S07054 Summary:

BILL NO    S07054 

SAME AS    SAME AS A08978

SPONSOR    SAVINO

COSPNSR    AVELLA

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S467-b, RPT L

Relates to providing language access services to individuals relating to the
tax abatement program for rent-controlled and rent-regulated property occupied
by senior citizens or persons with disabilities.
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S07054 Actions:

BILL NO    S07054 

04/23/2014 REFERRED TO AGING
05/13/2014 1ST REPORT CAL.640
05/14/2014 2ND REPORT CAL.
05/19/2014 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 
06/18/2014 SUBSTITUTED BY A8978
           A08978  AMEND=  Brook-Krasny
           03/06/2014 referred to aging
           05/28/2014 reported referred to ways and means
           05/29/2014 reported 
           05/30/2014 advanced to third reading cal.839
           06/12/2014 passed assembly
           06/12/2014 delivered to senate
           06/12/2014 REFERRED TO AGING
           06/18/2014 SUBSTITUTED FOR S7054
           06/18/2014 3RD READING CAL.640
           06/18/2014 PASSED SENATE
           06/18/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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S07054 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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S07054 Memo:

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S07054 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         7054

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    April 23, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging

       AN ACT to amend the real property tax  law,  in  relation  to  providing
         language  access services to individuals relating to the tax abatement
         program for rent-controlled and rent-regulated  property  occupied  by
         senior citizens or persons with disabilities

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 467-b of the real property tax law
    2  is amended by adding a new paragraph i to read as follows:
    3    I. THE ENTITY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TAX  ABATEMENT
    4  PROGRAM  SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO ENSURE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO
    5  INFORMATION BY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES SPEAKING OR UNDERSTAND-
    6  ING ENGLISH. SUCH ENTITY SHALL:
    7    (1) TRANSLATE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FORMS
    8  AND INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED TO OR COMPLETED BY THE  PROGRAM  BENEFICIARIES
    9  OR  PARTICIPANTS,  INTO THE SIX MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGES SPOKEN
   10  BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE MUNICIPALITY THAT
   11  OFFERS THIS PROGRAM PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION;
   12    (2) OFFER, UPON REQUEST, INTERPRETATION SERVICES  BETWEEN  THE  ENTITY
   13  ADMINISTERING  THE  PROGRAM  AND  AN  INDIVIDUAL  IN  HIS OR HER PRIMARY
   14  LANGUAGE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROVISION OF SERVICES OR BENEFITS; AND
   15    (3) OFFER, UPON REQUEST OR DEMONSTRATED NEED, SERVICES TO AN  INDIVID-
   16  UAL WHO REQUIRES ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE DUE TO PARTIAL OR TOTAL DEAFNESS,
   17  BLINDNESS, SPEECH IMPEDIMENT, OR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.
   18    S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
   19  the amendments to subdivision 3 of section 467-b of  the  real  property
   20  tax  law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration
   21  and reversion of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.


        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD07971-01-3
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