HB1197 (2020) Detail

Exempting disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes.


HB 1197 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2280

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1197

 

AN ACT exempting disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Cannon, Straf. 18

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts veterans who are totally and permanently disabled from the payment of property taxes on their primary residence.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2280

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT exempting disabled veterans from the payment of property taxes.

 

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

 

1  Disabled Veterans; Property Tax Exemption.  Amend RSA 72:36-a to read as follows:

72:36-a  Certain Disabled Veterans.  Any person who owns a homestead, and 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.  For purposes of this section "totally and permanently disabled" means that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the military service from which the veteran was discharged has rated the disability at 100 percent or has rated the disability compensation at 100 percent by reason of being unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect April 1, 2021.

Links

HB1197 at GenCourtMobile
HB1197 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote
Feb. 20, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1197 Revision: 6811 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 10:30 am LOB 301
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 301
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 17-3; RC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 17-3; RC) HC 7 P. 34
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Feb. 20, 2020 Special Order to regular place in next calendar (Rep. Ley): MA VV 02/20/2020
March 5, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 301-39 03/05/2020 HJ 6 P. 23