senate Bill S2155

Authorizing the town of Malta to adopt a local law providing for a partial abatement of town taxes assessed for the funding of town emergency services

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  • 18 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Summary

Authorizes the town of Malta, county of Saratoga, to adopt a local law providing for a partial abatement of town taxes assessed for the funding of town emergency services, for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2155
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Towns
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5250

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S2155

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the town of Malta, county of Saratoga, to
adopt a local law providing for a partial abatement of town taxes for
volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation would exempt Town of
Malta volunteer emergency services personnel from paying Town
emergency services tax.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
The town of Malta will provide a
partial tax abatement of town taxes to volunteer firefighters and
volunteer ambulance workers. This act would eliminate the town
emergency services tax for volunteer firefighters and volunteer EMS.

JUSTIFICATION:
Volunteer firefighters and ambulance company workers in
the Town of Malta provide a valuable service to members of the
community. These workers absorb many costs over the years including
training and cost of being certified and recertified. This exemption
will help offset those costs and also encourage more local residents
to become members of these volunteer organizations since they would
receive a more meaningful benefit against their taxes.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2008: A.6030 Referred to Local Governments
2007: A.6030 Referred to Local Governments
2006: A.11947 Referred to Local Governments

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2155

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the town of Malta, county of Saratoga,
  to adopt a local law providing for a partial abatement of  town  taxes
  for volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Abatement of town taxes in the town  of  Malta,  county  of
Saratoga. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the town
board of the town of Malta, county of Saratoga, may provide by local law
for  the  partial abatement of town real property taxes pursuant to this
act.
  S 2. Eligible property. The property  of  volunteer  firefighters  and
volunteer  ambulance  workers shall be eligible to receive the abatement
provided by this act.
  S 3. Procedure. No separate application  shall  be  required  for  the
abatement.  The  town tax receiver shall compute and apply the abatement
when extending the tax on eligible property. Eligibility for such abate-
ment shall be determined annually. A property that becomes eligible  for
a year subsequent to the initial year in which such abatement is author-
ized  by  local law shall receive the abatement for such subsequent year
and for each year thereafter while it remains eligible and until author-
ization for the abatement expires. If eligibility for the  abatement  or
the  amount  of  the abatement changes after the extension of taxes, the
assessor shall notify  the  appropriate  official  responsible  for  the
collection  or refund of taxes, who shall calculate and impose or refund
the difference in taxes accordingly.
  S 4. Computation of abatement. The abatement granted pursuant to  this
act shall eliminate all of the tax that results from the funding of town
emergency  services.  It  shall  not limit tax increases in the town tax
that result from actual changes in the value of property or from  subse-
quent  town tax rate increases or increases in taxes other than the town
tax.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01463-01-1

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