senate Bill S878

Amended

Authorizes granting of school tax exemption to veterans with at least forty percent disability

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 25 / Jan / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.652
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 24 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 09 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 09 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 878A

Summary

Provides that after a public hearing a school district may adopt a resolution providing a school tax exemption on residential property owned by a veteran with at least a forty percent disability; provides that in order to qualify for such an exemption, an individual shall submit to the assessor a certified statement from the bureau of veterans' affairs stating that he has a permanent service related physical impairment which limits such individual's major life activities by at least forty percent.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S878
S878A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง459-d, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S2223A
2007-2008: S302A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S878

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the real property tax law, in relation to an optional
school tax exemption for certain disabled veterans

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 459-d is added to the real property tax law to allow veterans
with at least a 40% disability to a school tax exemption provided
that, upon public hearing, the school district adopts a resolution to
allow such. Medical proof of the disability would be required prior
to granting an exemption under provisions of this bill.

JUSTIFICATION:
The State of New York currently allows real property tax exemptions to
be granted to veterans and persons over the age of 65 provided there
is enabling legislation by the local municipality. This bill would
expand this provision and allow school tax exemptions for disabled
veterans with the adoption of a resolution by the school district.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.87 of 2003-04 - Passed Senate
S.101 of 2005-06 - Passed Senate
S.302A of 2007-08 - Passed Senate
S.2223A of 2009-10 - Advanced to Third reading

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state; however, the localities will have minimal effect.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
June 1, 2012.

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

                                   878

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- 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 an optional
  school tax exemption for certain disabled veterans

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

  Section  1.  The  real  property  tax  law  is amended by adding a new
section 459-d to read as follows:
  S 459-D. DISABLED VETERANS; SCHOOL TAX EXEMPTION. 1.  AFTER  A  PUBLIC
HEARING  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  MAY  ADOPT  A  RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN
EXEMPTION TO THE EXTENT OF FIFTY PER CENTUM OF THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF
RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  SECTION.
SUCH  RESOLUTION MAY PROVIDE A SCHOOL TAX EXEMPTION ON RESIDENTIAL PROP-
ERTY OWNED BY A VETERAN WITH AT LEAST A FORTY  PERCENT  DISABILITY,  WHO
RESIDES ON THE REAL PROPERTY.
  2. TO QUALIFY AS A FORTY PERCENT OR MORE DISABLED VETERAN, AN INDIVID-
UAL  SHALL  SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM THE UNITED
STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS WHICH STATES THAT THE  INDIVIDUAL
HAS  A  PERMANENT  SERVICE RELATED PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH LIMITS SUCH
INDIVIDUAL'S MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES BY AT LEAST FORTY PERCENT.
  3. SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL BE GRANTED ONLY UPON APPLICATION BY THE  OWNER
OF  THE  REAL  PROPERTY  ON  A FORM PRESCRIBED AND MADE AVAILABLE BY THE
STATE BOARD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect June 1, 2012.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04193-01-1

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