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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A9690 SPONSOR: Paulin
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to the impo- sition of an occupancy tax in the village of Tuckahoe; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof   PURPOSE: To authorize the Village of Tuckahoe to enact a room occupancy tax not to exceed 3%.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The tax law is amended to add a new section 1202-z-1, to authorize the Village of Tuckahoe to enact such a tax.   JUSTIFICATION: The Village of Tuckahoe seeks the authority to impose a 3% daily room tax on any room in a hotel, motel, or similar place of public non-pro- perty. This tax is intended to raise revenues to support municipal expenses. The tax has been successful in the neighboring cities of New Rochelle, Rye, and White Plains. Chapter 381 of the Laws of 2010 grants similar authority to the Village of Rye Brook, which marks the first time such authority was granted to a municipality other than a city.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.82 of 2015, same as S.564, Veto No. 307. A.9626 of 2014, passed the Assembly. Same as S.7316 of 2014, referred to investigations and govern- mental operations.   FISCAL IMPACT: None to the state.   LOCAL FISCAL IMPACT: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed September 1, 2019.