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Hawley applauds bill extending property tax assistance for veterans

Press release:

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) recently applauded the enactment of a bill he multi-sponsored to increase property tax assistance for veterans. Assembly Bill 565, recently signed into law by Gov. Cuomo, expands existing property tax exemptions by authorizing localities to exclude veterans from school taxes. Hawley, a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee throughout his time in the Assembly, noted that the exemption is one of many ways for New York to thank its veterans.

“The sacrifices of our courageous veterans must be recognized, and this bill will express our gratitude by providing well-deserved property tax relief to these brave men and women,” Hawley said. “This legislation is an example of how our commitment to supporting our veterans must be a year-round focus, and I am hopeful that these savings will serve as a token of New York’s thanks to our heroes in the armed services.”

tim raines
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Joined: Sep 11 2009


If Hawley REALLY wanted to express his gratitude....

He would sponsor a bill.........

That excludes all seniors over 62 from school taxes.

If the government can exclude seniors from school taxes where i live, and property taxes are 1/5th of NY taxes for every home owner, why can't NY State do the same??

Thank all seniors Hawley......

Not just veterans of any age.

tom hunt
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Joined: Jan 31 2009

As the assess value of the area homes has increased over the years, the veterans exemption has remained fixed decreasing it's value to the home owner/veteran. This is long over due in recognition to the service people have made to the Nation.
As far as elimination school taxes for people over 62; this will never happen. This has been argued for years with the same results; pay your taxes and shut your mouth. BTW, seniors enjoy a large discount with the enhanced STAR program once you reach the age of 65.

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