senate Bill S787C

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2012 print number 787c
amend (t) and recommit to local government
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Dec 16, 2011 print number 787b
amend and recommit to finance
Jun 06, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 24, 2011 print number 787a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 05, 2011 referred to local government

S787 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2418A, A10315

S787 - Summary

Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon; establishes the forestland taxation task force to study and make recommendations on the assessment and taxation of privately owned forestlands.

S787 - Sponsor Memo

S787 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   787

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to prohibit local assessors from increasing the assessed value of
  real property based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon and  to
  establish  the  forestland  taxation task force; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that in light of significant increases in real  property  taxes
in  many  parts  of the state, due to a variety of factors including but
not limited to increases in market value of  real  property,  growth  in
school  and  local  spending,  a declining commercial and industrial tax
base, and  assessment  valuation  practices  which  may  not  accurately
reflect  the actual value of timber, that now more than ever an increas-
ing proportion of lands in the state devoted to  the  growth  of  forest
crops  are assessed at a level which renders the continued dedication to
such use uneconomical. It is the purpose of this act to chart a path  by
which  present and future forestlands may be protected and enhanced as a
viable segment of the state's economy, and as an environmental resource.
  S 2. On and after January 1, 2011, no assessor of any local  assessing
unit  shall  increase  that  portion  of the assessment of real property
which pertains to the stumpage value of trees on any parcel of privately
owned real property to which a stumpage value is assigned on the  effec-
tive  date of this act, as determined from the assessment from the imme-
diately preceding assessment roll.
  S 3. Commencing with the 2011 assessment  roll,  an  assessor  of  any
local  assessing  unit shall assign a value for trees upon any parcel of
real property which does not bear a stumpage value immediately prior  to
the effective date of this act.

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

Co-Sponsors

S787A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2418A, A10315

S787A - Summary

Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon; establishes the forestland taxation task force to study and make recommendations on the assessment and taxation of privately owned forestlands.

S787A - Sponsor Memo

S787A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 787--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- (at request of the Legislative Commission on
  Rural  Resources)  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed
  to be committed to the Committee  on  Local  Government  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to prohibit local assessors from increasing the assessed value of
  real  property based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon and to
  establish the forestland taxation task force; and  providing  for  the
  repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  in light of significant increases in real property taxes
in many parts of the state, due to a variety of  factors  including  but
not  limited  to  increases  in market value of real property, growth in
school and local spending, a declining  commercial  and  industrial  tax
base,  and  assessment  valuation  practices  which  may  not accurately
reflect the actual value of timber, that now more than ever an  increas-
ing  proportion  of  lands  in the state devoted to the growth of forest
crops are assessed at a level which renders the continued dedication  to
such  use uneconomical. It is the purpose of this act to chart a path by
which present and future forestlands may be protected and enhanced as  a
viable segment of the state's economy, and as an environmental resource.
  S  2. On and after January 1, 2011, no assessor of any local assessing
unit shall increase that portion of  the  assessment  of  real  property
which pertains to the stumpage value of trees on any parcel of privately
owned  real property to which a stumpage value is assigned on the effec-
tive date of this act, as determined from the assessment from the  imme-
diately preceding assessment roll.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04087-03-1

Co-Sponsors

S787B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2418A, A10315

S787B - Summary

Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon; establishes the forestland taxation task force to study and make recommendations on the assessment and taxation of privately owned forestlands.

S787B - Sponsor Memo

S787B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 787--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  VALESKY -- (at request of the Legislative
  Commission on Rural Resources) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Local Government --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN ACT to prohibit local assessors from increasing the assessed value of
  real  property based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon and to
  establish the forestland taxation task force; and  providing  for  the
  repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  in light of significant increases in real property taxes
in many parts of the state, due to a variety of  factors  including  but
not  limited  to  increases  in market value of real property, growth in
school and local spending, a declining  commercial  and  industrial  tax
base,  and  assessment  valuation  practices  which  may  not accurately
reflect the actual value of timber, that now more than ever an  increas-
ing  proportion  of  lands  in the state devoted to the growth of forest
crops are assessed at a level which renders the continued dedication  to
such  use uneconomical. It is the purpose of this act to chart a path by
which present and future forestlands may be protected and enhanced as  a
viable segment of the state's economy, and as an environmental resource.
  S  2. On and after January 1, 2012, no assessor of any local assessing
unit shall increase that portion of  the  assessment  of  real  property
which pertains to the stumpage value of trees on any parcel of privately
owned  real property to which a stumpage value is assigned on the effec-

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

Co-Sponsors

S787C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5828B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2418A, A10315

S787C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits assessors from increasing the assessments of forestland based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon; establishes the forestland taxation task force to study and make recommendations on the assessment and taxation of privately owned forestlands.

S787C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S787C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 787--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  YOUNG,  VALESKY -- (at request of the Legislative
  Commission on Rural Resources) -- read twice and ordered printed,  and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Local Government --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Local Government in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to prohibit local assessors from increasing the assessed value of
  real property based on the stumpage value of the trees thereon and  to
  establish the forestland taxation task force

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  in light of significant increases in real property taxes
in many parts of the state, due to a variety of  factors  including  but
not  limited  to  increases  in market value of real property, growth in
school and local spending, a declining  commercial  and  industrial  tax
base,  and  assessment  valuation  practices  which  may  not accurately
reflect the actual value of timber, that now more than ever an  increas-
ing  proportion  of  lands  in the state devoted to the growth of forest
crops are assessed at a level which renders the continued dedication  to
such  use uneconomical. It is the purpose of this act to chart a path by
which present and future forestlands may be protected and enhanced as  a
viable segment of the state's economy, and as an environmental resource.
  S  2. On and after January 1, 2013, no assessor of any local assessing
unit shall increase that portion of  the  assessment  of  real  property

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

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