senate Bill S3222

Provides for additional veteran real property owner exemption where veterans otherwise eligible but not discharged from a current combat duty status

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  • 14 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 01 / Mar / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.666
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1187
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Summary

Provides for additional veteran real property owner exemption where veteran is otherwise eligible but not yet discharged from a current combat duty status.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8154
Versions:
S3222
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง458-a, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S3015
2007-2008: S2966

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BILL NUMBER:S3222

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property tax law, in relation to veteran eligibility
for real property tax exemptions

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill adds a new paragraph b-1 to
subdivision 2 of section 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law, which
permits each county, city, town or village to adopt a local law to
authorize veterans who have not been discharged or released from a
current, subsequent military service, but who would otherwise qualify
for both the exemptions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of
section 458-a to receive both exemptions.

PURPOSE & JUSTIFICATION:
This bill permits municipalities to enact a
local law to grant the additional combat veteran exemption to persons
who have been discharged from the service (enabling them to receive
the regular veteran exemption), then re-enlisted, served in combat,
and are now returned and reside in New York State, but have not yet
been again discharged.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to many veterans choosing to
return to the military and serve in combat. Soldiers who have
returned to New York from combat, but have not yet been discharged
from service, have found that although they are eligible for the
regular 15% veteran exemption under 458-a 2(a) as a result of their
earlier discharge, they are not eligible for the additional 1 0%
combat exemption under 458-a 2(b) because they have not been
discharged from their subsequent service. Local taxing authorities
should be allowed to offer this combat exemption to these soldiers to
honor their service to their country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2006 - S.6423/A.11035 -- PASSED SENATE/Veterans Affairs
2007 - S.2966/A.5934 -- PASSED SENATE/Veterans Affairs
2008 - S.2966/A.5934 -- RULES/Veterans Affairs
2010 - S.3015/A.10346 -- VETERANS/Veterans Affairs

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
No cost to the state, exemption is offered at local option.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3222

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced   by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER,  DeFRANCISCO,  FUSCHILLO,  JOHNSON,
  LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, SALAND, SEWARD  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veter-
  ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to veteran eligi-
  bility for real property tax exemptions

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 458-a of the real property tax law
is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1)  EACH  COUNTY,  CITY,  TOWN  OR VILLAGE MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW TO
AUTHORIZE VETERANS WHO HAVE NOT  BEEN  DISCHARGED  OR  RELEASED  FROM  A
CURRENT,  SUBSEQUENT  MILITARY SERVICE PERIOD, BUT OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR
BOTH EXEMPTIONS PROVIDED FOR BY PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B) OF THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION, TO RECEIVE BOTH EXEMPTIONS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02563-01-1

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