senate Bill S4479

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Amends the monetary cap for separate specifications on public works projects

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

S4479 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §101, Gen Muni L

S4479 - Summary

Establishes the real property tax relief and local government mandate reform act.

S4479 - Sponsor Memo

S4479 - 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

                              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 law, in relation to establish-
  ing the real property tax relief and local government  mandate  reform


  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-
  The legislature also finds and determines that the real  property  tax
relief and local government mandate reform must be achieved by a compre-
hensive  approach  to  reduce  real  property  taxes  across  the state,
controlling government costs, and the provision of  significant  mandate
relief to local governments.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 101 of the general municipal law, as
amended by section 1 of part MM of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2008,  is
amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read as follows:
  1.  Except  as otherwise provided in section two hundred twenty-two of
the labor law, OR SUBDIVISION ONE-A  OF  THIS  SECTION,  every  officer,
board  or  agency of a political subdivision or of any district therein,
charged with the duty of preparing specifications or awarding or  enter-
ing  into  contracts  for  the erection, construction, reconstruction or

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


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