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HB 879: Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax Reduction

GENERAL BILL by Killebrew ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Altman ; Eagle ; Fernandez-Barquin ; Hill ; Magar ; Smith, D. ; Stark

Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax Reduction; Authorizes surviving spouses of certain permanently disabled veterans to carry over certain discount on ad valorem taxes on homestead property under specified conditions; authorizes discount to be transferred to another permanent residence under specified conditions; provides procedure by which applicant may file application after specified date & request discount; authorizes DOR to adopt emergency rules.

Effective Date: on the effective date of the amendment to the State Constitution proposed by HJR 877, or a similar joint resolution having substantially the same specific intent and purpose
Last Action: 3/5/2020 House - Ordered enrolled -HJ 805
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/9/2019 House • Filed
12/12/2019 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 74
1/13/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 01/15/20, 9:30 am, 12 HOB
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 74
1/15/2020 House • Favorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 393
• Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 393
2/7/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 02/11/20, 9:30 am, Morris Hall
2/11/2020 House • Favorable by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 534
• Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 534
2/18/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/20/20, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
2/20/2020 House • Favorable by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 629
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 629
2/27/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/20
3/3/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 698
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 728
• Passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 729
3/4/2020 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Military and Veterans Affairs and Space; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 416
• Withdrawn from Military and Veterans Affairs and Space; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 405
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/SB 1074 -SJ 405
• Received -SJ 416
• Read 2nd time -SJ 405
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 459
• Passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 459, 460
3/5/2020 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 805