HB 97

83(R) - 2013

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Charles Perry

Bill Caption

Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the appraised value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Charitable organizations have donated homes to soldiers who have returned home after being wounded in war. These donations have unintentionally ended in the foreclosure of donated homes because veterans have been unable to afford the property taxes on these homes. HB 97 provides a property tax exemption on residences donated to certain disabled veterans.

Analysis: HB 97 limits government by decreasing the amount of revenue the state brings in by assessing the property of certain disabled veterans. HB 97 also promotes the property rights of these veterans because it allows them to keep more of their resources. We support HB 97.