senate Bill S3983

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "omnibus emergency services volunteer incentive act" to provide certain benefits to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers

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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 09, 2010 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 07, 2009 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Feb 9, 2010 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S3983 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7678
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L; amd §§9104 & 9105, Ins L; amd §§401, 404-b & 404-f, V & T L; amd §669-c, add §669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4646
2013-2014: S3297
2015-2016: S2780
2017-2018: S1994
2019-2020: S939

S3983 - Summary

Enacts the "omnibus emergency services volunteer incentive act" to provide benefits to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers, including a $2,000 personal income tax deduction; authorizes local assessing units to grant a real property tax exemption for up to 5% of the assessed value of property owned by such volunteers; exempts motor vehicles used in the performance of such volunteers' duties from registration fees, use taxes and special fees for volunteer license plates; and authorizes the provision of municipal health insurance coverage to such volunteers.

S3983 - Sponsor Memo

S3983 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3983

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  WINNER -- 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, the insurance law, the vehicle and  traffic
  law  and  the education law, in relation to enacting the omnibus emer-
  gency services volunteer incentive act

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "omnibus emergency services volunteer incentive act".
  S 2. Paragraphs 1 and 3 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the  tax
law,  paragraph  1  as added by section 1 of part U of chapter 62 of the
laws of 2006 and paragraph 3 as added by section 4 of part N of  chapter
61 of the laws of 2006, are amended to read as follows:
  (1)  For taxable years beginning on and after January first, two thou-
sand seven, a resident taxpayer who serves as an active volunteer  fire-
fighter  as defined in subdivision one of section two hundred fifteen of
the general municipal law or as a volunteer ambulance worker as  defined
in subdivision fourteen of section two hundred nineteen-k of the general
municipal  law shall be allowed a credit against the tax imposed by this
article equal to two hundred dollars. In order to receive this credit  a
volunteer  firefighter  or  volunteer  ambulance  worker  must have been
active for the entire taxable year for which the credit is sought.   FOR
TAXABLE  YEARS BEGINNING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN,
A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  WORKER  WHO  HAS  BEEN
ACTIVE  FOR  FOUR  OR MORE CONSECUTIVE TAXABLE YEARS SHALL BE ALLOWED AN
ADDITIONAL CREDIT EQUAL TO FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  (3) In the case of a husband and wife who file a joint return and  who
both  individually  qualify  for  the  credit under this subsection, the
amount of the credit allowed shall be four hundred dollars.  FOR TAXABLE
YEARS BEGINNING ON OR  AFTER  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  ELEVEN,  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02340-01-9

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