Bill Text: NY A08486 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to using a portion of the public safety communications surcharge to support volunteer fire department initiatives; establishes the New York state volunteer fire department auxiliary fund.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 22-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-08 - referred to ways and means [A08486 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08486-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          8486

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     August 7, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. B. MILLER, BLANKENBUSH, BYRNE, CROUCH, DeSTEFANO,
          HAWLEY,  JOHNS,  MANKTELOW,  NORRIS,  PALUMBO, SALKA, SCHMITT, STEC --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

        AN ACT to amend the tax law and the state finance law,  in  relation  to
          using  a  portion  of  the  public  safety communications surcharge to
          support volunteer fire department initiatives

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 186-f of the tax
     2  law, as added by section 3 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of  2009,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    (a)  forty-one and seven-tenths of the revenues collected and received
     5  under this section into the [state general]  New  York  state  volunteer
     6  fire  department  auxiliary fund established pursuant to section ninety-
     7  nine-hh of the state finance law; and
     8    § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-hh to
     9  read as follows:
    10    § 99-hh. New York state volunteer fire department auxiliary  fund.  1.
    11  Establishment  of  the  fund.   There is hereby established in the joint
    12  custody of the state comptroller and the commissioner  of  taxation  and
    13  finance  a special fund to be known as the New York state volunteer fire
    14  department auxiliary fund. Moneys in this account shall be kept separate
    15  and not commingled with any other moneys in the  custody  of  the  comp-
    16  troller.
    17    2.  Source  of  funds. The sum equal to the amount identified in para-
    18  graph (a) of subdivision five of section one hundred eighty-six-f of the
    19  tax law shall be credited to the fund.
    20    3. Use of funds. Such moneys shall be used for the purpose of  provid-
    21  ing volunteer fire departments in the state with grants for the purchase
    22  of personal protective equipment, turnout gear, hazmat systems, communi-
    23  cations  technology, renovation or restoration of buildings that contain

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13457-01-9

        A. 8486                             2

     1  fire department apparatus, or any necessary expenses to fund any service
     2  related to recruitment and retention programs.
     3    §  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
     4  ing the date upon which it shall have become a law.
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