“I would ask you to consider this and make it a little easier for people, especially with the bad economy we’ve had the past five years,” Meyer said.
Legislators agreed to the new law by a 9-to-0 vote. Legislator Sara Rowden (D-Area 4, Town of Plattsburgh) was absent.
Legislator Sam Dyer (D-Area 3, Beekmantown) said the new law would also help County Treasurer Joseph Giroux, who has to deal with upset late payers.
“If this does help somebody, then I think we have done the right thing,” Dyer said.
The new law also calls for a 10-percent penalty to be added to the delinquent amount.
The legislature initially considered a 15-percent penalty, but agreed to 10 percent after Dame argued that the fines and penalties for late payments are already too high.
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