senate Bill S6758A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a wind energy systems tax stabilization reserve fund in the Copenhagen Central School District to lessen or prevent increases in the school district's real property tax levy

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.732
substituted for a7781a
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 6758a
Jun 03, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1503
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 14, 2021 referred to local government

S6758 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7781
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation

S6758 - Summary

Establishes an energy system tax stabilization reserve fund in the Copenhagen Central School District to lessen or prevent increases in the school district's real property tax levy resulting from decreases in revenue due to changes in or termination of the payments in lieu of taxes receivable by the school district.

S6758 - Sponsor Memo

S6758 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6758
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 
 AN ACT to establish an energy system tax stabilization reserve  fund  in
   the  Copenhagen Central School District to lessen or prevent increases
   in the school district's real property tax levy

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
 private  development and ownership of wind energy systems located within
 the Copenhagen Central School District may result in instability in  the
 real property tax base and the budgets of the district due to the uncer-
 tainty  with  the  assessments of such wind energy systems and the vari-
 ability of payments in lieu of taxes prior to and after the payments  in
 lieu of taxes terminate.
   § 2. Definitions. As used in this act:
   (a)  "Board  of  education" or "board" means the board of education of
 the Copenhagen Central School District.
   (b) "Energy system tax stabilization reserve fund" or "fund" means the
 energy system tax stabilization fund established pursuant to this act.
   (c) "Payments in lieu of taxes" or "payments" means payments  in  lieu
 of taxes receivable by the school district pursuant to contracts entered
 into  in  accordance  with  section  487 of the real property tax law or
 subdivision 15 of section 858 of the general municipal law on  any  wind
 farm  energy  system  located  wholly or partially within the Copenhagen
 Central School District.
   (d) "School district"  or  "district"  means  the  Copenhagen  Central
 School District.
   (e)  "Wind  energy  systems" shall be defined as in section 487 of the
 real property tax law and shall include the land upon which  the  system
 is located, any equipment used in such generation, and equipment leading
 from the system to the interconnection with the transmission system.

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

S6758A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7781
Law Section:
Real Property Taxation

S6758A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an energy system tax stabilization reserve fund in the Copenhagen Central School District to lessen or prevent increases in the school district's real property tax levy resulting from decreases in revenue due to changes in or termination of the payments in lieu of taxes receivable by the school district.

S6758A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6758A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6758--A
     Cal. No. 1503
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
   committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules
   --  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
   ing its place in the order of third reading

 AN ACT to establish a wind energy systems tax stabilization reserve fund
   in the  Copenhagen  Central  School  District  to  lessen  or  prevent
   increases in the school district's real property tax levy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds that the
 private development and ownership of a wind energy  systems  project  or
 projects  located  within  the  Copenhagen  Central  School District may
 result in instability in the real property tax base and the  budgets  of
 the  district  due  to the uncertainty with the assessments of such wind
 energy systems project or projects and the variability  of  payments  in
 lieu of taxes prior to and at termination of such payments.
   § 2. Definitions. As used in this act:
   (a)  "Board  of  education" or "board" means the board of education of
 the Copenhagen Central School District.
   (b) "Wind energy systems tax stabilization  reserve  fund"  or  "fund"
 means  the wind energy systems tax stabilization fund established pursu-
 ant to this act.
   (c) "Payments in lieu of taxes" or "payments" means payments  in  lieu
 of taxes receivable by the school district pursuant to contracts entered
 into  in  accordance  with  section  487 of the real property tax law or
 subdivision 15 of section 858 of the general municipal law on  any  wind
 farm  energy  system  located  wholly or partially within the Copenhagen
 Central School District.
   (d) "School district"  or  "district"  means  the  Copenhagen  Central
 School District.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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