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Property Tax Relief - Not for Disable 100 P/T Veterans or the poor in Tennessee

From: Phillip Nelson [mailto:nels3609@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:55 PM
To: pnelson@tiptonco.com
Subject: FW: Property Tax Relief - Not for Disable 100 P/T Veterans or the poor in Tennessee

 

Hi there, I want to thank you for your post about the tax relief for us in TN. I called our local Paralyzed Veterans Office, since my husband was a life member of it. They have advocates to fight on issues like the one mentioned. I was shocked to find out than they, the advocates in Memphis, have NO idea that there is a danger of us losing this exemption. I was wondering if you would be willing to call 901 - 523 8990 and ask to be connected to the PVA office. The lady answering the phone will be Sharon Mound. I feel our Veterans deserve to be represented by their advocates on this issue. I would very much appreciate you getting in touch with the PVA. There is a much bigger chance that way to keep this tax relief. I thank you for your help. Please, keep us informed. Thanks again.

 

From: Phillip Nelson [mailto:nels3609@bellsouth.net]
Sent:
Friday, March 27, 2015 6:56 PM
To:
'editorial@tsdmemphis.com'
Subject: Property Tax Relief - Not for Disable 100 P/T Veterans or the poor in Tennessee

 

As anyone heard about the veteran caucus that the governor is having on Monday afternoon about the property tax relief bill?

 

For your information:

 

This is the second time of revisiting this issue once was last year 107th General Assembly, SB2599 by Norris and HB2503 by Sargent - Taxes, Real Property - As enacted, provides that if the comptroller determines that annual appropriations would be insufficient to permit full payment of claims reflecting the income and value standards established in the tax relief provisions or in the annual appropriations act, the comptroller must calculate and apply a factor to uniformly adjust individual payments to permit all timely claims to be paid within the limits of the appropriation. - Amends TCA Title 67. Is that ...

 

Now we move up to this year (107th General Assembly) HB 1197 by *Ragan and (SB 1336) by *McNally,  http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1197&ga=109.

Placed on cal. Local Government Committee for 3/31/2015.  Please understand that a Permanent and Total disable American vet's with a spouse only receives approximately $3150 or 6500 if the veteran has lost both legs during the war that would be the high side of conversation for the veteran) a month and $800-$1800 a month from Social Security. His Social Security would be the same as ours on how many quarters he has paid in during the veterans lifetime for Social Security disability. And if the veteran is limited to household income limits of 50,00 and/or 60,000, then no veteran well-qualified.

 

Property Tax Relief - Not for Disable 100 P/T Veterans in Tennessee

 

I would encourage you to forward this to other veterans in Tennessee and have them call their reps and senators.

 

History on this Bill for Property Tax Relief:

This Bill was introduced the first time during 107th General Assembly and did not pass because veterans were able to look up this Bill by typing in a search for "veterans". I have listed this information at the very bottom for your reference.

 

No less fast-forward to 108th General Assembly in order to make our Tennessee government more transparent the website that you look up would be easier for all Tennesseans. What a joke! If you will take a look at the Senate bill 1336 in the house bill 1197 you will find no information in the text line dealing with veterans or lower income families or people over 65. Without this information in the bill there is no way that a veteran, low income, or persons over the age of 65. Could do a search like "Veteran" for those bills to appear.

 

This is absolutely totally dishonest, disgraceful, and on ethical to deliberately trick our veterans as thinking there is no bill for this year. Open government by this administration has been the most closed that I have ever seen during my lifetime. These groups of people are having private meetings and dealings under the table with the governor and other members of our Senate and our representatives one of the local newspaper in another county. What happened to the sunshine law! What ever happened to honesty in government! What ever happened to the people that we fold in office taking care of the ones who served this country.

