Rep. Crawley's Bipartisan Bill To Benefit Ohio Veterans Clears Ohio House Unanimously
Bill offers security and stability by putting money back in the pockets of Ohio veterans

State Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 18, the Ohio Veterans’ Exemption Payment Act, her bipartisan bill alongside Rep. A. Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) to exemptveterans’ disability severance payments from the state income tax.

“As a Navy veteran, daughter, and sister of a veteran, I recognize how this bill will have an enormous impact on our veterans and their families. With the passing of this legislation, we are keeping Ohio’s promise of security and stability to those who honorably served their country,” said Rep. Crawley. “I am proud that my first bill to pass the House is bipartisan and an example of what the Ohio General Assembly can achieve when we all work together.”

HB 18 would authorize a temporary refundable income tax credit equal to the Ohio income tax paid by such a veteran on disability severance pay for taxable years ending after January 17, 1991.

In 2017, there were some 774,935 veterans in Ohio with 134,742 receiving disability compensation, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

House Bill 18 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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