Authorizes Muslims on Long Island, Inc. to retroactively apply for real property tax exemptions for certain properties in Bethpage, Town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize Muslims on Long Island, Inc. to retroactively apply for real property tax exemptions for certain properties in Bethpage, town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau
PURPOSE: This legislation would authorize the assessor of the county of Nassau to accept an application for exemption from real property tax from the Muslims of Long Island, Inc.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 would authorize the Muslims of Long Island, Inc. to file an application for a real property tax exemption for the 2010-2012 assessment rolls for a parcel of land located in the Town of Oyster Bay, Bethpage at 300 Central Avenue.
JUSTIFICATION: The Muslims of Long Island, Inc. purchased the property at 300 Central A venue in Bethpage to use daily for Obligatory prayers, Quranic prayer sessions for children, weekly Quranic prayer session for adults and Sunday sessions for children.
The property has been granted tax exempt status effective for the 2013 tax rolls. This legislation would authorize the Muslims of Long Island, Inc. to file an application for a real property tax exemption for the 2010-2012 assessment rolls with Nassau County.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6999 IN SENATE April 20, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize Muslims on Long Island, Inc. to retroactively apply for real property tax exemptions for certain properties in Bethpage, town of Oyster Bay, 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 Muslims on Long Island, Inc. applications or renewal applications for exemptions from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for part of the 2010-2011 assessment roll, and the 2011-2012 assessment roll, for the parcel owned by such not-for-profit corporation which is located at 300 Central Avenue, Bethpage, in the town of Oyster Bay, county of Nassau, otherwise known as Nassau county section 46, block 112, lot 9. If accepted, the applications or renewal applications shall be reviewed as if they had been received on or before the taxable status date established for such roll. If satisfied that such not-for-profit organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemptions if such not-for-profit organization had filed applications or renewal applications for exemptions by the appro- priate taxable status date, the assessor, upon approval by the Oyster Bay town board, may make appropriate correction to the subject roll. If such exemptions are granted and such organization, therefore, shall have paid any taxes with respect to the subject roll, the applicable govern- ing 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. LBD15432-01-2