senate Bill S4097

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Increases the real property tax exemption for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers and decreases the vesting period for such exemption in certain counties

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Apr 09, 2009 referred to local government

S4097 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law

S4097 - Sponsor Memo

S4097 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4097                                                  A. 7452

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              April 9, 2009

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. WINNER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BACALLES -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Real Property Taxation

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to the real prop-
  erty tax exemption for volunteer firefighters and volunteer  ambulance
  workers in certain counties


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 466-a of  the  real  property  tax
law,  as  amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read
as follows:
  1. Real property owned by an enrolled member of an incorporated volun-
teer fire company, fire department or incorporated  voluntary  ambulance
service or such enrolled member and spouse residing in any county having
a population of more than two hundred sixty-one thousand inhabitants but
less  than  two  hundred  seventy  thousand  inhabitants,  determined in
accordance with the 1990 federal census, or in any county having a popu-
lation of more than ninety-eight thousand seven hundred inhabitants  but
less  than  ninety-nine  thousand  inhabitants,  as  determined  [by] IN
ACCORDANCE WITH the [latest] 2000 federal [decennial] census,  shall  be
exempt  from taxation to the extent of ten percent of the assessed value
of such property for city, village, town, part town, special district or
county purposes, exclusive of special  assessments,  provided  that  the
governing  body of a city, village, town or county, after a public hear-
ing, adopts a local law, ordinance  or  resolution  providing  therefor;
provided further, however, that such exemption shall in no event exceed:
(A)  three  thousand dollars multiplied by the latest state equalization
rate for the assessing unit in which such real property  is  located  IN

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


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