Authorizes New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real property tax exempt status.
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (3): Bonacic, Larkin, O'Mara
TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real property tax exempt status
To grant the town assessor for the town of Islip the authority to exempt New York 811, Inc., from liability for payment of real property taxes due on the 2012-2013 assessment roll
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section One authorizes and directs the assessor of the town of Islip to accept an application from New York 811, for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 420-a of the real property tax law for the assessment roll as completed in 2012-2013 for their property located in Bohemia. Upon satisfaction that New York 811, Inc., would have otherwise been entitled to said exemption, the assessor may grant this exemption from all taxation beginning with respect to this roll. If the exemption is granted, New York 811, Inc. may be refunded any taxes paid and any taxes, fines, penalties, liens or interest unpaid may be cancelled through the sole discretion of the town board.
Section Two is the effective date.
New York 811 is a nonprofit organization, established in 1990. New York 811 serves as a communications link between utility companies and individuals planning digging activity within the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. By relaying these requests, New York 811 protects one of the most vast, congested and complicated underground infrastructures in the nation.
In 2012, New York 811 purchased reel property located at 60 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bohemia, The Islip Town Assessor has determined that, as a nonprofit organization, New York 811 is entitled to a property tax exemption. However, taxes have already been paid for the 2012-2013 tax year. This bill would allow New York 811, with permission from the town board, to recover taxes paid from the date of conveyance in 2012, through the 2013 taxable year.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
None to the state.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5639 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 30, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT authorizing New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real prop- erty tax exempt status 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 Islip is hereby authorized to accept from New York 811, Inc. an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2012-2013 assessment roll, for the parcel conveyed to such organization, with such parcel being located in the town of Islip at 60 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bohemia, otherwise known as Suffolk County Tax Map Number 215-1-29.24. 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 organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such organization had filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor of the town of Islip, upon approval by the governing body or the tax depart- ment, may grant exemption from all taxation beginning on the date of the conveyance of such parcel to such organization on the effective date of this act and cancel taxes, fines, penalties, and interest paid by such organization, and make appropriate correction of the subject roll. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11300-01-3