Bill S6919A-2013

Relates to authorizing New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real property tax exempt status

Authorizes New York 811, Inc. to make application to receive retroactive real property tax exempt status.



  • Jun 17, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 17, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 17, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.296
  • Jun 17, 2014: substituted for a9300a
  • May 21, 2014: referred to real property taxation
  • May 21, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • May 12, 2014: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6919A
  • Apr 30, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 29, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.451





TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real property tax exempt status

PURPOSE: To grant the town assessor for the town of Islip the authority to exempt New York 811, Inc., from liability for payment of real property taxes due on the 2011-2012 assessment roll.


Section One authorizes and directs the assessor of the town of Islip to accept an application from New York 811, for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 420-a of the real property tax law for the assessment roll as completed in 2011-2012 for their property located in Bohemia. Upon satisfaction that New York 811, Inc., would have otherwise been entitled to said exemption, the assessor may grant this exemption from all taxation beginning with respect to this roll. If the exemption is granted, New York 811, Inc. may be refunded any taxes paid and any taxes, fines, penalties, liens or interest unpaid may be cancelled through the sole discretion of the town board.

Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: New York 811 is a nonprofit organization, established in 1990. New York 811 serves as a communications link between utility companies and individuals planning digging activity within the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. By relaying these requests, New York 811 protects one of the most vast, congested and complicated underground infrastructures in the nation. In July 2012, New York 811 purchased real property located at 60 Knickerbocker Avenue in Bohemia, The Islip Town Assessor has determined that, as a nonprofit organization, New York 811 is entitled to a property tax exemption. However, taxes have already been paid for the 2012 tax year. This bill would allow New York 811, with permission from the town board, to recover taxes paid from the date of conveyance in 2012, through the 2012 taxable year.


FISCAL IMPACT: None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6919--A Cal. No. 451 IN SENATE April 2, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT authorizing New York 811, Inc. to receive retroactive real prop- erty tax exempt status 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 Islip is hereby authorized to accept from New York 811, Inc. an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2011-2012 assessment roll, for the parcel conveyed to such organization, with such parcel being located in the town of Islip at 60 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bohemia, otherwise known as Suffolk County Tax Map Number 0500-215-1-29.024. 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 organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such organization had filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor of the town of Islip, upon approval by the governing body or the tax depart- ment, may grant exemption from all taxation beginning on the date of the conveyance of such parcel to such organization on the effective date of this act and cancel taxes, fines, penalties, and interest paid by such organization, and make appropriate correction of the subject roll. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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