HB117 (2017) Detail

Relative to the property tax exemption for improvements to assist persons with disabilities.


HB 117 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

15Feb2017... 0036h

2017 SESSION

17-0013

10/01

 

HOUSE BILL 117

 

AN ACT relative to the property tax exemption for improvements to assist persons with disabilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Rep. Gauthier, Sull. 3; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill applies the property tax exemption for improvements to assist persons with disabilities to the installation and use of a standby generator system.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Feb2017... 0036h 17-0013

10/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the property tax exemption for improvements to assist persons with disabilities.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Property Taxation; Exemption for Improvements to Assist Persons with Disabilities; Generators.  Amend RSA 72:37-a to read as follows:

72:37-a  Exemption for Improvements to Assist Persons With Disabilities.

I.  In this section:

(a)  "Person with a disability'' means a person who by reason of a physical defect or infirmity permanently requires the use of special aids to enable him or her to propel himself or herself.

(b)  "Residential real estate'' has the meaning set forth under RSA 72:29, II.

II.  Every owner of residential real estate upon which [he] the owner resides, and to which he or she has made improvements for the purpose of assisting a person with a disability who also resides on such real estate, is each year entitled to an exemption from the assessed value, for property tax purposes, upon such residential real estate determined by deducting the value of such improvements from the assessed value of the residential real estate before determining the taxes upon such real estate.

II-a.  Improvements qualifying for the exemption under this section shall include the installation and use of a standby generator system when such system is included in the assessed value of the residential real estate.

III.  The exemption under this section shall apply only in taxable years during which the person with a disability resided on the residential real estate for which the exemption is claimed on April 1 in any given year.

IV.  No person shall be entitled to an exemption under this section unless he or she has filed with the selectmen or assessors, on or before April 15 of some year, a permanent application therefor, signed under the penalty of perjury, on a form approved and provided by the commissioner of revenue administration showing that the applicant is duly entitled and is the true and lawful owner and occupant of the property on which the exemption is claimed.  If any person, otherwise qualified to receive an exemption, shall satisfy the selectmen or assessors that he was prevented by accident, mistake or misfortune from filing an application on or before April 15 of the year in which he or she desires the exemption, said officials may receive said application at a later date and grant an exemption thereunder for that year; but no such application shall be received or exemption granted after the local tax rate has been approved for that year.

V.  Whenever the selectmen or assessors refuse to grant an applicant an exemption to which he may be entitled under this section, said applicant may appeal the decision in accordance with RSA 72:34-a.

VI.  An exemption granted under this section shall have no effect on an applicant's eligibility for other exemptions as authorized under this chapter.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB117 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 15, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 15, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 27, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB117 Revision: 500 Date: April 4, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
HB117 Revision: 501 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 17
Jan. 11, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/11/2017 10:00 AM LOB 301
Jan. 24, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/24/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
Jan. 25, 2017 ==RESCHEDULED== Executive Session: 01/25/2017 01:00 PM LOB 304
Feb. 15, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0036h for 02/15/2017 (Vote 14-3; CC) HC 11 P. 13
Feb. 15, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0036h: AA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 16
Feb. 15, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0036h: MA VV 02/15/2017 HJ 7 P. 16
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and Referred to Public and Municipal Affairs; SJ 7
March 15, 2017 Hearing: 03/15/2017, Room 102, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 13
April 27, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/27/2017; SC 20
April 27, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/27/2017; SJ 15