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New Tennessee Legislation Seeks To Provide Property Tax Relief For Unemployable Veterans

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Rebecca Scott] –

With many veterans across the country struggling to find affordable housing and dealing with various disabilities, Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City-District 03,) a veteran himself, has introduced a bill designed to assist disabled veterans in Tennessee.

Senate Bill 1725 (SB1725) “expands eligibility for property tax relief to a veteran who acquired a service-connected disability that is determined by the United States department of veterans affairs to be permanent and total due to individual unemployability. – Amends TCA Section 67-5-704.” 

The most recent data provided by the Housing Assistance Council shows that there are 423,042 veterans in Tennessee. That is equal to approximately 8 percent of the adult population in the state.

More than 267,000 homes in Tennessee are owned by veterans; and more than 28 percent of those who have served in the military have some sort of disability related to their military service.

If passed, this bill would provide property tax relief to those veterans who have served our country and are now unable to be employed due to a disability directly related to their time spent in the military.

Prioritizing veteran care, assistance, resources and respect is a priority of many of Tennessee’s conservative lawmakers and their constituents. 

Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin-District 74) sponsors the companion bill, House Bill 1813 (HB1813) .

Rebecca Scott is a Tennessee resident and reporter for The Tennessee Conservative. 

You can reach Rebecca at Rebecca@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

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