|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Smith of Morristown, Dostis of Waterbury, Komline of Dorset, Minter of Waterbury and Peltz of Woodbury
Subject: Taxation; property tax; recreation property; skating rinks
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to allow a property tax exemption without a vote for skating rinks used primarily by public schools.
AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SKATING RINKS USED BY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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 and personal property owned and operated on a nonprofit basis as a skating rink and which, in the most recent calendar year, was used more than 75 percent of its operating hours by, or received more than 75 percent of its gross revenue from, public school districts for their school athletic programs. Property exempt under this subdivision shall not require a vote under subdivision 3832(7) of this title.
Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall apply to grand lists for April 1, 2007, and after.
The Vermont General Assembly
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