Bill S2785-2013

Relates to the definition of active duty for the purposes of the real property tax exemption for cold war veterans

Relates to the definition of active duty for the purposes of the real property tax exemption for cold war veterans.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 23, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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BILL NUMBER:S2785

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to the real property tax exemption for cold war veterans

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To clarify the term "active duty" to include duty of reservists called up during wartime regardless of time period, other than active duty for training.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends paragraph c of subdivision 1 of section 458-b of the real property tax law by defining "active duty" as full-time duty in the United States armed forces, including duty of reservists called up during wartime regardless of the period of time, other than active duty for training.

Section 2 sets the effective date on the one hundred twentieth day after it becomes a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or before such date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently the term "active duty" defined in the Real Property Tax Law, only grants exemption to those veterans who have who served full-time duty in the United States Armed Forces. However, the definition does not encompass the service of reserves who have been called up temporarily during wartime. This bill would adopt a definition of "active duty" in the Real Property Tax Law that would include reservists who were called on during the time of war even if that time was not prolonged, and thereby authorizing them to receive a real property tax exemption.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 5.7148 (2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2785 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 23, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- 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 the real prop- erty tax exemption for cold war veterans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 458-b of the real property tax law, as added by chapter 655 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (c) "Active duty" means full-time duty in the United States armed forces, INCLUDING DUTY OF RESERVISTS CALLED UP DURING WARTIME REGARDLESS OF THE PERIOD OF TIME, other than active duty for training. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or before such date.

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