assembly Bill A539

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the exemption from taxation for non-profit organizations

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to real property taxation
Jan 09, 2017 referred to real property taxation

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A539 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S996
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §420-a, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A908, S8474
2011-2012: A417, S2545
2013-2014: A1271, S878
2015-2016: A1826, S1372
2019-2020: A3655, S2606
2021-2022: A145, S1954

A539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the burden of annually establishing that the requirements of the mandatory class non-profit real property tax exemptions have been satisfied to fall upon the owner of the property and must be proven by clear and convincing evidence.

A539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   539

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, GALEF, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by
  -- M. of A.  RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Real
  Property Taxation

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to the  exemption
  from taxation for non-profit organizations

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

  Section 1.  Section 420-a of the real property tax law is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
  15.  IN  ALL  INSTANCES,  THE BURDEN OF ANNUALLY ESTABLISHING THAT THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION HAVE BEEN SATISFIED SHALL BE UPON THE OWNER
OF THE PROPERTY AND MUST BE PROVEN BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL DEVELOP, IN CONSULTATION WITH NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZA-
TIONS  AND  ASSESSORS,  GUIDANCE  DOCUMENTS  TO  BE USED BY ASSESSORS IN
DETERMINING WHETHER THE STANDARD OF PROOF ESTABLISHED BY  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION HAS BEEN MET.
  §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a  law  and  shall  apply  to
assessment rolls prepared on the basis of taxable status dates occurring
on or after such date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03189-01-7