Sunday, January 9, 2011

Connecticut to consider tax exemption for Cold War Veterans

The State of Connecticut will consider a tax exemption for Cold War Veterans. The bill does not
state what type or size of exemption will be given. Another step forward, we need to have each and
everyone contact their state legislators to ask for ALL states to issue a tax exemption to
Cold War  Veterans

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General Assembly
  Proposed Bill No. 5146
 
January Session, 2011
  LCO No. 481
   
Referred to Committee on Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs
 
Introduced by:
 
REP. SCHOFIELD, 16th Dist.
(By Request)
 
AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR COLD WAR VETERANS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That chapter 506 of the general statutes be amended to define "Cold War veteran" as any person who served in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Coast Guard and Air Force in full-time, active service, other than training, for a period of more than one year, during the period beginning on September 2, 1945, and ending on December 26, 1991, who was honorably discharged and awarded a Cold War Recognition Certificate, and that section 12-81 of the general statutes be amended to allow municipalities the option of providing such Cold War veterans a property tax exemption.
Statement of Purpose:
To allow municipalities the option of providing a property tax exemption to Cold War veterans. 

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans
"We Remember"

---------------- "And so the greatest of American triumphs... became a peculiarly joyless victory. We had won the Cold War, but there would be no parades." -- Robert M. Gates, 1996