Bill S7666A-2013

Determines town populations according to the two thousand decennial federal census

Determines town populations according to the two thousand decennial federal census.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 10, 2014: referred to real property taxation
  • Jun 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 3, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1153
  • Jun 3, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 30, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7666A
  • May 30, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • May 27, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 3, 2014
Ayes (22): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker
Ayes W/R (2): Perkins, Gianaris
Excused (1): Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7666A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to conservation easement agreement exemptions for certain towns

PURPOSE: To ensure that the Town of Orchard Park is able to offers its conservation easement assessment program.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 changes the population figures for this section to ensure that the of Orchard Park is covered.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Section 491 of the Real Property Tax Law allowed a Town between 27,600 and 27,700 located within a County of 950,00 and 951,000 on the last Census to offer a conservation easement assessment program. At the time of that Census, the Town of Orchard Park qualified as such an entity. Meanwhile Erie County at the 2010 Census had a population of between 919,000 and 920,000 Changing the population ensures that the Town can offer this easement assessment program now and removes the need to change it in the future as well.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7666--A IN SENATE May 27, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 amend the real property tax law, in relation to conservation easement agreement exemptions for certain towns THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 and paragraphs (a) and (d) of subdivision 3 of section 491 of the real property tax law, as added by chapter 296 of the laws of 2009, are amended to read as follows: 1. Applicability. A town having a population of not less than [twen- ty-seven] TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred] and not more than [twenty- seven] THIRTY thousand [seven hundred] that is located in a county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thou- sand and not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based upon the latest decennial federal census, is hereby authorized to adopt a local law to provide that real property whose interests or rights have been acquired for the purpose of the preservation of an open space or an open area, as authorized in section two hundred forty-seven of the general municipal law, may be partially exempt from local real property taxation, provided that the owner or owners of such real property enter into a conservation easement agreement with the municipality in accord- ance with the procedures specified in subdivision three of this section. A county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINE- TEEN thousand and not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thou- sand, based upon the latest decennial federal census may, by local law, and any school district, all or part of which is located in a town having a population of not less than [twenty-seven] TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred] and not more than [twenty-seven] THIRTY thousand [seven hundred] that is located in a county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thousand and not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, may, by resolution, exempt such
property from its taxation in the same manner and to the same extent as such town has done. (a) Any owner or owners of land may submit a proposal to the town board of a town having a population of not less than [twenty-seven] TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred] and not more than [twenty-seven] THIRTY thousand [seven hundred] that is located in a county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thousand and not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based upon the latest decennial federal census, for the granting of interest or rights in real property for the preservation of open space or areas. Such proposal shall be submitted in such a manner and form as may be prescribed by the conservation board of such town. (d) The town board, after receiving the reports of the conservation board of a town having a population of not less than [twenty-seven] TWENTY-NINE thousand [six hundred] and not more than [twenty-seven] THIRTY thousand [seven hundred] that is located in a county having a population of not less than nine hundred [fifty] NINETEEN thousand and not more than nine hundred [fifty-one] TWENTY thousand, based upon the latest decennial federal census, and after such public hearing, may adopt the proposal or any modification thereof it deems appropriate or may reject it in its entirety. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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