Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 01, 2010||
reported and committed to finance
|Apr 20, 2010||
referred to aging
Senate Bill S7539
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-S7539 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-S7539 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7539 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to adding rent protection to senior citizens where their rent is more than one-half of their income PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would amend the SCRIE (Senior citizen Rent Increase Exemption) statutes to protect an additional category of senior citizen tenants,who do not fall within current statutory income limitations, but who nonetheless are being subjected to rent increases that constitute an unaffordable proportion of their incomes and therefore need protection. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill amends section 467-b of the Real property Tax Law (RPTL), relating to rent controlled and rent regulated dwellings, by adding a new subdivision 10 that permits a locality to adopt a local law that provides additional protection for an expanded category of senior citizens. Section 2 of the bill makes a similar amendment to RPTL §467-c, relating to Mitchell-Lama dwellings.
2009-S7539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7539 I N S E N A T E April 20, 2010 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 adding rent protection to senior citizens where their rent is more than one-half of their income THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 467-b of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows: 10. A. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION, OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AND IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING SENIOR CITIZEN RENT EXEMPTION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO ADOPT, AFTER PUBLIC HEARING, A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF TAXES OF SAID MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IMPOSED ON REAL PROPER- TY CONTAINING A DWELLING UNIT AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION BY AN AMOUNT NOT IN EXCESS OF THAT PORTION OF ANY INCREASE IN MAXIMUM RENT WHICH CAUSES SUCH MAXIMUM RENT TO EXCEED ONE-HALF OF THE COMBINED INCOME OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD, WHERE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS A PERSON SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. B. ANY SUCH LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL PROVIDE THAT FOR A DWELLING UNIT WHERE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD QUALIFIES AS A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION, NO TAX ABATEMENT SHALL BE GRANTED IF THE COMBINED INCOME FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD FOR THE CURRENT INCOME TAX YEAR EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM INCOME AT WHICH SUCH HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CASH SUPPLEMENTAL SECURI- TY INCOME BENEFITS UNDER FEDERAL LAW DURING SUCH TAX YEAR. S 2. Section 467-c of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 13 to read as follows: 13. A. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AND IN ADDITION TO ANY EXISTING SENIOR CITIZEN RENT EXEMPTION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ACTING THROUGH ITS LOCAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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