senate Bill S8696

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides additional rent protection for senior citizens whose household income does not exceed $70,000 in cases where their rent is more than one half of their income

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May 10, 2018 referred to aging

S8696 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§467-b & 467-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7539
2011-2012: S483
2013-2014: S17
2015-2016: S177

S8696 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides additional rent protection for senior citizens whose household income does not exceed $70,000 in cases where their rent is more than one-half of their income.

S8696 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8696

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 adding rent
  protection for senior citizens whose household income does not  exceed
  seventy  thousand  dollars in cases where their rent is more than one-
  half of their income

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

  Section  1.  Section  467-b of the real property tax law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. A.  NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION, OR
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  AND  IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY
EXISTING  SENIOR CITIZEN RENT EXEMPTION, THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY CITY,
TOWN OR VILLAGE IS HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  AND  EMPOWERED  TO  ADOPT,  AFTER
PUBLIC  HEARING,  A LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE
ABATEMENT OF TAXES OF SAID MUNICIPAL CORPORATION IMPOSED ON REAL PROPER-
TY CONTAINING A DWELLING UNIT AS DEFINED IN THIS SECTION  BY  AN  AMOUNT
NOT  IN  EXCESS  OF  THAT  PORTION OF ANY INCREASE IN MAXIMUM RENT WHICH
CAUSES SUCH MAXIMUM RENT TO EXCEED ONE-HALF OF THE  COMBINED  INCOME  OF
ALL  MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD, WHERE: (1) THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS A
PERSON SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; AND  (2)  THE  HOUSEHOLD  INCOME
DOES NOT EXCEED SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR.
  B. ANY SUCH LOCAL LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
PARAGRAPH  A OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SHALL PROVIDE THAT FOR A DWELLING UNIT
WHERE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD QUALIFIES AS A PERSON WITH A  DISABILITY
PURSUANT  TO SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION, NO TAX ABATEMENT SHALL BE
GRANTED IF THE COMBINED INCOME FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD FOR  THE
CURRENT INCOME TAX YEAR EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM INCOME AT WHICH SUCH HEAD OF
THE HOUSEHOLD WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CASH SUPPLEMENTAL SECURI-
TY INCOME BENEFITS UNDER FEDERAL LAW DURING SUCH TAX YEAR.
  § 2. Section 467-c of the real property tax law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION OR
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  AND  IN  ADDITION  TO  ANY

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

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