senate Bill S5279

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants municipalities the authority to provide real property tax exemptions for certain cold war veterans

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Mar 20, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2014 1st report cal.320
Jan 08, 2014 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
May 15, 2013 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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Mar 18, 2014 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

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S5279 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7401
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง458-b, RPT L

S5279 - Bill Texts

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Grants municipalities the authority to provide real property tax exemptions for certain cold war veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S5279

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation
to granting municipalities the authority to provide real property tax
exemptions for certain cold war veterans

PURPOSE:

To allow municipalities to include military members who served under
the Federal Reserve Forces Act of 1955 in the definition of "Cold War
Veteran" for the purposes of real property tax exemptions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would add a new subdivision to section 458-b of the real
property tax law to give counties, cities, towns and villages the
authority to adopt a local law granting those former military members
that served under the Federal Reserve Forces Act of 1955 access to
real property tax exemptions that the locality has in place for
veterans.

JUSTIFICATION:

As it stands now, the brave men and women who answered the call to
serve their country as reservists under the Federal Reserve Forces Act
of 1955 do not fall under the definition of Cold War Veteran, and are
thus denied various real property tax exemptions. This legislation is
necessary to give municipalities the power to rectify this inequality.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None for the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and apply to assessment rolls
on the basis of taxable status dates occurring on or after the second
day of January next succeeding the date on which this act shall have
become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 5279                                                  A. 7401

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 15, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Veterans,
  Homeland Security and Military Affairs

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A.  ENGLEBRIGHT,  COLTON,  ROSENTHAL,
  RAIA,   KEARNS,  SCARBOROUGH,  SANTABARBARA,  STEC,  MOSLEY,  GUNTHER,
  ROBERTS, ZEBROWSKI, MAISEL, SIMANOWITZ, COOK, DIPIETRO,  GRAF,  FINCH,
  SEPULVEDA,  HOOPER  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. ABBATE, CLARK,
  GABRYSZAK, GIBSON, LALOR, McKEVITT, PALMESANO, RA,  RIVERA,  ROBINSON,
  THIELE,  WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Real
  Property Taxation

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to granting muni-
  cipalities the authority to provide real property tax  exemptions  for
  certain cold war veterans

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

  Section 1. Section 458-b of the real property tax law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW TO INCLUDE A
MALE  OR  FEMALE VETERAN WHO SERVED UNDER THE FEDERAL RESERVE FORCES ACT
OF 1955, PUBLIC LAW 305, 84TH CONGRESS (69 STAT. 598)  DURING  THE  COLD
WAR  PERIOD  WITHIN  THE DEFINITION OF "COLD WAR VETERAN" AS PROVIDED IN
PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  THIS  SECTION  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
VETERANS  MEET  ALL  OTHER  QUALIFICATIONS  UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to assess-
ment rolls on the basis of taxable status dates occurring  on  or  after
the  second  day  of  January next succeeding the date on which this act
shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10517-01-3

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