Bill Status of HB3344 98th General Assembly
Short Description: SOLDIERS TO FARMERS PRGRAM ACT
Rep. John D. Cavaletto
| 12/3/2014||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Soldiers to Farmers Program Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall implement and administer the Soldiers to Farmers Program to provide financial and instructional assistance to Illinois veterans interested in starting a career in the farming and agriculture industries. Provides that from appropriations made for the purposes of the Act, the Department shall award a $10,000 stipend to program participants to go towards the purchase of land or farming equipment. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and the Motor Fuel Tax Law by providing up to a 5-year exemption to program participants for tangible personal property used in a farming or agricultural business operated by the veteran that is not otherwise exempt and claims for undyed diesel fuel used in a farming or agricultural business operated by the veteran for which claims may not otherwise be made.