|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 23, 2014||signed chap.397|
|Sep 11, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 19, 2014||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.563
substituted for a9677
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to local governments|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 03, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1135|
reported and committed to rules
|May 15, 2014||referred to local government|
senate Bill S7498Signed By Governor
Relates to amending the New Hyde Park exempt volunteer firemen's association, inc. use of foreign fire insurance premium taxes
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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Jun 10, 2014 - floor VoteS7498571floor57Aye1Nay0Absent3Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 10, 2014aye (57)
Jun 3, 2014 - Local Government committee VoteS749890committee9Aye0Nay0Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
Jun 3, 2014 - Rules committee VoteS7498230committee23Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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S7498 - Bill Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Nassau County Civil Divisions Act
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §542.0, §1 of Chap 273 of 1939
S7498 - Bill Texts
Amends the New Hyde Park Exempt Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc. use of foreign fire insurance premium taxes to include the sick and disabled.
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TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the Nassau county civil divisions act,
in relation to the New Hyde Park exempt volunteer firemen's
association, inc. use of foreign fire insurance premium taxes
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to supply
relief to sick and disabled members and their surviving dependents, to
provide for the burial of deceased members, and to assist one another
and our families in time of need. These purposes are consistent for
virtually all benevolent associations in Nassau County, N.Y.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The tax funds imposed under Insurance
Law §§ 553 and 554, now §§ 9104 and 9105, the so-called 2% tax,
collected on the premiums on policies of fire insurance covering
property situated within the limits of the New Hyde Park Fire District
or within any duly organized territory in which the fire department of
such fire district is obligated to render fire protection written by
foreign (out of New York State) and alien (out of USA) insurance
These public funds, were however, restricted by the precept for
payment of foreign and alien fire insurance premiums. The precept in
the case of the New Hyde Park Exempt Volunteer Firemen's Association,
Inc. limited the use of said tax funds to "the care of indigent
members of the New Hyde Park Fire Department and of such corporation
and their families" only. This is in stark juxtaposition to both its
original Certificate of Incorporation as discussed above wherein
providing relief to sick and disabled members and their families
together with providing for the burial of deceased members were
primary purposes for the organization. Please note that the New York
State Comptroller declared that "death" was the ultimate disability.
Based on an analysis of the Special Acts of the 51 Benevolent
Associations in Nassau County, N.Y., it reveals that 45 percent of the
expenditure of 2% tax funds for the care, relief or assistance of
disabled and/or indigent firemen and their families. Only two (2)
limit the use of such tax funds to indigent firemen and their families
JUSTIFICATION: All things being equal, the only change accomplished by
the proposed legislation is to permit that which the New York State
Legislature clearly intended for the vast majority of benevolent
associations in Nassau County, N.Y., to do, to wit., provide relief,
aid and assistance to disabled and/or indigent volunteer and exempt
firefighters and their families. The New Hyde Park Exempt Firemen's
Association, Inc. is only seeking parity with the other benevolent
associations in Nassau County, N.Y.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Potentially none to the state.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 7498 A. 9677 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 15, 2014 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern- ment IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. RA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT to amend the Nassau county civil divisions act, in relation to the New Hyde Park exempt volunteer firemen's association, inc. use of foreign fire insurance premium taxes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 542.0 of section 1 of chapter 273 of the laws of 1939, constituting the Nassau county civil divisions act, as amended by chapter 73 of the laws of 1940, is amended to read as follows: S 542.0 Precept for payment of foreign fire insurance premium taxes. a. The New Hyde Park Exempt Volunteer Firemen's Association, Inc., a domestic membership corporation of New Hyde Park, in the towns of Hemp- stead and North Hempstead, shall collect and there shall be paid to it all tax imposed by section [five hundred fifty-three] NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FOUR of the insurance law upon premiums on policies of fire insurance covering property situated within the limits of the New Hyde Park fire district in the towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead, as such district now is or may hereafter be established or extended, or within any duly organized territory in which the fire department of such fire district is obligated to render fire protection. b. Such corporation shall use any such taxes so collected or paid to it, for the care of SICK, DISABLED OR indigent members of the New Hyde Park fire department and of such corporation and their families. Such corporation, however, shall remit such percentage of all such taxes so collected or paid to it, to the treasurer of the firemen's association of the state of New York, as may be required by the insurance law. c. The officer of such corporation designated by its by-laws to collect and receive the aforesaid tax shall have all the powers and be subject to all the provisions of section [five hundred fifty-three] NINE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15175-01-4 S. 7498 2 A. 9677 THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FOUR of the insurance law, relating to treasurers of fire departments. d. Such corporation shall also be entitled to receive a share of the tax imposed by section [five hundred fifty-four] NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIVE of the insurance law, based upon the business written in the territory with respect to which it is entitled to collect and receive the tax under section [five hundred fifty-three] NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FOUR of the insurance law, and to use same for the care of SICK, DISABLED OR indigent members of such fire department and of such corporation and their families. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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