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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to aging|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to aging|
senate Bill S637
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S637 - Details
S637 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S637 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to tax abatement for rent-controlled and rent regulated property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Makes rent re-determinations under the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program (SCRIE) and the Disability Rent Increase Exemption Program (DRIE) retroactive to the time of the decrease in income of the household. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill will amend subdivision g of section 467-b(3) of the real property tax law by adding the following language: when are-determination of the adjusted rent has been made pursuant to this paragraph, such re-determination shall be made retroactive to the date there was a permanent decrease in the combined income of all members of the household"" JUSTIFICATION: The SCRIE and DRIE programs provide exemption for low income senior citizen and disabled tenants from certain rent increases. Senior citizens and disabled citizens who lose an income earning spouse and
S637 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 637 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to tax abatement for rent-controlled and rent regulated property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph g of subdivision 3 of section 467-b of the real property tax law, as amended by section 1 of chapter 188 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: g. notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, where a head of the household holds a current, valid tax abatement certificate and, after the effective date of this paragraph, there is a permanent decrease in the combined income of all members of the household in an amount which exceeds twenty percent of such income as represented in such head of the household's last approved application for a tax abate- ment certificate or for renewal thereof, such head of the household may apply for a redetermination of the amount set forth therein. Upon appli- cation, such amount shall be redetermined so as to re-establish the ratio of adjusted rent to income which existed at the time of approval of such head of the household's last application for a tax abatement certificate or for renewal thereof; provided, however, that in no event shall the amount of the adjusted rent be redetermined to be (i) in the case of a head of the household who does not receive a monthly allowance for shelter pursuant to the social services law, less than one-third of the combined income of all members of the household; or (ii) in the case of a head of the household who receives a monthly allowance for shelter pursuant to the social services law, less than the maximum allowance for shelter which such head of the household is entitled to receive pursuant to such law. WHEN A REDETERMINATION OF THE ADJUSTED RENT HAS BEEN MADE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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