Resolution No. 372.1

Requesting The New York State Legislature Introduce, And The Governor Sign, An Amendment To Article 31 Of The New York State Tax Law To Permit The County Of Ulster To Adopt A Local Law To Impose, Collect And Retain A Tax On Real Estate Transfers

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 372
Defeated in Committee



Referred to:  The Ways and Means Committee (Chairman Gavaris and Legislators Cahill, Criswell, Roberts, and Ronk)


Legislators Phil Erner and Laura Petit offer the following:


WHEREAS, it has become necessary for Ulster County to acquire additional revenue to ensure the availability of affordable housing and related services, including but not limited to, a municipal housing action plan, an affordable housing rehabilitation program, an educational campaign, a housing development process, among other initiatives; now, therefore be it


RESOLVED, the New York State Legislature and Governor are requested to pass legislation amending Article 31 of the New York State Tax Law, adding subdivision “H”, permitting the County of Ulster to adopt and amend a local law imposing in the County of Ulster a tax on each conveyance of real property or interest therein when the consideration exceeds five hundred dollars, at the rate of fifty cents for each five hundred dollars or fractional part thereof; and, be it further


RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature is hereby authorized to submit a Home Rule Request (Request by Local Government for Enactment of a Special Law), pursuant to Article IX of the New York State Constitution upon introduction of the above requested legislation; and, be it further


RESOLVED, this Home Rule Request shall be forwarded to the Governor, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, Assembly Speaker, Assembly Majority Leader, Assembly Minority Leader, New York State Assemblymembers Sarahana Shrestha, Jonathan Jacobsen, Brian Miller, and Chris Tague, and New York State Senators Michele Hinchey and Peter Oberacker,


and move its adoption.




AYES:                   NOES:    



Passed Committee: Ways and Means on _____________.





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Updated: February 29, 2024

Votes on this Resolution

yes no abstained no vote
Tue, Aug 8, 2023 2022-2023 Term: Ways and Means Committee
Committee Vote to Postpone Resolution No. 372.1 For One Month
No Vote