H.B. No. 0068

Property tax-homestead exemption.


Sponsored By:        Joint Revenue Interim Committee


AN ACT relating to taxation and revenue; providing for a homestead tax exemption as specified; amending related provisions; repealing conflicting provisions; providing an appropriation; providing applicability; and providing for an effective date.


12/29/2008  Bill Number Assigned

1/13/2009   H Introduced and Referred to H03

1/13/2009   H Received for Introduction

1/21/2009   H03 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Edmonds, Esquibel, K., Goggles, Madden, Miller, Petersen and Wallis

Nays:  Representative(s) Semlek

Ayes 8    Nays 1    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/21/2009   H Rereferred to H02

1/28/2009   H02 Recommended Do Pass



Ayes:  Representative(s) Berger, Hammons, Harshman, Jorgensen, Pedersen, Philp and Steward

Ayes 7    Nays 0    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


1/28/2009   H Placed on General File



Page 5-line 21          After "is" insert "the lesser of".

Page 5-line 22          Delete "for property" insert "on the dwelling or fifty percent (50%) of the tax assessed on the property".

                        ANDERSON, R., CHAIRMAN



Delete the standing committee amendment (HB0068HS001/A) entirely.

Further amend as follows:

Page 5-line 4           Delete "and".

Page 5-line 8           Delete "." insert "; and".

Page 5-after line 8           Insert: "(IV)  The dwelling has been occupied by the applicant since the beginning of the calendar year.".

Page 5-lines 20 through 24    Delete entirely and insert:

"(D)  The exemption under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is the lesser of four thousand four hundred dollars ($4,400.00) of assessed value on the dwelling or fifty percent (50%) of the assessed value on the dwelling;".  ANDERSON, R., MADDEN


2/2/2009    H Passed CoW

2/3/2009    H Passed 2nd Reading



Page 4-line 6           After "who" delete balance of the line.

Page 4-line 7           Delete the line through "who".

Page 4-lines 22 through 24    Delete entirely.

Page 5-line 2           Delete "(II)" insert "(I)".

Page 5-line 6           Delete "(III)" insert "(II)".  SIMPSON


2/4/2009    H Passed 3rd Reading



Ayes:  Representative(s) Anderson, R., Bagby, Barbuto, Berger, Blake, Bonner, Brechtel, Brown, Buchanan, Byrd, Cannady, Childers, Cohee, Connolly, Craft, Davison, Diercks, Edmonds, Esquibel, K., Gilmore, Gingery, Goggles, Hales, Hallinan, Hammons, Harshman, Harvey, Illoway, Jaggi, Jorgensen, Landon, Lockhart, Lubnau, Madden, McKim, McOmie, Meyer, Miller, Millin, Moniz, Peasley, Pedersen, Petersen, Philp, Quarberg, Roscoe, Semlek, Shepperson, Simpson, Steward, Stubson, Teeters, Thompson and Throne

Nays:  Representative(s) Carson, Mercer, Patton, Wallis and Zwonitzer, Dn.

Excused:  Representative(s) Zwonitzer, Dv.

Ayes 54    Nays 5    Excused 1    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/6/2009    S Received for Introduction

2/6/2009    S Introduced and Referred to S03

2/19/2009   S03 Recommended Amend and Do Pass



Ayes:  Senator(s) Case, Larson and Martin

Nays:  Senator(s) Perkins and Schiffer

Ayes 3    Nays 2    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/19/2009   S Placed on General File

2/19/2009   S Rereferred to S02

2/25/2009   S02 Recommended Do Not Pass



Ayes:  Senator(s) Massie, Meier, Nicholas, Peterson and Townsend

Ayes 5    Nays 0    Excused 0    Absent 0    Conflicts 0


2/25/2009   S Placed on General File; Did Not Consider in CoW