senate Bill S1435

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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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1306
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS' AFFAIRS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 28 / May / 2014
    • SPECIAL REPORT CAL.930
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING FROM SPECIAL REPORT CAL.930
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 02 / Jun / 2014
    • 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:
A4162
Versions:
S1435
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง458-a, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3222, A8154
2009-2010: S3015
2007-2008: S2966

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BILL NUMBER:S1435

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
2011-12 - S.3222/A.8154 - PASSED SENATE/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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1435

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, LARKIN, MAZIARZ
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Veterans, 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.
                                                           LBD04849-01-3

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