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(INTRO 391)
Introduced: 2006
Passed City Council: June 29, 2006
Passed Mayor: July 11, 2006

An absentee landlord surcharge is a tax on certain properties that provide rental income, but are not the primary residences of owners, their parents or their children. To help balance the citys budget in 2002, the mayor and the council approved a tax surcharge on such properties of up to 25 percent of real property taxes in the first year, rising up to 50 percent in the second and subsequent years. This bill amends the surcharge decreases the absentee landlord surcharge from 25 percent to 0 percent, effective July 1, 2006. With this legislation the Department of Finance will not be required to bill for the absentee landlord surcharge this year; however, if the will or fiscal need arises, the surcharge can be imposed at some point in the future.


How Councilmembers Voted :

45-Yes  3-No  1-Abstain  2-Absent

Name Party District Vote
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.Democrat32Yes
Maria del Carmen ArroyoDemocrat17Yes
Tony AvellaDemocrat19Yes
Maria BaezDemocrat14Yes
Charles BarronDemocrat42Yes
Gale A. BrewerDemocrat6Yes
Yvette D. ClarkeDemocrat40Yes
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.Democrat27Yes
Bill de BlasioDemocrat39Yes
Inez E. DickensDemocrat9Yes
Erik Martin DilanDemocrat37Yes
Simcha FelderDemocrat44Yes
Lewis A. FidlerDemocrat46 Abstain
Helen D. FosterDemocrat16Yes
Dennis P. GallagherRepublican30 No
Daniel R. GarodnickDemocrat4Yes
James F. GennaroDemocrat24Yes
Vincent J. GentileDemocrat43Yes
Alan GersonDemocrat1Yes
Eric N. GioiaDemocrat26 Absent
Sara M. GonzalezDemocrat38Yes
Robert JacksonDemocrat7Yes
Letitia JamesWorking Families35Yes
Melinda R. KatzDemocrat29Yes
G. Oliver KoppellDemocrat11Yes
Andrew J. LanzaRepublican51 No
Jessica S. LappinDemocrat5Yes
John C. LiuDemocrat20Yes
Melissa Mark ViveritoDemocrat8Yes
Miguel Martinez10Yes
Michael E. McMahonDemocrat49Yes
Darlene MealyDemocrat41Yes
Rosie MendezDemocrat2Yes
Hiram MonserrateDemocrat21Yes
Michael C. NelsonDemocrat48Yes
James S. OddoRepublican50 No
Annabel PalmaDemocrat18 Absent
Christine C. QuinnDemocrat3Yes
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.Democrat47Yes
Diana ReynaDemocrat34Yes
Joel RiveraDemocrat15Yes
James Sanders, Jr.Democrat31Yes
Larry B. SeabrookDemocrat12Yes
Helen SearsDemocrat25Yes
Kendall StewartDemocrat45Yes
James VaccaDemocrat13Yes
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.Democrat22Yes
Albert VannDemocrat36Yes
David I. WeprinDemocrat23Yes
Thomas White, Jr.Democrat28Yes
David YasskyDemocrat33Yes


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