senate Bill S16A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring renewal notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
Apr 26, 2013 print number 16a
amend and recommit to finance
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to aging

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S16 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A350A
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§467-b & 467-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S482A, A473A
2009-2010: S6853, A9932

S16 - Bill Texts

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Requires the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency or supervising agency to send a notice of required renewal to each head of household currently receiving an exemption under the SCRIE program 30 days prior to the application renewal date.

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BILL NUMBER:S16

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property tax law, in relation to renewal notices for
applications under the SCRIE program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To put in place a reminder mechanism for renewal for senior citizens
enrolled in the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988. Requires
that the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency
shall send a notice of required renewal to each head of household
receiving SCRIE via US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 2. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972 Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall
send a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving
SCRIE via US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 3. Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program provides much
needed assistance to senior citizens in New York City by
supplementing their rent payments, thereby keeping them in their
homes and out of nursing homes. When this program was initially
instituted it was administered by the New York City Department for
the Aging. The administration of the SCRIE program has been
transferred to the Finance Department, which does not have the
capacity to assist seniors in the application and renewal process for
this program. As a result many recipients have missed their renewal
deadlines and have been forced to endure reapplication processes and
in some cases a suspension of benefits.

This bill is designed to make the renewal process simpler by putting
in place a mechanism to remind eligible seniors to renew their
benefits before they expire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.482A- Referred to Aging Committee/A.473A Died in Aging
Committee
2011: S.482A - Reported and Committed to Finance/A.473A -
Reported, Referred to Ways and Means
2010: S.6853 - Passed Senate/A.9932 - Reported, Referred to
Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State of New York.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have become law;
provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real property
tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the
expiration and reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of
chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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

                                   16

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  renewal
  notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of  the  real  property  tax
law,  as  amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read
as follows:
  4. The head of the household must apply every two years to the  appro-
priate  rent control agency or administrative agency for a tax abatement
certificate on a form prescribed by said agency. A tax abatement certif-
icate setting forth an amount not in excess of the increase  in  maximum
rent or legal regulated rent for the taxable period or such other amount
as  shall be determined under subdivision three of this section shall be
issued by said agency to each head of the household who is found  to  be
eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed by law
for  the  payment  of  the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
municipal corporation which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such certificate shall be issued to  the  owner  of  the  real  property
containing  the  dwelling  unit  of the head of the household and to the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
municipal corporation which has granted the abatement of  taxes  author-
ized  by  this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY OR ADMINIS-
TRATIVE AGENCY SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH  HEAD  OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES  POSTAL  SERVICE  TO  THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE NO LESS THAN THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the real property tax  law,  as
added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00932-01-3

S. 16                               2

  4.  The  head of the household must apply each year to the appropriate
rent control agency for a tax abatement certificate on a form prescribed
by said agency. A tax abatement certificate setting forth an amount  not
in  excess  of the increase in maximum rent for the taxable period shall
be  issued  by said agency to each head of the household who is found to
be eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed  by
law for the payment of the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
city, town or village which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such  certificate  shall  be  issued  to  the owner of the real property
containing the dwelling unit of the head of the  household  and  to  the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
city,  town  or village which has granted the abatement of taxes author-
ized by this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY  OR  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE  AGENCY  SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH HEAD OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE  NO  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become
a law; provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real proper-
ty tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the expi-
ration  and  reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of chapter
576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the  provisions
of section two of this act shall take effect.

Co-Sponsors

S16A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A350A
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§467-b & 467-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S482A, A473A
2009-2010: S6853, A9932

S16A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency or supervising agency to send a notice of required renewal to each head of household currently receiving an exemption under the SCRIE program 30 days prior to the application renewal date.

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BILL NUMBER:S16A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to renewal notices for applications under the SCRIE program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To put in place a reminder mechanism
for renewal for senior citizens enrolled in the Senior Citizen Rent
Increase Exemption Program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988. Requires that
the appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall send
a notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving SCRIE
via US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 2. Amends subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the Real Property
Tax Law, as added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972. Requires that the
appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall send a
notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving SCRIE via
US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 3. Amends subdivision 4 of Section 467-c of the Real Property
Tax Law, as added by chapter 208 of the laws of 1975. Requires that the
appropriate rent control agency or administrative agency shall send a
notice of required renewal to each head of household receiving SCRIE via
US Mail no less than 30 days prior to expiration.

Section 4. Effective Date.

