senate Bill S2706

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes limitations upon school district and local government tax levies; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 01, 2011 referred to ways and means
Jan 31, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.39
reported and committed to rules
Jan 28, 2011 referred to finance

Votes

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Jan 31, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S2706
22
11
committee
22
Aye
11
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 31, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S2706
17
7
committee
17
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S2706 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3982
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-c, Gen Muni L; rpld §2006 sub 3, §2021 subs 10, 11, 12, 15 16, 17, 18, 20 & 21, §2023, §3651 sub 3-a, amd Ed L, generally

S2706 - Summary

Establishes limitations upon school district and local government tax levies and provides for voter approval of such limitations.

S2706 - Sponsor Memo

S2706 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2706

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SKELOS -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Finance

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, the  education  law  and  the
  municipal  home rule law, in relation to establishing limitations upon
  school district and local government tax levies; and to repeal certain
  provisions of the education law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
section 3-c to read as follows:
  S 3-C. LIMITATION UPON REAL PROPERTY TAX LEVIES BY LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS.
1.  UNLESS  OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, THE AMOUNT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES
THAT MAY BE LEVIED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENT,  OTHER  THAN
THE  CITY  OF  NEW  YORK  AND  THE COUNTIES CONTAINED THEREIN, SHALL NOT
EXCEED THE TAX LEVY LIMITATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. WHEN USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ALLOWABLE LEVY GROWTH FACTOR" SHALL BE THE LESSER OF: (I) ONE AND
TWO ONE-HUNDREDTHS; OR (II) THE SUM OF ONE PLUS  THE  INFLATION  FACTOR;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT IN NO CASE SHALL THE LEVY GROWTH FACTOR BE LESS
THAN ONE.
  (B) "APPROVED CAPITAL EXPENDITURES" MEANS THE EXPENDITURES  ASSOCIATED
WITH CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
  (C) "AVAILABLE CARRYOVER" MEANS THE SUM OF THE AMOUNT BY WHICH THE TAX
LEVY  FOR  THE  PRIOR  FISCAL YEAR WAS BELOW THE TAX LEVY LIMIT FOR SUCH
FISCAL YEAR, IF ANY, BUT NO MORE THAN ONE AND ONE-HALF  PERCENT  OF  THE
TAX LEVY LIMIT FOR SUCH FISCAL YEAR.
  (D) "CAPITAL TAX LEVY" MEANS THE TAX LEVY NECESSARY TO SUPPORT CAPITAL
EXPENDITURES, IF ANY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12008-03-1

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