senate Bill S1687

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the residential real property tax relief for public education task force

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2020 1st report cal.464
Jan 08, 2020 referred to finance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2019 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1285
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 15, 2019 referred to finance

Votes

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Feb 25, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S1687
18
2
committee
18
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S1687
14
1
committee
14
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1687 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Commissions
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8879
2021-2022: S2684

S1687 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the residential real property tax relief for public education task force to analyze the current funding system for primary and secondary education and make recommendations on implementing a new system that is largely state-funded through personal income taxes.

S1687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1687
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to establish the residential real property tax relief for  public
   education task force
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature  finds  that  the
 current  primary  and secondary education funding system, which is based
 largely upon real property taxation, is antiquated and  creates  serious
 disparities  in  educational  opportunity  and inequities with regard to
 distribution of the system's financial burden. The quality of  education
 that  children  receive  varies widely by geographic region, as does the
 opportunity for children to participate in  extracurricular  activities.
 In  addition,  taxpayers  throughout the state receive real property tax
 bills from their local school districts based  on  the  value  of  their
 homes, which is subject to multiple factors beyond their control, rather
 than   their   financial  ability  to  pay,  creating  serious  regional
 distortions in the relative cost of living. The legislature  finds  that
 these distortions are greatly exacerbated by the recent enactment of the
 federal tax cuts and jobs act of 2017, which will limit the deductibili-
 ty  of  state  and  local  taxes to 10,000 dollars beginning in the next
 fiscal year, effectively eliminating one of the few  mitigating  factors
 against  high  property  taxes  for homeowners in certain regions of the
 state, and creating undue hardship for families  throughout  the  state.
 The  legislature further finds that our children should not be penalized
 based upon the geographic location of their home, nor  should  financial
 support  for  the  educational system fall more heavily on those who are
 less able to bear the burden. The legislature therefore  orders  that  a
 task  force  be  created  to  conduct a comprehensive examination of the
 current funding system, and to make  recommendations  for  a  long-term,
 statewide  solution  that  will  shift  the base resource of primary and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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