Authorizes Hands Across Long Island, Inc. to apply for a retroactive real property tax exemption for a certain parcel in the village of Lynbrook, county of Nassau.
Ayes (54): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, 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, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (3): Bonacic, Larkin, O'Mara
Excused (4): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Hands Across Long Island, Inc. to retroactively apply for a real property tax exemption for certain property in the village of Lynbrook, town of Hempstead, county of Nassau
PURPOSE: To authorize Hands Across Long Island, Inc. to apply for a retroactive real property tax exemption for a certain parcel in the village of Lynbrook, in Nassau County.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The assessor of Nassau County is authorized to accept an application for real property tax exemption from Hands Across Long Island, Inc. pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law. If accepted, the application shall be reviewed as if it had been received on or before the taxable status date established.
Section 2 is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Hands Across Long Island is a multi-service organization managed and operated by, and for, psychiatric survivors. According to their website, Hands Across Long Island is the largest and most successful peer-run, multi-service mental health organization in New York State, helping over 3,500 consumers each year. This legislation would alleviate the financial strain on Hands Across Long Island by allowing the not-for-profit to apply for a real property tax exemption and thus allocate those monies toward better serving the community.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6812--A IN SENATE March 12, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. SKELOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to authorize Hands Across Long Island, Inc. to retroactively apply for a real property tax exemption for certain property in the village of Lynbrook, town of Hempstead, county of Nassau 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 county of Nassau is hereby authorized to accept from Hands Across Long Island, Inc., an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for a portion of the 2013-2014 assessment roll, and for a portion of the 2012-2013 assessment roll, and for a portion of the 2013-2014 school taxes for the parcel owned by such not-for-profit entity which is located at 30-34 Park Place, in the village of Lynbrook, town of Hemp- stead, county of Nassau, otherwise known by Nassau county parcel ID, section 38, block 95, lots 49, 464, 465, 466. If accepted, the applica- tion shall be reviewed as if it had been received on or before the taxa- ble status date established for such rolls. If satisfied that such not-for-profit organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such not-for-profit organization had filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor, upon approval by the Nassau county legislature, may make appropriate correction to the subject rolls. If such exemption is grant- ed and such organization, therefore, shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject rolls, 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. LBD14282-05-4