Introduced by Sen. Margarita Prentice, (D-Renton) (D) on January 15, 2007, to exclude veteran benefits, in the form of disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation, from counting as disposable income. These forms of compensation would not count toward the income threshold that would disqualify someone from the Retired Person Property Tax Relief Program.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee on January 15, 2007.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 1, 2007.
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 31, 2008, to update effective dates for 2008 property tax assessments due for collection in 2009.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 19, 2008.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 31, 2008.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on March 27, 2008.
1) SB 5256 formerly HB 1102 by Anonymous on March 27, 2008 Why hasn't the Governer signed this legislation. Her husband is a Vietnam Vet.At every Photo op at election time, she will claim her concern for veterans. This legislation wil exempt VA copmpensation not to be counted as income.It will assist those 100% DAV severely wounded veterans; with combat disabilities, to fend off the ever growing tax burden to the property they own. Instead, the Governer signed SB 2488 to entittle dommestic parteners to quilify for the senoir tax exemption.
Lets see.... Where are the priorities? I can serveve my country and incurr severe lifetime disabilites(gunshot wounds) and the Governer cannot sign that legislation for a DAV exemption. However, the Governer can take time to sign a SB 2488 concerning legislation for domestic parters to to share in the same type of senoir property tax exemption. HuH.
2) 2007 Senate Bill 5256 (Providing for the exclusion of veterans benefits from the income calculation for the retired person property tax relief program.) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the Senate on January 15, 2007
The vote was 48 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 not voting