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H.55

Introduced by   Representatives Donaghy of Poultney and Baker of West Rutland

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Taxation; property tax; exemption for fallen firefighters and emergency personnel

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide a property tax exemption for five years to the survivors of volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVORS OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  32 V.S.A. § 3802(17) is added to read:

§ 3802.  PROPERTY TAX

The following property shall be exempt from taxation:

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(17)  Real property occupied as the principal residence of and owned in fee simple by the surviving spouse of a firefighter, as defined in 20 V.S.A. § 3151, who was serving on a volunteer basis, or of volunteer emergency medical personnel, as defined in 24 V.S.A. § 2651, who dies as a direct result of injuries received during performance of firefighting or providing emergency medical services.  An exemption under this subdivision shall apply for five years following the date of death of the firefighter or emergency medical personnel.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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