senate Bill S4477

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to real property tax relief and local government mandate reform

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Apr 06, 2011 referred to local government

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S4477 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; amd §209, Civ Serv L

S4477 - Summary

Relates to real property tax relief and local government mandate reform; requires municipal corporations to consider the real property tax impacts of public employee contracts and relates to the arbitration panel's requirements when resolving disputes in the course of collective negotiations.

S4477 - Sponsor Memo

S4477 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4477

                       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 civil service law,  in
  relation  to  real  property  tax  relief and local government mandate
  reform

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

  Section  1.    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  finally  finds and determines that the real property
tax relief and local government mandate reform must  be  achieved  by  a
comprehensive  approach  to reduce real property taxes across the state,
the  controlling  of  governmental  employee  benefit  costs,  and   the
provision of significant mandate relief to local governments.
  S  2.  The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 25
to read as follows:
  S 25. CONSIDERATION OF REAL PROPERTY TAX  LEVY  IMPACTS  OF  A  PUBLIC
EMPLOYEE  CONTRACT. 1. PRIOR TO ITS PRESENTMENT TO THE GOVERNING BODY OF
A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, THE PUBLIC OFFICER OF THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
WHO IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
WHICH CONTAINS ANY INCREASE IN WAGES OR BENEFITS FOR  PUBLIC  EMPLOYEES,
SHALL  FIRST  CONSIDER WHETHER SIGNING SUCH CONTRACT WOULD RESULT IN ANY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10506-01-1

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