senate Bill S1505A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Repeals provision that volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who receive a real property tax exemption for service may not receive the income tax credit; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.657
Mar 05, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2012 print number 1505a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jun 13, 2011 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 07, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S1505A
30
1
committee
30
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 5, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1505A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Mar 5, 2012

Jun 14, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S1505
29
1
committee
29
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2011 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S1505
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0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 24, 2011

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S1505 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4358A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §606 sub§ (e-l) ¶2, amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3264, A7816

S1505 - Bill Texts

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Repeals the provision of law that volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who receive a real property tax exemption for service may not receive the income tax credit for such service.

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BILL NUMBER:S1505

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to granting school districts the
power to accept and solicit gifts and donations

PURPOSE: This bill provides authorization to school
districts to
accept and or solicit gifts and donations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1503-a is added to the
education law in
order to allow school districts to accept and solicit gifts and
donations. The receipt of such gifts, donations, contributions or any
other funds will be disregarded for all apportionments, computations,
and determinations of state aid

JUSTIFICATION: Schools districts throughout the state
are constantly
stretching their state allocated funds to offer students the best
possible education. Too often, school administrators have to make
tough choices that sacrifice one project or program for another.

Currently school districts are allowed to accept gifts, donations and
contributions, but are not allowed to seek them out. This legislation
would allow school districts to actively solicit gifts and donations.
Acceptance of any such gift would not effect school districts'
apportionments, computations and determinations for state aid purposes.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011.12: S.926; 2009-10: S.579;
2008: S.4379;
2003.2004: S.774; 2001-02: S.3643

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1505

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 the volunteer  firefighters'
  and ambulance workers' credit, and to repeal paragraph 2 of subsection
  (e-1) of section 606 of the tax law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of  the  tax
law is REPEALED.
  S  2. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the tax
law, paragraph 4 as renumbered by section 4 of part N of chapter  61  of
the laws of 2006, are renumbered paragraphs 2 and 3.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
years beginning on or after January 1, 2012.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03565-01-1

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S1505A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4358A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §606 sub§ (e-l) ¶2, amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3264, A7816

S1505A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Repeals the provision of law that volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who receive a real property tax exemption for service may not receive the income tax credit for such service.

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BILL NUMBER:S1505A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the tax law, in relation to the volunteer firefighters' and
ambulance workers' credit, and to repeal paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1)
of section 606 of the tax law relating thereto

PURPOSE:
This bill would allow volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers to
receive both the volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers tax
credit and a locally enacted real property tax exemption.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section one repeals paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of
the tax law.
Section two renumbers the paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection (e-1) of
section 606 of the tax law.
Section three provides for the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Our volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers answer the emergency
call no matter the weather, the conditions or the circumstances -
each and every day, putting their lives on the line for all of us.
Over the past few years, the state and its municipalities have sought
to encourage more emergency volunteers through a state tax credit and
locally enacted real property tax exemptions. Unfortunately, a quirk
in the law does not allow a volunteer to receive both a property tax
exemption and the state tax credit. In an effort to correct this,
this bill would allow volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers to
receive both the tax credit - which amounts to $200 off their income
taxes - and a tax exemption which is generally limited to, at most, a
$3,000 reduction in the assessed value of their home. Given the
enormous amount of time that these volunteers put in and the savings
that local governments realize - estimated at $2.9 billion annually -
from having volunteer fire and ambulance companies, it would seem
only fair to allow them to receive both the tax credit and a tax
exemption.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011 - S.1505/A.4358 - Finance Committee and Ways and Means.
S.3264/A.7816 Investigations/Gov. Ops./Ways and Means S.6869/A.9864
Passed Both Houses; Vetoed by the Governor. (Veto Memo 120 of 2008)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately and applies to taxable years beginning on or after January
1, 2013.

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

                                 1505--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations 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 tax law, in relation to the volunteer  firefighters'
  and ambulance workers' credit, and to repeal paragraph 2 of subsection
  (e-1) of section 606 of the tax law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 2 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of  the  tax
law is REPEALED.
  S  2. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of subsection (e-1) of section 606 of the tax
law, paragraph 4 as renumbered by section 4 of part N of chapter  61  of
the laws of 2006, are renumbered paragraphs 2 and 3.
  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.
                                                           LBD03565-03-1

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