State Senator John DeFrancisco on Thursday joined leaders of ARISE Child & Family Service and the AARP in Syracuse to encourage Governor Cuomo to sign his bill that would allow a tax credit for the purchase, construction or retrofitting of a principal residence to achieve universal visitability.
The #2 Republican in the Senate tells Finger Lakes News Radio the measure would let individuals with limited mobility live in or visit the home.
A similar measure was vetoed by the Governor last year after he said the funding issues should have been discussed during the budget process.
DeFrancisco says Governor Cuomo also mistakenly believed a new owner would receive the tax credit if the renovated house was sold. The new measure has clearly defined that is not the case.