A02669 Summary:

BILL NO    A02669 

SAME AS    No Same as 

SPONSOR    Weprin

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S8, Chap 225 of 2010

Establishes a committee to study the housing aspect of tourism in the state of
New York.
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A02669 Actions:

BILL NO    A02669 

01/20/2015 referred to housing
01/06/2016 referred to housing
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A02669 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02669 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2669
 
SPONSOR: Weprin (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to establish a study committee on the housing aspect of tourism in the state of New York; and to amend chapter 225 of the laws of 2010, amending the multiple dwelling law and the administra- tive code of the city of New York relating to clarifying certain provisions relating to occupancy of class A multiple dwellings, in relation to postponing the effective date thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill establishes a committee to study the housing aspect of tourism in the state of New York.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would create an 11 person study committee comprised of legislators and private citizens to study the range of accommodations that exist in the tourism industry in New York City and New York State and to assess the importance of maintaining affordable accommodations and consumer choice. The study committee would report by October's, 2012 and also would assess the economic impact through lost occupancy taxes, lost sales taxes and lost wages because of the loss of jobs if substantial affordable units were eliminated because of changes to existing law. It would extend the effective date of Chap- ter 225 of the laws of 2010 until November 30, 2012. Effective date retroactive as of May 1, 2011   JUSTIFICATION: This bill allows for the careful study of the effects of Chapter 225 because there are severe ramifications to the tourism industry if the bill were to go into effect this year without modifica- tion. Industry experts indicate that at a time of fiscal crisis in the state, legislation which lessens the tax revenue generated by the tour- ism industry should not be implemented without a thorough review of its unintended consequences. Furthermore, there is a federal lawsuit chal- lenging the constitutionality of chapter 225, While the lawsuit is pend- ing at the trial level, a law that could have severe consequences should not be implemented this May.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 03/24/11 referred to tourism, parks, arts and sports development 04/05/11 reference changed to housing 05/04/11 amend and recommit to housing 05/04/11 print number 6685a 01/04/12 referred to housing   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: unknown   EFFECTIVE DATE: Shall be in full force and effect on and after May 1, 2011
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A02669 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2669
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 20, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M. of A.
          BROOK-KRASNY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Housing
 
        AN ACT to establish a study committee on the housing aspect  of  tourism
          in  the  state  of  New  York; and to amend chapter 225 of the laws of
          2010, amending the multiple dwelling law and the  administrative  code
          of  the  city  of  New  York relating to clarifying certain provisions
          relating to occupancy of class A multiple dwellings,  in  relation  to
          postponing the effective date thereof
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The legislature finds and declares that tourism,  including
     2  tourism  in  the  city of New York, is a vital and important part of the
     3  economy of the state of New York creating thousands of jobs and  produc-
     4  ing  needed tax revenues both in sales tax receipts, occupancy taxes and
     5  income tax revenue. It further finds and declares that an important part
     6  of the tourism industry in the city of New  York  have  been  rooms  and
     7  affordable  housing accommodations made available in mixed use buildings
     8  serving as an alternative to higher end,  more  expensive  hotels  which
     9  some  tourists, such as students, simply cannot afford. Furthermore, the
    10  legislature also finds and declares that unless alternative,  affordable
    11  rooms  and  affordable  housing accommodations remain available, tourism
    12  will decline, jobs will be lost and the state during a  perilous  fiscal
    13  condition will lose revenue and jobs. The legislature finds and declares
    14  that it is important to avoid any change in the current choice of accom-
    15  modations  available  to visitors of our state until there is a thorough
    16  economic impact study undertaken regarding the role of affordable  tour-
    17  ism  units  and  the negative effect that the elimination of these units
    18  could have on the economy of the state of New York and the city  of  New
    19  York.
    20    §  2.  There  is  hereby  established a study committee on the housing
    21  aspect of the tourism industry in the state of New York. Such  committee
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07519-01-5

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     1  shall  consist  of 11 members, who shall serve without compensation. One
     2  member shall be the chair of the senate committee on  cultural  affairs,
     3  tourism,  parks  and recreation or his or her designee. One member shall
     4  be  the  chair  of  the  assembly  committee on tourism, parks, arts and
     5  sports development  or  his  or  her  designee.  Two  members  shall  be
     6  appointed  by the temporary president of the senate at least one of whom
     7  shall have substantial experience in the tourism industry or be a repre-
     8  sentative of a  tourism  related  organization.  Two  members  shall  be
     9  appointed by the speaker of the assembly at least one of whom shall have
    10  substantial experience in the tourism industry or be a representative of
    11  a  tourism  related  organization.  One member shall be appointed by the
    12  minority leader of the senate. One member  shall  be  appointed  by  the
    13  minority  leader  of the assembly. Two members shall be appointed by the
    14  governor. The commissioner of economic development or his or her  desig-
    15  nee shall serve on the committee and act as the chair of the committee.
    16    The committee shall issue a report to the governor, the speaker of the
    17  assembly,  the temporary president of the senate, the minority leader of
    18  the assembly and the minority leader of the senate no later than October
    19  1, 2016 on the role that affordable rooms and affordable housing  accom-
    20  modations play in the tourism industry in the state of New York, and the
    21  potential  economic  impact  that  could  result from the elimination or
    22  substantial elimination of consumer choices in the market place.
    23    The department of  economic  development  shall  make  its  staff  and
    24  resources  available  to  the committee to compile the report as well as
    25  the staff of the division of the  budget.  Legislative  staff  may  also
    26  assist  in  this  effort  to the extent as determined by the legislative
    27  leaders.
    28    § 3. Section 8 of chapter 225 of the laws of 2010 amending the  multi-
    29  ple  dwelling  law  and  the administrative code of the city of New York
    30  relating to clarifying certain provisions relating to occupancy of class
    31  A multiple dwellings, as amended by chapter 566 of the laws of 2010,  is
    32  amended to read as follows:
    33    §  8.  This  act shall take effect [May 1, 2011] November 30, 2016 and
    34  shall apply to all buildings in existence on such effective date and  to
    35  buildings  constructed  after  such  effective date except that prior to
    36  such effective date an agency with the duty to enforce the provisions of
    37  the multiple dwelling law may promulgate rules and regulations  or  take
    38  other administrative actions to provide for the registration of dwelling
    39  units  in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 16 of section 67
    40  and title 3 of article 4 of the  multiple  dwelling  law,  as  added  by
    41  sections two and three of this act, respectively.
    42    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
    43  have been in full force and effect on and after May 1, 2011.
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