Supporting Veterans’ Organizations to Have Greater Opportunity for Community Involvement and Outreach
ALBANY, NY – Today, legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (S8367) was passed by the New York State Senate authorizing Niagara county to waive certain fees by local law for veterans’ organizations. The measure eliminates building permit review fees and park permit fees for veterans’ organizations seeking to use such locations for veterans’ outreach and community events.
“I am proud to have this bill passed today in support of our veterans’ organizations – allowing these important groups to have greater opportunity for community involvement and outreach. We are forever indebted to our service members. It’s imperative that we do everything we can to give back to these men and women who have selflessly served our country, and who continue to serve through organizations like these. I implore my colleagues in the Assembly to pass this much needed legislation before the end of session,” said Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt.
Veterans’ organizations play a critical role in the lives of our veterans and have been consistently put in difficult positions of having to charge more from members while undergoing expansion or renovations. Under this legislation, the Niagara County Legislature will be permitted to waive certain fees associated with such projects to avoid adversely impacting veterans who have served their country.