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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jun 14, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S5785
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S5785 - Details
S5785 - Summary
Authorizes the town of Greenburgh to adopt a local law to impose a 3 percent hotel/motel occupancy tax; authorizes villages in the towns of Greenburgh and the village of Sleepy Hollow in Mount Pleasant to adopt a local law to impose a 3 percent hotel/motel occupancy tax; provides that one-sixth of such amounts collected shall be used for the purpose of promoting economic development and tourism.
S5785 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5785 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the town of Greenburgh to adopt a local law to impose a hotel/motel occupancy tax for hotels not located in a village; authorizing specified villages in the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant to adopt local laws to impose a hotel/motel occupancy tax in such villages; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:. To authorize the Town of Greenburgh (Westchester County) and certain villages within the Town, and the village of Sleepy Hollow in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County to impose a hotel/motel occupancy tax of up to three percent in order to gain revenue and reduce dependence on already high real property taxes. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the tax law to add a new Section 1202-cc to: (1) authorize the town of Greenburgh and the villages of Tarrytown, Irvington, Ardsley, Elmsford, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, and Sleepy Hollow in the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant to adopt and amend local laws imposing a tax on persons occupying any room in any hotel/motel in each such jurisdiction;
S5785 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5785 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 authorizing the town of Greenburgh to adopt a local law to impose a hotel/motel occupancy tax for hotels not located in a village; authorizing specified villages in the towns of Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant to adopt local laws to impose a hotel/motel occupancy tax in such villages; 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-cc to read as follows: S 1202-CC. HOTEL OR MOTEL TAXES IN THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH AND SPECI- FIED VILLAGES THEREIN AND IN THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. (1) NOTWITH- STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND LOCAL LAWS IMPOSING A TAX ON PERSONS OCCUPYING ROOMS IN HOTELS OR MOTELS IN SUCH TOWNS OR VILLAGES THEREIN, AS THE LEGISLATURE HAS OR WOULD HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER TAX AUTHOR- IZED AND IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE: A. THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, IN THOSE PORTIONS OF SUCH TOWN NOT LOCATED WITHIN A VILLAGE; B. THE VILLAGES OF TARRYTOWN, IRVINGTON, ARDSLEY, ELMSFORD, DOBBS FERRY, HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH; AND C. THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW SITUATE IN THE TOWN OF MOUNT PLEASANT, WESTCHESTER COUNTY. (2) 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03643-03-3
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