senate Bill S1357A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption

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Jan 17, 2014 print number 1357a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jan 09, 2013 referred to local government

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S1357 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1748A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S134A, A127A
2009-2010: S262A, A3627A

S1357 - Summary

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption even if the surviving spouse is not sixty-two years of age.

S1357 - Sponsor Memo

S1357 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1357

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LITTLE, RITCHIE -- 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 extending  the
  enhanced  STAR  exemption to the disabled surviving spouse of a previ-
  ously qualifying individual

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of
section 425 of the real property tax law, as added by section 4 of  part
A of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii)  In  the case of property owned by husband and wife, one of whom
is sixty-five years of age or over, the exemption, once  granted,  shall
not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long
as  the  surviving spouse is at least sixty-two years of age OR IS PHYS-
ICALLY DISABLED as of the date specified in this paragraph.  TO  QUALIFY
AS  PHYSICALLY  DISABLED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, AN INDI-
VIDUAL SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM A  PHYSI-
CIAN  LICENSED  TO  PRACTICE  IN THE STATE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED AND MADE
AVAILABLE BY THE COMMISSIONER WHICH STATES THAT  THE  INDIVIDUAL  HAS  A
PERMANENT  PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE OF
SUCH INDIVIDUAL'S MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES, EXCEPT THAT AN  INDIVIDUAL  WHO
HAS  OBTAINED  A CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND
VISUALLY HANDICAPPED STATING THAT SUCH INDIVIDUAL IS LEGALLY  BLIND  MAY
SUBMIT  SUCH  CERTIFICATE  IN LIEU OF A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFIED STATEMENT.
THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION MUST STILL  BE  MET  FOR  THE
ENHANCED  EXEMPTION  TO  BE  GRANTED  TO  A  SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THIS
SUBPARAGRAPH.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  apply  to  the
administration  of  the  enhanced  STAR  exemption  beginning  with  the
2013-2014 school year.

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

Co-Sponsors

S1357A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1748A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S134A, A127A
2009-2010: S262A, A3627A

S1357A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption even if the surviving spouse is not sixty-two years of age.

S1357A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1357A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1357--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LITTLE, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, ZELDIN -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Local Government -- recommitted to the Committee on Local
  Government 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 real property tax law, in relation to extending the
  enhanced STAR exemption to the disabled surviving spouse of  a  previ-
  ously qualifying individual

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivision  4  of
section  425 of the real property tax law, as added by section 4 of part
A of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) In the case of property owned by husband and wife, one  of  whom
is  sixty-five  years of age or over, the exemption, once granted, shall
not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long
as the surviving spouse is at least sixty-two years of age OR  IS  PHYS-
ICALLY  DISABLED as of the date specified in this paragraph.  TO QUALIFY
AS PHYSICALLY DISABLED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  AN  INDI-
VIDUAL  SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE ON A  FORM  PRESCRIBED  AND  MADE
AVAILABLE  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  WHICH STATES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS A
PERMANENT PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE  OF
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL'S  MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES, EXCEPT THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE COMMISSION  FOR  THE  VISUALLY
HANDICAPPED  STATING  THAT  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL IS LEGALLY BLIND MAY SUBMIT
SUCH CERTIFICATE IN LIEU OF A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFIED STATEMENT. THE OTHER
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION MUST STILL  BE  MET  FOR  THE  ENHANCED
EXEMPTION TO BE GRANTED TO A SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THIS SUBPARAGRAPH.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the
administration  of  the  enhanced  STAR  exemption  beginning  with  the
2014-2015 school year.

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