Bill Details - HB266 (2019)

HB 266-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0444

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 266-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to the elderly property tax exemption.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gilman, Rock. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0444

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the elderly property tax exemption.

 

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

 

1  Property Tax; Conditions for Elderly Exemption.  Amend RSA 72:39-a, I(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Has resided in this state for at least [3] 10 consecutive years preceding April 1 in the year in which the exemption is claimed.

2  Property Tax; Procedure for Adoption and Modification of Elderly Exemption.  Amend RSA 72:39-b, II to read as follows:

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 [3] 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.

3  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. 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

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB266 Revision: 4555 Date: Dec. 28, 2018, 9:10 a.m.