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07/22/2024 07:37 PM
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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: July 31, 2023 03:17 PM
From: Senator Tracy Pennycuick
To: All Senate members
Subject: Removing the Wartime Provision from Pennsylvania’s Disabled Veterans' Real Estate Tax Exemption
 
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to amend the real estate tax exemption for Pennsylvania’s veterans.
 
Current law provides for property tax exemptions to all veterans who are 100% disabled as a result of wartime service and need financial assistance. My legislation removes the wartime service requirement provision, which would expand the program to include 100% disabled veterans who suffered service-related injuries during times of peace.
 
Wartime service should not be a qualification in our state’s property tax exemption program, as soldiers frequently risk severe injuries during non-combative operations and exercises. Those veterans who suffered debilitating, life-changing injuries as a result of their service to our nation, regardless of the time period, deserve an opportunity to receive assistance through this program.
 
I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this legislation. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Szuchyt in my office.
 



Introduced as SB947