senate Bill S1289

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to assessed valuation of property for purposes of adjustment of maximum rents

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S1289 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง26-405, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6255

S1289 - Bill Texts

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Relates to assessed valuation of property for purposes of adjustment of maximum rents.

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BILL NUMBER:S1289

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to
assessed valuation of property for purposes of adjustment of maximum
rents

PURPOSE:
Clarifies the provision of the rent control law under which owners are
entitled to "hardship" rent increases.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One amends clause 1 of subparagraph (a) of paragraph 1 of
subdivision g of section 26405 of the administrative code of the city
of New York to state valuation shall be current equalized assessed
valuation established by the city based upon the appropriate tax
class ratio which is established pursuant to article twelve of the
real property tax law.

Section Two provides that the provisions outlined in section One of
the legislation shall.be deemed to have been in full force and effect
on or after September 30, 1997, and shall apply to any proceeding
pending on the effective date of this act, or determined thereafter.

Section Three is the effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
New Bill.

JUSTIFICATION:
The proposed corrective amendment clarifies the provision of the rent
control law under which owners are entitled to "hardship" rent
increases. The amendment clarifies that the measure of an owner's
return on investment (or "capital value") under the hardship formula
is consistent with the measure of the owner's return on investment
under the biennial MBR formula. The amendment is required to insure
that there is an accurate rather than inflated measure of capital
value.

The New York city council in 1997 enacted Local Law 73, which was
effective September 30, 1997, to provide that "Capital value shall be
equalized assessed valuation based upon the appropriate tax class
ratio which is established pursuant to article twelve of the real
property tax law." section 26-405 (a) (3) of the City Rent and
Rehabilitation Act. Local Law 73 was upheld by the New York State
Court of Appeals in city of New York v. DHCR, 97 NY2d 216 (2001).

In upholding Local Law 73, the Court of Appeals found that Article-12
represents a "more accurate" measure of capital value than Article
12-a because Article-12 takes into consideration the specific type of
property while Article 12-a is based upon consideration of all
property in the City of New York without regard to the type of
property. Utilization of Article 12-a to measure capital value
results in a gross overvaluation of property, an inflated return on
investment and the finding of "hardship" where an owner is already


obtaining a fair rate of return. The amendment is necessary to insure
that hardship applications do not lead to the unnecessary
displacement of long-term rent controlled tenants, many of whom are
elderly and/or disabled, on the basis of an overvaluation of an
owner's property. This corrective amendment is deemed in full force
and effect on or after September 30, 1997 so as to make the hardship
provisions consistent with the Local Law 73.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009: S.6255 (Duane), Died in Rules
2010: S.6255 (Duane), Died in Housing

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately: provided that the amendment to
sections 26-405 of the city rent and rehabilitation law made by
section one of this act shall remain in full force and effect only as
long as the public emergency requiring the regulation and control of
residential rents and evictions continues, as provided in subdivision
3 of section 1 of the local emergency housing rent control act.

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

                                  1289

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DUANE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
  relation to assessed valuation of property for purposes of  adjustment
  of maximum rents

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of clause 1 of  subparagraph  (a)  of
paragraph  1  of  subdivision  g of section 26-405 of the administrative
code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
  Such valuation shall  be  the  current  EQUALIZED  assessed  valuation
established by the city BASED UPON THE APPROPRIATE TAX CLASS RATIO WHICH
IS  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWELVE OF THE REAL PROPERTY TAX LAW,
which is in effect at the time of the filing of the application  for  an
adjustment under this subparagraph [(a)]; provided that:
  S 2. The provisions of section one of this act shall be deemed to have
been in full force and effect on and after September 30, 1997, and shall
apply  to  any  proceeding  pending on the effective date of this act or
determined thereafter.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  to section 26-405 of the city rent and rehabilitation law made by
section one of this act shall remain in full force and  effect  only  as
long  as  the  public  emergency requiring the regulation and control of
residential rents and evictions continues, as provided in subdivision  3
of section 1 of the local emergency housing rent control act.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01151-01-1

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