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Chris Celeste
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I received the following response from Rep Vella-Wilkinson:

Thank you for reaching out to me regarding my concerns about the Veterans Exemption.

Several veterans in different municipalities have contacted me to say their town/city will not honor the change in Veterans Property tax exemption. They are still enforcing the old standard therefore members of the National Guard,, reservists and peacetime vets are refused the benefit. One Solicitor informed me it was too high a cost to burden his City with. However, neither he nor anyone from the Administration testified or even wrote a letter in opposition to the Bill. Furthermore, they never contacted their delegation to object. They do not have the option to reject the measure which is voted into law.

Speaker Shekarchi directed me to contact you regarding this matter.