Bill S3770-2011

Relates to extending the authority for the imposition of sales and compensating use tax in Schenectady county

Relates to extending the authority for the imposition of sales and compensating use tax in Schenectady county until November 30, 2013.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 28, 2011: SIGNED CHAP.239
  • Jul 22, 2011: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2011: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2011: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2011: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2011: ordered to third reading rules cal.523
  • Jun 20, 2011: substituted for a5972
  • May 23, 2011: referred to ways and means
  • May 23, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 23, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 9, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 4, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 3, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.473
  • Mar 3, 2011: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Investigations and Government Operations - May 3, 2011
Ayes (4): Alesi, Nozzolio, Squadron, Diaz
Ayes W/R (4): Marcellino, Golden, Zeldin, Peralta

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3770

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of sales and compensating use tax in Schenectady county

PURPOSE: To extend, for another two years, the authority of Schenectady County to impose an additional sales and use tax of one-half of one percent.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1210 of the Tax Law is amended to extend, until November 30, 2013, the authority of Schenectady County to impose a sales and use tax which is one-half of one percent additional to the three percent rate that is generally authorized by state law.

EXISTING LAW: Section 1210 of the Tax Law currently authorizes Schenectady County to impose the additional one-half of one percent sales and use tax until November 30, 2011.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2003, the Schenectady County Legislature requested legislation to impose an additional one-half percent sales tax in order to help address its financial needs and diversify its revenue sources. This authority was initially granted for two years, and was renewed in 2005, 2007 and 2009. These sales tax revenues are a necessary part of the County's financial plan, and this bill would extend, for another two years, the authority of Schenectady County to impose this additional sales tax.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill will continue the current level of local sales tax revenue received by Schenectady County.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 3770 A. 5972 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 3, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. TEDISCO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AMEDORE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to the imposition of sales and compensating use tax in Schenectady county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Clause 31 of subparagraph (i) of the opening paragraph of section 1210 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 162 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (31) the county of Schenectady is hereby further authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws, ordinances or resolutions imposing such taxes at a rate which is one-half of one percent addi- tional to the three percent rate authorized above in this paragraph for such county for the period beginning June first, two thousand three, and ending November thirtieth, two thousand [eleven] THIRTEEN; S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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