TRENTON – The General Assembly passed laws (S-956 / A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Rep. Brian Rumpf, and Rep. DiAnne Gove, which exempted the current veteran with disability from property tax on shareholders with disabilities and theirs surviving spouse residing in a cooperative or mutual housing association.
Connors, Hull & Gove-sponsored legislation to help more veterans qualify for land tax exemption for disabled veterans was approved by the General Assembly today.
Last July, the entire Senate unanimously passed S-956. After S-956 / A-911 passed both houses of the Legislature, it was sent to Governor Murphy’s desk.
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The 9th District Delegation made the following statement approving the Legislative Initiative of their Veterans:
“It is certainly a disservice to allow shareholders of disabled veterans and their surviving spouses who live in a co-op or co-op housing association to continue ineligible to receive the disabled veteran’s property tax exemption.
“Legislators have taken bipartisan action to remove the legal aspects that define housing in such a way that certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses are denied the property tax breaks that they should be entitled to.
“Our legislation includes provisions to ensure that only the disabled veteran or surviving spouse is the sole beneficiary of the exemption in the housing unit.
“Affected disabled veterans and surviving spouses now only have to sign our laws from the governor to finally qualify for property tax exemption because of their service and sacrifice to our country.”
To more effectively advance the interests of their constituents, members of the 9th Legislative District have served on the Senate and Convention Military and Veterans Affairs Committees.