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2014 RPT Related Bills of Interest - Passed Both Houses

Final Status (December 29, 2014)
(Count = 64)

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DTF-ORPTS Departmental / Governor's Program / Budget Bills:

Budget Bill -- Includes RPT Freeze credit outside NYC, enhanced RPT Circuit Breaker for NYC, Allows direct State payment of STAR registration corrections, Enhanced STAR income year advance for widows/widowers, oil and gas fee extender, etc.

S.6359-d
A.8559-d

Budget Bill
Budget Bill

Passed Senate  3/31  
Passed Assembly  3/31 

Signed 3/31  Ch. 59

Budget Bill -- Includes Mohawk Valley and Niagara County assessment relief act (allowing retro. flood damage adjustments in 10 counties), SCRIE income limit increase to $50K with partial State reimbursement to NYC for two years, Nassau Co. Assess. Review Commission extender, and NYC RPTL Sec. 421-a related amds.

S.6355-d
A.8555-d

Budget Bill
Budget Bill

Passed Senate  3/31  
Passed Assembly  3/31 

Signed 3/31 Ch. 55

Budget Bill -- Includes option for school reorganization related tax rate changes to be phased-in over up to 10 years (See Part A, Bill Sec.6)

S.6356-d
A.8556-d

Budget Bill
Budget Bill

Passed Senate  3/31  
Passed Assembly  3/31

Signed 3/31 Ch. 56 

Other RPT Related Bills:

Ag. Assessment -- Includes Silvopasturing in the definition of "lands used in agricultural production" (amds. Ag. Mkts. Law Sec. 301(4))

S.3693
A.166

Ritchie
Magee
Passed Senate  6/12
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 12/29  Ch. 547

Ag. Districts -- allows formation of a district with 250 acres or more, reduced from current 500 acre requirement (amds. Ag. Mkts. Law Sec. 303)

S.6360-a
A.8026-a

Valesky
Jaffee
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/11

Signed 11/21 Ch. 463

Correction of Errors -- expands definition of "clerical error" to include failure to use the subsidized housing provisions of RPTL Sec. 581-a

S.1998
A.1445

Carlucci
Zebrowski
Passed Senate  6/2
Passed Assembly  6/12

Signed 10/21 Ch. 409 

Exemption -- C. of Oneonta, Capital improvements to certain multiple dwellings that are owner occupied (adds RPTL Sec. 421-n)

S.5992-a
A.8323-a

Seward
Magee
Passed Senate  5/29  
Passed Assembly  5/29

Signed  9/23  Ch. 365 

Exemption -- C. of Oneonta, Residential investment exemption, allows reduction of improvement value (adds RPTL Sec. 485-q)

S.5991-a
A.8324-a

Seward
Magee
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 10/21 Ch. 405
Approval Memo. #6

Exemption -- T. of Bethlehem, Conservation easement agreements, allows exemption to encourage open space (adds RPTL Sec. 491-a)

S.7623-a
A.9719-a

Breslin
Fahy
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/11  Ch. 278

Exemption -- T. of Eden, Conservation easement agreements, allows exemption to encourage open space (adds RPTL Sec. 491-a)

S.4924-a
A.7357-a

Gallivan
DiPietro
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/11  Ch. 296 

Exemption -- T. of Southampton, allows hospitality business investment exemption for certain new hotel, motel, and B&B properties

S.7229-b
A.9553-b

LaValle
Thiele
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 11/21 Ch. 470

Exemption -- Green Buildings, amends the certification standards for green buildings to include some alternatives to LEED (amds. RPTL Sec. 470)

S.5777
A.8009

LaValle
Thiele
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  5/12

Signed 9/23 Ch. 363

Exemption -- Nuclear power generating facilities, extends the sunset of provisions for 15 years (amds. RPTL Sec. 485)

S.6660-a
A.9380

Ritchie
Galef
Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  5/13

Signed 9/4  Ch. 336 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 406
(V. of Rosalyn, Nassau Co. -- Amds Ch. 405 of 2013)

S.6744-a
A.9001

Martins
Lavine
Passed Senate  5/12  
Passed Assembly  4/30

Signed 9/23 Ch. 369

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Academy Charter School, T. of Hempstead, Nassau Co.)

S.3054
A.10020

Hannon
Rules(Hooper)
Passed Senate  6/11  
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/7  Ch. 218 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Antrim Players, Inc., T. of Ramapo)

S.7781
A.10060

Carlucci
Rules(Zebrowski)
Passed Senate  6/17  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 243

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Buckley Country Day School, V. of N. Hills, T. of N. Hempstead)

S.6831
A.8993

Martins
Schimel
Passed Senate  6/16  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 231 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Congregation Chevra Kadisha Anash, Inc. of Monroe, T. of Monroe)

S.7808
A.9326

Squadron
Lentol
Passed Senate  6/18  
Passed Assembly  6/12

Signed 8/7 Ch. 213 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Congregation S.T.L. Corp., V. of Great Neck, T. of N. Hempstead)

