Bill S6975A-2009

Authorizes the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association to file an application for a real property tax exemption

Authorizes the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association to file an application for a real property tax exemption.

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Actions

  • Jun 16, 2010: SUBSTITUTED BY A10025A
  • Jun 14, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 10, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 9, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.912
  • May 3, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 6975A
  • May 3, 2010: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Mar 2, 2010: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Local Government - Jun 9, 2010
Ayes (6): Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Valesky, Thompson, Johnson C, Little
Nays (1): Bonacic
Excused (1): Morahan

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S6975A

TITLE OF BILL : An act to authorize the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association to file an application for a real property tax exemption

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To exempt the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association from liability for payment of certain real property taxes for property owned by the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association in the Town of Babylon.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : This bill would direct the assessor of the Town of Babylon to accept applications for exemptions from real property taxes as if made pursuant to 420-a of the Real Property Tax Law for the 2009 assessment roll. If satisfied the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association would otherwise have been entitled to such exemptions, the assessor is authorized to grant the same, and cancel all remaining unpaid taxes, interest, related fines and penalties.

JUSTIFICATION : Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association owns a piece of real property located in the Town of Babylon for the purpose of operating a headquarters for their religious organization. It is intended by this pill to undo the hardships that will be suffered if the Association is required to pay the property taxes due as described above.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6975--A IN SENATE March 2, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- 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 the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association to file an application for a real proper- ty tax exemption 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 Babylon, county of Suffolk, is hereby authorized to accept from the Long Island Progressive Missionary Baptist Churches General Association, 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 not-for-profit organization which is located in the town of Babylon at 3065 Great Neck Road in the village of Copiague, otherwise known as section 174.00, block 4, lot 30. If accepted, such 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: (i) acquired title to the proper- ty for which it seeks exemption subsequent to the taxable status date established for such rolls and prior to the taxable status date for the next ensuing assessment rolls and (ii) 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 Babylon, upon approval by the town board of the town of Babylon, may grant exemption from all taxation beginning with the date of acqui- sition of the property by such church and make appropriate correction to the subject rolls. If exemption is granted and such church therefore shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject rolls, the governing body or tax department may, in its sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paid and cancel taxes, fines, penalties or inter- est remaining unpaid.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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