senate Bill S1994

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1780
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2018 print number 1994a
Jan 08, 2018 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 03, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1610
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 11, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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Jun 13, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S1994A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 14, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S1994
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Sponsor's Position

It’s a priority to keep sounding the alarm on the volunteer recruitment and retention challenge.

Co-Sponsors

S1994 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4389
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-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2780, A4385
2013-2014: S3297A, A4781A
2011-2012: S4646, A7154
2009-2010: S3983

S1994 - 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.

S1994 - Sponsor Memo

S1994 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1994

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

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 NINE-
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.
  (3)  In the case of a husband and wife who file a joint return and who
both individually qualify for the  credit  under  this  subsection,  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07054-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S1994A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4389
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-h, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2780, A4385
2013-2014: S3297A, A4781A
2011-2012: S4646, A7154
2009-2010: S3983

S1994A (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.

S1994A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1994A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1994--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, BROOKS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

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 TWENTY,
A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OR  VOLUNTEER  AMBULANCE  WORKER  WHO  HAS  BEEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07054-02-8

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