Resolution No. 457

Requesting The New York State Legislature To Introduce Home Rule Legislation To Authorize Ulster County To Collect Hotel And Motel Tax From Third-Parties

Resolution Information




Referred to: The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gerentine and Legislators

Allen, Bartels, Belfiglio, Briggs, Maio, and Maloney)


Chairman Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr., Majority Leader Mary Beth Maio, and Minority

Leader Hector Rodriguez offer the following:

WHEREAS, pursuant to New York State Tax Law §1202-l, Ulster County is

currently authorized to impose a “hotel and motel” tax upon persons occupying hotel

or motel rooms in Ulster County, and

WHEREAS, the advancement of technology and the use of the internet have

provided a plethora of ways for people to be creative in creating new industries and

financial opportunities commonly known as “e-commerce,” and

WHEREAS, the combination of easy internet access and electronics such as

smart phones provides the ideal environment for peer-to-peer market places and

networks, and

WHEREAS, these peer-to-peer market places provide the exchange of

information about goods and services through the use of third-party providers

commonly referred to as “marketplace operators,” and

WHEREAS, a number of marketplace operators have been developed for

people to advertise their homes for short-term lodging, and



RESOLVED, the Ulster County Legislature requests that the New York State

Legislature introduce home rule legislation that would amend New York State Tax

Law §1202-l to expand the law for the collection of the tax from people who use

short-term lodging in residences located in Ulster County and to authorize the

collection of the tax from third-party marketplace operators which provide the

services for the advertising and reservations therefor,

and move its adoption.



 AYES: 16 NOES: 6

 (Noes: Legislators Bartels, Greene, Lopez,

 J. Parete, R. Parete, and Roberts)

 (Absent: Legislator Briggs)


Passed Committee: Ways and Means on November 15, 2016







I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is

the original resolution adopted by the Ulster County Legislature on the 22nd Day of November in the year Two Thousand

and Sixteen, and said resolution shall remain on file in the office of said clerk.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 23rd Day of

November in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

23rd Day of November, 2016. 30th Day of November, 2016.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella |s| Michael P. Hein

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature 

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Updated: January 28, 2019