senate Bill S262A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2010 referred to real property taxation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2010 advanced to third reading
Feb 01, 2010 2nd report cal.
Jan 26, 2010 1st report cal.42
Jan 15, 2010 print number 262a
Jan 15, 2010 amend and recommit to local government
Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Mar 02, 2009 advanced to third reading
Feb 26, 2009 2nd report cal.
Feb 25, 2009 1st report cal.62
Jan 07, 2009 referred to local government

S262 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3627
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S134, A127
2013-2014: S1357, A1748
2015-2016: S1913, A1675
2017-2018: S2613, A2731
2019-2020: S1963, A2490

S262 - Summary

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption even if the surviving spouse is not sixty-two years of age.

S262 - Sponsor Memo

S262 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   262

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to extending  the
  enhanced  STAR  exemption to the disabled surviving spouse of a previ-
  ously qualifying individual

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of
section 425 of the real property tax law, as added by section 4 of  part
A of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii)  In  the case of property owned by husband and wife, one of whom
is sixty-five years of age or over, the exemption, once  granted,  shall
not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long
as  the  surviving spouse is at least sixty-two years of age OR IS PHYS-
ICALLY DISABLED as of the date specified in this paragraph.  TO  QUALIFY
AS  PHYSICALLY  DISABLED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, AN INDI-
VIDUAL SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM A  PHYSI-
CIAN  LICENSED  TO  PRACTICE  IN THE STATE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED AND MADE
AVAILABLE BY THE STATE BOARD WHICH STATES  THAT  THE  INDIVIDUAL  HAS  A
PERMANENT  PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE OF
SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES, EXCEPT THAT AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO
HAS  OBTAINED  A CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND
VISUALLY HANDICAPPED STATING THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL IS LEGALLY  BLIND  MAY
SUBMIT  SUCH  CERTIFICATE  IN LIEU OF A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFIED STATEMENT.
THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION MUST STILL  BE  MET  FOR  THE
ENHANCED  EXEMPTION  TO  BE  GRANTED  TO  A  SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  the
administration  of  the  enhanced  STAR  exemption  beginning  with  the
2009-2010 school year.

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

S262A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3627
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S134, A127
2013-2014: S1357, A1748
2015-2016: S1913, A1675
2017-2018: S2613, A2731
2019-2020: S1963, A2490

S262A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption even if the surviving spouse is not sixty-two years of age.

S262A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S262A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 262--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to extending  the
  enhanced  STAR  exemption to the disabled surviving spouse of a previ-
  ously qualifying individual

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of
section 425 of the real property tax law, as added by section 4 of  part
A of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii)  In  the case of property owned by husband and wife, one of whom
is sixty-five years of age or over, the exemption, once  granted,  shall
not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long
as  the  surviving spouse is at least sixty-two years of age OR IS PHYS-
ICALLY DISABLED as of the date specified in this paragraph.  TO  QUALIFY
AS  PHYSICALLY  DISABLED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, AN INDI-
VIDUAL SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM A  PHYSI-
CIAN  LICENSED  TO  PRACTICE  IN THE STATE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED AND MADE
AVAILABLE BY THE STATE BOARD WHICH STATES  THAT  THE  INDIVIDUAL  HAS  A
PERMANENT  PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE OF
SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES, EXCEPT THAT AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO
HAS  OBTAINED  A CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND
VISUALLY HANDICAPPED STATING THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL IS LEGALLY  BLIND  MAY
SUBMIT  SUCH  CERTIFICATE  IN LIEU OF A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFIED STATEMENT.
THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION MUST STILL  BE  MET  FOR  THE
ENHANCED  EXEMPTION  TO  BE  GRANTED  TO  A  SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  the
administration  of  the  enhanced  STAR  exemption  beginning  with  the
2010-2011 school year.

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