EXISTING LAW: None

JUSTIFICATION: The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program
provides much needed assistance to senior citizens in New York City by
supplementing their rent payments, thereby keeping them in their homes
and out of nursing homes. When this program was initially instituted it
was administered by the New York City Department for the Aging. The
administration of the SCRIE program has been transferred to the Finance
Department, which does not have the capacity to assist seniors in the
application and renewal process for this program As a result many recip-
ients have missed their renewal deadlines and have been forced to endure
reapplication processes and in some cases a suspension of benefits

This bill is designed to make the renewal process simpler by putting in
place a mechanism to remind eligible seniors to renew their benefits
before they expire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: S 16 - Reported and Committed to
Finance/A.350 - Referred to Aging 2012: S.482A- Referred to Aging
Committee/A.473A Died in Aging Committee 2011: S.482A - Reported and

Committed to Finance/A.473A - Reported, Referred to Ways and Means 2010:
S.6853 - Passed Senate/A.9932 - Reported, Referred to Ways and Means

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State of New York.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect 90 days after it shall have
become law; provided that the amendments to section 467-b of the real
property tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject to the
expiration and reversion of such section pursuant to section 17 of chap-
ter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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

                                  16--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DIAZ, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SAMPSON -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Aging  --  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  real  property  tax law, in relation to renewal
  notices for applications under the SCRIE program

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of section 467-b of the real property tax
law, as amended by chapter 651 of the laws of 1988, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  4.  The head of the household must apply every two years to the appro-
priate rent control agency or administrative agency for a tax  abatement
certificate on a form prescribed by said agency. A tax abatement certif-
icate  setting  forth an amount not in excess of the increase in maximum
rent or legal regulated rent for the taxable period or such other amount
as shall be determined under subdivision three of this section shall  be
issued  by  said agency to each head of the household who is found to be
eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed by law
for the payment of the taxes or the first  installment  thereof  of  any
municipal corporation which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such  certificate  shall  be  issued  to  the owner of the real property
containing the dwelling unit of the head of the  household  and  to  the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
municipal  corporation  which has granted the abatement of taxes author-
ized by this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY  OR  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE  AGENCY  SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH HEAD OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00932-02-3

S. 16--A                            2

STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE  NO  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S  2.  Subdivision 4 of section 467-b of the real property tax law, as
added by chapter 689 of the laws of 1972, is amended to read as follows:
  4. The head of the household must apply each year to  the  appropriate
rent control agency for a tax abatement certificate on a form prescribed
by  said agency. A tax abatement certificate setting forth an amount not
in excess of the increase in maximum rent for the taxable  period  shall
be  issued  by said agency to each head of the household who is found to
be eligible under this section on or before the last date prescribed  by
law for the payment of the taxes or the first installment thereof of any
city, town or village which has granted an abatement of taxes. Copies of
such  certificate  shall  be  issued  to  the owner of the real property
containing the dwelling unit of the head of the  household  and  to  the
collecting officer charged with the duty of collecting the taxes of each
city,  town  or village which has granted the abatement of taxes author-
ized by this section.  THE APPROPRIATE RENT CONTROL AGENCY  OR  ADMINIS-
TRATIVE  AGENCY  SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF REQUIRED RENEWAL TO EACH HEAD OF
HOUSEHOLD CURRENTLY RECEIVING AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS SECTION VIA UNITED
STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE  NO  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S  3.  Subdivision 4 of section 467-c of the real property tax law, as
added by chapter 208 of the laws of 1975, is amended to read as follows:
  4. Any such local law or ordinance may provide that the eligible  head
of  the  household  shall apply annually to the supervising agency for a
rent increase exemption order/tax abatement certificate on a form to  be
prescribed and made available by the supervising agency. The supervising
agency  shall  approve  or  disapprove applications and, if it approves,
shall issue a rent increase exemption order/tax  abatement  certificate.
Copies  of such order/certificate shall be issued to the housing company
managing the dwelling unit of the eligible head of the household, to the
eligible head of the household and to  the  collecting  officer  charged
with  the  duty of collecting the taxes of the municipality.  THE APPRO-
PRIATE SUPERVISING AGENCY SHALL SEND A NOTICE  OF  REQUIRED  RENEWAL  TO
EACH  HEAD  OF  HOUSEHOLD  CURRENTLY  RECEIVING  AN EXEMPTION UNDER THIS
SECTION VIA UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO THEIR PRIMARY  RESIDENCE  NO
LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION RENEWAL DATE.
  S  4.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided that the amendments to section 467-b of  the
real  property  tax law made by section one of this act shall be subject
to the expiration and reversion of such section pursuant to  section  17
of  chapter 576 of the laws of 1974, as amended, when upon such date the
provisions of section two of this act shall take effect.

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