Extends the authority of the city of White Plains to impose an occupancy tax through December 31, 2015.
Ayes (46): Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Storobin, Valesky, Young
Nays (10): Ball, Bonacic, Fuschillo, Grisanti, Larkin, Libous, Martins, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Zeldin
Excused (6): Adams, Alesi, Espaillat, Huntley, O'Mara, Perkins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the city of White Plains to impose an occupancy tax
PURPOSE: To authorize the city of White Plains to extend a room occupancy tax not to exceed 3%, for the three year period expiring December 31, 2015.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1202 of the tax law is amended to extend authority of the city of White Plains to enact such a tax, for a three year period expiring December 31, 2015.
JUSTIFICATION: The city of White Plains seeks to continue the authority granted in 2009 to impose a 3% daily room occupancy tax upon any hotel, motel, or similar place in the city. Such revenues serve as an alternative to the real property tax.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.3123/S.1086 - Signed into law as Chapter 95 of 2009.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The city of White Plains received $979,833 in revenues from this tax in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 and anticipates similar revenues for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2012 and 2013, respectively. There is no fiscal impact to New York State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7510 IN SENATE May 30, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the city of White Plains to impose an occupancy tax THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 10 of section 1202-aa of the tax law, as added by chapter 95 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (10) Each enactment of such a local law may provide for the imposition of a hotel tax for a period to expire on December thirty-first, two thousand
[twelve]FIFTEEN. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the adoption and enactment of local laws, pursuant to the provisions of this section, upon the expiration of any other local law adopted pursuant to this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16039-01-2