The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would lessen the property tax burden for service-connected disabled veterans.

The legislation will make permanently totally disabled vets exempt from paying property taxes.

The veteran must have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and must have been injured in the line of duty to qualify.

Permanently totally disabled refers to those who have lost limbs, eyesight or are bedridden due to injuries that happened during combat.

Another piece of legislation would make disabled veterans exempt from paying property taxes on property that was given to them by a charitable organization at no cost.