Removes that portion of the town of Chester in the service area of the Albert Wisner memorial public library from such library service area to end the double taxation of certain town residents.
Ayes (62): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (1): Ball
TITLE OF BILL: An act to remove from the Albert Wisner memorial public library service area that portion of the town of Chester, in the county of Orange, which is located within such district
PURPOSE: This bill removes that portion of the Town of Chester that is currently located in the Albert Wisner Memorial Public Library District. That portion of the Town of Chester would still remain in the Town of Chester Public Library.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: This bill removes that portion of the Town of Chester that is currently in the Albert Wisner Memorial Public Library District. The boundaries for the Albeit Wisner Memorial Public Library District are currently the same boundaries as the Warwick Valley Central School District which includes a portion of the Town of Chester. Under this bill, properties located roughly in the hamlet of Sugar Loaf would no longer pay taxes to support the Albert Wisner Library and would no longer be in its service area. Residents of Sugar Loaf would still remain in the boundaries of the Town of Chester municipal library, pay real property taxes to support such library, and obtain their library services from that library district.
EXISTING LAW: See above.
JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, the residents of the hamlet of Sugar Loaf (in the Town of Chester) pay library taxes to support both the Town of Chester municipal library and the Albert Wisner Library. This bill would end the double taxation issue for those residents that are now obligated to support two different libraries.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006: A.9215-B Held for consideration in Libraries and Education Technology S.8033 Passed Senate
2007-2008: A.3714-A Referred to Libraries and Education Technology S.1356 Passed Senate
2009-2010: A.2071-A Held for consideration in Libraries and Education Technology S.547-A Passed Senate
2011-2012: S.4676 Passed Senate
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
On the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 271 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to remove from the Albert Wisner memorial public library service area that portion of the town of Chester, in the county of Orange, which is located within such district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the terms of the resolution, enacted pursu- ant to section 255 of the education law, establishing the Albert Wisner memorial public library in 1973 or the charter issued in 1979 for such library by the board of regents, pursuant to section 216 of the educa- tion law, no real property in the town of Chester, in the county of Orange, shall be deemed to be within the service area of such public library. Under no circumstance shall the Warwick Valley central school district impose any library tax for the support of the Albert Wisner memorial public library upon any parcel of real property in the town of Chester. For all purposes, any real property removed from the service area of the Albert Wisner memorial public library pursuant to this act shall be deemed to be within the service area of the Chester public library and shall be subject to taxation for the support of the Chester public library. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01359-01-3