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HB 879 — Surviving Spouse Ad Valorem Tax Reduction

by Rep. Killebrew and others (CS/SB 1074 by Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee and Senators Wright and Albritton)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee (MS)

This bill is the implementing legislation for House Joint Resolution 877, which allows the homestead property tax discount for disabled veterans to transfer to a veteran’s surviving spouse upon the death of the veteran, provided the veteran had received the discount.

The discount on homestead property taxes is currently available for veterans aged 65 or older who have permanent, combat-related disabilities.

If approved by the voters, these provisions take effect January 1, 2021.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 114-0