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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Apr 14, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S4646
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4646 - Details
S4646 - Summary
Enacts the "omnibus emergency services volunteer incentive act" to provide benefits to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers: increases the personal income tax deduction after four or more years of service; exempts motor vehicles used in the performance of such volunteers' duties from registration fees, use taxes and special fees for volunteer license plates; authorizes the provision of municipal health insurance coverage to such volunteers; establishes a volunteer recruitment service loan forgiveness program.
S4646 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4646 TITLE OF BILL: 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 emergency services volunteer incentive act PURPOSE: To institute an incentive program for emergency services volunteers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Title of bill. Section 2. Authorizes a four hundred dollar tax credit for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers who have been active for four or more consecutive years, so long as they are not receiving a property tax exemption for such volunteer services. Sections 3 and 4. Authorizes the fire insurance premium currently charged to foreign mutual fire insurance companies for the benefit, in part, of fire companies, to be used for volunteer recruitment and retention purposes, including contributions to the cost of medical insurance for volunteers.
S4646 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4646 A. 7154 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y April 14, 2011 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PALMESANO -- 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 THIR- TEEN, 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09729-01-1
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