Maine LD 76: An Act To Amend the Property Tax Fairness Credit

LD 76 (subjects: PROPERTY TAX , FAIRNESS CREDIT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=76&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/20/2015 Senate Committee on TAXATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/20/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate Reports READ
Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report
Roll Call Ordered On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec to accept the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report
6/10/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/11/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/12/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/15/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/18/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/19/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
Subsequently, On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec The Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 308 19 Yeas – 16 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/22/2015 House On motion of Representative GOODE of Bangor, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 320
(Yeas 80 – Nays 67 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-202) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-202).
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/22/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-202).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Property Tax Fairness Credit

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 5219-KK, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 551, 3, is amended to read:

2. Credit. A resident individual is allowed a credit against the taxes imposed under this Part in an amount equal to 50% of the amount by which the benefit base for the resident individual exceeds 6% of the resident individual’s income. The credit may not exceed $600 $900 for resident individuals under 65 years of age as of the last day of the taxable year or $900 $1,200 for resident individuals 65 years of age and older as of the last day of the taxable year. In the case of married individuals filing a joint return, only one spouse is required to be 65 years of age or older to qualify for the $900 $1,200 credit limitation. In the case of resident married individuals filing separate returns, each of whom claims the credit on the same homestead, the credit for each spouse may not exceed $300 $450 if, for the taxable year, neither spouse was a resident individual 65 years of age or older or $450 $600 if, for the taxable year, at least one spouse was 65 years of age or older.

SUMMARY

This bill amends the property tax fairness credit by increasing the maximum credit to $900 for an eligible person under 65 years of age and $1,200 for an eligible person 65 years of age and older.

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