senate Bill S878A

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

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BILL NUMBER:S878A

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, 2013.

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

                                 878--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GOLDEN,  LARKIN, MAZIARZ, YOUNG -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs -- recommitted to the
  Committee  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military Affairs in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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, 2013.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04193-02-2

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