Requires one member of the state board of real property services to be a current resident of New York city who is knowledgeable in real property tax procedures and practices of New York city and is familiar with the operational procedures of New York city's department of finance.
Ayes (41): Adams, Addabbo, Aubertine, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Foley, Golden, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, Libous, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Perkins, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Thompson, Valesky, Volker
Nays (18): Alesi, Bonacic, DeFrancisco, Farley, Flanagan, Griffo, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Leibell, Little, Marcellino, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Skelos, Winner, Young
Excused (2): Fuschillo, Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S4260A
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to designating one person of the state board as a person from New York City
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To provide for the appointment of an individual from New York City to the State Board of Real Property Services.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill would amend Section 200 of the Real Property Tax Law to provide that of those five members appointed by the Governor to the State Board of Real Property Services, one would be a representative from New York City who is knowledgeable in real property tax procedures and practices of New York City and who is familiar with the operational procedures of New York City's Department of Finance as related to real property assessments and taxation.
JUSTIFICATION : The State Board of Real Property Services performs such important functions as assessing special franchises, establishing equalization rates for local governments, approving assessment of state lands subject to taxation, and generally supervising the function of assessing in the state.
New York City has the single largest assessing unit in the State and by far the most diverse properties to assess and administer the rules, regulations, and statutes of New York State as well as that of City of New York. Therefore, a representative from the City of New York would provide valuable insight and input in reference to special assessing units, the complexities associated with assessing condominiums/cooperatives, and numerous other aspects that are unique to large taxing jurisdictions.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately after enactment and shall be deemed to be in full force as of December 31, 2010.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4260--A Cal. No. 178 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 20, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom- mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee with amend- ments and ordered reprinted as amended and when reprinted to be committed to the order of first report AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to designating one person of the state board as a person from New York City THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 200 of the real property tax law, as amended by chapter 403 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: S 200. State board. There is hereby created in the executive depart- ment a state board of real property services, to consist of five members to be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. Of those five members appointed by the governor, one such person shall be an individual actively engaged in the commercial production for sale of agricultural crops, livestock and livestock products of an average gross sales value of ten thousand dollars or more; AND ONE SUCH PERSON SHALL BE A CURRENT RESIDENT OF NEW YORK CITY WHO IS KNOWLEDGEABLE IN REAL PROPERTY TAX PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES OF NEW YORK CITY AND WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH THE OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES OF NEW YORK CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AS RELATED TO REAL PROPERTY ASSESS- MENTS AND TAXATION. Said individual shall be appointed in the first instance to a term of eight years upon expiration of an existing term. Said initial term shall commence on the first day of January next succeeding the year in which the existing term shall expire. The gover- nor shall designate one of the members as the chairman of the board, who shall serve as chairman at the pleasure of the governor. The members of the board shall be appointed for terms of eight years, commencing on the first day of January next following the year in which the term of hisEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00110-04-0 S. 4260--A 2
predecessor expired, except that the terms of the members first appointed shall expire as follows: one on December thirty-first, nine- teen hundred sixty-one, one on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred sixty-three, one on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred sixty-five, one on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred sixty-seven, and one on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-two. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term. All members shall receive necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, except that if this act shall have become a law on or after December 31, 2010 this act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after December 31, 2010.