assembly Bill A1236A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of Syracuse to add unpaid housing code violation penalties, costs and fines to the city's annual tax levy

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 held for consideration in codes
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to codes
May 23, 2016 print number 1236a
May 23, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to real property taxation
Jan 06, 2016 referred to real property taxation
May 28, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 08, 2015 referred to real property taxation

Co-Sponsors

A1236 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2917
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §901, amd §§936 & 1102, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7044, S4512
2017-2018: A416, S3131

A1236 - Summary

Authorizes the city of Syracuse to add unpaid housing code violation penalties, costs and fines to the city's annual tax levy.

A1236 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1236

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Real Property Taxation

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  the  city  of Syracuse to add unpaid housing code violation penalties,
  costs and fines to the city's  annual  tax  levy  in  accordance  with
  applicable law

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

  Section 1. The real property tax  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 901 to read as follows:
  S 901. COLLECTION OF UNPAID HOUSING CODE VIOLATION PENALTIES; LEVY. 1.
IN  ADDITION  TO AND NOT IN LIMITATION OF ANY POWER OTHERWISE GRANTED BY
LAW, THE CITY OF SYRACUSE IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED  TO  COLLECT  ANY  UNPAID
HOUSING  CODE  VIOLATION PENALTIES, COSTS AND FINES THROUGH PLACEMENT BY
THE CITY'S COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE ON THE  CITY'S  ANNUAL  TAX  LEVY  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE CITY'S TAX AND ASSESS-
MENT ACT (CHAPTER SEVENTY-FIVE OF THE LAWS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED  SIX,  AS
AMENDED).
  2. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PLACEMENT ON THE CITY'S ANNUAL TAX LEVY
SUCH UNPAID HOUSING CODE VIOLATION PENALTIES, COSTS AND FINES SHALL HAVE
BEEN  ADJUDICATED AND IMPOSED THROUGH A JUDGMENT IN A COURT OF COMPETENT
JURISDICTION ON AN OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY, AS  CERTIFIED
BY  THE  CITY'S  CORPORATION COUNSEL TO THE COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE, AND
HAVE REMAINED UNPAID FOR ONE YEAR PRECEDING THE PLACEMENT ON THE  CITY'S
TAX LEVY.
  3. SUCH HOUSING CODE VIOLATION PENALTY, COST OR FINE AS SET FORTH IN A
COPY OF THE JUDGMENT CERTIFIED BY THE CORPORATION COUNSEL TO THE COMMIS-
SIONER  OF  FINANCE  SHALL  BE SET DOWN IN THE ANNUAL TAX LEVY UNDER THE
HEADING UNCOLLECTED FINES AND PENALTIES AND SHALL  BE  LEVIED,  ENFORCED
AND  COLLECTED  IN THE SAME MANNER, BY THE SAME PROCEEDINGS, AT THE SAME
TIME, UNDER THE SAME PENALTIES AND HAVING THE SAME LIEN UPON THE PROPER-
TY ASSESSED AS THE GENERAL CITY TAX AND AS A PART THEREOF.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2917
Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §901, amd §§936 & 1102, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7044, S4512
2017-2018: A416, S3131

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of Syracuse to add unpaid housing code violation penalties, costs and fines to the city's annual tax levy.

A1236A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1236--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MAGNARELLI, HUNTER -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Real Property Taxation -- recommitted to the  Commit-
  tee on Real Property Taxation in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.
  2  -- 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  authorizing
  the city of Syracuse to treat unpaid building code and fire code fines
  as  delinquent taxes and impose tax liens upon the real property which
  is the subject of such fines

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

  Section  1.    The  real  property  tax law is amended by adding a new
section 901 to read as follows:
  S 901. AUTHORIZING INCLUSION IN THE TAX LEVY OF CERTAIN FINES  IMPOSED
BY  THE CITY OF SYRACUSE. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE
CONTRARY, THE CITY OF SYRACUSE, ACTING  BY  AND  THROUGH  ITS  GOVERNING
BODY,  MAY  ENACT  A  LOCAL  LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION PROVIDING THAT
FINALLY ADJUDICATED FINES IMPOSED UPON REAL PROPERTY, OTHER THAN A PROP-
ERTY SERVING AS THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE OWNERS THER-
EOF, FOR BUILDING CODE AND FIRE CODE VIOLATIONS SHALL BE  DEEMED  TO  BE
DELINQUENT  TAXES  IN  ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISION OF THIS SECTION. NO
SUCH LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE  EFFECT  UNTIL
IT  SHALL HAVE BEEN FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF SYRACUSE AND THE
APPROPRIATE COLLECTING OFFICER.
  2. SUCH LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTION SHALL ESTABLISH  A  PROCE-
DURE  FOR  THE JUDICIAL DETERMINATION AND ADJUDICATION OF THE UNDERLYING
CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO THE BUILDING CODE OR FIRE CODE VIOLATION,  AND
THE  FINE  TO  BE  IMPOSED  IF  THE  COURT  FINDS  THAT SUCH A VIOLATION
OCCURRED. FURTHERMORE, A REAL PROPERTY OWNER WHO AFTER BEING ADJUDGED TO
HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLATION SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL SUCH JUDGMENT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01757-02-6

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