Authorizes the Lighthouse Mission, Inc. to retroactively apply for a real property tax exemption for certain property in the village of Brookhaven in Suffolk County.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (2): Bonacic, Larkin
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the Lighthouse Mission, Inc. to retroactively apply for a real property tax exemption for certain property in the town of Brookhaven, county of Suffolk
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To grant the village assessor for the village of Bellport the authority to exempt Lighthouse Mission, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, from liability for payment of real property taxes due on the 2009-2010 assessment roll.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section One authorizes and directs the assessor of the village of Bellport to accept an application from the Lighthouse Mission, Inc. for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the assessment roll as completed in 2009-2010 for their property located in Bellport. Upon satisfaction that this organization would have otherwise been entitled to said exemption, the assessor may grant this exemption from all taxation beginning with respect to this roll. If exemption is granted, the organization may be refunded any taxes paid and any taxes, fines, penalties, liens or interest unpaid may be cancelled through the sole discretion of the Bellport Village Board.
Section Two is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Lighthouse Mission, Inc. purchased their property at 1543 Montauk Highway, village of Bellport, Suffolk County, New York, after the taxable status date for the 2009-2010 assessment roll. This bill would authorize the assessor of the village of Bellport to accept application from this organization for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2009-2010 assessment roll.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4607--B A. 7117--B Cal. No. 641 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 13, 2011 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment -- 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 -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Real Property Taxation -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to authorize the Lighthouse Mission, Inc. to retroactively apply for a real property tax exemption for certain property in the town of Brookhaven, county of Suffolk 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 Brookhaven is hereby authorized to accept from the Lighthouse Mission, Inc. an application or renewal application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2009-2010 assessment roll, for the parcel owned by such not-for-profit organization which is located at 1543 Montauk Highway in the town of Brookhaven, county of Suffolk, otherwise known as Suffolk county tax map #0200-975.90-01.00-060.000. If accepted, the application or renewal application shall be reviewed as if it had been received on or before the taxable status date established for such rolls. If satisfied that such not-for-profit organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such not-for-profit organization had filedEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10630-03-1 S. 4607--B 2 A. 7117--B
an application or renewal application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor of the town of Brookhaven may grant exemption from all taxation beginning with respect to the subject roll and make appropriate corrections to the subject roll. If such exemption is granted and such organization, therefore, shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject roll, the town board may, in its sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paid and cancel those taxes, fines, penalties, liens, or interest remaining unpaid. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.