Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans. (SB987)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Real property tax; exemption for disabled veterans.  Codifies the constitutional amendment adopted by voters in November 2010 that provides for a property tax exemption for veterans who have a 100 percent, service-related disability. The constitutional amendment requires the General Assembly to enact the exemption in general law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/12/11 11101918D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/23/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB987)
01/25/2011Committee substitute printed 11104648D-S1
01/25/2011Incorporates SB1358
01/25/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Read second time
01/27/2011Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104648D-S1
01/27/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB987S1
01/28/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2011Assigned Finance sub: #2
02/08/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB987S1)
02/09/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/14/2011Reported from Finance with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105245D-H1
02/15/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105245D-H1
02/16/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB987H1
02/16/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Title replaced 11105245D-H1
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB987ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/04/2011Impact statement from TAX (SB987ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB987ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 840 (effective 4/6/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0840)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


Alan Salisbury writes:

I would also favor a pro-rated exemption for service related disabled veterans at less than 100% disability.

Todd G. writes:

It is unfortunate that the regulations being proposed for this bill will not allow for ALL 100% permanent and total Disabled Veterans to receive this tax exemption.

Currently the proposed regulations as told to me by my Commissioner of Revenue is that the Disabled Veteran has to have both an Assigned 100% rating and their "Overall or combined" rating must also be 100%.

These proposed regulation eliminates those Disabled Veterans who have been assigned a 100% disability rating as a result of 38 CFR § 3.321(B) and 38 CFR § 3.340.

I doubt that this action meets the spirit and intent of the Voters who helped to pass the Constitutional Amendment last November.

Bob writes:

This bill should cover all 100% disabled veterans. This would include those rated 100% due to unemployability as well as schedular.