|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2014||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S7556
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7556 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
- Law Section:
- Real Property Tax Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §458, RPT L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
S7556 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7556 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to granting a real property tax exemption to disabled members of the armed forces of the United States PURPOSE: To grant disabled members of the armed forces of the United States, who are eligible to receive pecuniary assistance received from the United States government that is applicable toward the acquisition or modification of a suitable housing unit with special fixtures or moveable facilities made necessary by the nature of the armed forces member's disability, a full real property tax exemption for their primary residence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends subdivision 3 of section 458 to add member of the armed forces of the United States as defined in section thirteen-a of the general construction law. Section 2: effective date. EXISTING LAW: The property tax exemption provided under current law only applies to seriously disabled veterans and not seriously disabled members of the armed forces still in service.
S7556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7556 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LARKIN -- 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 granting a real property tax exemption to disabled members of the armed forces of the United States THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 458 of the real property tax law, as amended by chapter 46 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 3. In addition to any exemption from taxation on real property which may be allowed to veterans pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions one and two of this section, the primary residence of any seriously disabled veteran OR MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, AS DEFINED IN SECTION THIRTEEN-A OF THE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION LAW who is eligible for pecuniary assistance from the United States government, or who has received pecuniary assistance from the United States government and has applied such assistance toward the acquisition or modification of a suitable housing unit with special fixtures or movable facilities made necessary by the nature of the veteran's OR ARMED FORCES MEMBER'S disability, and the necessary land therefor, shall be fully exempt from taxation and special district charges and assessments and special ad valorem levies. The same exemption shall also be allowed on such a hous- ing unit owned by the unremarried surviving spouse of such veteran, or by such veteran OR ARMED FORCES MEMBER and spouse while occupying such premises as a residence. The unremarried surviving spouse of such veter- an may transfer the exemption to any new housing unit to be used as his or her primary residence. If an exemption has already been granted pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions one and two of this section, application for a further exemption as herein provided may be made and action taken thereon in the same manner as set forth in subdivision one of this section. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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