Bill S784-2013

Relates to payments to libraries where certain school districts levy taxes for lands exempt from the real property taxation for purposes which implement the Peconic Bay community preservation fund

Relates to payments to libraries where certain school districts levy taxes for such libraries, for lands exempt from the real property taxation for purposes which implement the Peconic Bay community preservation fund.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S784

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 330 of the laws of 2011 amending the town law, relating to payments for certain school, fire, fire protection, and ambulance districts for lands exempt from real property taxation for purposes which implement the Peconic Bay community preservation fund, and permitting the town of Southampton to make such payments in certain cases, in relation to payments to libraries

PURPOSE: To clarify in statute the Town of Southampton's ability to make PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) payments from the Peconic Bay Community Preservation to libraries whose taxes are levied by a specific eligible school district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation amends Chapter 330 of the Laws of 2011 to clarify that the Town of Southampton shall make PILOT payments from the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund to a library where the Riverhead Central School district, Hampton Bays Union Free School district, or Eastport-South Manor Central School District levies taxes on behalf of such library.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is necessary to clarify that the Town of Southampton shall be able to make PILOT payments from its Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund to libraries whose taxes are levied by the Riverhead Central School district, Hampton Bays Union Free School District, or Eastport-South Manor Central School District.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - S.6418.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amendments to Section 2 of Chapter 330 of the Law of 2011, made by Section 1 of the this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed to be repealed therewith.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 784 A. 140 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT to amend chapter 330 of the laws of 2011 amending the town law, relating to payments for certain school, fire, fire protection, and ambulance districts for lands exempt from real property taxation for purposes which implement the Peconic Bay community preservation fund, and permitting the town of Southampton to make such payments in certain cases, in relation to payments to libraries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 330 of the laws of 2011, amending the town law, relating to payments for certain school, fire, fire protection, and ambulance districts for lands exempt from real property taxation for purposes which implement the Peconic Bay community preser- vation fund, and permitting the town of Southampton to make such payments in certain cases, is amended to read as follows: S 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the town of Southampton may make annual payments from its community preservation fund to certain high-tax school, fire, fire protection, and ambulance districts, as specified in this section, located either wholly or partially within the central Pine Barrens area as defined in subdivision 10 of section 57-0107 of the environmental conservation law. Such payments may be made to mitigate the impact of the lost tax revenues from lands made wholly exempt as a result of their acquisition by the federal, state, or local government for the preservation of community character as defined in subdivision 4 of section 64-e of the town law.
The following districts shall be eligible: Riverhead central school district, Hampton Bays union free school district, Eastport-South Manor central school district, Riverhead fire district, Flanders fire district, Flanders - Northampton ambulance district, and the North End Quogue fire protection district. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A PAYMENT SHALL ALSO BE MADE TO A LIBRARY WHERE AN ELIGIBLE SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVIES TAXES ON BEHALF OF SUCH LIBRARY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, provided that the amend- ments to section 2 of chapter 330 of the laws of 2011, made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed to be repealed therewith.

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