senate Bill S9138

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing former National Guard members to apply for the veterans alternative exemption

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Jul 20, 2018 referred to rules

S9138 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §458-a, RPT L

S9138 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing former National Guard members to apply for the veterans alternative exemption.

S9138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 20, 2018

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the real property  tax  law,  in  relation  to  allowing
  former  National  Guard  members to apply for the veterans alternative


  Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section 458-a of the real
property  tax  law,  as  amended  by chapter 384 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  (e) "Veteran" means a person (i) who served in  the  active  military,
naval,  or air service during a period of war, or who was a recipient of
the armed forces expeditionary medal, navy expeditionary  medal,  marine
corps  expeditionary  medal,  or  global  war on terrorism expeditionary
medal, and who was discharged  or  released  therefrom  under  honorable
conditions,  (ii) who was employed by the War Shipping Administration or
Office of Defense Transportation or their agents as  a  merchant  seaman
documented  by  the United States Coast Guard or Department of Commerce,
or as a civil servant employed  by  the  United  States  Army  Transport
Service  (later  redesignated  as  the United States Army Transportation
Corps, Water Division) or the  Naval  Transportation  Service;  and  who
served  satisfactorily  as  a  crew  member  during  the period of armed
conflict,  December  seventh,  nineteen  hundred  forty-one,  to  August
fifteenth,  nineteen  hundred  forty-five,  aboard  merchant  vessels in
oceangoing, i.e., foreign, intercoastal, or coastwise  service  as  such
terms  are defined under federal law (46 USCA 10301 & 10501) and further
to include "near foreign" voyages between the United States and  Canada,
Mexico, or the West Indies via ocean routes, or public vessels in ocean-
going  service  or  foreign waters and who has received a Certificate of
Release or Discharge from Active Duty and a discharge certificate, or an
Honorable Service Certificate/Report of Casualty, from the department of
defense, (iii) who served as a United States civilian  employed  by  the
American  Field  Service  and served overseas under United States Armies
and United States Army Groups in world war II during the period of armed

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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