assembly Bill A9935

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes the taxation of certain state owned parks

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Feb 27, 2020 referred to real property taxation

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A9935 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7662
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §532, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2615, S967

A9935 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the taxation of certain lands owned by the state constituting a state park; provides that if the land constitutes a state park and the average daily state park attendance for the preceding year exceeded twenty-five percent of the municipal population as determined by the most recent census data; the state owned land constitutes ten percent or more of the total land contained within the municipality; the municipality provides or pays for first responder police protection and either pays or provides for the cost of first responder fire protection or the residents of the municipality make direct payments to a fire protection district responsible for protecting the state park and its visitors (view more) and the principal entrance to the state park is within the boundaries of the municipality, it may be subject to real property taxation.

A9935 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  9935

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to certain state
  lands constituting a state park subject to taxation

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

  Section  1.  Section  532  of  the real property tax law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (l) to read as follows:
  (L) (I) ALL LANDS OWNED  BY  THE  STATE  CONSTITUTING  A  STATE  PARK,
EXCLUDING THOSE LANDS OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO TAXATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVI-
SIONS  (A),  (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), (I), (J) AND (K) OF THIS
SECTION, WHICH MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
  (A) THE AVERAGE DAILY STATE PARK ATTENDANCE FOR THE PRECEDING YEAR  AS
REPORTED  BY  THE  OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
EXCEEDED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE MUNICIPAL POPULATION  AS  DETERMINED
BY  THE  MOST RECENT CENSUS DATA AS REPORTED BY THE UNITED STATES CENSUS
BUREAU;
  (B) THE STATE-OWNED LAND CONSTITUTES TEN PERCENT OR MORE OF THE  TOTAL
LAND  CONTAINED  WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY BASED ON ACREAGE OF STATE PARK-
LAND AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA IN THE MUNICIPALITY AS A PERCENTAGE OF
ALL MUNICIPAL LAND;
  (C) THE MUNICIPALITY PROVIDES  OR  PAYS  FOR  FIRST  RESPONDER  POLICE
PROTECTION  AND EITHER: (1) PAYS OR PROVIDES THE COST OF FIRST RESPONDER
FIRE PROTECTION; OR (2) THE RESIDENTS OF THE  MUNICIPALITY  MAKE  DIRECT
PAYMENT  TO  A  FIRE  PROTECTION DISTRICT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE
STATE PARK AND ITS VISITORS; AND
  (D) THE PRINCIPAL ENTRANCE TO THE STATE PARK IS WITHIN THE  BOUNDARIES
OF THE MUNICIPALITY.
  (II)  IN  NO EVENT SHALL THE PAYMENT EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND
DOLLARS FOR THE TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY--TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE  FISCAL
YEAR,  AND  IN  EACH SUCCEEDING FISCAL YEAR SHALL NOT EXCEED TWO HUNDRED
FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL  ADJUSTMENT  REFLECTING  THE
LATEST CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (ALL ITEMS--U.S. CITY AVERAGE), PUBLISHED BY
THE  UNITED  STATES  BUREAU  OF  LABOR STATISTICS, AS RECALCULATED EVERY

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