senate Bill S4707A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes an occupancy tax in the city of Yonkers

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Your valid home address is used to determine which NY State Senator Represents you.
Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (4)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 24, 2014 print number 4707a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 18, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S4707 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7134A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1202-x, Tax L

S4707 - Summary

Imposes an occupancy tax in the city of Yonkers.

S4707 - Sponsor Memo

S4707 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4707

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of  an  occu-
  pancy tax in the city of Yonkers; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The tax law is amended by adding a new  section  1202-x  to
read as follows:
  S  1202-X.  OCCUPANCY  TAX IN THE CITY OF YONKERS. (1) NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF YONKERS, IN  THE
COUNTY  OF  WESTCHESTER, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND
AMEND LOCAL LAWS IMPOSING IN SUCH CITY A TAX, IN ADDITION TO  ANY  OTHER
TAX  AUTHORIZED AND IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, SUCH AS THE LEGIS-
LATURE HAS OR WOULD HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE UPON  PERSONS
OCCUPYING  ANY  ROOM  FOR  HIRE  IN  ANY HOTEL. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE TERM "HOTEL" SHALL MEAN A BUILDING OR PORTION OF  IT  WHICH
IS  REGULARLY  USED AND KEPT OPEN AS SUCH FOR THE LODGING OF GUESTS. THE
TERM "HOTEL" INCLUDES AN APARTMENT HOTEL, A MOTEL OR A  BOARDING  HOUSE,
WHETHER  OR  NOT MEALS ARE SERVED. THE RATE OF SUCH TAX SHALL NOT EXCEED
THREE PERCENT OF THE PER DIEM RENTAL RATE FOR  EACH  ROOM  WHETHER  SUCH
ROOM IS RENTED ON A DAILY OR LONGER BASIS.
  (2)  SUCH  TAXES MAY BE COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE CHIEF FISCAL
OFFICER OF THE CITY OF YONKERS BY SUCH MEANS AND IN SUCH MANNER AS OTHER
TAXES WHICH ARE NOW COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY  SUCH  OFFICER  OR  AS
OTHERWISE MAY BE PROVIDED BY SUCH LOCAL LAW.
  (3)  SUCH  LOCAL LAWS MAY PROVIDE THAT ANY TAXES IMPOSED SHALL BE PAID
BY THE PERSON LIABLE THEREFOR TO THE OWNER OF THE ROOM FOR HIRE  IN  THE
TOURIST  HOME,  INN, CLUB, HOTEL, MOTEL OR OTHER SIMILAR PLACE OF PUBLIC
ACCOMMODATION OCCUPIED OR TO THE PERSON ENTITLED TO BE PAID THE RENT  OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10392-01-3

S4707A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7134A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1202-x, Tax L

S4707A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes an occupancy tax in the city of Yonkers.

S4707A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4707A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4707--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations  and
  Government  Operations  in  accordance  with  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of an occu-
  pancy tax in the city of Yonkers; and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  tax law is amended by adding a new section 1202-x to
read as follows:
  S 1202-X. OCCUPANCY TAX IN THE CITY OF  YONKERS.  (1)  NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE CITY OF YONKERS, IN THE
COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO  ADOPT  AND
AMEND  LOCAL  LAWS IMPOSING IN SUCH CITY A TAX, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER
TAX AUTHORIZED AND IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, SUCH AS THE  LEGIS-
LATURE  HAS OR WOULD HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE UPON PERSONS
OCCUPYING ANY ROOM FOR HIRE IN ANY  HOTEL.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  THE  TERM "HOTEL" SHALL MEAN A BUILDING OR PORTION OF IT WHICH
IS REGULARLY USED AND KEPT OPEN AS SUCH FOR THE LODGING OF  GUESTS.  THE
TERM  "HOTEL"  INCLUDES AN APARTMENT HOTEL, A MOTEL OR A BOARDING HOUSE,
WHETHER OR NOT MEALS ARE SERVED. THE RATE OF SUCH TAX SHALL  NOT  EXCEED
THREE  PERCENT  OF  THE  PER DIEM RENTAL RATE FOR EACH ROOM WHETHER SUCH
ROOM IS RENTED ON A DAILY OR LONGER BASIS.
  (2) SUCH TAXES MAY BE COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY THE  CHIEF  FISCAL
OFFICER OF THE CITY OF YONKERS BY SUCH MEANS AND IN SUCH MANNER AS OTHER
TAXES  WHICH  ARE  NOW  COLLECTED AND ADMINISTERED BY SUCH OFFICER OR AS
OTHERWISE MAY BE PROVIDED BY SUCH LOCAL LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10392-02-4

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.