Reps. Rogers And Green Announce Bill To Grant Homestead Exemption To Military Families
Proposed Legislation Would Extend Homestead Exemption to Surviving Spouses of Uniformed Service Members in Ohio
December 04, 2019
 
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State Reps. John M. Rogers (D-Mentor-On-The-Lake) and Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would grant a homestead tax exemption to the surviving spouses of uniformed service members who have been killed in the line of duty, or whose death was otherwise service connected.


“The General Assembly continues to honor its solemn commitment to Ohio’s military families,” Rep. Rogers said. “This legislation aims to help keep the surviving spouses and families of uniformed service members in their homes, in the event that a spouse has made the ultimate sacrifice in the service to our country.”


This tax exemption enables qualified homeowners to reduce the property value of their homestead for the purposes of calculating their property taxes by $50,000.


“As we proudly display in the Statehouse Rotunda, it serves as a constant reminder to ‘Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle, and for His Widow and for His Orphans,’” Rep. Green said.  “We are taking up this legislation in the name of those who have sacrificed everything for our freedoms.


This proposal mimics HB 17, similar legislation intended to enhance the homestead exemption made available to the surviving spouses of first responders who have also given their lives in the line of duty. This legislation recently passed the Ohio House of Representatives and is under consideration in the Senate. The bill will soon be referred to a House Committee for its first consideration.

 
 
 
  
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“The General Assembly continues to honor its solemn commitment to Ohio’s military families,” Rep. Rogers said. “This legislation aims to help keep the surviving spouses and families of uniformed service members in their homes, in the event that a spouse has made the ultimate sacrifice in the service to our country.”



 
 

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