Provides that Lighthouse Mission, Inc. may file an application for exemption from real property taxes for the 2008-2009 assessment roll.
Ayes (6): Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Valesky, Thompson, Johnson C, Little
Nays (1): Bonacic
Excused (1): Morahan
Ayes (57): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Nays (3): Bonacic, Johnson O, Larkin
Absent (1): Flanagan
Excused (1): Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S6139
TITLE OF BILL : An act to authorize Lighthouse Mission, Inc. to file an application for exemption from real property taxes for a certain parcel of land located in the town of Brookhaven, county of Suffolk
PURPOSE : To allow Lighthouse Mission Inc to file for a real property tax exemption for the 2008-2009 assessment rolls.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 authorizes the town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County to authorize to accept from Lighthouse Mission, Inc. an application for real property taxes. Such exemption shall be for the 2008-2009 rolls on property owned in the village of Bellport at 1543 Montauk Highway. Section 2 is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION : Funds to purchase this building were not made available to Lighthouse Mission, Inc until April of 2009, as a result the closing for this building did not occur until April 24, 2009 and as a result they missed filing for tax exempt status for the year by 7 weeks (March 1, 2009). As a result the not-for-profit is facing a significant tax bill that they cannot afford to pay. Current capital is being used to rehab this new location into a workable location. Lighthouse Mission Inc. is already prepared to file for tax exempt status for the 2010-2011 tax bill, however they seek relief via legislation for the 2008-2009 assessment.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.
FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE : None.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6139 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE August 26, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. FOLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to authorize Lighthouse Mission, Inc. to file an application for exemption from real property taxes for a certain parcel of land located 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 assessors of the town of Brookhaven and of the county of Suffolk, are hereby authorized to accept from Lighthouse Mission, Inc., a not- for-profit organization, an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2008-2009 assessment roll, for the parcel owned by such organization located in the village of Bellport at 1543 Montauk Highway, Bellport, found on a Suffolk county tax map as district 0200 section 97590 block 0100 and lot 060000. 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 not-for-profit corporation acquired title to such property for which it seeks exemption subsequent to the taxable status date established for such roll and prior to the taxable status date for the next ensuing roll and would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if the organization had filed an application for such exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessors of the town of Brookhaven and the county of Suffolk, upon approval by the town council and the county legislature, shall grant exemption from taxation with respect to the subject roll and make appropriate correction to the subject roll. If the exemption is granted and such not-for-profit corpo- ration shall have paid any tax with regard to the subject roll, the town of Brookhaven and the county of Suffolk may, in their sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paid and cancel taxes, fines, penalties, liens or interest remaining unpaid. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14656-01-9