Supervisor ARGOTSINGER offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION REQUESTING SPECIAL HOME RULE LEGISLATION TO EXTEND THE
“ADDITIONAL MORTGAGE TAX” IN FULTON COUNTY


WHEREAS, Resolution 199 of 2017 re-established an “Additional Mortgage Tax”, in an amount
of 25 cents per $100.00 of debt, in accordance with special State Home Rule legislation approved by NYS Legislature, and said special legislation will expire on November 30, 2020; now, therefore be it

WHEREAS, appropriate Home Rule legislation to extend said “Additional Mortgage Tax” will be
introduced in the form of a Senate Bill and an Assembly Bill to grant the County of Fulton the
local option to impose an “additional mortgage recording tax” 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 an extension of the
local option to impose an “additional mortgage recording tax” on each deed recorded with the
County of Fulton, effective December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2023; 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 mortgage recording tax”; 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 LAURIA and adopted by the following vote:
Total: Ayes: 20 Nays: 0

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