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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 4, 2019 11:08 AM
From: Senator Mario M. Scavello
To: All Senate members
Subject: Senior Property Tax Relief Act

In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation providing for much needed school property tax relief for senior citizens across the Commonwealth.

Specifically, my legislation would provide for a property tax rebate of up to $5,000 for all seniors age 65 and older who have an annual household income of less than $60,000. This legislation expands upon the already existing Property Tax Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program.

Property taxes continue to rise at an alarming rate and senior citizens are among our most vulnerable populations, given that they are on fixed incomes. As has been said before, no tax should have the power to leave you homeless. Furthermore, no citizen should be forced to choose between paying for food, medicine, or their school property tax bill. Implementation of this legislation is necessary so that together we can further address the property tax structure that has afflicted us with years of escalating home foreclosures and rising tax bills across the Commonwealth.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Christine Zubeck in my office at 717-787-6123 or czubeck@pasen.gov. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as SB1262