|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 14, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 01, 2012||referred to aging|
senate Bill S6592
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6592 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Real Property Tax Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §467-b, RPT L
S6592 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6592 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require municipalities that have the senior citizen rent increase exemption (SCRIE) and disabled rent increase exemption (DRIE) program to conduct outreach in the community to ensure individuals who may be eligible are aware that they can apply. This bill would also require implementation of a mechanism for applicants and participants to determine the status of their exemptions and would set time limits within which the municipal agency operating the program must respond to applicants and participants when forms are submitted. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This section has three main parts that would: * Require a municipality operating the SCRIE/DRIE program to implement a program of outreach initiatives in the community to encourage individuals who may be eligible to apply for the program;
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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