senate Bill S5609

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Incorporates resource conservation, energy efficiency, green technologies, and alternative and renewable energy measures of project applicants into a uniform tax exemption policy

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2019 signed chap.386
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1610
substituted for s5609
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by a1606
ordered to third reading cal.1610
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 08, 2019 referred to local government


S5609 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §874, Gen Muni L; amd §§1963-a & 2315, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S5609 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Incorporates resource conservation, energy efficiency, green technologies, and alternative and renewable energy measures of project applicants into a uniform tax exemption policy.

S5609 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5609 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2019

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law  and  the  public  authorities
  law,  in relation to including the incorporation of resource conserva-
  tion, energy  efficiency,  green  technologies,  and  alternative  and
  renewable  energy  measures  in a project into a uniform tax exemption


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 874 of the gener-
al  municipal  law,  as  amended  by chapter 357 of the laws of 1993, is
amended to read as follows:
  (a) The agency shall establish a uniform tax  exemption  policy,  with
input  from affected tax jurisdictions, which shall be applicable to the
provision of financial assistance  pursuant  to  section  eight  hundred
fifty-nine-a of this chapter and shall provide guidelines for the claim-
ing  of  real  property,  mortgage  recording, and sales tax exemptions.
Such guidelines  shall  include,  but  not  be  limited  to:  period  of
exemption;   percentage  of  exemption;  types  of  projects  for  which
exemptions can be claimed; procedures for payments in lieu of taxes  and
instances  in  which  real  property appraisals are to be performed as a
part of an application for tax exemption; in addition, agencies shall in
adopting such policy consider such issues as:  the  extent  to  which  a
project  will create or retain permanent, private sector jobs; the esti-
mated value of any tax exemptions to be provided; whether  affected  tax
jurisdictions  shall  be reimbursed by the project occupant if a project
does not fulfill the purposes for which an exemption was  provided;  the
impact  of  a  proposed  project on existing and proposed businesses and
economic development projects in the vicinity;  the  amount  of  private
sector  investment  generated  or likely to be generated by the proposed
project; the demonstrated public support for the proposed  project;  the

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


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