Bill Details - HB130 (2019)

HB 130-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

27Feb2019... 0378h

2019 SESSION

19-0043

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 130-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to property tax relief for totally and permanently disabled veterans.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Panasiti, Hills. 22; Rep. Gunski, Hills. 6; Rep. Janigian, Rock. 8; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Desilets, Rock. 7; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that a person who is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled pursuant to federal regulations governing total and permanent disability ratings and unemployability shall be eligible for the property tax exemption under RSA 72:36-a.  The bill also reorders existing eligibility criteria for the exemption.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

27Feb2019... 0378h 19-0043

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to property tax relief for totally and permanently disabled veterans.

 

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

 

1  Veterans' Property Tax Exemption; Permanent and Total Disability.  Amend RSA 72:36-a to read as follows:

72:36-a  Certain Disabled Veterans.  Any person, who is discharged from military service of the United States under conditions other than dishonorable, or an officer who is honorably separated from military service, [who is totally and permanently disabled from service connection and satisfactory proof of such service connection is furnished to the assessors and who is a double amputee of the upper or lower extremities or any combination thereof, paraplegic, or has blindness of both eyes with visual acuity of 5/200 or less as the result of service connection and] who owns a specially adapted homestead which has been acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration or which has been acquired using proceeds from the sale of any previous homestead which was acquired with the assistance of the Veterans Administration, the person or person's surviving spouse, shall be exempt from all taxation on said homestead, provided that:

I.  The person or officer:

(a)  Is 100 percent permanently and totally disabled as prescribed in 38 C.F.R. 3.340, total and permanent total ratings and unemployability; or

(b)  Is a double amputee of the upper or lower extremities or any combination thereof, or paraplegic, as the result of service connection; or

(c)  Has blindness of both eyes with visual acuity of 5/200 or less, as the result of service connection.

II.  Satisfactory proof of such service connection disability is furnished to the assessors.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect April 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 38
Jan. 2, 2019 To Be Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government
Jan. 29, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 11:00 am LOB 301
Feb. 12, 2019 Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:45 am LOB 301
Feb. 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0378h for 02/27/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 13 P. 12
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0378h (Vote 19-0; CC)
Feb. 27, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0378h: AA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 19
Feb. 27, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0378h: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 19
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 9
March 27, 2019 Hearing: 03/27/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 15
May 2, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/02/2019; SC 20
May 2, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/02/2019; SJ 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 27, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB130 Revision: 4370 Date: Dec. 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
HB130 Revision: 5403 Date: Feb. 28, 2019, 2:50 p.m.