Bill S3222-2011

Provides for additional veteran real property owner exemption where veterans otherwise eligible but not discharged from a current combat duty status

Provides for additional veteran real property owner exemption where veteran is otherwise eligible but not yet discharged from a current combat duty status.

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  • Jun 12, 2012: referred to veterans' affairs
  • Jun 12, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 12, 2012: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1187
  • Jun 12, 2012: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 6, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 4, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jan 4, 2012: died in assembly
  • May 25, 2011: referred to veterans' affairs
  • May 25, 2011: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 25, 2011: PASSED SENATE
  • May 18, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 17, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 16, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.666
  • Mar 1, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 14, 2011: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Mar 1, 2011
Ayes (14): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (13): Ball, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, McDonald, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Stewart-Cousins, Carlucci, Klein, Savino
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 12, 2012
Ayes (23): Skelos, Alesi, Farley, Fuschillo, Hannon, Johnson, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Saland, Seward, Sampson, Breslin, Dilan, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Parker, Smith, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Perkins
Excused (1): Krueger

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3222

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the real property tax law, in relation to veteran eligibility for real property tax exemptions

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds a new paragraph b-1 to subdivision 2 of section 458-a of the Real Property Tax Law, which permits each county, city, town or village to adopt a local law to authorize veterans who have not been discharged or released from a current, subsequent military service, but who would otherwise qualify for both the exemptions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision 2 of section 458-a to receive both exemptions.

PURPOSE & JUSTIFICATION: This bill permits municipalities to enact a local law to grant the additional combat veteran exemption to persons who have been discharged from the service (enabling them to receive the regular veteran exemption), then re-enlisted, served in combat, and are now returned and reside in New York State, but have not yet been again discharged.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to many veterans choosing to return to the military and serve in combat. Soldiers who have returned to New York from combat, but have not yet been discharged from service, have found that although they are eligible for the regular 15% veteran exemption under 458-a 2(a) as a result of their earlier discharge, they are not eligible for the additional 1 0% combat exemption under 458-a 2(b) because they have not been discharged from their subsequent service. Local taxing authorities should be allowed to offer this combat exemption to these soldiers to honor their service to their country.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2006 - S.6423/A.11035 -- PASSED SENATE/Veterans Affairs 2007 - S.2966/A.5934 -- PASSED SENATE/Veterans Affairs 2008 - S.2966/A.5934 -- RULES/Veterans Affairs 2010 - S.3015/A.10346 -- VETERANS/Veterans Affairs

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: No cost to the state, exemption is offered at local option.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3222 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 14, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, JOHNSON, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, O'MARA, SALAND, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veter- ans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the real property tax law, in relation to veteran eligi- bility for real property tax exemptions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 458-a of the real property tax law is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows: (B-1) EACH COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE MAY ADOPT A LOCAL LAW TO AUTHORIZE VETERANS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN DISCHARGED OR RELEASED FROM A CURRENT, SUBSEQUENT MILITARY SERVICE PERIOD, BUT OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR BOTH EXEMPTIONS PROVIDED FOR BY PARAGRAPHS (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION, TO RECEIVE BOTH EXEMPTIONS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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