S.6210
A.8165

Martins
Schimel
Passed Senate  6/16  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/7 Ch. 219 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Family Service League, Inc., T. of Islip)

S.5857
A.8033-a

Boyle
Ramos
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/2

Signed 8/7 Ch. 207 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Hands Across Long Isl., Inc., V. of Lynnbrook, T. of Hempstead)

S.6812-a
A.9198-a

Skelos
Curran
Passed Senate  6/12  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 230 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Hebrew Alliance Brighton by the Sea, Inc., Brooklyn)

S.6964-a
A.8251-b

Savino
Cymbrowitz
Passed Senate  6/20  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/7 Ch. 208 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Holy Temple First Church of God in Christ, C. of Hudson)

S.7687
A.9586-a

Marchione
Barrett
Passed Senate  6/11  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 240 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(International Christian Fellowship, T. of Ramapo)

S.7788
A.10061

Carlucci
Rules(Zebrowski)
Passed Senate  6/17  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 244 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Living Faith Christian Church, T. of Oyster Bay)

S.6481
A.8708

Hannon
Montesano
Passed Senate  6/10  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/7 Ch. 221 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Long Island Gay, LBT Health  & Human Svces., Inc., T. of Brookhaven)

S.7809
A.10088

Boyle
Rules(Thiele)
Passed Senate  6/19
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/7 Ch. 245 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(New York 811, Inc., T. of Islip)

S.6919-a
A.9300-a

Zeldin
Garbarino
Passed Senate  5/21  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/7 Ch. 233 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(St. Luke's Lutheran Church, T. of Oyster Bay)

S.6480-a
A.8709-a

Hannon
Montesano
Passed Senate  6/10  
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/7 Ch. 220 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Shaare Rachamim, LLC, V. of Great Neck, T. of N. Hempstead)

S.6754
A.8861

Martins
Schimel
Passed Senate  5/12  
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 8/7 Ch. 229 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Shiloh Baptist Church, C. of Hudson)

S.7688
A.9589

Marchione
Barrett
Passed Senate  6/11  
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/7 Ch. 241 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(START Children's Center, Inc., C. of Troy)

S.6605-a
A.8936-a

Breslin
McLaughlin
Passed Senate  6/18  
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/7 Ch. 227 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(State Street A.M.E. Zion Church, C. of Hudson)

S.7689
A.9585

Marchione
Barrett
Passed Senate  6/11  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/7 Ch. 242 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-b
(Society for the Preservation of L.I. Antiquities, T. of Brookhaven)

S.7645-a
A.9353-b

Flanagan
Englebright
Passed Senate  6/18  
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 8/7 Ch. 214 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 446
(Stanley DeRonde or his heirs, T. of Ramapo)

S.6513
A.8748

Carlucci
Jaffee
Passed Senate  3/17  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 11/21 Ch. 464

Exemption -- STAR, Farm dwellings, extends eligibility to certain LLC owned property, if it is the primary residence of an owner

S.6424-b
A.8320-b

Martins
Magnarelli
Passed Senate  5/12
Passed Assembly  5/6

Vetoed 11/21
Veto Message #495 

Exemption -- SCRIE, makes forms more readily available and authorizes supervising agencies to assist in completion of forms

S.6761-a
A.9014-a

Golden
Millman
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/12

Vetoed 12/17
Veto Message #546 

Exemption -- SCRIE, relates to outreach, status and time limits concerning program eligibility procedures (amds. RPTL Secs. 467-b)

S.7057-b
A.1859-b

Golden
Millman
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/12

Vetoed 12/17
Veto Message #530

Exemption -- SCRIE, relates to providing language access services to potentially eligible tenants (amds. RPTL Sec. 467-b)

S.7054
A.8978

Savino
Brook-Krasny
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/12

Vetoed 12/17
Veto Message #545

Exemption -- DRIE, increases income limit to $50K as of 7/1/14, as provided by local option (amds. RPTL Sec. 467-b and 467-c)

S.7640
A.9744

Savino
Kavanagh
Passed Senate  6/20
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 7/22  Ch. 129

Exemption -- Solar, Wind, etc., extends existing program for 10 yrs. through 1/1/2025, and amds. when construction begins(amds. RPTL Sec. 487)

S.7026-a
A.9446-a

Maziarz
Paulin
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/12

Signed 9/4 Ch. 344

3Exemption -- Vets., requires DTF Commissioner to prepare a list of supporting documents  to establish exemption eligibility

S.4810
A.6215

Martins
Ramos
Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  3/3

Signed  11/7  Ch. 426 

Exemption -- Vets., Alternative, creates a limited opt-out period for schools (amds. RPTL Sec. 458-a)

S.6781
A.9049

Carlucci
Cusick
Passed Senate  6/2
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 11/7 Ch. 430

Exemption -- Vets., Eligible Funds, increases maximum exemption to $7,500 from $5,000 (amds. RPTL Sec. 458)

S.592
A.2124

Gianaris
Simotas
Passed Senate  6/20
Passed Assembly  6/11

Signed 11/7 Ch. 425

Land banks -- Increases the allowable number of Land banks from 10 to 20 (amds. Sec. 1603(g) of the Not-for-Profit Corp. Law)

