Authorizes the St. James Mar Thoma Church of Rockland, Inc to file an application for exemption from real property taxes for a certain parcel of land located in the town of Ramapo.
Ayes (7): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Klein
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
Ayes (51): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (5): Bonacic, Dilan, Krueger, Larkin, O'Mara
Absent (3): Diaz, Hannon, Squadron
Excused (2): Maziarz, Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the St. James Mar Thoma Church of Rockland, Inc to file an application for exemption from real property taxes for a certain parcel of land located in the town of Ramapo
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Allows St. James Mar Thoma Church to file an application for exemption from real property taxes in connection with the 2009 assessment rolls.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. This bill would authorize the assessor of the town of Ramapo to accept an application from St. James Mar Thoma Church for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 420-a of the Real Property Tax Law for the 2009 assessment roll.
JUSTIFICATION: St. James Mar Thoma Church is a not-for-profit organization that would be entitled to such an exemption had the organization filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4326--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 29, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to authorize the St. James Mar Thoma Church of Rockland, Inc to file an application for exemption from real property taxes for a certain parcel of land located in the town of Ramapo THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the assessor of the town of Ramapo is hereby authorized to accept from the St. James Mar Thoma Church of Rockland, Inc. an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2009 assessment roll, for the parcel located in the town of Ramapo at 41 Fourth Street otherwise known as section 47.18, block 3, lot 1. If accepted, the application shall be reviewed as if it had been received on or before the taxable status date established for such roll. If satisfied that such church: (i) acquired title to the property for which it seeks exemption subsequent to the taxable status date estab- lished for such roll and prior to the taxable status date for the next ensuing assessment roll and (ii) would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such church had filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor of the town of Ramapo, upon approval by the town board of such town, may grant exemption from all taxation beginning with the date of acquisition of the property by such church and make appropriate correction to the subject roll. If exemption is granted and such church therefore shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject roll, the governing body or tax department may, in its sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paidEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10469-02-2 S. 4326--A 2
including the amount of any taxes held in escrow pursuant to the sale of such property and cancel taxes, fines, penalties or interest remaining unpaid. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.