assembly Bill A7678

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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Jul 01, 2010 held for consideration in ways and means
Jan 06, 2010 referred to ways and means
Apr 20, 2009 referred to ways and means

A7678 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3983
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

A7678 - 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.

A7678 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7678

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 20, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'MARA, BACALLES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

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
HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO FILE A JOINT RETURN AND WHO BOTH INDIVIDUALLY QUAL-

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

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