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ACT SUMMARY 2007-2008

SUMMARY OF THE 2007 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 37

(H.274)

Human services; adult foster care; developmental disabilities;

education property tax adjustments

This act defines “adult foster care” and “home care services” for the Division of Mental Health and for the aging and disability programs at the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living.

The act increases the amount of disability support payments which may be excluded from the calculation of "household income" under the property tax adjustment program in two ways. First, Sec. 3 removes the $6,500.00 cap on the exclusion (this cap was to take effect beginning in 2008 and is now repealed). Second, Sec. 3 expands the types of disability support payments that may be excluded.

The act also requires the state to pay interest on property tax adjustment refunds which were granted retroactively by Act No. 185 of 2006.

Effective Dates: July 1, 2007 for definition of adult foster care (Secs. 1 and 2); May 25, 2006 for abatement of penalties and payment of interest (Sec. 4); and applicable to property tax adjustment claims filed in 2008 and after (Sec. 3).



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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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