Bill S5119-2013

Provides for a taxpayer assistance authorization for households in the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga

Provides for a taxpayer assistance authorization for households in the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga.

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Actions

  • Jul 31, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.285
  • Jul 19, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2013: home rule request
  • Jun 20, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.601
  • Jun 20, 2013: substituted for a7359
  • Jun 13, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 13, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 13, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 13, 2013: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 12, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1355
  • Jun 12, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S5119

TITLE OF BILL: An act providing for a taxpayer assistance authorization for households in the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga

PURPOSE:

To provide homeowners and renters in the Town of Sennett with a tax assistance payment in the amount of $100 in fiscal year 2013.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Provides homeowners and renters in the Town of Sennett with a tax assistance payment in the amount of $100 in fiscal year 2013.

Section 2 - Effective date

EXISTING LAW:

Similar legislation became Chapter 499 of the Laws of 2007.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Town of Sennett has developed an unreserved, general fund surplus through a combination of sound fiscal management and Cayuga Sales tax revenue.

While the Town Board has expended some of these funds for community events and the local fire district, the Board also wishes to provide tax relief to Sennett residents in the form of a payment in the amount of $100 to all households within the Town, benefiting homeowners, and renters alike.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the State

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5119 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT providing for a taxpayer assistance authorization for households in the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Taxpayer assistance authorization for the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga. 1. Generally. a. Notwithstanding any provision of any general, special or local law to the contrary, the town of Sennett, county of Cayuga, is hereby authorized and empowered to adopt and amend local laws in accordance with this section to grant a taxpayer assist- ance payment to all households within the geographic limits of the town for the town fiscal year 2013 in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars. No such local law may be adopted unless, as originally adopted, it authorizes such payment to be made in accordance with this section. Any payment authorized by local law in accordance with this section shall be paid in the town fiscal year in which this authorization is granted. b. Such tax assistance payment shall be paid to an owner-occupier of any single family dwelling according to the records of the town asses- sor, and to each tenant-leaseholder who, as of the date of application provided for in such local law has been determined to be the head of household renting an apartment, condominium, or other residential dwell- ing unit within the geographic limits of the town of Sennett. 2. Eligibility requirements. a. To qualify for the rebate pursuant to subdivision one of this section the resident must have lived within the town of Sennett and been an owner of a single family house, duplex, condominium, mobile home or townhouse on June 1, 2013, or have been the signatory on a valid residential lease within the geographic limits of the town on June 1, 2013, as determined by the procedure to be set forth in such local law enacted pursuant to this section.
b. The property shall serve as the primary residence of one or more of the owners. If no owner resides on the property as of June 1, 2013, then the credit shall be issued for that property to the signatory on any valid lease for the property as of June 1, 2013. c. The recipient of such tax assistance payment shall not be in arrears in the payment of taxes, charges or assessments due and owing to the town. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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