senate Bill S8938

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing local municipalities to establish tourism recovery improvement districts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Aug 24, 2020 referred to rules

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S8938 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10801
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Add §190-h, Town L

S8938 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes local municipalities to establish tourism recovery improvement districts.

S8938 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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