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GOV SIGNS LAW THAT WILL GENERATE ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO UNINCORPORATED GREENBURGH
Release Date: January 01, 2017

GOV SIGNS LAW THAT WILL GENERATE ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO UNINCORPORATED GREENBURGH...

 AND REVENUES TO VILLAGES THAT HAVE HOTELS WITHIN THEIR BORDERS

WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE LAW ENACTED SINCE 2009

 

Big positive news to start the new year with. Last night Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law that will generate about a million dollars a year to unincorporated Greenburgh.  This revenue will be used to keep taxes for unincorporated Greenburgh residents lower than they might have been. 

 

Earlier this year the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate approved legislation that will enable Greenburgh and villages within Greenburgh that have hotels located within their borders to impose a 3% hotel tax on guests.  if the hotel is located within unincorporated Greenburgh all the revenue will benefit  unincorporated Greenburgh. Revenues from the hotels located within villages go to the villages.

 

 Our State Legislators - Senator Andrea Cousins and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti worked extremely hard to help get the legislation approved and signed into law. We are very lucky to have as our representatives in Albany two highly effective and respected lawmakers who are able to get results for our communities.  THANK YOU ANDREA AND TOM!

 

We have been trying to get this legislation approved since at least 2009. Last year the Legislature approved the legislation but the Governor vetoed the legislation highlighting the fact that the hotel tax was only approved for cities like Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle and Peekskill---not towns. We did not give up and tried again, again, again and again.

 

All the members of the Town Board --Francis Sheehan, Diana Juettner, Kevin Morgan and Ken Jones worked very hard reaching out to their  contacts who could help get the legislation signed into law.  Assemblyman Tom Abinanti was successful in persuading the powerful Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie, to make this a priority in discussions with the Governor. The Speaker's help is enormously appreciated.

 

We highlighted the fact that Greenburgh abuts two cities with a hotel tax-- the City of White Plains and the City of Yonkers.  

 

As part of our lobbying effort we did a study comparing Greenburgh with the counties that were allowed to impose a hotel tax. We showed that NYS allows counties to have a hotel tax. Our population exceeds more than  50% of the Counties allowed to impose a hotel tax.

 

This was a great team effort. Members of the Town Board, our State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, the Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie, Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Mayors of the villages. We all worked together and accomplished something major for the town--that will help the town maintain our Aaa bond rating and be financially in good shape.   

Very excited--and grateful. Thank you Governor Cuomo for helping our communities.

PAUL FEINER
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

 

PS: We hope to continue our effective partnership with other levels of government and have plans for an ambitious legislative agenda in 2017.  HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

POPULATION COMPARISON OF TOWN OF GREENBURGH TO

COUNTIES GRANTED HOTEL AND/OR MOTEL TAX ENABLING LEGISLATION

 

 

ENABLING LEGISLATION

COUNTY

POPULATION

 

1

New York Tax Law Section 1202-I

Schuyler County

18,343

COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS

 LESS THAN TOWN OF GREENBURGH

2

New York Tax Law Section 1202-Y*2

Yates County

25,348

3

New York Tax Law Section 1202-V

Lewis County

27,087

4

New York Tax Law Section 1202-AA*4

Schoharie County

32,749

5

New York Tax Law Section 1202-O*3

Seneca County

35,251

6

New York Tax Law Section 1202-S

Essex County

39,370

7

New York Tax Law Section 1202-W

Wyoming County

42,155

8

New York Tax Law Section 1202-U*3Section 1202-U***

Orleans County

42,883

9

New York Tax Law Section 1202-U

Allegany County

48,946

10

New York Tax Law Section 1202-G

Cortland County

49,336

11

New York Tax Law Section 1202-K

Montgomery County

50,219

12

New York Tax Law Section 1202-AA*8

Tioga County

51,125

13

New York Tax Law Section 1202-R

Genesee County

60,079

14

New York Tax Law Section 1202-J

Otsego County

62,259

15

New York Tax Law Section 1202-AA*5

Washington County

63,216

16

New York Tax Law Section 1202-M

Livingston County

65,393

17

New York Tax Law Section 1202-U*2

Warren County

65,707

18

New York Tax Law Section 1202-P

Madison County

73,442

19

New York Tax Law Section 1202-J*2

Sullivan County

77,547

20

New York Tax Law Section 1202-Q*2

Cayuga County

80,026

21

New York Tax Law Section 1202-U*4

Cattaraugus County

80,317

22

New York Tax Law Section 1202-Z

Clinton County

82,128

23

New York Tax Law Section 1202-H

Chemung County

88,830

 

TOWN OF GREENBURGH

Enabling Legislation Requested

90,364

 

24

New York Tax Law Section 1202-G*3

Steuben County

98,990

COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS

 GREATERTHAN TOWN OF GREENBURGH

25

New York Tax Law Section 1202-F

Tompkins County

101,564

26

New York Tax Law Section 1202-T*2

Ontario County

107,931

27

New York Tax Law Section 1202-L*3

St. Lawrence County

111,944

28

New York Tax Law Section 1202-C

Jefferson County

116,229

29

New York Tax Law Section 1202-H*2

Oswego County

122,109

30

New York Tax Law Section 1202-J*3

Chautauqua County

134,905

31

New York Tax Law Section 1202-E

Schenectady County

154,727

32

New York Tax Law Section 1202-N

Rensselaer County

159,429

33

New York Tax Law Section 1202-L

Ulster County

181,791

34

New York Tax Law Section 1202-B

Broome County

200,600

35

New York Tax Law Section 1202-T

Niagara County

216,469

36

New York Tax Law Section 1202-G*2

Saratoga County

219,607

37

New York Tax Law Section 1202-D

Oneida County

234,878

38

New York Tax Law Section 1202-K*2

Rockland County

311,687

39

New York Tax Law Section 1202-AA*6

Orange County

372,813

40

New York Tax Law Section 1202-A

Onondaga County

466,852

41

New York Tax Law Section 1202-G*4

Westchester County

949,113

42

New York Tax Law Section 1202-Q

Nassau County

1,339,532

43

New York Tax Law Section 1202-O

Suffolk County

1,493,350

 

Asterisks indicate there are multiple subsections with the same letter.

 

 

 

 

 




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