Bill Details - SB154 (2019)

SB 154 - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

03/27/2019   1198s

2019 SESSION

19-0918

10/04

 

SENATE BILL 154

 

AN ACT allowing municipalities to adopt a credit against property taxes for certain workforce housing, and authorizing the sale of certain property by the town of Milton.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 5; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Major, Rock. 14; Rep. Abrami, Rock. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Election Law and Municipal Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill enables municipalities to adopt a credit against property taxes assessed on certain workforce housing.  This bill also authorizes the town of Milton to sell certain property through a real estate broker.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/27/2019   1198s 19-0918

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT allowing municipalities to adopt a credit against property taxes for certain workforce housing, and authorizing the sale of certain property by the town of Milton.

 

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

 

1  Procedure for Adoption of Property Tax Credit.  Amend RSA 72:27-a, I, to read as follows.

I.  Any town or city may adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28, RSA 72:28-b, RSA 72:29-a, RSA 72:35, RSA 72:37, RSA 72:37-b, RSA 72:38-b, RSA 72:39-a, RSA 72:62, RSA 72:66, RSA 72:70, RSA 72:76, [or] RSA 72:82, or RSA 72:84 in the following manner:

2  New Subdivision; Workforce Housing Density Credit.  Amend RSA 72 by inserting after section 83 the following new subdivision:

Workforce Housing Density Credit

72:84  Workforce Housing Density Credit.

I.  Each city and town may adopt under RSA 72:27-a a credit in an amount up to 10 percent of the property taxes assessed on a residential property.

II.  The workforce housing density credit shall be subtracted each year from the property tax on the qualifying residential real estate.

III.  Only properties meeting the following requirements shall qualify for the credit under this section:

(a)  The property shall have a minimum of 4 residential units per acre; and

(b)  The property shall meet the definition of workforce housing under RSA 674:58, IV; and

(c)  The property abuts existing residential properties, or is zoned by the town or city for dense residential development.

IV.  Applications for exemptions under this section shall be governed by the provisions of RSA 72:33, RSA 72:34, and RSA 72:34-a.

3  Department of Revenue Administration; Rules; Reference Added.  Amend RSA 72:36, I to read as follows:

I.  The commissioner's interpretation of RSA 72:28, 72:28-b, 72:28-c, 72:29, 72:29-a, 72:30, 72:31, 72:32, 72:33, 72:34, 72:34-a, 72:35, 72:36-a, 72:37, 72:37-a, 72:37-b, 72:38-a, 72:38-b, 72:39-a, 72:39-b, 72:41, 72:62, 72:66, [and] 72:70, and 72:84; and

4  Town of Milton; Authorization to Sell Property.  Notwithstanding RSA 41:14-a, II(c), the town of Milton is hereby authorized to sell property located at 460 White Mountain Highway, known as "the old fire station," which has been listed for sale with a real estate broker in order to satisfy the requirements of the division of charitable trusts, department of justice.

5  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Election Law and Municipal Affairs; SJ 4
March 6, 2019 Hearing: 03/06/2019, Room 102, LOB, 10:30 am; SC 12
March 28, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1198s, 03/28/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15
March 27, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1198s, 03/27/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 15
March 27, 2019 Committee Amendment # 2019-1198s, AA, VV; 03/27/2019; SJ 10
March 27, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1198s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/27/2019; SJ 10
March 20, 2019 Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 11 P. 73
April 16, 2019 Public Hearing: 04/16/2019 02:00 pm LOB 301
April 23, 2019 Executive Session: 04/23/2019 01:00 pm LOB 301
May 14, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/14/2019 10:00 am LOB 301
May 23, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1577h for 05/23/2019 (Vote 17-3; RC) HC 25 P. 11
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1577h (Vote 17-3; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 Senate Hearing
March 28, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
March 27, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 16, 2019 House Hearing
April 23, 2019 House Exec Session
May 14, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
May 23, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB154 Revision: 5173 Date: Jan. 22, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
SB154 Revision: 5681 Date: March 27, 2019, 7:17 p.m.