senate Bill S1696

Enhanced real property tax exemption for veterans

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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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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Provides an enhanced real property tax exemption for veterans, regardless of income.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2195
Versions:
S1696
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3227, A10111
2009-2010: S5848, S5848

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1696

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to providing an enhanced exemption for veterans regardless of income

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision 4 of section 425
of the Real Property Tax Law as added by section 2 of part A of
Chapter 56 of the Laws of 1998 by adding a new subparagraph (vii)
providing that combat veterans, shall qualify for the enhanced STAR
exemption without consideration of income.

PURPOSE AND JUSTIFICATION: With this bill, all senior combat veterans
would be eligible for the enhanced STAR exemption on their homes.
Combat veterans are currently entitled to receive a veteran's
exemption for town and county taxes, but not for school taxes. This
bill offers further recognition of the sacrifices that combat veterans
made while serving. in our military during times of war.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.5848 -- VETERANS 2011-2012 -
S3227/A.10111 -- FINANCE/Veterans' Affairs

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the date date upon which it becomes law.

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

                                  1696

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO -- 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 providing an
  enhanced exemption for veterans regardless of income

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph (b) of subdivision 4 of section 425 of the real
property tax law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (vii)  to  read
as follows:
  (VII)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  THIS PARAGRAPH, ANY
VETERAN, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (E) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION  FOUR
HUNDRED  FIFTY-EIGHT-A  OF  THIS  TITLE,  SHALL QUALIFY FOR THE ENHANCED
EXEMPTION PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04852-01-3

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