|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 31, 2013||
|Jul 19, 2013||
delivered to governor
|Jun 21, 2013||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.894
substituted for s5003
|Jun 21, 2013||
substituted by a7180
|Jun 04, 2013||
advanced to third reading
|Jun 03, 2013||
2nd report cal.
|May 30, 2013||
1st report cal.894
|May 03, 2013||
referred to investigations and government operations
senate Bill S5003Signed By Governor
Extends until November 30, 2015, the authority of the county of Suffolk to impose an additional 1% sales and compensating use tax
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7180 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
view actions (11)
Jun 21, 2013 - floor VoteA7180621floor62Aye1Nay0Absent0Excused0Abstained
show floor vote details
Floor Vote: Jun 21, 2013aye (62)
May 30, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee VoteS500370committee7Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
- show floor vote details
S5003 - Bill Details
S5003 - Bill Texts
Extends from November 30, 2013 until November 30, 2015, the expiration of the authority of the county of Suffolk to impose an additional 1% of sales and compensating use taxes.
view sponsor memo
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to extending
the authority of the county of Suffolk to impose an additional one
percent of sales and compensating use tax
PURPOSE: To reauthorize Suffolk County's additional 1% sales tax for
a two-year period ending on November 30, 2015.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill amends the Tax Law to extend Suffolk
County's authorization to impose an additional 1% sales tax until
November 30, 2015.
JUSTIFICATION: A county must secure state legislative approval each
time it seeks to impose a sales tax rate above 3%. The State grants
that authority to a county for a set period of time, usually one or
two years. A county must then seek reauthorization from the State
legislature if the tax rate is to remain above the 3% limit.
According to Suffolk County, the continuation of the county's
additional 1% sales tax is a critical component of Suffolk County's
daily operations. The importance of extending the 1% cannot be
overstated, Each 1% produces approximately $238,000,000 in revenue.
In 2012, the county's sales tax is projected to represent .55% of the
general fund revenues In addition, Suffolk applies up to 3/8 of the 1%
sales tax applied to police operations. If the county does not receive
this authorization, either property taxes would have to be raised
dramatically or public safety could be jeopardized should the County
need to reduce staff.
Counties are the primary providers of health and human services in New
York State, This role has evolved over the years as New York expanded
and adopted new programs and services, requiring counties to
administer and finance them. Although Suffolk County has made
tremendous progress in managing its share of mandated expenses, the
dramatic growth of these programs over the past several years has
placed an extraordinary strain on the County's budget. Counties have
two basic revenue options: real property taxes or sales tax. Both
revenue sources create problems for residents and businesses.
However, the property tax is by far the least favored among taxpayers.
While real property taxes overall remain significantly higher in
Suffolk County than the rest of the nation, the county has been able
to hold the line on its portion of the property tax. In order to
replace the 1% of revenue generated by the sales tax, 2013 General
Fund property taxes would have to increase from $49 million to $332
million - an increase of 577%
Stated another way, if the 1% was not continued and property taxes
were not increased, the County would be forced to cut the entire $283
million from the discretionary side of the budget. This would equate
to the loss of more than 5,100 jobs, more than 79% of the current
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New York State last granted authorization for
Suffolk County to renew this component of the sale tax through Chapter
122 of the Laws of 2011.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Anticipated $283 million in revenue for
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
view full text
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5003 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2013 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to extending the authority of the county of Suffolk to impose an additional one percent of sales and compensating use tax THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Clause 14 of subparagraph (i) of the opening paragraph of section 1210 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 122 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (14) the county of Suffolk is hereby further authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws, ordinances or resolutions imposing such taxes at a rate which is one percent additional to the three percent rate authorized above in this paragraph for such county for the period beginning June first, two thousand one and ending November thirtieth, two thousand [thirteen] FIFTEEN; S 2. Subdivision (c) of section 1262-j of the tax law, as amended by chapter 122 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (c) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, of the net collections received by the county of Suffolk as a result of the increase of one percent to the tax authorized by section twelve hundred ten of this article for the period beginning June first, two thousand one and ending November thirtieth, two thousand [thirteen] FIFTEEN, imposed by local laws or resolutions (by simple majority) by the county legislature, and signed by the county executive, the county of Suffolk shall allocate such net collections as follows: no less than one-eighth and no more than three-eighths of such net collections received shall be dedicated for public safety purposes and the balance shall be deposited in the general fund of the county of Suffolk. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10155-01-3
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.