senate Bill S3297A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "omnibus emergency services volunteer incentive act" to provide certain benefits to volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1378
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 02, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 27, 2014 print number 3297a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 31, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jun 16, 2014 - Rules committee Vote

S3297A
20
1
committee
20
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 2, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S3297A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2014

aye wr (1)

S3297 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4781A
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L; amd §§9104 & 9105, Ins L; amd §§401, 404-b & 404-f, V & T L; add §669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4646, A7154
2009-2010: S3983

S3297 - 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 (view more) establishes a volunteer recruitment service loan forgiveness program.

S3297 - Sponsor Memo

S3297 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3297

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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, 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 FIFTEEN,
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.
  (3)  In the case of a husband and wife who file a joint return and who
both individually qualify for the  credit  under  this  subsection,  the
amount of the credit allowed shall be four hundred dollars.  FOR TAXABLE
YEARS  BEGINNING  ON  OR  AFTER  JANUARY  FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01265-01-3

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S3297A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4781A
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §606, Tax L; amd §§9104 & 9105, Ins L; amd §§401, 404-b & 404-f, V & T L; add §669-e, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4646, A7154
2009-2010: S3983

S3297A (ACTIVE) - 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 (view more) establishes a volunteer recruitment service loan forgiveness program.

S3297A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3297A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3297--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investigations  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, 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 SIXTEEN,
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.
                                                           LBD01265-02-4

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