|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 27, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Feb 05, 2018||referred to health|
senate Bill S7661
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S7661 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7661 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Authorizes real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a partial tax exemption for property purchased by a clinician in a clinician shortage area, as determined by the commissioner of health, which will be such clinician's primary residence and he or she will practice in such shortage area; provides state aid to taxing jurisdictions which grant the exemption to the extent of the tax savings provided to clinicians.
S7661 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7661 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the real property tax law, in relation to authorizing real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a tax exemption for a primary residence purchased by a clinician in a clinician shortage area; and to amend the real property tax law, in relation to providing state aid to such jurisdictions for the savings granted by such exemption PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide a partial tax exemption for real property purchased by a clinician for use as primary residence when the clinician works in and the property is located in a clinician shortage area designated by the Commissioner. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
S7661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7661 I N S E N A T E February 5, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law and the real property tax law, in relation to authorizing real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a tax exemption for a primary residence purchased by a clinician in a clinician shortage area; and to amend the real property tax law, in relation to providing state aid to such jurisdictions for the savings granted by such exemption THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. The legislature hereby finds that several communities within the state, particularly those located within rural areas, lack adequate access to clinicians. It is well established that ensuring the sufficient availability of physi- cians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives directly benefits the health of state residents, and the legislature has enacted several measures towards that end. Furthermore, the legislature finds that municipalities are often best situated to evaluate the needs of their communities. Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to offer counties, cities, towns, villages and school districts the option to provide real property tax exemptions, should they determine that such an incentive would aid in attracting clinicians to areas currently underserved by the medical community. § 2. Section 206 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 31 to read as follows: 31. (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL BIENNIALLY DESIGNATE AND MAKE AVAILABLE A LIST OF DESIGNATED CLINICIAN SHORTAGE AREAS IN THE STATE. A DESIGNATED CLINICIAN SHORTAGE AREA SHALL BE A COUNTY OR OTHER SUB-COUNTY GEOGRAPHIC AREA DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE IN SHORT SUPPLY OF CLINICIANS IN PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE AND/OR ONE OR MORE MEDICAL SPECIALITIES. THE LIST SHALL INDICATE FOR EACH DESIGNATED CLINICIAN SHORTAGE AREA, IF THE AREA IS IN SHORT SUPPLY OF PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS, MEDICAL SPECIALTY PHYSICIANS AND WHICH MEDICAL SPECIALTY IS IN SHORT SUPPLY IN THE DESIG- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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