Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I- Deerpark) is pleased to announce Assembly Bill 9892, which will allow the city of Port Jervis to continue its occupancy tax policy through 2025, was signed into law by Gov. Hochul last week. The previous law, which was set to expire in September, gave Port Jervis the ability to establish a tax system that allowed the city to capitalize on the increase in tourism and travel through the area.
Supporters of the legislation on both sides of the aisle herald the law as a valuable tool to raise the city’s revenue and ease the financial burden of its residents. The bill was sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Brabenec and in the state Senate by Sen. Mike Martucci (Hudson Valley/Catskills).
"I am glad to see this important piece of legislation for the city of Port Jervis get signed into law," said Brabenec. "With the increasing popularity of short-term rentals for people visiting our beautiful Hudson Valley communities, policies like this are a great way for local governments to increase revenue and lighten the load on their citizens.”
“At a time when local municipal and household budgets are feeling the strain of a reeling economy, it is important that established revenue sources are not disrupted,” said Sen. Mike Martucci. “The extension of the hotel occupancy tax in Port Jervis will ensure those dollars, spent by those who can afford to travel and continue to visit our community, are kept here and a revenue loss is not transferred onto the backs of residents.”