New legislation aims to help Rockland County first responders

January 21, 2022

News 12

There’s new legislation in the works to help first responders in Rockland County.

Assemblyman Mike Lawler introduced proposals Friday that would provide either a 10% or 100% property tax exemption for volunteer firefighters in Rockland County who are actively serving for at least five years.

Another piece of legislation he announced would allocate $250 million for first responders across the state to tap into for training.

Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed similar legislation for volunteer firefighters in Monroe County to receive a 10% property tax cut.