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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 2, 2017 12:08 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Camera Bartolotta
To: All Senate members
Subject: Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Relief
 
We will soon be reintroducing SB 1039, a Constitutional Amendment that would expand the Property Tax Exemption Program for Disabled Veterans.

Currently, an honorably discharged disabled veteran must be 100 percent disabled and have a financial need to receive a 100 percent exemption from property taxes. This Constitutional Amendment would exempt additional honorably discharged disabled veterans from paying a portion of their property taxes. The amount of the tax exemption would depend on the extent of the veteran’s disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If a veteran is determined to be 100 percent disabled, he or she would be exempt from paying property taxes; a veteran considered 75 percent disabled, would be exempt from paying 75 percent of his or her property taxes. A fifty percent disability would be the threshold. Additionally, all veterans - whether 50 percent or 100 percent disabled - would still have to qualify based on their financial need. As our men and women continue to put their lives on the line for our freedom, this measure is another way in which we can say thank you for their sacrifice.

SB 1039 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Bartolotta, Aument, Baker, Brooks, Browne, Costa, Dinniman, Fontana, Greenleaf, Haywood, Hutchinson, Rafferty, Scarnati, Scavello, Vogel, Wagner, Ward, and Yudichak.

Please join us in cosponsoring this Constitutional Amendment. Should you have any questions, please contact Nate Silcox (Senator Vulakovich’s Office) at 717-787-6538 or nsilcox@pasen.gov or Colleen Greer (Senator Bartolotta’s Office) at 717-787-1463 or cgreer@pasen.gov.


Introduced as SB239