Maine LD 365: An Act To Provide a Tax Reduction for Modifications To Make a Home More Accessible for a Person with a Disability

LD 365 (subjects: PROPERTY TAX , CREDITS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=365&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Arthur Verow of Brewer: (D – District 128) — e-mail | Facebook

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
6/3/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-277)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-277), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 169
(Yeas 139 – Nays 0 – Absent 12 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
7/16/2015 House Carried over from the Special Appropriations Table to any special or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
4/13/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-277).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-490) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-490) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-490) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/13/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-277) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-490) thereto
ROLL CALL NO. 619
(Yeas 116 – Nays 33 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/13/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 674 Yeas 35 – Nays 0 – Excused 0 – Absent 0 PREVAILED
4/29/2016 Senate LD 365 In Senate, April 29, 2016, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 In Favor and 0 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 365 as originally introduced. L.D. 365 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-277) .

An Act To Provide a Tax Reduction for Modifications To Make a Home More Accessible for a Person with a Disability

CONCEPT DRAFT

SUMMARY

This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to provide a means to offset the costs incurred by a person with a disability who modifies a residence, such as by installing ramps or stairlifts, widening entryways or remodeling, to make it more accessible for that person. The offset could be in the form of an income tax credit or an exemption from property taxes.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


In The News…

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