senate Bill S6900

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "sewage flooding prevention act"

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Mar 27, 2014 referred to cities

S6900 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2342
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §471, RPT L; amd §24-514, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1300, S1300
2011-2012: A2928, S1617, S2617, A209
2009-2010: A7283, S1735B, S61, A1255A

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

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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