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2015 RPT Related Bills of Interest - Passed Both Houses

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(Count = 59)

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

Budget Bill -- Includes improper STAR benefit recovery by DTF (see Pt. E), and 2014 STAR benefit payment for unenrolled registrants (see Pt. F)

S.2009-b
A.3009-b

Budget Bill
Budget Bill

Passed Senate  3/30
Passed Assembly  3/30

Signed 4/13  Ch. 59

New York City provisions -- Multiple dwellings, extends RPTL Sec. 421-a exemption through June 23, 2015 (Governor's Program Bill #11)

S.5997
A.8299

Rules
Wright

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed  6/18  Ch. 19

Property Tax Relief Credit, Tax Cap extender w/ modifications, Multiple dwelling exemption extenders w/ some modifications (RPTL Secs. 421-a, 421-m, and 489), misc. housing exemption extenders/mods., etc. (Governor's Program Bill #12)

S.6012
A.8323

Flanagan
Heastie

Passed Senate  6/25
Passed Assembly  6/25

Signed  6/26  Ch. 20

Other RPT Related Bills:

Ag. Assessment -- Includes log-grown woodland mushrooms in def. of "crops, livestock, and livestock products" (amds. AML Sec. 301)

S.5163
A.2454

O'Mara
Magee

Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/1

Signed 9/25  Ch. 249

Exemption -- C. of Batavia, allows a residential redevelopment inhibited property exemption (adds RPTL Sec. 485-r)

S.5196-a
A.7570-a

Ranzenhofer
Hawley

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 10/26  Ch. 406
Approval Memo. #2

Exemption -- C. of Oneonta, Residential investment exemption, clarifies population reference (amds. C. 405 of '14, RPTL Sec. 485-q)

S.1790
A.2550

Seward
Magee

Passed Senate  2/3
Passed Assembly  5/4

Signed 8/13  Ch. 150

Exemption -- Multiple dwellings involving NYSHFA, extends RPTL Sec. 421-d and Bonding authority to July 23, 2017 (HFA bill)

S.4978-a
A.7912

Young
Wright

Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed  7/23  Ch. 85

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 406
(East Rockaway Fire Dept., V. of East Rockaway, T. of Hempstead)

S.4908-a
A.7168-a

Skelos
Curran

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 317

3Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 406
(V. of Montebello, T. of Ramapo)

S.4682
A.7692-a

Carlucci
Jaffee

Passed Senate  5/5
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 309

 Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Calvary Apostolic Church, Inc., T. of Oyster Bay)

S.4303
A.8236

Venditto
Saladino

Passed Senate  6/9
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 9/25 Ch. 299

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Congregation Anshe Sholom of New Rochelle, C. of New Rochelle)

S.4604
A.5521

Latimer
Otis

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  5/28

Signed 9/25 Ch. 253

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Faith Alive Ministries, T. of Islip)

S.3994
A.5408

Croci
Ramos

Passed Senate  4/28
Passed Assembly  6/9

Signed 9/25 Ch. 294

 Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Gobind Marg Charitable Society, Inc., V. of New Hyde Park)

S.4725-a
A.6994-a

Martins
Ra

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 310

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Greater Five Towns YM & YWHA, Inc., T. of Hempstead)

S.5178
A.7395

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 327

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Historical Society of Tonawandas, Inc., C. of Tonawanda)

S.5756-a
A.7757-a

Ortt
Schimminger

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 9/25 Ch. 352

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(India Assoc. of Long Island, Inc., T. of Oyster Bay)

S.5788
A.7740

Martins
Montesano

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 9/25 Ch. 356

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Iqra Darul Ehsan, Inc., V. of Suffern, T. of Ramapo)

S.5646
A.7709

Carlucci
Jaffee

Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 346

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Machon Basya Rochel, Inc., V. of Lawrence, Nassau Co.)

S.5179-c
A.7412-c

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 328

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, V. of Lawrence, Nassau Co.)

