Assemblyman D’Urso Had Breakfast with Veterans

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From left, Iraq War Veterans from Elmont Post 1033 Commander Lecia Whyte-Rodriques; Treasurer Sharon Earley-Davis, Legionnaire Phoebe Boykin-Ervin, and Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso. (Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso's office)

Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso recently attended a legislative breakfast at the Williston Post No. 144 American Legion Hall.

He spoke to them about his bill which was recently signed into law to create “Sergeant James J. Regan Boulevard” in Manhasset in memory of a local Army Ranger who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country.

The legislation will designate the section of Port Washington Boulevard between Northern Boulevard and Crabapple Road in Manhasset as “Sergeant James J. Regan Boulevard.” This section is near the home where Regan grew up in Manhasset.

“Sergeant James was a true hero; he lived by his actions and unselfishly decided to serve and defend his country. I am proud to have sponsored this legislation to honor his memory,” D’Urso said.

From left, Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso with Dr. Carol Hassett, Past President of the Nassau County American Legion Auxiliary. (Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso’s office)

Assemblyman D’Urso also spoke about his bill which was likewise recently signed into law and eliminates the 10-year limit for real property tax exemptions for Cold War Veterans.

The Cold War Veteran is defined as someone who served from September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991. This exemption, which became law in 2007, provides for a real property tax exemption for Cold War veterans and permits each county, city, village to adopt a local law to exempt qualifying residential real property.

Under the current state statute the duration of the basic exemption was 10 years. The new law which eliminates the 10 year sunset concerning the Cold War Veterans Exemption applies to assessment rolls prepared on the basis of taxable status dates occurring on or after January 1, 2018.

“These brave people served our country and they deserve to get this permanent exemption,” D’Urso said.

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