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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
|May 02, 2013||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S4963
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S4963 - Details
S4963 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4963 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing an exemption for reservists PURPOSE: To establish a real property tax exemption for members of the reserve force of the United States Military. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds a new section 458-c to the real property tax law to define reservists and related terms. It also provides the formula for a real property tax exemption, and authorizes localities to adopt a local law providing that these exemptions be granted. It also sets forth requirements for administration of these exemptions, and authorizes that localities may repeal the local law. Section two provides the effective date of the bill. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is intended to provide reservists with a real property tax exemption. Reservists of the United States Military have served our country during many periods of war and they deserve the same real property tax exemptions as are already allowed for other veterans of war. Most recently, Cold War veterans were given such exemptions in legislation passed in 2007.
S4963 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4963 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 2, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing an exemption for reservists 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 458-c to read as follows: S 458-C. RESERVIST EXEMPTION. 1. THE FOLLOWING TERMS WHENEVER USED OR REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS UNLESS A DIFFERENT MEANING CLEARLY APPEARS IN THE CONTEXT: (A) "RESERVIST" MEANS ANY MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE FORCE OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. (B) "PERIOD OF WAR" MEANS THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR; THE MEXICAN BORDER PERIOD; WORLD WAR I; WORLD WAR II; THE HOSTILITIES, KNOWN AS THE KOREAN WAR, WHICH COMMENCED JUNE TWENTY-SEVENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY AND TERMINATED ON JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE; THE HOSTILITIES, KNOWN AS THE VIETNAM WAR, WHICH COMMENCED FEBRUARY TWENTY- EIGHTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE AND TERMINATED ON MAY SEVENTH, NINE- TEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE; AND THE HOSTILITIES, KNOWN AS THE PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT, WHICH COMMENCED AUGUST SECOND, NINETEEN HUNDRED NINETY. (C) "SERVICE CONNECTED" MEANS, WITH RESPECT TO DISABILITY OR DEATH, THAT SUCH DISABILITY WAS INCURRED OR AGGRAVATED, OR THAT THE DEATH RESULTED FROM A DISABILITY INCURRED OR AGGRAVATED, IN LINE OF DUTY IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY, NAVAL OR AIR SERVICE. (D) "QUALIFIED OWNER" MEANS A RESERVIST, THE SPOUSE OF A RESERVIST OR THE UNREMARRIED SURVIVING SPOUSE OF A RESERVIST. WHERE PROPERTY IS OWNED BY MORE THAN ONE QUALIFIED OWNER, THE EXEMPTION TO WHICH EACH IS ENTI- TLED MAY BE COMBINED. WHERE A RESERVIST IS ALSO THE UNREMARRIED SURVIV- ING SPOUSE OF A RESERVIST OR VETERAN, SUCH PERSON MAY ALSO RECEIVE ANY EXEMPTION TO WHICH THE DECEASED SPOUSE WAS ENTITLED. (E) "QUALIFYING RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY" MEANS PROPERTY OWNED BY A QUALIFIED OWNER WHICH IS USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES;
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