senate Bill S482A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring renewal notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to aging
Apr 11, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 18, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 13, 2011 print number 482a
amend and recommit to aging
Jan 05, 2011 referred to aging

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Apr 11, 2011 - Aging committee Vote

S482A
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
1
Excused
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S482 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A473A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §467-b, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6853, A9932

S482 - Bill Texts

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Requires the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency to send a notice of required renewal to each head of household currently receiving an exemption under the SCRIE program 30 days prior to the application renewal date.

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BILL NUMBER:S482

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property tax law, in relation to renewal notices for
applications under the SCRIE program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To put in place a reminder mechanism for renewal for senior citizens
enrolled in the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988. Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall
send a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving
SCRIE via US Mail no less than 90 days prior to expiration.

Section 2. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-6 of the Real Property
Tax Law, as added by chapter 689 0 the laws of 1972. Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall
send a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving
SCRIE via US Mail no less than 90 days prior to expiration.

Section 3. Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program provides much
needed assistance to senior citizens in New York City by
supplementing their rent payments, thereby keeping them in their
homes and out of nursing homes. When this program was initially
instituted it was administered by the New York City Department for
the Aging. The administration of the SCRIE program has been
transferred to the Finance Department, which does not have the
capacity to assist seniors in the application and renewal process for
this program. As a result many recipients have missed their renewal
deadlines and have been forced to endure reapplication processes and
in some cases a suspension of benefits.

This bill is designed to make the renewal process simpler by putting
in place a mechanism to
remind eligible seniors to renew their benefits before they expire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 S.6853 - Passed Senate/A.9932 - Reported Referred to Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State of New York.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become law;
provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real property
tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the


expiration and reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of
chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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

                                   482

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  renewal
  notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of  the  real  property  tax
law,  as  amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read
as follows:
  4. The head of the household must apply every two years to the  appro-
priate  rent control agency or administrative agency for a tax abatement
certificate on a form prescribed by said agency. A tax abatement certif-
icate setting forth an amount not in excess of the increase  in  maximum
rent or legal regulated rent for the taxable period or such other amount
as  shall be determined under subdivision three of this section shall be
issued by said agency to each head of the household who is found  to  be
eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed by law
for  the  payment  of  the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
municipal corporation which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such certificate shall be issued to  the  owner  of  the  real  property
containing  the  dwelling  unit  of the head of the household and to the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
municipal corporation which has granted the abatement of  taxes  author-
ized  by  this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY OR ADMINIS-
TRATIVE AGENCY SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH  HEAD  OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES  POSTAL  SERVICE  TO  THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE NO LESS THAN NINETY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the real property tax  law,  as
added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03320-01-1

S. 482                              2

  4.  The  head of the household must apply each year to the appropriate
rent control agency for a tax abatement certificate on a form prescribed
by said agency. A tax abatement certificate setting forth an amount  not
in  excess  of the increase in maximum rent for the taxable period shall
be  issued  by said agency to each head of the household who is found to
be eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed  by
law for the payment of the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
city, town or village which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such  certificate  shall  be  issued  to  the owner of the real property
containing the dwelling unit of the head of the  household  and  to  the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
city,  town  or village which has granted the abatement of taxes author-
ized by this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY  OR  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE  AGENCY  SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH HEAD OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE  NO  LESS  THAN  NINETY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become
a law; provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real proper-
ty tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expi-
ration  and  reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of chapter
576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the  provisions
of section two of this act shall take effect.

Co-Sponsors

S482A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A473A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §467-b, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6853, A9932

S482A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency to send a notice of required renewal to each head of household currently receiving an exemption under the SCRIE program 30 days prior to the application renewal date.

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BILL NUMBER:S482A

TITLE OF BILL: REVISED 12/30/11
An act
to amend the real property tax law, in relation to renewal notices for
applications under the SCRIE program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To put in place a reminder mechanism for renewal for senior citizens
enrolled in the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988. Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall
send a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving
SCRIE via US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 2. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-6 of the Real Property
Tax Law, as added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972. Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall
send a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving
SCRIE via US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 3. Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program provides much
needed assistance to senior citizens in New York City by
supplementing their rent payments, thereby keeping them in their
homes and out of nursing homes. When this program was initially
instituted it was administered by the New York City Department for
the Aging. The administration of the SCRIE program has beep.
transferred to the Finance Department, which does not have the
capacity to assist seniors in
the application and renewal process for this program. As a result many
recipients have missed their renewal deadlines and have been forced
to endure reapplication processes and in some cases a suspension of
benefits.

This bill is designed to make the renewal process simpler by putting
in place a mechanism to remind eligible seniors to renew their
benefits before they expire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: S.482A - Reported and Committed to Finance/A.473A - Reported,
Referred to Ways and Means
2010: S.6853 - Passed Senate/A.9932 - Reported, Referred to
Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State of New York.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become law;
provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real property tax
law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expiration
and reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of chapter 576
of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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

                                 482--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DIAZ, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real  property  tax  law,  in  relation  to  renewal
  notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of  the  real  property  tax
law,  as  amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read
as follows:
  4. The head of the household must apply every two years to the  appro-
priate  rent control agency or administrative agency for a tax abatement
certificate on a form prescribed by said agency. A tax abatement certif-
icate setting forth an amount not in excess of the increase  in  maximum
rent or legal regulated rent for the taxable period or such other amount
as  shall be determined under subdivision three of this section shall be
issued by said agency to each head of the household who is found  to  be
eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed by law
for  the  payment  of  the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
municipal corporation which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such certificate shall be issued to  the  owner  of  the  real  property
containing  the  dwelling  unit  of the head of the household and to the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
municipal corporation which has granted the abatement of  taxes  author-
ized  by  this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY OR ADMINIS-
TRATIVE AGENCY SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH  HEAD  OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES  POSTAL  SERVICE  TO  THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE NO LESS THAN THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03320-03-1

S. 482--A                           2

  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the real property tax  law,  as
added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  The  head of the household must apply each year to the appropriate
rent control agency for a tax abatement certificate on a form prescribed
by said agency. A tax abatement certificate setting forth an amount  not
in  excess  of the increase in maximum rent for the taxable period shall
be issued by said agency to each head of the household who is  found  to
be  eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed by
law for the payment of the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
city, town or village which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such certificate shall be issued to  the  owner  of  the  real  property
containing  the  dwelling  unit  of the head of the household and to the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
city, town or village which has granted the abatement of  taxes  author-
ized  by  this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY OR ADMINIS-
TRATIVE AGENCY SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH  HEAD  OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES  POSTAL  SERVICE  TO  THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE NO LESS THAN THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become
a law; provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real proper-
ty tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expi-
ration and reversion of such section pursuant to section 17  of  chapter
576  of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the provisions
of section two of this act shall take effect.

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