senate Bill S2937

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows senior citizens previously approved for the enhanced school tax relief exemption to file a simplified renewal application

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2014 referred to real property taxation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 27, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 26, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 25, 2014 1st report cal.346
Jan 08, 2014 referred to aging
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2013 referred to real property taxation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 05, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2013 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2013 1st report cal.117
Jan 25, 2013 referred to aging

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S2937 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1920
2009-2010: S2818

S2937 - Summary

Allows senior citizens previously approved for the enhanced school tax relief exemption, who have elected not to participate in the income verification program, to file a simplified renewal application annually; directs the commissioner of taxation and finance to prepare such simplified, short form for eligible senior citizens.

S2937 - Sponsor Memo

S2937 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2937

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, BALL, GRISANTI, RANZENHOFER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Aging

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation  to  applications
  for the enhanced school tax relief exemption by senior citizens

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 6 of section 425 of  the  real
property  tax  law,  as  amended by chapter 6 of the laws of 2010 and as
further amended by section 1 of part W of chapter  56  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Generally. All owners of the property who primarily reside thereon
must  jointly  file an application for exemption with the assessor on or
before the appropriate taxable status  date.  Such  application  may  be
filed  by  mail  if  it  is  enclosed  in  a  postpaid envelope properly
addressed to the appropriate assessor, deposited in  a  post  office  or
official depository under the exclusive care of the United States postal
service, and postmarked by the United States postal service on or before
the  applicable taxable status date. Each such application shall be made
on a form prescribed by the commissioner, which shall require the appli-
cant or applicants to agree to notify  the  assessor  if  their  primary
residence  changes  while their property is receiving the exemption. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PREPARE A SIMPLIFIED, SHORT FORM APPLICATION FOR
SENIOR CITIZENS WHO HAVE ELECTED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  STAR  INCOME
VERIFICATION PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION NINE-B OF
THIS  SECTION.  The  assessor  may  request  that  proof of residency be
submitted with the application. If the applicant requests a receipt from
the assessor as proof of submission of  the  application,  the  assessor
shall  provide  such  receipt.  If  such  request  is made by other than
personal request, the applicant shall provide the assessor with a  self-
addressed postpaid envelope in which to mail the receipt.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05786-01-3

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