Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to cities
|May 16, 2019
referred to cities
Senate Bill S5952
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5952 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5952 REVISED 5/17/2019 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to imposing a fee on vacant commercial properties in cities with a popu- lation of one million or more PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill imposes a fee on vacant commercial property. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends the general municipal law by adding a new section 99-x. Section two sets forth the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
2019-S5952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5952 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to imposing a fee on vacant commercial properties in cities with a population of one million or more THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section 99-x to read as follows: § 99-X. VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FEE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "VACANT PROPERTY" MEANS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY THAT HAS BEEN CONTIN- UOUSLY VACANT FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS OR MORE. (B) "COMMERCIAL PROPERTY" MEANS ANY PROPERTY IN A CITY WITH A POPU- LATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE THAT IS ZONED AS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BY SUCH CITY. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY OWNER OF A VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OR PROPERTIES IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL PAY A FEE TO THE STATE AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. 3. SUCH FEE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE AT THE RATE OF ONE PERCENT OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF THE VACANT COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND SHALL BE PAID TO THE STATE EVERY THIRTIETH DAY SUCH COMMER- CIAL PROPERTY REMAINS VACANT. 4. ALL FEES RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE PAID INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE STATE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08295-01-9
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