Rep. Jack Cera Supports Tax Change For Veterans' Organizations
Votes yes as House Bill 24 passes Ohio House
October 12, 2017
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State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) voted in favor of House Bill (HB) 24, which unanimously passed the House Wednesday. HB 24 benefits veterans’ organizations by modifying property tax exemptions under Ohio law.

“Veterans’ organizations, whose purpose is to serve their veterans, should be treated fairly by state tax laws. House Bill 24 gives a veterans’ organization the opportunity to expand their facilities and even their capital in order to serve their communities and more of the honorable service men and women that belong to their respective groups,” said Cera.

Under the legislation, property used primarily for meetings and administrative purposes of the veterans’ group, or for providing nonprofit programs and supportive services to veterans or current members of the US Armed Forces or their families, would be able to qualify for a property tax exemption. 

Though the bill was written to respond to a tax law interpretation affecting one veterans’ group in Columbiana County, the proposed law could assist all veterans’ groups in Ohio. 

The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

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