senate Bill S3131A

2017-2018 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 20, 2018 recommitted to rules
Jun 18, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 3131a
Jun 18, 2018 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 06, 2018 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1542
Jun 05, 2018 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 05, 2017 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 22, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2017 1st report cal.1048
Apr 25, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 19, 2017 referred to local government

Votes

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Jun 5, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S3131
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 16, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S3131
34
0
committee
34
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 25, 2017 - Local Government committee Vote

S3131
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2017

excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S3131 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A416
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §901, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4512, A7044
2015-2016: S2917, A1236

S3131 - Summary

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

S3131 - Sponsor Memo

S3131 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3131

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  VALESKY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government

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:
  §  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.
  3.  SUCH  LOCAL  LAW, ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION ENACTED PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION SHALL  PROVIDE  THAT  EACH  AFFECTED  PROPERTY  OWNER  SHALL  BE
PROVIDED,  BY  THE CITY OF SYRACUSE, WITH NOT LESS THAN TEN DAYS WRITTEN

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

Co-Sponsors

S3131A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A416
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §901, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4512, A7044
2015-2016: S2917, A1236

S3131A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3131A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3131A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3131--A
    Cal. No. 1542

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  VALESKY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Local Government in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged and said
  bill committed to the Committee on Rules --  reported  favorably  from
  said  committee,  ordered  to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and
  delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

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 such 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:
  §  901.  COLLECTION  OF UNPAID HOUSING CODE VIOLATION PENALTIES IN THE
CITY OF SYRACUSE; LEVY. 1. AUTHORIZATION. 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,  BUILDING  AND  FIRE
CODE  VIOLATION  PENALTIES,  COSTS  AND  FINES  THROUGH PLACEMENT BY THE
CITY'S COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE ON THE CITY'S ANNUAL TAX LEVY IN  ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  ELIGIBILITY.  IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PLACEMENT ON THE CITY OF
SYRACUSE'S ANNUAL TAX LEVY SUCH UNPAID CODE VIOLATION  PENALTIES,  COSTS
AND  FINES SHALL HAVE BEEN ADJUDICATED AND IMPOSED THROUGH A JUDGMENT IN
A COURT OF COMPETENT  JURISDICTION  OR  THE  CITY  OF  SYRACUSE'S  CODES
VIOLATION BUREAU ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY OF
THE  GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, ON AN OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY
AND RECORDED BY THE COUNTY CLERK, AS CERTIFIED BY THE CITY'S CORPORATION

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

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