senate Bill S989A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 20, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 06, 2021 amended on third reading 989a
Feb 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2021 1st report cal.320
Jan 06, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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Feb 9, 2021 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S989
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2021

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Co-Sponsors

S989 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 4-A §§1092-a - 1092-v, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6491

S989 - Summary

Enacts the "Long Island water utility reform act"; relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations; and establishes the Nassau county water authority.

S989 - Sponsor Memo

S989 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    989
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,
   Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing
   the North Shore water authority

   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
 groundwater supply system presently operated by a private utility in the
 northwest  portion  of  the Nassau county servicing the residents of the
 village of Sea Cliff, and portions of the  village  of  Old  Brookville,
 village of Roslyn Harbor, and residents in the unincorporated hamlets of
 Glenwood  Landing,  Glen  Head and the city of Glen Cove, is fragile and
 subject to episodic deficiencies of varying magnitude including  service
 disruptions  and  drastic  price variations to residents serviced by the
 existing private water company. The groundwater supply  requires  better
 management of its entire reserve both within and outside the water util-
 ity  supply area as well as long range planning to provide protection of
 important watershed  areas,  water  conservation,  and  prevention  from
 contamination  and salt water intrusion. Since the potable water for the
 northern portion of the North Shore peninsula is derived from an aquifer
 which is the sole source of water for all of Long Island, the issues  of
 contamination and conservation are of statewide concern. The problems of
 salt  water  intrusion facing the North Shore peninsula, face many other
 peninsulas on Long Island and many of the barrier islands. It  is  hoped
 that  the  authority created by this act will not only protect, preserve
 and enhance the quality and quantity of  the  water  within  its  supply
 area,  but that it will also serve as a model and as a leader in foster-
 ing cooperation with other water suppliers to  better  manage,  conserve
 and protect the groundwater within and outside its supply area.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S989A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 4-A §§1092-a - 1092-v, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6491

S989A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Long Island water utility reform act"; relates to the assessment of property owned by water-works corporations; and establishes the Nassau county water authority.

S989A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S989A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  989--A
     Cal. No. 320
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, KAMINSKY, BROOKS, COMRIE -- read twice and
   ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
   Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- reported  favorably  from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
   order of third reading
 
 AN ACT in relation to the assessment of property  owned  by  water-works
   corporations;  and to amend the public authorities law, in relation to
   creating the Nassau county water authority
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "Long Island water utility reform act".
   § 2. The taxable assessed valuation of any water system special  fran-
 chise  property, as defined in subdivision 17 of section 102 of the real
 property tax law, that is used for conducting water, including, but  not
 limited  to,  such replacement property in form, function and utility of
 the property being replaced on assessment rolls required by  law  to  be
 completed,  and  filed  on or after January 1, 2021 shall be exempt from
 taxation as water system special franchise property as defined in subdi-
 vision 17 of section 102 of the real property tax law.
   § 3. The provisions of this act shall only apply to water-works corpo-
 rations that are subject to the jurisdiction  of  the  New  York  public
 service  commission  and  operating in a county with a population of one
 million or more and that have a four-class property tax system.
   § 4. Article 5 of the public authorities law is amended  by  adding  a
 new title 4-A to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 4-A
                       NASSAU COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY
 SECTION 1092-A. SHORT TITLE.
 

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