senate Bill S5840A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a real property tax exemption for certain certified first responders

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Nov 08, 2019 print number 5840a
Nov 08, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
May 15, 2019 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S5840 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9096
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §466-k, RPT L

S5840 - Summary

Establishes a real property tax exemption for certain certified first responders who are disabled as a result of a certified World Trade Center medical condition.

S5840 - Sponsor Memo

S5840 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5840

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the real property tax  law,  in  relation  to  including
  certain  certified first responders within the alternate real property
  tax exemption for veterans

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section 458-a of the real
property  tax  law,  as  amended  by chapter 384 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  (e) "Veteran" means a person (i) who served in  the  active  military,
naval,  or air service during a period of war, or who was a recipient of
the armed forces expeditionary medal, navy expeditionary  medal,  marine
corps  expeditionary  medal,  or  global  war on terrorism expeditionary
medal, and who was discharged  or  released  therefrom  under  honorable
conditions,  (ii) who was employed by the War Shipping Administration or
Office of Defense Transportation or their agents as  a  merchant  seaman
documented  by  the United States Coast Guard or Department of Commerce,
or as a civil servant employed  by  the  United  States  Army  Transport
Service  (later  redesignated  as  the United States Army Transportation
Corps, Water Division) or the  Naval  Transportation  Service;  and  who
served  satisfactorily  as  a  crew  member  during  the period of armed
conflict,  December  seventh,  nineteen  hundred  forty-one,  to  August
fifteenth,  nineteen  hundred  forty-five,  aboard  merchant  vessels in
oceangoing, i.e., foreign, intercoastal, or coastwise  service  as  such
terms  are defined under federal law (46 USCA 10301 & 10501) and further
to include "near foreign" voyages between the United States and  Canada,
Mexico, or the West Indies via ocean routes, or public vessels in ocean-
going  service  or  foreign waters and who has received a Certificate of
Release or Discharge from Active Duty and a discharge certificate, or an

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

S5840A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9096
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Real Property Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §466-k, RPT L

S5840A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a real property tax exemption for certain certified first responders who are disabled as a result of a certified World Trade Center medical condition.

S5840A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5840A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5840--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to establishing a
  real property tax exemption for certain certified first responders

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

  Section  1.  The  real  property  tax  law  is amended by adding a new
section 466-k to read as follows:
  § 466-K. CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDERS.  1.  REAL  PROPERTY  OWNED  BY  A
CERTIFIED  FIRST  RESPONDER  WHO  IS DISABLED AS A RESULT OF A CERTIFIED
WORLD TRADE CENTER MEDICAL CONDITION SHALL BE EXEMPT  FROM  TAXATION  TO
THE EXTENT OF FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SUCH PROPERTY FOR
CITY,  VILLAGE,  TOWN,  PART  TOWN, SPECIAL DISTRICT OR COUNTY PURPOSES,
EXCLUSIVE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE GOVERNING BODY OF  A
CITY,  VILLAGE,  TOWN  OR COUNTY, AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING, ADOPTS A LOCAL
LAW, ORDINANCE  OR  RESOLUTION  PROVIDING  THEREFOR;  PROVIDED  FURTHER,
HOWEVER,  THAT  SUCH  EXEMPTION  SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THREE THOUSAND
DOLLARS MULTIPLIED BY THE LATEST STATE EQUALIZATION RATE FOR THE ASSESS-
ING UNIT IN WHICH SUCH REAL PROPERTY IS LOCATED.
  2. SUCH EXEMPTION SHALL NOT BE GRANTED TO A CERTIFIED FIRST  RESPONDER
WHO  IS  DISABLED  AS A RESULT OF A CERTIFIED WORLD TRADE CENTER MEDICAL
CONDITION UNLESS:
  (A) THE PROPERTY IS THE PRIMARY RESIDENCE OF THE APPLICANT; AND
  (B)  THE  PROPERTY  IS  USED  EXCLUSIVELY  FOR  RESIDENTIAL  PURPOSES;
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN THE EVENT ANY PORTION OF SUCH PROPERTY IS NOT
USED  EXCLUSIVELY  FOR  THE  APPLICANT'S RESIDENCE BUT IS USED FOR OTHER
PURPOSES, SUCH PORTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO TAXATION  AND  THE  REMAINING
PORTION  ONLY  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED  TO  THE  EXEMPTION  PROVIDED BY THIS
SECTION.

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

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