senate Bill S7661

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes real property taxing jurisdictions to grant a partial tax exemption for property purchased by a clinician in a clinician shortage area

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Feb 27, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Feb 05, 2018 referred to health

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Feb 27, 2018 - Health committee Vote

S7661
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S7661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10440
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §206, Pub Health L; add §§439 & 985, RPT L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2909, A1590

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

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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