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AB1878 Summary:

BILL NOA01878B
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03065-B
 
SPONSORLentol
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 606, Tax L; amd 2346, Ins L; add 170-c, Exec L
 
Enacts the residential structure fire prevention act of 2018; provides a tax credit to homeowners who remove cock loft fire hazards in their homes; provides an insurance discount for the installation of smoke detecting alarm devices in cock lofts; provides that the repair of cock lofts for the purpose of fire prevention and safety shall be qualifying expenditures under state housing programs.
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AB1878 Actions:

BILL NOA01878B
 
01/13/2017referred to ways and means
10/25/2017amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
10/25/2017print number 1878a
01/03/2018referred to ways and means
06/12/2018amend and recommit to ways and means
06/12/2018print number 1878b
06/18/2018reported referred to rules
06/18/2018reported
06/18/2018rules report cal.271
06/18/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.271
06/19/2018substituted by s3065b
 S03065 AMEND=B ADDABBO
 01/19/2017REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 06/14/2017COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/14/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1623
 06/14/2017PASSED SENATE
 06/14/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/14/2017referred to ways and means
 01/03/2018died in assembly
 01/03/2018returned to senate
 01/03/2018REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 01/04/2018AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
 01/04/2018PRINT NUMBER 2065A
 03/19/2018NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
 05/15/2018REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
 06/07/2018COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/07/2018ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1637
 06/07/2018PASSED SENATE
 06/07/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/07/2018referred to ways and means
 06/12/2018RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
 06/12/2018returned to senate
 06/12/2018VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
 06/12/2018AMENDED ON THIRD READING 3065B
 06/18/2018REPASSED SENATE
 06/18/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/18/2018referred to ways and means
 06/19/2018substituted for a1878b
 06/19/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.271
 06/19/2018passed assembly
 06/19/2018returned to senate
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AB1878 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         1878--B
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Ways  and  Means  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
          to the Committee on Ways and Means in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,
          sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the tax law, the insurance law and the executive law, in
          relation to enacting the residential structure fire prevention act  of
          2018
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "residen-
     2  tial structure fire prevention act of 2018".
     3    §  2. Section 606 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subsection
     4  (jjj) to read as follows:
     5    (jjj) Credit for removing certain fire hazards. (1) Any resident owner
     6  of  real property as defined in section one  hundred  two  of  the  real
     7  property  tax  law  shall  be allowed a credit against the tax otherwise
     8  imposed under this article in an amount equal to twenty-five percent  of
     9  the cost of removing fire hazards commonly known as cock lofts, provided
    10  that such credit shall not exceed five thousand dollars. For purposes of
    11  this section the term "cock loft" shall mean a completely enclosed space
    12  between rafters and a suspended ceiling.
    13    (2)  If the amount of the credit allowed under this subsection for any
    14  taxable year shall exceed the taxpayer's tax for such year,  the  excess
    15  shall  be treated as an overpayment of tax to be credited or refunded in
    16  accordance with the provisions of section six hundred eighty-six of this
    17  article, provided, however, that no interest shall be paid thereon.
    18    § 3. Section 2346 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    19  subsection 6 to read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03403-04-8

        A. 1878--B                          2
 
     1    6.  The  superintendent  shall  provide for an actuarially appropriate
     2  reduction in the rates of fire insurance premiums or the fire  insurance
     3  component  of  homeowners  insurance  premiums applicable to residential
     4  real property equipped with smoke detecting alarm devices in cock lofts.
     5  The  superintendent  shall  by  regulation establish standards for smoke
     6  detecting alarm devices in cock lofts, including  the  safe  and  secure
     7  installation  thereof.  For the purposes of this subsection, "cock loft"
     8  shall mean a completely enclosed space between rafters and  a  suspended
     9  ceiling.
    10    §  4.  The  executive  law is amended by adding a new section 170-c to
    11  read as follows:
    12    § 170-c. Repair of certain fire hazards. Any state agency or  authori-
    13  ty,  including but not limited to the New York state energy research and
    14  development authority, division of housing  and  community  renewal  and
    15  state of New York mortgage agency, that provides a housing program shall
    16  include  the repair of cock lofts for the purpose of fire prevention and
    17  safety as a qualifying expenditure  under  any  such  program.  For  the
    18  purposes  of  this section, "cock loft" shall mean a completely enclosed
    19  space between rafters and a suspended ceiling.
    20    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable
    21  years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.
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