Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Bill Signed Into Law
Thu Jul 22 2021 21:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Veteran Property Tax Relief Bill Signed Into Law
A veterans legislative initiative (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veterans’ property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation has been signed into law.
The 9th District delegation issued the following statement on the enactment of their veterans’ legislative initiative:
“Corrective action has now been taken to ensure that disabled veterans shareholders and their surviving spouses residing in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation will now be eligible to receive the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption.
“Eligibility for the program can prove to be a significant financial benefit for disabled veterans. For too long, certain disabled veterans were wrongly denied this property tax relief benefit due a legal technicality in State law that defined housing in such a manner that excluded disabled veterans living in a cooperative or mutual housing corporation.
“That all changed with enactment of our delegation’s veterans’ legislative initiative that advanced with strong bipartisan support and sponsorship.
“It is our privilege to serve a constituency is composed of a significant number of veterans, many of whom are active in veterans’ organizations and policy.
“To more effectively represent the interests of these constituents and their families, members of our delegation have requested and been assigned, respectively, to serve on the Senate and Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.”