senate Bill S5444

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Budget And Revenue Committee


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Mar 05, 2021 referred to budget and revenue

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S5444 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5793
Current Committee:
Senate Budget And Revenue
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: S4646, A7154
2013-2014: S3297, A4781
2015-2016: S2780, A4385
2017-2018: S1994, A4389
2019-2020: S939, A4239

S5444 (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.

S5444 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5444 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5444
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Budget and Revenue
 
 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-1) 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 and paragraph 3 as added by section 4 of part N of  chapter
 61 of the laws of 2006, 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-
 FOUR, 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.
   (3)  In the case of a husband and wife who file a joint return and who
 both individually qualify for the  credit  under  this  subsection,  the
 amount of the credit allowed shall be four hundred dollars.  FOR TAXABLE
 YEARS  BEGINNING  ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR, A
 HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO FILE A JOINT RETURN AND WHO BOTH INDIVIDUALLY QUAL-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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