Authorizes the assessor of the town of Ramapo, in the county of Rockland, to accept an application from Upper Room House of Worship for a property tax exemption.
Ayes (7): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Klein
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
Ayes (54): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Duane, Espaillat, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Lanza, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (5): Bonacic, Dilan, Krueger, Larkin, O'Mara
Excused (2): Maziarz, Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the assessor of the town of Ramapo, in the county of Rockland, to accept a retroactive application for a real property tax exemption for a parcel owned by the Upper Room House of Worship
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The bill allows the Upper Room House of Worship to file an application for a real property tax exemption.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. The bill authorizes the assessor of the town of Ramapo to accept from the Upper Room House of Worship an application for real estate tax exemption for the 2009 assessment roll.
JUSTIFICATION: Upper Room House of Worship is a not-for-profit organization that would be entitled to such an exemption had the organization filed an application for the exemption by the appropriate taxable status date.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: The act is effective immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6379 IN SENATE February 2, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the assessor of the town of Ramapo, in the county of Rockland, to accept a retroactive application for a real property tax exemption for a parcel owned by the Upper Room House of Worship 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 Ramapo, in the county of Rockland, is hereby authorized to accept from Upper Room House of Worship an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2009 assessment roll, for the parcel owned by such organization located at 118 Bethune Boulevard in the town of Rama- po, otherwise known as Rockland county tax map, section 57.24, block 1, lot 38. 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 organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such not-for-profit organization had acquired the property and filed an applicant by the appropriate taxable status date, such assessor, upon approval by the town board of the Town of Ramapo, may 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 applicable governing body or tax department 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.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14269-01-2