senate Bill S4173

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows N.Y. city to provide tax and rent relief to senior citizens based on the metered use of water in a dwelling unit

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.922
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Apr 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Apr 12, 2011 2nd report cal.
Apr 11, 2011 1st report cal.334
Mar 22, 2011 referred to aging

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May 30, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

S4173
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committee
8
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: May 30, 2012

nay (1)
aye wr (2)
excused (1)

Apr 11, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S4173
7
3
committee
7
Aye
3
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Aging Committee Vote: Apr 11, 2011

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

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S4173 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1801
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง467, 467-b & 467-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A7059

S4173 - Bill Texts

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Allows a city of one million or more to provide tax and rent relief to senior citizens based on the metered use of water in a dwelling unit.

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BILL NUMBER:S4173

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the real property tax law,
in relation to senior citizen water rate relief

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The purpose of the bill is to provide certain elderly individuals with
financial relief based on their metered use of water.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would permit a city having a population of one million or
more the option to take into account any fee or assessment paid to
such city based on the metered use of water when computing an
exemption under the Senior citizen Real Property Tax Exemption
program or the senior citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:

This bill would amend Sections 467, 467-b and 467-c of the Real
Property Tax law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The impact of water rate increases over the last 15 years demonstrate
the need for water rate relief for seniors of low and modest incomes.
The fiscal year 2000 four percent rate increase hikes the average
annual charges on water for a single family to $450. This compares
with $140 in 1985. This bill would provide additional relief for
senior households who are eligible for a real property tax exemption
or SCRIE to offset ever increasing water rates.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2000 - A.8987-A - Passed Assembly
2002 - A.6835 - Referred to Aging
2004 - A.6495 - Held for Consideration in Ways and Means
2006 - A.5569 - Referred to Ways and Means
2008 - A.7961 - Referred to Aging
2010 - A.7059 - Referred to Aging

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The first of January next succeeding the date upon which it
will become law, with provisions.


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

                                  4173

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 senior citizen
  water rate relief

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 467 of the real property tax law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR  MORE,  ANY  LOCAL
LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE
AMENDED OR A LOCAL LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  MAY  BE  ADOPTED  TO
PROVIDE  THAT  THE  EXEMPTION SHALL BE COMPUTED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ANY
FEE OR ASSESSMENT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON THE METERED  USE  OF  WATER
ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY.
  S 2. Section 467-b of the real property tax law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  IN  A  CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ANY LOCAL
LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ADOPTED PURSUANT TO  THIS  SECTION  MAY  BE
AMENDED  OR  A  LOCAL  LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION MAY BE ADOPTED TO
PROVIDE THAT AMOUNT OF REAL PROPERTY TAX ON WHICH THE TAX  ABATEMENT  IS
CALCULATED  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE THE AMOUNT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON THE
METERED USE OF WATER ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH PROPERTY.
  S 3. Section 467-c of the real property tax law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. IN A CITY HAVING  A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE,  ANY  LOCAL
LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE
AMENDED OR A LOCAL LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  MAY  BE  ADOPTED  TO
PROVIDE THAT THE RENT INCREASE EXEMPTION/TAX ABATEMENT SHALL BE COMPUTED
TO  TAKE  INTO  ACCOUNT ANY FEE OR ASSESSMENT PAID TO SUCH CITY BASED ON
THE METERED USE OF WATER ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH REAL PROPERTY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05089-01-1

S. 4173                             2

  S 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law, provided that the
amendments to section 467-b of the real property tax law made by section
two of this act shall expire on the same date as  such  section  expires
pursuant to section 17 of chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended.

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