senate Bill S7187

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Permits special districts to adopt local laws providing for an exemption for improvements to residential real property for facilitating accessibility of such property to a physically disabled owner

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.111
Jan 10, 2020 referred to rules

S7187 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8980
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §459, RPT L (as proposed in S.6452 & A.5137-A)

S7187 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits special districts to adopt local laws providing for an exemption for improvements to residential real property for the purpose of facilitating accessibility of such property to a physically disabled owner.

S7187 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7187 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7187

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to making techni-
  cal changes to allow exemption from certain special districts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  1 and 3 of section 459 of the real property
tax law, as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2019, amending the  real
property  tax  law  relating  to permitting special districts to adopt a
local law providing for an exemption  for  improvements  to  residential
real  property  for  the  purpose  of facilitating accessibility of such
property to a physically disabled  owner,  as  proposed  in  legislative
bills numbers S.6452 and A.5137-A, are amended to read as follows:
  1.  After a public hearing, the governing body of a county, city, town
or village may adopt a local  law  or  a  school  district  [or  special
district] may adopt a resolution, providing for an exemption pursuant to
the provisions of this section. Such local law or resolution may provide
that  an  improvement  to  any real property used solely for residential
purposes as a one, two or three family residence shall  be  exempt  from
taxation  AND SPECIAL AD VALOREM LEVIES to the extent of any increase in
value attributable to such improvement if such improvement is  used  for
the  purpose of facilitating and accommodating the use and accessibility
of such real property by (a) a resident owner of the real  property  who
is  physically  disabled, or (b) a member of the resident owner's house-
hold who is physically disabled, if such  member  resides  in  the  real
property.    A  local law or resolution adopted pursuant to this section
may provide that the exemption shall apply to  improvements  constructed
prior to the effective date of such local law or resolution.
  3.  Such exemption shall be granted only upon application by the owner
or all of the owners of the real property on a form prescribed and  made
available by the commissioner. The applicant shall furnish such informa-
tion  as  the commissioner shall require. The application shall be filed
together with the appropriate certified statement of physical disability
or certificate of blindness with the assessor of the appropriate county,

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

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