Bill A10052-2011

Authorizes the commissioner of taxation and finance to develop a listing of documents to be used to establish veterans' eligibility for certain property tax exemptions

Authorizes the commissioner of taxation and finance to develop in consultation with the director of the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs a listing of documents to be used to establish eligibility for certain property tax exemptions.

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  • May 22, 2012: reported referred to ways and means
  • May 2, 2012: referred to veterans' affairs

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 10052 IN ASSEMBLY May 2, 2012 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. RAMOS, HAWLEY, MAGNARELLI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to authorizing the commissioner of taxation and finance to develop in consultation with the director of the New York state division of veterans' affairs a listing of documents to be used to establish veterans' eligibility for certain property tax exemptions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 458 of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 10 to read as follows: 10. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS A LISTING OF DOCU- MENTS TO BE USED TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY ALSO KNOWN AS A DD-214 FORM OR AN HONORABLE SERVICE CERTIFICATE/REPORT OF CAUSALITY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO EACH COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE, OR CONGRESSIONAL CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS WHO REQUEST SUCH INFORMATION. THE LISTING OF ACCEPTABLE MILI- TARY RECORDS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET WEBSITES OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND THE OFFICE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES. S 2. Section 458-a of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS A LISTING OF DOCUMENTS TO BE USED TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY ALSO KNOWN AS A DD-214 FORM OR AN HONORABLE SERVICE CERTIFICATE/REPORT OF CAUSALITY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO EACH COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE, OR CONGRESSIONAL CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS WHO REQUEST SUCH INFORMATION. THE LISTING OF ACCEPTABLE MILITARY RECORDS SHALL BE MADE
AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET WEBSITES OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND THE OFFICE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES. S 3. Section 458-b of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS A LISTING OF DOCUMENTS TO BE USED TO ESTABLISH ELIGIBILITY UNDER THIS SECTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY ALSO KNOWN AS A DD-214 FORM OR AN HONORABLE SERVICE CERTIFICATE/REPORT OF CAUSALITY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO EACH COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE, OR CONGRESSIONAL CHARTERED VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS WHO REQUEST SUCH INFORMATION. THE LISTING OF ACCEPTABLE MILITARY RECORDS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET WEBSITES OF THE DIVISION OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND THE OFFICE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES. S 4. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law; provided that, effective immediately, the commissioner of the department of taxation and finance and the director of the New York state division of veterans' affairs are authorized and directed to promulgate and implement any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of the provisions of this act on or before its effective date.

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