S.4915
A.7266

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 319

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, C. of Troy)

S.5879
A.8131

Breslin
McDonald

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 359

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, C. of Troy)

S.5912
A.8130

Breslin
McDonald

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 360

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Strong Youth, Inc., T. of Hempstead)

S.3942-a
A.5808-a

Hannon
Hooper

Passed Senate  6/9
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 8/13 Ch. 164 

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Suffolk Islamic Center, Inc., T. of Brookhaven)

S.5689
A.6875-b

Croci
Graf

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 261

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Temple Israel, V. of Lawrence, Nassau Co.)

S.4910
A.7259

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 318

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Torah OHR Hebrew Academy, V. of Great Neck, Nassau Co.)

S.5031-a
A.7258-a

Martins
Schimel

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 322

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(United Methodist Church of Port Washington, Nassau Co.)

S.5787
A.7983

Martins
Schimel

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 355

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(World Mission Agency Winners Chapel of NY, Inc., T. of Hempstead)

S.3393-b
A.5817-c

Hannon
Hooper

Re-Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 284

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(World Mission Society Church of God, V. of Floral Park, Nassau Co.)

S.4878
A.7172

Martins
Montesano

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 9/25 Ch. 316

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Yeshiva of South Shore, T. of Hempstead)

S.5830
A.8096

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 9/25 Ch. 357

Exemption -- 1 Property, RPTL Sec. 420-a
(Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Cornerstone, T. of Hempstead)

S.3368-a
A.5816-a

Hannon
Hooper

Passed Senate  5/12
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 283

Exemption -- STAR, extends eligibility to LLC owned farm dwellings if such dwellings are the primary residence of an owner

S.3539
A.1421

Marchione
Magnarelli

Passed Senate  6/9
Passed Assembly  6/1

Signed 12/21 Ch. 564
Approval Memo. #22

Exemption -- STAR, Enhanced, requires all assessing units to participate in the Income Verification Program (IVP)

S.5446
A.7375

Serino
Galef

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/15

Signed 11/20  Ch. 451 

Exemption -- SCRIE, requires certain landlords to provide program info on monthly rent bills (amds. RPTL Sec. 467-b(3)(h))

S.5856
A.2124-a

Golden
Rosenthal

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 11/20  Ch. 424

Exemption -- SCRIE, DRIE, allows 120 days for eligible household survivors to apply for benefits following death of head of household

S.5826-a
A.7247-a

Lanza
Simotas

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 12/22 Ch. 580
Approval Memo. #34

Exemption -- SCRIE, DRIE, maintains eligibility for certain recipients who qualified due to an error that the administering agency made

S.5721-a
A.7914-a

Savino
Cymbrowitz

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 12/11  Ch. 553

Exemption -- Superstorm Sandy related reconstruction, allows local option to exempt certain increased value w/ phase-in over 8 years

S.4577-a
A.7274-a

Boyle
Jean-Pierre

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 8/13 Ch. 117 

Exemption -- Vets., Allows transfer of benefits to newly acquired property in the same County by local option (amds. RPTL Secs. 458 and 458-a)

S.2938-a
A.2646

Croci
Bronson

Passed Senate  3/30
Passed Assembly  5/4

Signed 12/11  Ch. 538

Exemption -- Vets., Alternative, allows adoption of higher value limits applicable to qualifying properties (amds. RPTL Sec. 458-a(2))

S.4391-a
A.6223-a

LaValle
Thiele

Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed 10/26 Ch. 381
Approval Memo. #1 

Exemption -- Vets. Organizations, adds Vietnam Vets. of America to the list of eligible organizations (amds. RPTL Sec. 452)

S.4283
A.6101

Murphy
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  3/26
Passed Assembly  5/28

Signed 10/26 Ch. 400

Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) -- misc. reforms including requirements for uniform application and benefit provisions (OSC bill)

S.5867
A.7915

Marchione
Magnarelli

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/19

Signed 12/18 Ch. 563

Nassau Co. provisions -- certain flood damaged props. allowed to have excess physical value increase phased in (adds RPTL Sec. 1805-b)

S.5800
A.7156

Venditto
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/2

Signed 10/29  Ch. 411

Nassau Co. provisions -- extends PILOTs by the County on Lido Beach - Point Lookout parkland (Amds. Ch. 846 of 1970)

