Bill Text: NY S04721 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Enacts the "sewage flooding prevention act"; authorizes certain homeowners and not-for-profit agencies in New York City to receive an abatement of real property taxes up to two thousand dollars for the cost of installing sewer improvement check valve devices on certain dwellings; directs the New York City department of environmental protection to promulgate any necessary rules and regulations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - REFERRED TO CITIES [S04721 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04721-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          4721
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     March 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LIU  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the real property tax law and the administrative code of
          the city of New York, in relation to  enacting  the  "sewage  flooding
          prevention act"
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
     2  the "sewage flooding prevention act".
     3    §  2. The real property tax law is amended by adding a new section 471
     4  to read as follows:
     5    § 471. Abatement of taxes for the installation  of  check  valves  for
     6  sewer  improvements  in cities with a population of one million or more.
     7  1. In a city with a population of one million or more, any  owner  of  a
     8  dwelling  who installs a check valve device to prevent sewage from back-
     9  flowing into such dwelling shall receive an abatement of taxes  on  such
    10  real  property equaling one-half, up to two thousand dollars towards the
    11  cost of purchasing and installing such device.
    12    2. Any not-for-profit entity which owns a building of any  type  or  a
    13  dwelling  in  a  city with a population of one million or more and which
    14  installs a check valve device to prevent sewage from  back-flowing  into
    15  such  building or dwelling shall receive an abatement of water and sewer
    16  charges equaling one-half of the cost of purchasing and installing  such
    17  device, up to two thousand dollars.
    18    3.  For  the  purposes of this section, the term "dwelling" shall mean
    19  any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied in whole or
    20  in part as a home, residence or sleeping place for  one  or  more  human
    21  beings.
    22    4.  The  New  York  city  department of environmental protection shall
    23  promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01005-01-9

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     1  this section, including but  not  limited  to,  identifying  appropriate
     2  check valve systems.
     3    § 3. Subdivision e of section 24-514 of the administrative code of the
     4  city of New York is amended to read as follows:
     5    e.  Exemptions from sewer rents or charges. Any real property which is
     6  entitled to an exemption from the payment  of  water  rents  or  charges
     7  shall  also be exempt from payment of the sewer rents or charges imposed
     8  hereunder. In addition, any not-for-profit entity which owns a  building
     9  of  any type or a dwelling in a city with a population of one million or
    10  more and which installs a check valve  device  to  prevent  sewage  from
    11  back-flowing  into  such building or dwelling shall receive an abatement
    12  of water and sewer charges equaling one-half of the cost  of  purchasing
    13  and  installing  such  device,  up  to  two  thousand dollars.   For the
    14  purposes of this subdivision, the term "dwelling" shall mean any  build-
    15  ing,  structure or portion thereof which is occupied in whole or in part
    16  as a home, residence or sleeping place for one or more human beings.
    17    § 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    18  it shall have become a law.
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