HB1305 (2020) Detail

relative to consideration of home-share income.


HB 1305-LOCAL - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2199

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 1305-LOCAL

 

AN ACT relative to consideration of home-share income.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Burroughs, Carr. 1; Rep. Kanzler, Carr. 2; Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2; Rep. Butler, Carr. 7; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill exempts income from a home-share arrangement from the determination of net assets for purposes of determining eligibility for certain property tax exemptions. The bill also exempts such income from public assistance eligibility determinations.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2199

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to consideration of home-share income.

 

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

 

1  Persons and Property Liable to Taxation; Exemption for the Disabled; Exclusion of Home-share Income.  Amend RSA 72:37-b, III(b) to read as follows:

(b)  Owns net assets not in excess of the amount determined by the city or town for purposes of paragraph I, excluding the value of the person's actual residence and the land upon which it is located up to the greater of 2 acres or the minimum single family residential lot size specified in the local zoning ordinance.  The amount determined by the city or town shall not be less than $35,000 or, if married, combined net assets in such greater amount as may be determined by the town or city.  "Net assets" means the value of all assets, tangible and intangible, minus the value of any good faith encumbrances, but shall not include any income from a home-share arrangement in which the applicant receives assistance with house work or other activities of daily living in exchange for reduced rent. "Residence" means the housing unit, and related structures such as an unattached garage or woodshed, which is the person's principal home, and which the person in good faith regards as home to the exclusion of any other places where the person may temporarily live.  "Residence" shall exclude attached dwelling units and unattached structures used or intended for commercial or other nonresidential purposes.

2  Persons and Property Liable to Taxation; Exemption for Deaf or Severely Hearing Impaired Persons; Exclusion of Home-share Income.  Amend RSA 72:38-b, III(c) to ready as follows:

(c)  Owns net assets not in excess of the amount determined by the city or town for purposes of paragraph I, excluding the value of the person's actual residence and the land upon which it is located up to the greater of 2 acres or the minimum single family residential lot size specified in the local zoning ordinance.  The amount determined by the city or town shall not be less than $35,000 or, if married, combined net assets in such greater amount as may be determined by the town or city.  "Net assets" means the value of all assets, tangible and intangible, minus the value of any good faith encumbrances, but shall not include any income from a home-share arrangement in which the applicant receives assistance with house work or other activities of daily living in exchange for reduced rent.  "Residence" means the housing unit, and related structures such as an unattached garage or woodshed, which is the person's principal home, and which the person in good faith regards as home to the exclusion of any other places where the person may temporarily live.  "Residence" shall exclude attached dwelling units and unattached structures used or intended for commercial or other nonresidential purposes.

3  Persons and Property Liable to Taxation; Conditions for Elderly Exemption; Exclusion of Home-share Income.  Amend RSA 72:39-a, I(c) to read as follows:

(c)  Owns net assets not in excess of the amount determined by the city or town for purposes of RSA 72:39-b, excluding the value of the person's actual residence and the land upon which it is located up to the greater of 2 acres or the minimum single family residential lot size specified in the local zoning ordinance.  The amount determined by the city or town shall not be less than $35,000.  A city or town may set a combined net assets amount for married persons in such greater amount as the legislative body of the city or town may determine.  "Net assets" means the value of all assets, tangible and intangible, minus the value of any good faith encumbrances, but shall not include any income from a home-share arrangement in which the applicant receives assistance with house work or other activities of daily living in exchange for reduced rent.  "Residence" means the housing unit, and related structures such as an unattached garage or woodshed, which is the person's principal home, and which the person in good faith regards as home to the exclusion of any other places where the person may temporarily live.  "Residence" shall exclude attached dwelling units and unattached structures used or intended for commercial or other nonresidential purposes.

4  New Paragraph; Eligibility for Assistance; Home-share Income.  Amend RSA 167:4 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:

VI.  Any income from a home-share arrangement in which the applicant receives assistance with house work or other activities of daily living in exchange for reduced rent shall be excluded from income for purposes of determining eligibility for public assistance, including medical assistance and food stamps; provided that, if eligibility for the assistance program is governed by federal regulation, such income shall be disregarded to the extent permitted by federal law.

5  Effective Date.

I.  Sections 1-3 of this act shall take effect April 1, 2021.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1305 at GenCourtMobile
HB1305 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 12, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1305 Revision: 6963 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 1 P. 17
Jan. 28, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/28/2020 01:30 pm LOB 301
Feb. 12, 2020 Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:30 am LOB 301
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 02/19/2020 (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 7 P. 12
Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 17-0; CC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 02/19/2020