Extends the deadline for eligible municipalities to exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act.
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps, Smith
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to extending the deadline by which an eligible municipality may exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act
Extends the deadline for the Town of Smithtown to exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: States that notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter 424 of the laws of 2013 or any other law to the contrary, the Town of Smithtown may exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act, within one year of the act being adopted into law, upon passage of a resolution adopting the provisions thereof. Any school district within the Town of Smithtown may provide assessment relief for the real property impacted by Superstorm Sandy located within the district as provided in paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) and/or (iv) of subdivision (a) of section four of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act only after passage of a resolution electing to do so.
Section 2: States that the law should be effective immediately.
A Super Storm Sandy Assessment Relief Program was created by the Governor in October 2013, after the devastating effects of the Hurricane storm. The act was created to allow a local option for municipalities to allow its local assessor to retroactively re-assess property significantly damaged or destroy by the storm. The relief was intended for the areas where there was significant flood and water damage.
Municipalities, including school districts, had 45 days to adopt a resolution that would allow for this reassessment to take place. However, during that time, the Smithtown assessor and the Smithtown Central School District had no information of any property that would fall into the categories set forth in the state legislation, and as such, has no reason to pass a resolution.
This same legislation allowed property owners to file an application for relief for up to 90 days after the act's enactment. In late January, at the end of the eligibility period for property owners, there were four applications filed at the Smithtown Assessor's Office. This legislation would allow the Town of Smithtown to adopt the provisions of this act, and provide assessments relief for the real properties impacted by Super Storm Sandy.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6959--A IN SENATE April 9, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 in relation to extending the deadline by which an eligible muni- cipality may exercise the provisions of the Superstorm Sandy assess- ment relief act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of chapter 424 of the laws of 2013 to the contrary, any school district within the town of Smith- town may exercise the provision of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act, within one year of this act being adopted into law, upon the passage of a resolution adopting the provisions thereof. Any school district within the town of Smithtown may provide assessment relief for real property impacted by Superstorm Sandy located within the district in accordance with paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) and/or (iv) of subdivi- sion (a) of section four of the Superstorm Sandy assessment relief act only after passage of a resolution electing to do so. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14260-05-4