Bill Text: NY A02121 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Exempts veterans from the payment of certain fees relating to corporations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-22 - print number 2121a [A02121 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02121-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                         2121--A
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. HUNTER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
          committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  business corporation law and the not-for-profit
          corporation law, in relation to exempting veterans from the payment of
          certain fees relating to corporations
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  business  corporation law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 104-B to read as follows:
     3  § 104-B. Veteran exemption from fees.
     4    (a) As used in this section, "veteran" means a person who  (1)  served
     5  in  the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard
     6  or (2) has served on active duty or ordered to active duty as  a  member
     7  of  the  national guard or other reserve components of the United States
     8  Armed Forces or (3) is a member of the state militia and  is  called  or
     9  ordered  to  active duty for the state, as defined in subdivision one of
    10  section six of the military law and was honorably discharged or released
    11  under honorable circumstances from such service, and such  person  is  a
    12  resident  of  the  state  of  New York at the time undertaking an action
    13  subject to a fee pursuant to section one hundred four-A of this article.
    14    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no  veteran  shall  be
    15  required  to  pay  the  fees  otherwise  required by section one hundred
    16  four-A of this article within five years of being  honorably  discharged
    17  or released under honorable circumstances from military service.
    18    (c)  Status  as  an eligible veteran pursuant to this section shall be
    19  documented pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the  commis-
    20  sioner of the department of state.
    21    §  2.  The  not-for-profit  corporation law is amended by adding a new
    22  section 104-B to read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04863-02-9

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     1  § 104-B. Veteran exemption from fees.
     2    (a)  As  used in this section, "veteran" means a person who (1) served
     3  in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast  Guard
     4  or  (2)  has served on active duty or ordered to active duty as a member
     5  of the national guard or other reserve components of the  United  States
     6  Armed  Forces  or  (3) is a member of the state militia and is called or
     7  ordered to active duty for the state, as defined in subdivision  one  of
     8  section six of the military law and was honorably discharged or released
     9  under  honorable  circumstances  from such service, and such person is a
    10  resident of the state of New York at  the  time  undertaking  an  action
    11  subject to a fee pursuant to section one hundred four-A of this article.
    12    (b)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision of law, no veteran shall be
    13  required to pay the fees  otherwise  required  by  section  one  hundred
    14  four-A  of  this article within five years of being honorably discharged
    15  or released under honorable circumstances from military service.
    16    (c) Status as an eligible veteran pursuant to this  section  shall  be
    17  documented  pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the commis-
    18  sioner of the department of state.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    20  it shall have become a law.
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