Senior/Disabled Veterans Status Report 2009
Jefferson County Assessor's Office Status Report:
Elimination of the Property Tax Exemptions For Qualifying Seniors
January 27, 2009:
Governor Ritter forwards his budget request to the Legislature which includes a request that the Senior/Disabled Veterans property tax exemption be eliminated for the period from January, 1, 2009 through January 1, 2011 (three years).
April 6, 2009:
Senate Bill 09-276 is introduced sponsored by Senators White, Keller, and Tapia and Representatives Pommer, Ferrandino, and Marostica which would eliminate the Senior/Disabled Veterans property tax exemption for the period from January, 1, 2009 but before January 1, 2011 (two years) (link to pdf of bill)
April 7, 2009:
SB 09-276 referred by Appropriations Committee to Committee of the Whole (entire Senate) without amendment Senators Bacon, Hodge, White, Williams, Keller, and Tapia voted in favor. Senators Harvey, King K., Kopp, and Sandoval voted against.
April 9, 2009:
SB 09-276 amended by Senate to eliminate the Senior/Disabled Veterans property tax exemption for the period from January, 1, 2009 but before January 1, 2010 (one year).(link to pdf of amended bill)
April 13, 2009:
SB 09-276 as amended introduced in House and assigned to Appropriations Committee
April 13, 2009:
SB 09-276 as amended passes the Senate. Voting in favor of passing the bill were Senators Bacon, Boyd, Carroll M., Foster, Heath, Hodge, Hudak, Isgar, Keller, Morse, Newell, President Groff, Romer, Shaffer B., Spence, Tapia, Veiga, White, and Williams. Voting against passing the bill were Senators Brophy, Cadman, Gibbs, Harvey, Kester, King K, Kopp, Lundberg, Mitchell, Penry, Renfroe, Sandoval, Scheffel, Schultheis, Schwartz, and Tochtrop.
April 15, 2009:
SB 09-276 as amended referred by House Appropriations Committee to Committee of the Whole (entire House) without amendment Representatives Judd, Kerr A., Marostica, McCann, Pace, Riesberg, Ferrandino, and Pommer voted in favor. Representatives Gardner B., Kefalas, Kerr J., Sonnenberg, and Vaad voted against
April 16, 2009:
SB 09-276 as amended is revised to limit its applicability to Seniors only (Disabled Veterans will retain their exemption) and to change the total decrease in appropriations for the program from $91,400,000 to $90,400,000 on Second Reading and is then approved. (link to amended and revised bill)
April 21, 2009:
SB 09-276 as amended and as rerevised passes the House. Voting in favor of passing the bill were Representatives Benefield, Casso, Court, Curry, Ferrandino, Fischer, Green, Hullinghorst, Judd, Kagan, Kerr A., Labuda, Levy, Marostica, McCann, McFadyen, Merrifield, Middleton, Miklosi, Pace, Peniston, Pommer, Rice, Riesberg, Ryden, Scanlan, Schafer S., Solano, Soper, Speaker Carroll, Todd, Vigil, and Weissmann Voting against passing the bill were Representatives Acree, Apuan, Balmer, Baumgardner, Bradford, Frangas, Gagliardi, Gardner B., Gardner C, Gerou, Kefalas, Kerr J., King S., Lambert, Liston, Looper, Massey, May, McKinley, McNulty, Murray, Nikkel, Primavera, Priola, Roberts, Sonnenberg, Stephens, Summers, Swalm, Tipton, Vaad, and Waller Co-sponsor(s) added: Representative(s) Benefield, Labuda.
April 27, 2009
Senate concurs with House revisions SB 09-276 as amended and revised is repassed.
June 4, 2009
SB 09-276 as amended and revised is signed by Governor Ritter.
Last Modified: Dec 21, 2009 01:23 PM
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