senate Bill S5554B

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the green roof tax abatement

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 03, 2019 signed chap.79
Jun 28, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.346
substituted for a4740b
Jun 17, 2019 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 5554b
Jun 14, 2019 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jun 13, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1345
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2019 print number 5554a
Jun 07, 2019 amend and recommit to local government
May 06, 2019 referred to local government

Votes

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Jun 13, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5554A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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S5554 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4740
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§499-aaa - 499-ccc, RPT L

S5554 - Summary

Relates to the green roof tax abatement; authorizes a tax abatement for any tax year commencing on or after July 1, 2019 and ending on or before June 30, 2024, which shall be fifteen dollars per square foot of a green roof; provides that the amount of such tax abatement shall not exceed $200,000.

S5554 - Sponsor Memo

S5554 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5554

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  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 the green roof
  tax abatement

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

  Section  1.  Section 499-bbb of the real property tax law, as added by
chapter 461 of the laws of 2008 and subdivision 1 as amended by  chapter
524 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  §  499-bbb.  Real  property  tax abatement. An eligible building shall
receive an abatement of real property taxes as provided  in  this  title
and the rules promulgated hereunder.
  1.  (a)  [The amount of such tax abatement for any tax year commencing
on or after July first, two thousand nine and ending on or  before  June
thirtieth,  two  thousand fourteen shall be four dollars and fifty cents
per square foot of a green roof pursuant to an approved application  for
tax  abatement; provided, however, that the amount of such tax abatement
shall not exceed the lesser of (i) one hundred thousand dollars or  (ii)
the tax liability for the eligible building in the tax year in which the
tax abatement is taken.
  (b) The amount of such tax abatement for any tax year commencing on or
after  July  first,  two  thousand fourteen and ending on or before June
thirtieth, two thousand nineteen, shall be five dollars and twenty-three
cents per square foot of a green roof pursuant to an  approved  applica-
tion  for  tax abatement; provided, however, that the amount of such tax
abatement shall not exceed  the  lesser  of  (i)  two  hundred  thousand
dollars  or  (ii) the tax liability for the eligible building in the tax
year in which the tax abatement is taken.
  (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subdivision,  the  aggregate
amount of tax abatements allowed under this subdivision for the tax year
commencing  July  first, two thousand fourteen and ending June thirtieth

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

S5554A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4740
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§499-aaa - 499-ccc, RPT L

S5554A - Summary

Relates to the green roof tax abatement; authorizes a tax abatement for any tax year commencing on or after July 1, 2019 and ending on or before June 30, 2024, which shall be fifteen dollars per square foot of a green roof; provides that the amount of such tax abatement shall not exceed $200,000.

S5554A - Sponsor Memo

S5554A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5554--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to the green roof
  tax abatement

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 10 of section 499-aaa of the real property tax
law,  as  amended by chapter 524 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read
as follows:
  10. "Green roof" shall mean an addition  to  a  roof  of  an  eligible
building  that covers at least fifty percent of such building's eligible
rooftop space and includes (a) a  weatherproof  and  waterproof  roofing
membrane layer that complies with local construction and fire codes, (b)
a  root  barrier  layer, (c) [an insulation layer that complies with the
Energy Conservation Construction  Code  of  New  York  state  and  local
construction  and  fire  codes, (d)] a drainage layer that complies with
local construction and fire codes and is designed so the drains  can  be
inspected  and  cleaned, (D) A FILTER OR SEPARATION FABRIC, (e) a growth
medium, including natural or simulated soil, with a depth  of  at  least
[two]  FOUR  inches, [(f) if the depth of the growth medium is less than
three inches, an independent water holding layer  that  is  designed  to
prevent  the  rapid  drying  of  the  growth medium, such as a non-woven
fabric, pad or foam mat or controlled flow roof drain, unless the  green
roof  is  certified  not  to  need  regular  irrigation to maintain live
plants, and (g)] AND (F) a vegetation layer, at least eighty percent  of
which  must  be  covered  by  live  plants  such as (i) sedum or equally
drought resistant and hardy plant species, (ii)  native  plant  species,
and/or (iii) agricultural plant species.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07591-09-9

Co-Sponsors

S5554B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4740
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§499-aaa - 499-ccc, RPT L

S5554B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the green roof tax abatement; authorizes a tax abatement for any tax year commencing on or after July 1, 2019 and ending on or before June 30, 2024, which shall be fifteen dollars per square foot of a green roof; provides that the amount of such tax abatement shall not exceed $200,000.

S5554B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5554B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5554--B
    Cal. No. 1345

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- 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 read-
  ing, 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 the green roof
  tax abatement

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 10 of section 499-aaa of the real property tax
law, as amended by chapter 524 of the laws of 2013, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  10.  "Green  roof"  shall  mean  an  addition to a roof of an eligible
building that covers at least fifty percent of such building's  eligible
rooftop  space  and  includes  (a) a weatherproof and waterproof roofing
membrane layer that complies with local construction and fire codes, (b)
a root barrier layer, (c) [an insulation layer that  complies  with  the
Energy  Conservation  Construction  Code  of  New  York  state and local
construction and fire codes, (d)] a drainage layer  that  complies  with
local  construction  and fire codes and is designed so the drains can be
inspected and cleaned, (D) A FILTER OR SEPARATION FABRIC, (e)  a  growth
medium,  including  natural  or simulated soil, with a depth of at least
two inches, (f) if the depth of the growth medium  is  less  than  three
inches,  an  independent water holding layer that is designed to prevent
the rapid drying of the growth medium, such as a non-woven  fabric,  pad
or  foam  mat  or  controlled  flow roof drain, unless the green roof is
certified not to need regular irrigation to maintain  live  plants,  and

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

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