|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 24, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8938
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8938 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8938 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8938 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing local munici- palities to establish tourism recovery improvement districts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To help stimulate the tourism industry during- and post-COVID-19 SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends the town law by adding a new section 190-h establish- ing Tourism Recovery Improvement Districts with subsections 1-15 speci- fying the following: Subsection 1. Sets the definitions as used in this article. Subsection 2. Explains the contents of the district plan.
S8938 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8938 I N S E N A T E August 24, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to authorizing local munici- palities to establish tourism recovery improvement districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The town law is amended by adding a new section 190-h to read as follows: § 190-H. TOURISM RECOVERY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ASSESSMENT" MEANS A LEVY IMPOSED ON BEHALF OF THE DISTRICT ON A BUSINESS AS PROVIDED IN THE DISTRICT PLAN. (B) "BENEFITED BUSINESS" MEANS BUSINESSES LOCATED WITHIN A DISTRICT, WHICH BENEFIT FROM DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS BASED ON A RATIONAL NEXUS TEST. DISTRICTS MAY INCLUDE ONE OR MORE TYPES OF BUSINESSES. BUSINESSES NEED NOT PROFIT EQUALLY TO BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE BENEFITED. ASSESSED BUSI- NESSES LOCATED IN A TOURISM RECOVERY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONTIGUOUS. (C) "BUSINESS ASSESSMENT" MEANS ANY ASSESSMENT MADE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION UPON A BUSINESS. (D) "BUSINESS OWNER" MEANS ANY PERSON RECOGNIZED BY A MUNICIPALITY AS THE OWNER OF THE BUSINESS. (E) "DISTRICT" MEANS A TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ESTABLISHED PURSU- ANT TO THIS SECTION, WHICH MAY INCLUDE AN ENTIRE COUNTY OR MULTIPLE COUNTIES PROVIDED THAT A DISTRICT MAY NOT OVERLAP IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITH A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. (F) "DISTRICT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION" MEANS THE ASSOCIATION ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF THIS SECTION. (G) "DISTRICT PLAN" OR "PLAN" MEANS A PROPOSAL AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. (H) "LEGISLATIVE BODY" MEANS THE LOCAL LEGISLATIVE BODY OF A MUNICI- PALITY EMPOWERED TO ADOPT AND AMEND LOCAL LAWS OR ORDINANCES. (I) "MUNICIPALITY" MEANS A COUNTY WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, EXCEPT COUNTIES LOCATED WITHIN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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