Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION REQUESTING SPECIAL HOME RULE LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING
EXTENSION OF ADDITIONAL RATE OF SALES AND COMPENSATING USE TAXES
AND AUTHORIZING THE CITIES OF GLOVERSVILLE AND JOHNSTOWN TO
PREEMPT SUCH ADDITIONAL RATE


WHEREAS, Resolution 259 of 2009 increased taxes on sales and uses of tangible personal
property and certain services, on occupancy of hotel rooms and on amusement charges, pursuant to Article 29 of the Tax Law of the State of New York by an additional 1 percent, in accordance with special State Home Rule legislation by the NYS Legislature; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 308 of 2017 extending taxes on sales and uses of tangible personal
property and certain services, on occupancy of hotel rooms and on amusement charges pursuant to Article 29 of the Tax Law of the State of New York through November 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, extension of the additional 1 percent County sales tax can provide a mechanism to
reduce the County's reliance on the property tax to fund government operations; and

WHEREAS, the Finance Committee recommends requesting continuation of special Home Rule
legislation to grant the County of Fulton the local option to impose an additional rate of sales and
compensating use taxes and the Cities of Gloversville or Johnstown to preempt such additional
rate; and

WHEREAS, appropriate Home Rule legislation will be introduced in the form of Senate Bills and
Assembly Bills to grant the County of Fulton the local option to impose an “additional rate of sales and compensating use taxes” equal to 1 percent beyond November 30, 2020; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors by this Resolution, requests State
legislative approval of Home Rule Legislation to grant the County of Fulton the local option to
impose an “additional rate of sales and compensating use taxes in an amount equal to 1 percent
additional to the 3 percent already enacted and the Cities of Gloversville or Johnstown to preempt such additional rate; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Chairman of the Board, as appropriate, be and hereby is authorized to sign a “Home Rule Request” and related documentation related to the local option to impose an
additional rate of sales and compensating use taxes; and, be it further 

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer,
County Attorney, Governor Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly
Speaker Heastie, Senator Tedisco, Assemblyman Smullen, Budget Director/ County Auditor and
Administrative Officer/ Clerk of the Board, and to each and every other person, institution or
agency which will further the purport of this Resolution.

Seconded by Supervisor BRADT and adopted by the following vote:
Total: Ayes: 20 Nays: 0

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