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File #: Int 0958-2012    Version: Name: Publication of a brochure explaining the NYC property tax system.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 11/13/2012
Enactment date: 12/20/2012 Law number: 2012/062
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the publication of a brochure explaining the New York City property tax system.
Sponsors: James S. Oddo, Vincent Ignizio, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Fernando Cabrera , Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, James G. Van Bramer, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Ruben Wills, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Karen Koslowitz, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Jessica S. Lappin, Lewis A. Fidler, Robert Jackson, Diana Reyna, James F. Gennaro, David G. Greenfield, Brad S. Lander, Daniel J. Halloran III, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 958 - 11/13/12, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript, 4. Fiscal Impact Statement, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-12, 6. Mayor's Letter, 7. Local Law
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/20/2012AJames S. Oddo City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2012AJames S. Oddo Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2012AJames S. Oddo Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012AJames S. Oddo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012AJames S. Oddo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012*James S. Oddo Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012*James S. Oddo Committee on Finance Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012*James S. Oddo Committee on Finance Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/2012AJames S. Oddo Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2012*James S. Oddo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2012*James S. Oddo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 958-A
 
By Council Members Oddo, Ignizio, Recchia, Barron, Brewer, Cabrera, Dickens, Eugene, Ferreras, Gentile, James, Koo, Rose, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Wills, Crowley, Koslowitz, Arroyo, Lappin, Fidler, Jackson, Reyna, Gennaro, Greenfield, Lander, Halloran and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the publication of a brochure explaining the New York City property tax system.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 11 of the administrative code of the city of New
York is amended by adding a new section 11-135 to read as follows:
 
§ 11-135  Informational brochure. 1.  The department of finance shall publish on its website a brochure or brochures written in plain English that contains the following information:
(a) A description of the way the department determines market value and assessed value for all class one and class two property in the city of New York, and the way the property tax assessment determined by such values affects a property owner's property tax bill.
(b) A description of the statement of account, notice of property value or similar document that provides a property owner with a description of his or her property, applied exemptions, and the assessed and market values of such property, and an explanation of the content contained therein.
(c) A description of property tax exemptions and abatements administered by the department, and the eligibility requirements and application deadlines of such property tax exemptions and abatements.
(d) A timeline of deadlines in the fiscal year as they relate to property tax assessment and payment of property taxes.
(e) A description of the process specified in sections one hundred sixty-four, one hundred sixty-four a, and one hundred sixty-four b of the New York city charter to dispute assessments determined by the department.
2.  The brochure or brochures required by this section shall be published on the department's website as follows:
(a) for class one properties, no later than January fifteenth, two thousand thirteen; and
(b) for class two properties, no later than January fifteenth, two thousand fourteen.
3.  Such brochure or brochures shall be updated by the department on a periodic basis.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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