Introduced by Representative Nease of Johnson
Subject: Taxation; property tax; boy scout and girl scout exemption; PILOT payments
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to require state PILOT payments to municipalities to reimburse for boy scout and girl scout property tax exemptions.
AN ACT RELATING TO PILOT FOR SCOUT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 32 V.S.A. chapter 123, subchapter 4B is added to read:
Subchapter 4B. Exempt Property of Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations
§ 3709. Payment in lieu of taxes for property held by boy
scout or girl scout organization
By October 31 each year, the secretary of administration shall reimburse municipalities for municipal tax lost because of the exemption under subdivision 3802(2) of this title for real estate owned by a boy scout or girl scout organization, as determined by the secretary. The secretary shall calculate for any affected municipality an amount equal to one percent of the listed value of the property, multiplied by the municipal tax rate of the municipality for the current property tax year calculated as if the exempt boy scout or girl scout property had been taxable, and shall pay that amount to the municipality.
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