senate Bill S1785

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for small claims assessment review in certain instances

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S1785 - Details

Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง730 & 733, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S1785 - Summary

Provides for small claims assessment review in certain instances where the assessment was overvalued at least ten percent.

S1785 - Sponsor Memo

S1785 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to small claims


  Section  1. Subdivision 1 of section 730 of the real property tax law,
as amended by chapter 552 of the laws of 1991, paragraph (b) as  amended
by  chapter 154 of the laws of 1993, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter
215 of the laws of 2005 and the closing paragraph as  added  by  chapter
114 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  chief  administrator  of  the  courts shall establish a small
claims assessment review program in the supreme court. An owner of  real
property  claiming  to be aggrieved by an assessment on real property on
the ground that such assessment is unequal or excessive may file a peti-
tion for review pursuant to this article provided that:
  (a) the property owner shall have first filed a complaint pursuant  to
section  five  hundred  twenty-four or section fourteen hundred eight of
this chapter or the provisions of a local law or charter  providing  for
administrative review of assessments;
  (b)  the  property  is:  (i)  improved  by  a one, two or three family
owner-occupied structure used exclusively for residential purposes other
than property subject to the  assessment  limitations  of  section  five
hundred  eighty-one of this chapter and article nine-B of the real prop-
erty law or (ii) the property is unimproved and  is  not  of  sufficient
size  as  determined  by the assessing unit or special assessing unit to
contain a one, two or three family residential structure;
  (c) the equalized value of the property does not exceed  four  hundred
fifty  thousand  dollars  or,  in the event such equalized value exceeds
four hundred fifty thousand  dollars,  the  total  assessment  reduction

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


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