HB 128 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 128
SPONSORS: Rep. Comtois, Belk. 7; Rep. Abramson, Rock. 20; Rep. J. Schmidt, Hills. 28
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill establishes a committee to study property tax credits and exemptions available to New Hampshire veterans.
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Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
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14Mar2019... 0617h 19-0041
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Three members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the municipal and county government committee and one of whom shall be a member of the state-federal relations and veterans affairs committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. Study the property tax credits and exemptions available to veterans in New Hampshire, including the standard and optional veteran's tax credit under RSA 72:28, the all veterans tax credit under RSA 72:28-b, the optional tax credit for combat service under RSA 72:28-c, the tax credit for service-connected total disability under RSA 72:35, and the exemption for certain disabled veterans under RSA 72:36-a.
II. Review the eligibility criteria for each credit or exemption, the amount of the credit or exemption, the cost to the municipality of adopting or granting the credit or exemption, and the number of veterans who benefit.
III. Consider whether legislative amendment of existing veterans' tax credits or exemptions is warranted and whether alternative means of providing property tax relief to veterans is appropriate.
IV. Solicit information from any individual or entity the committee deems relevant to its study, including the state office of veterans services, the department of revenue administration, and the New Hampshire Municipal Association.
76:4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.
76:5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2019.
Approved: June 18, 2019
Effective Date: June 18, 2019
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 26, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 14, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 3, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|May 15, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
June 18, 2019: Signed by Governor Sununu 06/18/2019; Chapter 76; Eff: 06/18/2019
May 23, 2019: Enrolled 05/23/2019 HJ 16 P. 51
May 30, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 05/30/2019); SJ 19
May 15, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/15/2019; SC 22
April 3, 2019: Hearing: 04/03/2019, Room 102, LOB, 09:00 am; SC 16
March 21, 2019: Introduced 03/21/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 10
March 14, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0617h (NT): MA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 9
March 14, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0617h (NT): AA VV 03/14/2019 HJ 9 P. 9
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0617h (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 14, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0617h (NT) for 03/14/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 15 P. 5
Feb. 26, 2019: ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/26/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
Feb. 12, 2019: ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:45 am LOB 301
Jan. 29, 2019: Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
Jan. 2, 2019: Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 38