S.4140
A.5822

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/9
Passed Assembly  6/16

Signed  6/30  Ch. 41

Nassau Co. provisions -- extends PILOTs by T. of Hempstead on Lido Beach - Point Lookout parkland (Amds. Ch. 821 of 1970)

S.4024
A.5813

Skelos
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/10
Passed Assembly  6/11

Signed  6/30  Ch. 38 

Nassau Co. provisions -- Limits adjustment of Article 18 Current Base Proportions to one percent on 2015 rolls

S.4396
A.7186

Martins
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/3

Signed 11/20  Ch. 445

Nassau Co. provisions -- Long Beach, Glen Cove, and AAU Villages, allows one percent limit on Art. 19 CBP adjustments on '15 rolls 

S.4395
A.5933

Venditto
Kaminsky

Passed Senate  6/3
Passed Assembly  5/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 256

New York City provisions -- certain flood damaged props. allowed to have excess physical value increase phased-in (adds RPTL Sec. 1805-a)

S.3688-b
A.5620-b

Lanza
Goldfeder

Passed Senate  4/27
Passed Assembly  3/30

Signed  5/14  Ch. 14

New York City provisions -- Housing, extends Single Room Occupancy (SRO) benefits through 2019 (amds. RPTL Sec. 488-a)

S.5935
A.8239

Felder
Persaud

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 273

New York City provisions -- Industrial Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) amds., extends time to designate special abatement areas (amds. RPTL Sec. 489-gggggg)

S.5088
A.7936

Golden
Farrell

Passed Senate  6/25
Passed Assembly  6/25

Signed 9/25 Ch. 271

Suffolk Co. provisions -- T. of Islip, limits adjustment of Current Base Proportions under Art. 19 to one percent on 2015-16 rolls

S.4840
A.7281

Croci
Ramos

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/10

Signed 9/25 Ch. 266

Tax Collection -- allows payments made on 2/3/15 to be treated as if paid on 2/2/15, where offices were closed on 2/2 due to a storm

S.5876
A.5150-b

Murphy
Buchwald

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 9/25 Ch. 251

Tax Collection -- Dutchess Co. Towns, payment due dates falling on weekends or holidays go to next business day (amds. RPTL Sec. 1504)

S.5537
A.7982

Serino
Skartados

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 11/20  Ch. 507

Tax Enforcement -- Requires mineral rights to remain with any properties conveyed pursuant to a tax foreclosure sale

S.5288
A.6930

Seward
Galef

Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 11/20  Ch. 500

Tax Enforcement -- Villages, extends ability to enforce under old Law through 2018 (amds. Ch. 602 of '93 & Ch. 154 of '12)

S.5767
A.7992

Martins
Schimel

Passed Senate  6/11
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 11/20  Ch. 512

Tax Enforcement -- C. of Middletown, authorized to sell or pledge delinquent tax liens as collateral for a loan (makes permanent)

S.5397
A.7705

Bonacic
Gunther

Passed Senate  6/17
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 11/20  Ch. 503
Approval Memo. #12

Tax Enforcement -- V. of Mastic Beach, authorized to sell or pledge delinquent tax liens as collateral for a loan, expires 12/31/18

S.3139-a
A.6212-a

Croci
Murray

Passed Senate  6/18
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 9/25 Ch. 257

Tax Stabilization Reserve Fund authorization for Ballston Spa CSD, relating to potential uncertainty with Global Foundries PILOTs

S.5501-a
A.7622-b

Farley
Woerner

Passed Senate  6/16
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 11/20  Ch. 506

Tax State Property -- expands Central Pine Barrens Area and Core Preservation Area, corrects and clarifies area added by Ch. 240 of 2013

S.5516-a
A.7578

LaValle
Englebright

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/3

Signed 9/25 Ch. 267

T. of Eagle (Wyoming Co.) Wind Project related provisions

S.1700-a
A.3654-a

Gallivan
DiPietro

Passed Senate  5/20
Passed Assembly  6/17

Signed 10/26 Ch. 393

T. of Southampton -- Makes East Quogue Union Free School District eligible to receive community preservation funds on exempt lands

S.2927
A.4260

LaValle
Thiele

Passed Senate  6/15
Passed Assembly  6/18

Signed 10/26 Ch. 396

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