senate Bill S644

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Reduces from one-third to one-fourth of income the applicability of the senior citizens' rent increase exemption

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  • Delivered to Governor
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S644 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3078
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง467-b, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1786, A2987
2009-2010: S1382, A3073

S644 - Summary

Provides that the tax abatements for certain rent-controlled and rent-regulated property occupied by senior citizens commonly known as the senior citizens' rent increase exemption (SCRIE) shall be applicable where the rent constitutes more than one-fourth rather than one-third of the tenant's income.

S644 - Sponsor Memo

S644 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   644

                       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  the  income
  level  for  the  applicability  of  the senior citizens' rent increase
  exemption

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 2 and subparagraph 3 of paragraph d of subdi-
vision 3 of section 467-b of the real property tax law, subdivision 2 as
amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 1985 and subparagraph 3  of  para-
graph  d  of subdivision 3 as amended by section 1 of chapter 188 of the
laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows:
  2.  The governing body of any municipal corporation is hereby  author-
ized  and  empowered  to adopt, after public hearing, in accordance with
the provisions of this section, a local  law,  ordinance  or  resolution
providing  for  the  abatement  of  taxes  of said municipal corporation
imposed on real property containing a dwelling unit as defined herein by
one of the following amounts:
  (a) where the head of the household does not receive a monthly  allow-
ance  for  shelter pursuant to the social services law, an amount not in
excess of that portion of any increase in maximum rent  or  legal  regu-
lated  rent  which  causes  such maximum rent or legal regulated rent to
exceed [one-third] ONE-FOURTH of the combined income of all  members  of
the household; or
  (b)  where  the head of the household receives a monthly allowance for
shelter pursuant to the social services law, an amount not in excess  of
that  portion  of  any  increase in maximum rent or legal regulated rent
which is not covered by the maximum allowance  for  shelter  which  such
person is entitled to receive pursuant to the social services law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03593-01-3

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