|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 27, 2014||referred to cities|
senate Bill S6900
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S6900 - Details
S6900 - Summary
Enacts the "sewage flooding prevention act"; authorizes certain homeowners and not-for-profit agencies in New York City to receive an abatement of real property taxes up to two thousand dollars for the cost of installing sewer improvement check valve devices on certain dwellings; directs the New York City department of environmental protection to promulgate any necessary rules and regulations.
S6900 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6900 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the "sewage flooding prevention act" PURPOSE: To amend the real property tax law, in relation to authorizing certain homeowners and nonprofit institutions in New York City receive a tax abatement of up to two thousand dollars for the installation of sewer line "(check valves)" to prevent sewage backflow. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The real property tax law is amended to add section 470 to provide homeowners and nonprofit institutions in New York City with an abatement of up to fifty percent (up to two thousand dollars) towards the cost of installing a sewer line check valve to prevent sewage backflow. For homeowners the abatement will be a credit against their property tax, while for nonprofit organizations the abatement will be a credit against their sewer and water bill. JUSTIFICATION: Many residential properties and nonprofit institutions in New York
S6900 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6900 I N S E N A T E March 27, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the real property tax law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to enacting the "sewage flooding prevention act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "sewage flooding prevention act". S 2. The real property tax law is amended by adding a new section 471 to read as follows: S 471. ABATEMENT OF TAXES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CHECK VALVES FOR SEWER IMPROVEMENTS IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. 1. IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, ANY OWNER OF A DWELLING WHO INSTALLS A CHECK VALVE DEVICE TO PREVENT SEWAGE FROM BACK- FLOWING INTO SUCH DWELLING SHALL RECEIVE AN ABATEMENT OF TAXES ON SUCH REAL PROPERTY EQUALING ONE-HALF, UP TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS TOWARDS THE COST OF PURCHASING AND INSTALLING SUCH DEVICE. 2. ANY NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY WHICH OWNS A BUILDING OF ANY TYPE OR A DWELLING IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE AND WHICH INSTALLS A CHECK VALVE DEVICE TO PREVENT SEWAGE FROM BACK-FLOWING INTO SUCH BUILDING OR DWELLING SHALL RECEIVE AN ABATEMENT OF WATER AND SEWER CHARGES EQUALING ONE-HALF OF THE COST OF PURCHASING AND INSTALLING SUCH DEVICE, UP TO TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "DWELLING" SHALL MEAN ANY BUILDING, STRUCTURE OR PORTION THEREOF WHICH IS OCCUPIED IN WHOLE OR IN PART AS A HOME, RESIDENCE OR SLEEPING PLACE FOR ONE OR MORE HUMAN BEINGS. 4. THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SHALL PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IDENTIFYING APPROPRIATE CHECK VALVE SYSTEMS. S 3. Subdivision e of section 24-514 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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