senate Bill S489

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to real property tax credit for volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance companies

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Jun 20, 2012 referred to real property taxation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1352
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 05, 2011 referred to local government

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S489 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง466-k, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S432

S489 - Summary

Provides a real property tax exemption up to 10%, not in excess of $3000, at local option, for volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance companies; applies to counties of 734,000 to 736,000 inhabitants according to the latest decennial census.

S489 - Sponsor Memo

S489 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   489

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation  to  providing  a
  tax  exemption  on  real  property  owned by members of volunteer fire
  companies and volunteer ambulance services in a certain county

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

  Section  1.  The  real  property  tax  law  is amended by adding a new
section 466-k to read as follows:
  S 466-K.  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTERS  AND  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  WORKERS;
CERTAIN  COUNTY.  1.  REAL  PROPERTY  OWNED  BY AN ENROLLED MEMBER OF AN
INCORPORATED VOLUNTEER 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 SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR
THOUSAND INHABITANTS BUT LESS THAN  SEVEN  HUNDRED  THIRTY-SIX  THOUSAND
INHABITANTS,  DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST DECENNIAL FEDERAL
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 HEARING, ADOPTS A  LOCAL  LAW,  ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION
PROVIDING THEREFOR; PROVIDED FURTHER, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL
IN NO EVENT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS MULTIPLIED BY THE LATEST STATE
EQUALIZATION  RATE FOR THE ASSESSING UNIT IN WHICH SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS
LOCATED.
  2. SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL NOT BE GRANTED TO AN  ENROLLED  MEMBER  OF  AN
INCORPORATED  VOLUNTEER  FIRE  COMPANY,  FIRE DEPARTMENT OR INCORPORATED
VOLUNTARY AMBULANCE SERVICE RESIDING IN SUCH COUNTY UNLESS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01928-01-1

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