SENSE OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION
REGARDING THE LOCAL OPTION
WHEREAS, the State of Connecticut has passed a new law which allows towns to provide greater tax relief to military veterans; and
WHEREAS, the municipalities can cut up to $10,000 from a veteran’s tax assessment; and
WHEREAS, the City of Stamford has proposed increasing the benefit to $5,000; and
WHEREAS, the income limits to qualify for the increased benefit per Connecticut General Statute 12-81f is less than $16,000 (married) and $14,000 (single); and
WHEREAS, Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives feels the income requirements are low; and
WHEREAS, a majority of the people collecting social security and a small pension would exceed the amounts indicated.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; that Connecticut’s legislators should seriously consider amending Section 12-81f; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives recommends the limits be increased to $31,000 (married) and $25,000 (single); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED; that Stamford’s 26th Board of Representatives believes the proposed amendment would be an admirable way of conveying to the veterans how much they are appreciated.
Submitted by: The 26th Board of Representatives