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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to local government|
|Apr 06, 2011||referred to local government|
senate Bill S4475
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4475 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3-c, Gen Muni L; add §92-o, St Fin L
S4475 - Summary
Establishes the real property tax relief and local government mandate reform act; limits real property tax levies; authorizes counties to levy a medicaid mandate real property tax; establishes a government employee benefit fee for local government … (view more) establishes a local government employee benefit fund.
S4475 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4475 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the real property tax relief and local government mandate reform act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would permit a locality (by means of local law), to establish and collect a non wage benefit contribution fee, from all their government employees, equal to 5% of an employee's salary. The proceeds of such fee would be deposited into a state fund, under the joint custody of the comptroller and the president of civil service. Disbursements from the fund would be paid at the direction of the governing body of the municipal corporation, or the president of civil service for the state, for any non wage benefit cost incurred by such government. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Creates the Title of the bill; "The Real Property Tax Relief and Local Government Mandate Reform Act." Section 2 - Legislative findings and declarations.
S4475 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4475 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the state finance law, in relation to establishing the real property tax relief and local government mandate reform act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "real prop- erty tax relief and local government mandate reform act". S 2. Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature hereby finds and determines that real property taxes in New York state are too high, and that the burden that they place upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is making it difficult for New York state to thrive, prosper and succeed. The legislature further finds and determines that the only way to realistically reduce the real property tax burden upon our citizens, homeowners and businesses, is to place a comprehensive approach in state law which controls costs and spending for local governments, and provides significant mandate relief with respect to their fiscal obli- gations. The legislature additionally finds and determines that a comprehensive approach of capping property taxes, controlling governmental employee benefit costs, and providing significant mandate relief to local govern- ments will promote the controlling of the cost and spending for local governments, as well as helping to provide significant mandate relief with respect to their future fiscal obligations. The legislature finally finds and determines that this act seeks to be a part of a comprehensive approach to reduce real property taxes across the state by controlling of governmental employee benefit costs and the provision of significant mandate relief to local governments. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10713-01-1
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