senate Bill S1963

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption

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Jan 18, 2019 referred to aging

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S1963 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Aging
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §425, RPT L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S262
2011-2012: S134
2013-2014: S1357
2015-2016: S1913
2017-2018: S2613

S1963 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing a physically disabled surviving spouse who was married to an enhanced STAR qualifying individual to continue to receive the exemption even if the surviving spouse is not sixty-two years of age.

S1963 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1963 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1963

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LITTLE,  ADDABBO,  AKSHAR,  RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,
  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Aging

AN  ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to extending the
  enhanced STAR exemption to the disabled surviving spouse of  a  previ-
  ously qualifying individual

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivision  4  of
section  425 of the real property tax law, as added by section 4 of part
A of chapter 405 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) In the case of property owned by husband and wife, one  of  whom
is  sixty-five  years of age or over, the exemption, once granted, shall
not be rescinded solely because of the death of the older spouse so long
as the surviving spouse is at least sixty-two years of age OR  IS  PHYS-
ICALLY  DISABLED as of the date specified in this paragraph.  TO QUALIFY
AS PHYSICALLY DISABLED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH,  AN  INDI-
VIDUAL  SHALL SUBMIT TO THE ASSESSOR A CERTIFIED STATEMENT FROM A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE ON A  FORM  PRESCRIBED  AND  MADE
AVAILABLE  BY  THE  COMMISSIONER  WHICH STATES THAT THE INDIVIDUAL HAS A
PERMANENT PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE  OF
SUCH  INDIVIDUAL'S  MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES, EXCEPT THAT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO
HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATE COMMISSION  FOR  THE  VISUALLY
HANDICAPPED  STATING  THAT  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL IS LEGALLY BLIND MAY SUBMIT
SUCH CERTIFICATE IN LIEU OF A PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFIED STATEMENT. THE OTHER
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION MUST STILL  BE  MET  FOR  THE  ENHANCED
EXEMPTION TO BE GRANTED TO A SURVIVING SPOUSE UNDER THIS SUBPARAGRAPH.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the
administration  of  the  enhanced  STAR  exemption  beginning  with  the
2020-2021 school year.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02996-01-9

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