senate Bill S5089

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes Higher Ground Worship Center, Inc. to file applications for real property tax exemptions

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S5089 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation

S5089 - Summary

Authorizes Higher Ground Worship Center, Inc. to file applications for real property tax exemptions.

S5089 - Sponsor Memo

S5089 - 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

                               May 8, 2013

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

AN ACT to authorize Higher Ground Worship Center, Inc.  to file applica-
  tions for real property tax exemptions


  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the  assessor  of the city of Schenectady is hereby authorized to accept
from Higher Ground Worship Center,  Inc.,  applications  for  exemptions
from  real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property
tax law for the 2009 real property taxes for the parcels owned by Higher
Ground Worship Center, Inc.  located in the city of Schenectady  at  801
Stanley  Street, Schenectady, otherwise known as section 49.33, block 4,
lot 1.1; 803 Stanley Street, otherwise known as section 49.33, block  4,
lot  1.2. If accepted, the applications shall be reviewed as if they had
been received on or before the taxable status date established  for  the
imposition  of  such  taxes.    If  satisfied that Higher Ground Worship
Center, Inc.  would otherwise be entitled to such exemptions if  it  had
filed  the  applications  for  the exemptions by the appropriate taxable
status dates, the assessor of the city of Schenectady may upon  approval
by  the  city  council of such city, grant exemptions from real property
taxation for the 2009 tax years and owing by such not-for-profit  organ-
ization  on  the  effective  date  of  this  act,  and  make appropriate
correction of the applicable rolls.  If such exemptions are granted  and
if such not-for-profit organization shall have paid any tax with respect
to  the  subject rolls, the governing body or tax department may, in its
sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paid  and  cancel
taxes, fines, penalties or interest remaining unpaid.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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