Bill S5903-2011

Extends the occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle until September 1, 2015

Extends the occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle until September 1, 2015.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: SUBSTITUTED BY A8555A
  • May 30, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 23, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 22, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.857
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Oct 5, 2011: REFERRED TO RULES

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Investigations and Government Operations - May 22, 2012
Ayes (7): Marcellino, Alesi, Golden, Nozzolio, Squadron, Diaz, Peralta
Ayes W/R (1): Zeldin

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5903

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend chapter 88 of the laws of 2009 amending the tax law relating to the imposition of an occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To authorize the City of New Rochelle to extend a room occupancy tax not to exceed 3%, ending in 2015.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1202 of the tax law is amended to extend the authority of the City of New Rochelle to enact such a tax, ending in 2015.

JUSTIFICATION:

The City of New Rochelle seeks to continue the authority passed in 2009 to impose a 3% daily room tax on hotel, motel, inn, club or or similar place of public accommodation, These are necessary, non-property tax revenues to support City expenses including offset impacts of rising pension costs, healthcare costs and other expenses not fully discretionary.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A.227/S.1886 of 2009 - Signed into law as Chapter 88 of 2009

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

The City estimates revenues of $250,000 per year minus implementation costs. None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5903 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE October 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend chapter 88 of the laws of 2009 amending the tax law relating to the imposition of an occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle, in relation to extending the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 88 of the laws of 2009 amending the tax law relating to the imposition of an occupancy tax in the city of New Rochelle, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed [three years after such date] SEPTEMBER 1, 2015. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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