senate Bill S6592

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to outreach, status and time limits relating to the tax abatement program

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May 14, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2012 referred to aging

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May 14, 2012 - Aging committee Vote

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Aging Committee Vote: May 14, 2012

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S6592 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9205
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง467-b, RPT L

S6592 - Summary

Relates to outreach, status and time limits relating to the tax abatement program for rent-controlled and rent-regulated property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities.

S6592 - Sponsor Memo

S6592 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6592

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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  outreach,
  status and time limits relating to the tax abatement program for rent-
  controlled  and rent-regulated property occupied by senior citizens or
  persons with disabilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  467-b of the real property tax law is amended by
adding three new subdivisions 10, 11 and 12 to read as follows:
  10. AN ENTITY THAT ADMINISTERS THE TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  IMPLEMENT  AND  ADMINISTER A PROGRAM THAT DEVELOPS
OUTREACH INITIATIVES TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS WHO  MEET  THE  ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA  FOR THE TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE
PROGRAM AND ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE INFORMATION REGARDING THE  TAX  ABATE-
MENT  PROGRAM.    SUCH  OUTREACH  PROGRAM  MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE
LIMITED TO,  MAILINGS,  ADVERTISEMENTS,  PUBLIC  SERVICE  ANNOUNCEMENTS,
LITERATURE  DISSEMINATION,  INTERNET TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA, COMMUNITY
OUTREACH, AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH OTHER MUNICIPAL ENTITIES  AND  AGENCIES.
AN  ENTITY  THAT  ADMINISTERS THE TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM MAY CONSULT WITH
ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY DEEMED  PERTINENT  TO  DEVELOP  THE  OUTREACH
INITIATIVE.
  11. ANY MUNICIPALITY THAT ADOPTS A LOCAL LAW, RESOLUTION, OR ORDINANCE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO
ALLOW APPLICANTS AND PARTICIPANTS TO ASCERTAIN THE  STATUS  OF  ANY  TAX
ABATEMENT  OR  THE STATUS OF ANY FORM THAT HAS BEEN FILED BY SUCH APPLI-
CANT OR PARTICIPANT ON THE APPLICANT OR PARTICIPANT'S BEHALF PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION. SUCH PROGRAM  SHALL  INCLUDE  PROVISIONS  TO  ENSURE  THAT
APPLICANTS  AND  PARTICIPANTS WHOSE PRIMARY LANGUAGE IS NOT ENGLISH, WHO
MAY HAVE COMMUNICATION RESTRICTIONS DUE TO PARTIAL OR  TOTAL  BLINDNESS,
DEAFNESS,  SPEECH  IMPEDIMENT,  OR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, AND/OR WHO LACK
ACCESS TO THE INTERNET MAY ASCERTAIN SUCH STATUS.
  12. A. WITHIN THREE  DAYS  OF  RECEIVING  ANY  FORM  FOR  APPLICATION,
RENEWAL,  OR  ADJUSTMENT  OF  ABATEMENT FOR THE TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM, A

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

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