Bill S4810-2013

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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Actions

  • Mar 18, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 17, 2013: referred to ways and means
  • Jun 17, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 17, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 17, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1391
  • Jun 17, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 30, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - May 30, 2013
Ayes (10): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Avella, Gipson
Ayes W/R (3): Addabbo, Sanders, Tkaczyk
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Mar 18, 2014
Ayes (12): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Addabbo, Sanders, Tkaczyk, Latimer
Ayes W/R (1): Gipson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4810

TITLE OF BILL: 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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This measure would authorize the commissioner of taxation and finance to develop a listing of documents to be used to establish veterans' eligibility for the three veterans real property tax exemptions (eligible funds exemption; alternative veterans exemption and the cold war veterans exemption.)

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: adds a new subdivision 10 to the eligible funds exemption that would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to consult with the director of the division of veterans' affairs to develop a list of acceptable documents to be used to establish eligibility for this veterans' exemption.

Section 2: adds a new subdivision 9 to the alternative veterans exemption that would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to consult with the director of the division of veterans' affairs to develop a list of acceptable documents to be used to establish eligibility for this veterans' exemption.

Section 3: adds a new subdivision 8 to the cold war veterans exemption that would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to consult with the director of the division of veterans' affairs to develop a list of acceptable documents to be used to establish eligibility for this veterans' exemption.

Section 4: Sets the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, the Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS), which is under the jurisdiction of the commissioner of taxation and finance, works with the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs to supply a list of acceptable documents that can be used to establish eligibility for the three veterans' real property tax exemptions. This information is supplied to assessors and is available in the assessor's manual that is updated each year by the ORPTS with the help of the division. This measure places current practice into law and ensures that this information is available to the numerous veterans advocates that help those who have served in our military file the these exemptions properly.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.10052 (2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have became a law; provided that, effective immediately, the commissioner of the department of taxation and finance and the director of the division of veterans' affairs are authorized and directed to promulgate and implement any rules and

regulations necessary for the implement of the provisions of this act on or before its effective date.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4810 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE April 24, 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 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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