senate Bill S4802

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands and extends the duration of the green roof real property tax abatement in a city having a population of one million or more

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7058 - Signed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.524
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.699
substituted for s4802
Jun 20, 2013 substituted by a7058
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.699
Apr 24, 2013 referred to cities

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง499-aaa, 499-bbb & 499-ccc, RPT L

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands and extends the duration of the green roof real property tax abatement in a city having a population of one million or more.

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4802 (ACTIVE) - 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

                             April 24, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to a  green  roof
  tax  abatement for certain properties in a city of one million or more


  Section  1. Subdivision 10 of section 499-aaa of the real property tax
law, as added by chapter 461 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read  as
  10.  "Green  roof"  shall  mean  an  addition to a roof of an eligible
building that covers at least fifty percent of such building's  eligible
rooftop  space  and  includes  (a) a weatherproof and waterproof roofing
membrane layer that complies with local construction and fire codes, (b)
a root barrier layer, (c) an insulation layer  that  complies  with  the
Energy  Conservation  Construction  Code  of  New  York  state and local
construction and fire codes, (d) a drainage  layer  that  complies  with
local  construction  and fire codes and is designed so the drains can be
inspected and cleaned, (e) a growth medium, including natural  or  simu-
lated soil, with a depth of at least two inches, (f) if the depth of the
growth  medium  is  less than three inches, an independent water holding
layer that is designed to prevent the rapid drying of the growth medium,
such as a non-woven fabric, pad or foam  mat  OR  CONTROLLED  FLOW  ROOF
DRAIN, unless the green roof is certified not to need regular irrigation
to  maintain  live  plants,  and (g) a vegetation layer, at least eighty
percent of which must be covered by live plants such  as  (I)  sedum  or
equally  drought  resistant  and  hardy plant species, (II) NATIVE PLANT
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 499-bbb of the real property tax law, as
added by chapter 461 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:

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


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