assembly Bill A4239

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 01, 2019 referred to ways and means

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A4239 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S939
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-i, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3983
2011-2012: A7154, S4646
2013-2014: A4781, S3297
2015-2016: A4385, S2780
2017-2018: A4389, S1994

A4239 (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.

A4239 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4239

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PALMESANO, BLANKENBUSH, DiPIETRO, GARBARINO,
  MONTESANO, ZEBROWSKI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ASHBY, BARCLAY,
  BRABENEC, CROUCH, FINCH, FRIEND, GIGLIO, JOHNS,  LAWRENCE,  B. MILLER,
  M. L. MILLER,  MORINELLO,  NORRIS,  WALSH -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Ways and Means

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".
  § 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-
TWO, 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.

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

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