HB 266-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 266-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Gilman, Rock. 18
COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government
This bill changes the residency requirement for the elderly property tax exemption from 3 to 10 consecutive years. The change would apply in a municipality after adoption under RSA 72:27-a.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
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:
(a) Has resided in this state for at least  10 consecutive years preceding April 1 in the year in which the exemption is claimed.
II. An elderly exemption, based on assessed value for qualified taxpayers, may be granted for a different dollar amount determined by the town or city, to a person 65 years of age up to 75 years, to a person 75 years of age up to 80 years, and to a person 80 years of age or older. To qualify, the person must have been a New Hampshire resident for at least  10 consecutive years, own the real estate individually or jointly, or if the real estate is owned by such person's spouse, they must have been married to each other for at least 5 consecutive years. In addition, the taxpayer must have a net income in each applicable age group of not more than a dollar amount determined by the town or city of not less than $13,400 or, if married, a combined net income of not more than a dollar amount determined by the town or city of not less than $20,400; and own net assets not in excess of a dollar amount determined by the town or city of not less than $35,000 excluding the value of the person's residence or, if married, combined net assets not in excess of a dollar amount determined by the town or city of not less than $35,000 excluding the value of the residence. Under no circumstances shall the amounts of the exemption for any age category be less than $5,000. The combined net asset amount for married persons shall apply to a surviving spouse until the sale or transfer of the property by the surviving spouse or until the remarriage of the surviving spouse.
|Jan. 29, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 2, 2019||Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 2 P. 43|
|Jan. 29, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/29/2019 01:30 pm LOB 301|
|Feb. 12, 2019||Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:45 am LOB 301|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/27/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 13 P. 12|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)|
|Feb. 27, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/27/2019 HJ 6 P. 20|