senate Bill S5952

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Imposes a fee on vacant commercial property

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to cities
May 16, 2019 referred to cities

S5952 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6997
Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-x, Gen Muni L

S5952 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes a fee on vacant commercial property that has remained continuously vacant for a period of six months or more to be paid to the state every thirtieth day such commercial property remains vacant.

S5952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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