assembly Bill A4385

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jun 15, 2016 held for consideration in ways and means
Jan 06, 2016 referred to ways and means
Jan 30, 2015 referred to ways and means

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A4385 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2780
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-f, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3983
2011-2012: A7154, S4646
2013-2014: A4781, S3297
2017-2018: A4389, S1994
2019-2020: A4239, S939

A4385 (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.

A4385 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4385

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PALMESANO  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  BLANKENBUSH, BORELLI, CERETTO, CROUCH, CURRAN, FINCH, FRIEND,  GIGLIO,
  GOLDFEDER,  GRAF, HAWLEY, KATZ, LOPEZ, LUPINACCI, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT,
  McLAUGHLIN, NOJAY, OAKS, RAIA, SALADINO, STEC,  TENNEY,  ZEBROWSKI  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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-2) 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, paragraph 3 as added by section 4 of part N of chapter 61
of the laws of 2006 and such subsection as relettered by  section  1  of
part  K  of  chapter  59  of  the  laws  of 2014, 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  SEVEN-
TEEN, 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.
                                                           LBD08198-01-5

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