Agenda Item 6A
June 27, 2017
June 23, 2017
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
Expedited Bill 13-17, Taxation - Property Tax Credit for Retired Military
Services Members - Eligibility
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (3-0):
Expedited Bill 13-17.
Expedited Bill 13-17, Taxation - Property Tax Credit for Retired Military Services Members -
Eligibility, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Councilmember Floreen and Co-Sponsors Council President
Berliner, and Councilmembers Rice, Katz, and Navarro, was introduced on May 2, 2017. A public
hearing was held on June 13 and a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
worksession was held on June 22.
Expedited Bill 13-17 would expand the property tax credit for military retirees to include a retired
member of the uniformed services, the military reserves, or the national guard. Expedited Bill
13-17 would implement authority granted in House Bill 1234 that was enacted during the 2017
General Assembly session. Expedited Bill 13-17 would take effect on July
Public Hearing and Correspondence
At the June 13 public hearing, the Council heard from Captain David Peterson on behalf of the
Montgomery County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America supportive of Bill
13-17 (©12). The Council also received a letter from James Tully requesting adjustments in the
assessment cap for the property tax credit for elderly individuals and retired veterans (©13).
Council staff notes that the bill presently before the Committee was drafted with a specific purpose - to address
eligibility for retired members of the military services. It was not drafted generally as a bill to reopen the other
eligibility criteria for the broader tax credit program.