assembly Bill A8729A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes a tax exemption for improvements to the property of severely injured members of the armed forces of the United States

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.447
rules report cal.447
reported
Jun 19, 2018 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
May 31, 2018 print number 8729a
May 31, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to veterans' affairs
Jan 03, 2018 referred to veterans' affairs
Oct 20, 2017 referred to veterans' affairs

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A8729 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7001
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §458-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7556
2015-2016: A3574, S2253
2019-2020: A7289, S1681

A8729 - Summary

Establishes a tax exemption for improvements to the property of severely injured members of the armed forces of the United States; authorizes localities to adopt a local law or resolution granting an exemption from taxation and special ad valorem levies for real property altered or improved for the purposes of removing architectural barriers that challenge the mobility of a severely injured member of the armed forces of the United States.

A8729 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8729

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SKOUFIS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Veterans' 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.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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A8729A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7001
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Add §458-c, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7556
2015-2016: A3574, S2253
2019-2020: A7289, S1681

A8729A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a tax exemption for improvements to the property of severely injured members of the armed forces of the United States; authorizes localities to adopt a local law or resolution granting an exemption from taxation and special ad valorem levies for real property altered or improved for the purposes of removing architectural barriers that challenge the mobility of a severely injured member of the armed forces of the United States.

A8729A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8729--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            October 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SKOUFIS,  BARNWELL,  HUNTER,  SIMON,  JONES,
  JEAN-PIERRE, CASTORINA, SEAWRIGHT, ENGLEBRIGHT, GOTTFRIED, RICHARDSON,
  PICHARDO, RAIA, ERRIGO, LAWRENCE, PALMESANO, STEC,  BARCLAY,  PALUMBO,
  NIOU  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BLANKENBUSH, CURRAN, DAVILA,
  GIGLIO, M. L. MILLER, THIELE, WALSH -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Veterans'  Affairs  --  recommitted to the Committee on
  Veterans' Affairs in accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing a
  tax exemption for improvements to the  property  of  severely  injured
  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. The real property tax  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 458-c to read as follows:
  §  458-C.  IMPROVEMENTS TO PROPERTY OF SEVERELY INJURED MEMBERS OF THE
ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF  THIS  SECTION,
"MEMBER  OF  THE  ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES" SHALL MEAN A PERSON
WHO SERVED IN THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR  FORCE,  MARINES,  COAST  GUARD  OR  A
RESERVE COMMAND.
  2.  REAL  PROPERTY  ALTERED, INSTALLED OR IMPROVED FOR THE PURPOSES OF
REMOVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS  THAT  CHALLENGE  THE  MOBILITY  OF  A
SEVERELY INJURED MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO HAS
A  SERVICE-CONNECTED  DISABILITY DUE TO COMBAT AND FOUND FIT TO SERVE BY
THE PHYSICAL  EVALUATION  BOARD  OF  SUCH  SERVICE  MEMBER'S  BRANCH  OF
SERVICE, IN EXISTING PROPERTY USED SOLELY FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES SHALL
BE  EXEMPT  FROM  TAXATION  AND SPECIAL AD VALOREM LEVIES AS HEREINAFTER
PROVIDED. AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING, THE GOVERNING BOARD OF A COUNTY, CITY,
TOWN OR VILLAGE MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW AND A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY ADOPT  A
RESOLUTION  TO  GRANT THE EXEMPTION AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

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