senate Bill S535

Repeals the income limitation for the senior citizen enhanced school tax relief (STAR) exemption

download pdf

Sponsor

Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
view actions

actions

  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO AGING
  • 09 / Feb / 2009
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO AGING

Summary

do you support this bill?

Bill Details

Versions:
S535
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law

Votes

9
3
9
Aye
3
Nay
0
aye with reservations
0
absent
0
excused
0
abstained
show Aging committee vote details

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S535

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to repeal paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 425 of the
real property tax law relating to the income limitation for senior
citizen eligibility for the enhanced school tax relief (STAR)
exemption


PURPOSE :
To broaden the eligibility of STAR so that all senior citizens
regardless of their income may take advantage of the STAR program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1: repeals paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 425 of
the Real Property Tax Law, which contains the income limits for senior
citizens to be eligible for the STAR program.

Section 2: applies to the 2010-2011 exemption applications and
thereafter.

Section 3: establishes the effective date.

EXISTING LAW :
Senior citizens must receive less than or equal to $60,000 in income
to be eligible for the STAR program.

JUSTIFICATION :
The STAR program has provided many senior citizens with an appreciable
savings on their school tax bills. To enable the greatest number of
senior citizens to take advantage of this program, the number of
impediments to receiving this benefit must be reduced. Many times
seniors are dissuaded from applying or reapplying for the STAR program
because of the necessity to prove their income from the previous
year's tax return. By eliminating the income requirements from the
eligibility requirements for the enhanced STAR exemption, more seniors
both below and above the current income threshold would be able to
take advantage of this program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-2008 - Aging

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately.
view bill text
The Bill text is not available.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.