In re: Compelling Churches and Nonprofits to Annually Establish Their Entitlement to Real Property Tax Exemption Based on Clear and Convincing Evidence (S.996-Bonacic/A.539-Gunther)

Bill S.996-Bonacic/A.539-Gunther is an ill-advised piece of legislation that seeks to place new financial and administrative burdens upon religious organizations and nonprofit charities, schools, and hospitals. Mandatory-class nonprofits contribute a great deal to New York’s families and communities. Government should value such organizations, not treat them as potential revenue sources for cash-strapped municipalities.