 

Now we stop this one other time last year. And we can do it again. You need to get on the phone and start calling with the ones who put that bill forward (Senate McNally and Reps Ragan both from East Tennessee). I was told Reps Ragan was an Officer in the United States Air Force. I would not want him on my team as a veteran. If you'll watch the video and make sure you pull down the list for Bill 1197; you'll see how our state government is run and thus that's who sacrifice much for this country are ran over.

 

 

http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php…

 

 

http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx… HB1197&GA=109

 

 

 

108th General Assembly

 

SENATE BILL 1336

 By McNally

 

HOUSE BILL 1197

 

By Ragan

 

 

 

 

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67,

 Chapter 5, Part 7, relative to tax relief.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

 

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-5-701(f)(2), is amended by

 

deleting the period at the end of the subdivision and substituting instead the following:

 

, per taxing jurisdiction.

 

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring It

 

House

 Floor and Committee Votes

 

HB1197 by Ragan - LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE:

 Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Local Government Committee 3/25/2015

 Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

 

 

HB 1197

Representative John Ragan

301 6th Avenue North

Suite G-24 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-4400

Fax: (615) 253-0297

Email: rep.john.ragan@capitol.tn.gov

 

(SB 1336)

Senator Randy McNally

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 307 War Memorial Building

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-6806

Fax: (615) 253-0285

Email: sen.randy.mcnally@capitol.tn.gov

 

 

Committee Officers (Chair)

Representative Tim Wirgau

301 6th Avenue North

Suite G-2 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-6804

 Fax: (615) 253-0239

Email: rep.tim.wirgau@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Mike Sparks (Vice-Chair)

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 113 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-6829

 Fax: (615) 253-0332

Email: rep.mike.sparks@capitol.tn.gov

 

Committee Members

 

Representative Dale Carr

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 107 War Memorial Building

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone (615) 741-5981

Fax (615) 253-0303

Email: rep.dale.carr@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Jimmy Eldridge

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 208 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-7475

Fax: (615) 253-0373

Email: rep.jimmy.eldridge@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Marc Gravitt

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 107 War Memorial Building

 Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-1934

Fax: (615) 253-0271

Email: rep.marc.gravitt@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Andy Holt

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 205 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-7847

Fax: (615) 253-0293

Email: rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Dan Howell

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 110 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-7799

Fax: (615) 253-0252

Email: rep.dan.howell@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Larry J. Miller

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 36 Legislative Plaza

 Nashville, TN 37243

 Phone: (615) 741-4453

Fax: (615) 253-0329

Email: rep.larry.miller@capitol.tn.gov

 

Rep. Antonio "2 Shay" Parkinson

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 36-B Legislative Plaza

 Nashville, TN 37243

 Phone: (615) 741-4575

 Fax: (615) 253-0347

Email: rep.antonio.parkinson@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Cameron Sexton

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 114 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-2343

Fax: (615) 253-0230

Email: rep.cameron.sexton@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative David Shepard

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 34 Legislative Plaza

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-3513

Fax: (615) 253-0244

Email: rep.david.shepard@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative Billy Spivey

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 205 War Memorial Bldg.

Nashville, TN 37243

 Phone: (615) 741-4170

 Fax: (615) 253-0274

Email: rep.billy.spivey@capitol.tn.gov

 

Representative James (Micah) Van Huss

301 6th Avenue North

Suite 23 Legislative Plaza

Nashville, TN 37243

Phone (615) 741-1717

Fax (615) 253-0301

Email: rep.micah.vanhuss@capitol.tn.gov

 

107th General Assembly (This is last year)

 

SB2599 by Norris

 

HB2503 by Sargent

 

Taxes, Real Property - As enacted, provides that if the comptroller determines that annual appropriations would be insufficient to permit full payment of claims reflecting the income and value standards established in the tax relief provisions or in the annual appropriations act, the comptroller must calculate and apply a factor to uniformly adjust individual payments to permit all timely claims to be paid within the limits of the appropriation. - Amends TCA Title 67.

 

Thanks

Phil

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