Bill Text: NY S04758 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes the town of Babylon to grant the mosque Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam, Inc. a property tax exemption after the filing deadline has passed.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - returned to senate [S04758 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04758-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 936

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     March 22, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
          reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, amended on second report, ordered to a third reading,  and  to
          be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining its place in the order of third

        AN ACT in relation to authorizing the Town of  Babylon  to  be  able  to
          grant  Ahmadiyya  Movement In Islam, Inc. of Amityville a property tax

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
     2  the  assessor  of  the  Town  of  Babylon,  County of Suffolk, is hereby
     3  authorized to accept from Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam, Inc., a  not-for-
     4  profit  corporation,  an  application  for  exemption from real property
     5  taxes pursuant to section 420-a  of  the  real  property  tax  law  with
     6  respect  to the 2018-2019 assessment rolls, for the parcel owned by such
     7  not-for-profit corporation which is located at 64 Union  Avenue,  Amity-
     8  ville,  Town  of  Babylon, County of Suffolk, otherwise known as Suffolk
     9  county tax map district 0101, section 005.00, block 03.00, lot  019.000.
    10  If  accepted,  the  application  shall  be  reviewed  as  if it had been
    11  received on or before the  taxable  status  date  established  for  such
    12  assessment rolls.
    13    If satisfied that such corporation would otherwise be entitled to such
    14  exemption  if  such  not-for-profit corporation has filed an application
    15  for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor, upon
    16  approval of the Town of Babylon board, may grant exemption from taxation
    17  on such assessment rolls and make the  appropriate  corrections  of  the
    18  subject  rolls.  If  exemptions are granted and such corporation, there-
    19  fore, shall have paid any tax with respect to  the  subject  rolls,  the
    20  applicable  governing body or tax departments, in their sole discretion,
    21  shall provide for the refund of the taxes paid, along with any fines  or
    22  penalties paid, and cancel taxes remaining unpaid.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.