senate Bill S1608

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to reconvey a parcel of land to the estate of Hilda Spivak

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to cities
Jan 10, 2011 referred to cities

S1608 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Real Property
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3569A, A4402B

S1608 - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to reconvey a parcel of land to the estate of Hilda Spivak.

S1608 - Sponsor Memo

S1608 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011

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

AN ACT authorizing the city of New York  to  reconvey  its  interest  in
  certain  real  property  acquired  by  in  rem  tax foreclosure in the
  borough of Staten Island to the estate of former owner  Hilda  Spivak,
  notwithstanding  expiration of the two year period within which appli-
  cation may be made to the city to release  its  interest  in  property
  thus  acquired;  Block No. 1124, Lot No. 19 on tax map for the borough
  of Staten Island


  Section 1. Findings. On September 15, 1970, through a Staten Island in
rem  tax  foreclosure,  the  city of New York acquired title to premises
designated as lot #19 in tax block 1124 in Staten Island, New  York,  in
the borough of Staten Island, based on non-payment of taxes due to inad-
vertent  failure  to pay taxes thereon by Hilda Spivak, the former owner
of such property who is now deceased. Pursuant to  sections  11-424  and
11-424.1  of  the  administrative code of the city of New York, the city
may release its interest in property thus acquired if an application for
such a release is filed with the city's department of citywide  adminis-
trative  services  within two years of the date on which the city's deed
is recorded and if such application is approved by the in  rem  foreclo-
sure  release  board. Since that period has now elapsed, and pending the
effectiveness of the chapter of the laws of 2011 authorizing the in  rem
foreclosure  release board to authorize the release of property where an
application for such release is made more than two years after the  date
of  the  city's  acquisition  thereof, state legislation is necessary to
restore said property to the estate of Hilda Spivak. In addition,  since
the  New York city charter requires that the sale of city owned property
be at public auction or by sealed bids (except as otherwise provided  by

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


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