S.6731
A.8819

Valesky
Magnarelli
Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  5/29

Signed 7/22 Ch. 106 

Nassau Co. provisions -- Limits adjustment of Article 18 current base proportions to one percent on 2014 rolls

S.6475
A.8639

Martins
Weisenberg
Passed Senate  5/28  
Passed Assembly  4/30

Signed 11/21 Ch. 443

Nassau Co. provisions -- Long Beach, Glen Cove, and approved assessing unit villages, allows one percent limit on Article 19 current base proportion adjustments on 2014 rolls

S.6476
A.8646

Martins
Weisenberg
Passed Senate  5/28  
Passed Assembly  5/7

Signed 9/4 Ch. 333

Nassau Co. provisions -- Tax Appeals, Class IV properties with tax certs to pay based on claimed AV with balance to disputed assessment fund

S.7853
A.10097

Rules
Rules(Hooper)
Passed Senate  6/20  
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 11/21 Ch. 458

New York City provisions -- assessment disclosure notices required to include certain specific information (see Veto #243 of 2013)

S.7466
A.9155

Klein
Quart
Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/19

Vetoed 11/21
Veto Message #523

New York City provisions -- assessment rolls required to be published and searchable on NYCDOF website (see Veto #244 of 2013)

S.7473
A.9170

Klein
Quart
Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/12

Vetoed 11/21
Veto Message #501 

New York City provisions -- authorizes tax abatements for certain Superstorm Sandy damaged properties that have been rebuilt (adds RPTL Sec. 467-h)

S.7257
A.9578

Lanza
Silver
Passed Senate  5/20
Passed Assembly  5/19

Signed  5/29 Ch. 25

New York City provisions -- Housing, Mutual redevelopment co., allows additional exemption for up to 50 yrs. (Pvt.HFL Sec. 125(1))

S.7709
A.9937

Hoylman
Rules(Gottfried)
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 12/17 Ch.531

New York City provisions -- National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum to be eligible for exemption provided in Ch. 696 of 1887

S.7843
A.10096

Lanza
Rules(Silver)
Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 8/7 Ch. 247 

New York City provisions -- Solar Electrical Tax abatement amds., extends for two years and alters formula (amds. RPTL 489-bbbb, and cccc)

S.7464-a
A.9680

Lanza
Rosenthal
Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 9/23 Ch. 396

Oneida Indian Nation RPT Depository Fund extender, Ch. 521 of 2005 provisions extended to June 30, 2016

S.6655
A.8895

Griffo
Brindisi
Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/11

Signed 6/30  Ch. 73

Suffolk Co. provisions -- T. of islip, Limits adjustment of current base proportions under Art. 19 to one percent on 2014-2015 rolls

S.7269
A.9751

Zeldin
Ramos
Passed Senate  6/12
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 8/7 Ch. 216 

Superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act amds. authorizing certain refund payments to be made up to $7,500 without prior audit

S.7338
A.9614

Boyle
Sweeney
Passed Senate  6/18  
Passed Assembly  6/10

Signed 9/4 Ch. 340

Superstorm Sandy Assessment Relief Act extender for Smithtown School District, grants more time for adoption

S.6959-a
A.9106-a

Flanagan
Fitzpatrick
Passed Senate  6/11  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 10/21 Ch. 416

Tax Collection -- Onondaga Co., makes misc amds. relating to dates involving C. of Syracuse taxes (amds. Ch. 690 of 1937, et al)

S.7030
A.9345

DeFrancisco
Magnarelli
Passed Senate  6/10  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 9/23 Ch. 390

Tax Collection -- Suffolk Co., T. of East Hampton, allows more time for payment of taxes without interest (re: Suffolk Co. Tax Act)

S.6495
A.8635

LaValle
Thiele
Passed Senate  3/17
Passed Assembly  4/29

Signed 7/22 Ch. 151 

Tax Enforcement -- C. of  Middletown, authorized to sell or pledge delinquent tax liens as collateral for a loan (amds. Ch. 510 of 2013)

S.6247
A.8570

Bonacic
Gunther
Passed Senate  3/10  
Passed Assembly  5/27

Signed 7/22 Ch. 144 

Tax Enforcement -- Schenectady, amds. Ch. 415 of 2013 to cover certain situations where liens had not yet been sold

S.7518
A.9844

Farley
Santabarbara
Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 9/23 Ch. 398

Tax Refunds -- Allows School Districts to charge back refunds to Libraries

S.2003
A.5310

Carlucci
Galef
Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 12/29 Ch. 546 

T. of Henrietta -- authorization for property taxpayer assistance payment not to exceed $100

S.7109
A.9504

Gallivan
Bronson
Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 8/26  Ch. 329

Tuckahoe Common and Southampton school district merger provisions relating to tax reduction reserve fund establishment

S.7133-a
A.9461-a

LaValle
Thiele
Passed Senate  6/10  
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 8/5  Ch. 203 

 

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