Rep. Jack D. Franks

Filed: 3/15/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 504 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Property Tax Code is amended by adding
5Section 18-179 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 200/18-179 new)
7    Sec. 18-179. Abatement for the residence of disabled
9    (a) The county clerk shall abate a percentage of the taxes
10levied on each parcel of property that is owned and used
11exclusively by a disabled veteran, or the spouse or unmarried
12surviving spouse of the veteran, as a home. The percentage of
13taxes to be abated is equal to the percentage of disability of
14the veteran, as certified by the United States Department of
15Veterans Affairs.
16    (b) As used in this Section:



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1    "Disabled veteran" means a veteran who was honorably
2discharged with a service-connected disability and for whom
3documentation, in any form, from any branch of the United
4States Armed Forces has been issued certifying that the veteran
5suffers from a disability.
6    "Veteran" means an Illinois resident who has served as a
7member of the United States Armed Forces on active duty or
8State active duty, a member of the Illinois National Guard, or
9a member of the United States Reserve Forces.
10    (c) This Section applies to taxes levied in the 2011
11taxable year and thereafter.
12    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
13becoming law.".