Bill S680-2013

Relates to method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien

Relates to the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien; requires certified check or money order.

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Actions

  • Jun 10, 2014: referred to cities
  • Jun 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 9, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1197
  • Jun 9, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO CITIES
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO CITIES

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 9, 2014
Ayes (22): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins, Espaillat, Gianaris
Ayes W/R (2): Hannon, Krueger
Excused (1): Hassell-Thompson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S680

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF THE BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to mandate that the city or New York require payment of delinquent charges to the city be made by certified check or money order.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section 11-322 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 15 of the city of New York for the year 2011, by requiring that any payment to be made on an installment agreement for delinquent charges for real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents or any other charges that are made a lien must be made by certified check or money order.

Section 2 of the bill sets forth an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

When a property owner is attempting to resolve delinquent payments owing to the city for real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents or any other charges that are made a lien must be made by certified check or money order to ensure that the city does not remove the property from lien sale proceedings until such time as the money is actually received.

Instances have occurred where payments have been made on delinquent accounts by property owners whose checks were returned unpaid. This has resulted in properties being removed from lien sale proceedings without the debt being paid and causing extensive delays in the city recouping monies it is owed because the property cannot be returned to lien sale proceedings for several months and in some cases as much as a year.

Therefore, it is important that city no longer accept payments unless they are made by certified check or money order.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: S.7178

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Yet to be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 680 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the method of payment on delinquent real property taxes, sewer rents, sewer surcharges, water rents, or any other charges that are made a lien THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section 11-322 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 15 of the city of New York for the year 2011, is amended to read as follows: 2. An installment agreement shall provide for payments by the property owner on a quarterly or monthly basis, in the discretion of the appro- priate commissioner, for a period not less than eight years and not more than ten years, provided that a property owner may elect a period less than eight years. There shall be no down payment required upon the prop- erty owner's entering into the installment agreement with the respective department, but the property owner may elect to make a down payment. ANY PAYMENT BY THE PROPERTY OWNER PURSUANT TO SUCH AN AGREEMENT MUST BE MADE BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR BY MONEY ORDER. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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