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Tennessee State Senate passes Senator Mark Green’s bills benefiting Veterans

 

Mark Green’s Two Bills would correct Injustices in State Law

Tennessee State GovernmentClarksville, TN – Senate Bill 10 and Senate Bill 1675, both sponsored by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), passed the State Senate unanimously last Thursday.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs buys certain veterans with severe disabilities a modified vehicle.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

Even though they were gifted, Tennessee has been charging sales tax and registration fees on those vehicles.

Senate Bill 10 exempts disabled veterans who receive the modified vehicles from having to pay sales tax or a registration fee on them.

Under current state law, veterans who are temporarily hospitalized or placed in a nursing home can lose their property tax relief upon returning home. Senate Bill 1675 would preserve the property tax relief for disabled veterans and elderly homeowners who qualify.

“I was honored to sponsor these two bills to help our veterans who have given sacrificially to serve our country. Senate Bill 10 and Senate Bill 1675 both correct injustices in our state law, and I’m glad the Senate voted unanimously to pass them. I look forward to the passage of these bills in the House under the leadership of Representative Tilman Goins and Representative Joe Pitts,” stated Senator Green.

For more information on Senator Green’s bills, please visit: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/S22.html


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