage.

Municipalities, including school districts, had 45 days to adopt a
resolution that would allow for this reassessment to take place.
However, during that time, the Smithtown assessor and the Smithtown
Central School District had no information of any property that would
fall into the categories set forth in the state legislation, and as
such, has no reason to pass a resolution.

This same legislation allowed property owners to file an application
for relief for up to 90 days after the act's enactment. In late
January, at the end of the eligibility period for property owners,
there were four applications filed at the Smithtown Assessor's Office.
This legislation would allow the Town of Smithtown to adopt the
provisions of this act, and provide assessments relief for the real
properties impacted by Super Storm Sandy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6959--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT in relation to extending the deadline by which an eligible  muni-
  cipality  may  exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assess-
  ment relief act

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

  Section  1.  Notwithstanding any provisions of chapter 424 of the laws
of 2013 to the contrary, any school district within the town  of  Smith-
town  may  exercise  the  provision  of  the Superstorm Sandy assessment
relief act, within one year of this act being adopted into law, upon the
passage of a resolution adopting  the  provisions  thereof.  Any  school
district  within the town of Smithtown may provide assessment relief for
real property impacted by Superstorm Sandy located within  the  district
in  accordance  with paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) and/or (iv) of subdivi-
sion (a) of section four of the Superstorm Sandy assessment  relief  act
only after passage of a resolution electing to do so.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14260-05-4

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