senate Bill S3299

Amended

Enacts "Averyana's law" to provide a tax credit for the installation of certain smoke alarms

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 06 / Mar / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3299A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • 17 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3299B

Summary

Enacts "Averyana's law"; provides a tax credit for the purchase and installation of certain smoke alarms which incorporate photoelectric technology including but not limited to: photoelectric detectors; dual photoelectric/ionization detectors; and photoelectric/carbon monoxide detectors.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4478
Versions:
S3299
S3299A
S3299B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7382B, A10340A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3299

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to enacting
"Averyana's law"

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation is provides a tax
credit for the installation and purchase of a photoelectric smoke detec-
tor.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 this act shall be known as Avervana's Law.

Section 2 amends section 606 of the tax law by adding a new subsection
vv: (vv) Credit for installation of photoelectric smoke detectors. Any
resident owner of real property as defined in section one hundred two of
the real property tax law shall be allowed a credit against the tax
otherwise imposed under this article in an amount equal to the cost of
purchasing and installing photoelectric smoke detectors in his or her
residence.

Section 3 this act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to
taxable 12 years beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

JUSTIFICATION: On March 11, 2012, two year old Averyana Dale tragically
lost her life due to smoke inhalation in a fire in Auburn, NY. It was
later determined that the fire was a smoldering fire, which produces a
significant amount of smoke, but very little actual flame.

Currently there are two types of smoke detectors available in the market
place, Ionization and Photoelectric. Ionization detectors are present in
about 9556 of homes. Unfortunately these types of detectors have a high
rate of failure when detecting smoldering fires. Photoelectric detectors
on the other hand, are extremely successful at detecting smoldering
fires.

Averyana Dale most likely lost her life because the ionization smoke
detector that was present in the home she was in did not alert her to
the fire until it was too late. If a photoelectric detector had been in
the home, it is considerably more likely she would have been alerted to
the smoke sooner and would have made it out safely.

This legislation is meant to provide an incentive for homeowners to
purchase photoelectric detectors. These detectors will save lives by
adding an extra layer of protection for anyone who may experience a
fire.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S7382B of 2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply
to taxable 12 years beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

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

                                  3299

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to enacting "Averyana's law"

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "Averyana's
law".
  S 2. Section 606 of the tax law is amended by adding a new  subsection
(vv) to read as follows:
  (VV)  CREDIT  FOR INSTALLATION OF SMOKE DETECTORS.  ANY RESIDENT OWNER
OF REAL PROPERTY AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO OF THE REAL PROP-
ERTY TAX LAW SHALL BE ALLOWED A CREDIT AGAINST THE TAX OTHERWISE IMPOSED
UNDER THIS ARTICLE IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO  THE  COST  OF  PURCHASING  AND
INSTALLING SMOKE DETECTORS IN HIS OR HER RESIDENCE.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2013.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00866-01-3

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