Media Advisory – Committees to Hold Hearing on Tax Breaks for Disabled Vets

The Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee and the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness will hold a joint public hearing on Monday, October 26, to gather testimony on a proposed state constitutional amendment and legislation to expand the Property Tax Exemption Program for Disabled Veterans, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich, chairman of the Senate committee.

The hearing is set for 10 a.m. in the Senate Majority Caucus Room, Room 156 in the Main Capitol to review Senate Bill 1039, the measure introduced by Senator Vulakovich and Senator Camera Bartolotta, as well as Senate Bill 708 (Smith), Senate Bill 744 (Leach), and Senate Bill 996 (Tartaglione).

Currently, an honorably discharged veteran must be 100 percent disabled to receive a 100 percent exemption from property taxes.  Senate Bill 1039 would provide tax exemptions to all disabled veterans at a percentage corresponding to their level of disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Contact: Nate Silcox (717) 787-6538 or nsilcox@pasen.gov