House Bill #5191 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES

Enables city/town council to grant tax relief from payment of real estate/property tax during periods of federal/state government cessation of operations to state/federal employees.

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  • 2019 – H 5191
  • 2019 – H 5191 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • LC000994
  • LC000994/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Tobon, Abney, Amore, Vella-Wilkinson, and Azzinaro
  • Date Introduced: January 24, 2019
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 44-5 of the General Laws entitled "Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 44-5-10.1. Tax payment relief during periods of governmental cessation of operations.
  • During periods when either the state or federal government cease the operation of governmental functions, in whole or in part, the city or town council may, by ordinance; provide relief from the payment of any tax due or payable to the city or town tax previously or hereafter assessed upon real estate or tangible property, to any resident of this state employed by the state or federal government.
  • During periods when either the state or federal government cease the operation of governmental functions, in whole or in part, the city or town council may, by ordinance provide relief from the payment of any interest, late fees or penalties on any tax due or payable to the city or town previously or hereafter assessed upon real estate or tangible property, to any resident of this state employed by the state or federal government.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC000994
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
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  • This act would enable city and town councils to grant tax relief from the payment of taxes on real estate and personal property during periods where federal or state government cease governmental operations, in whole or in part, for employees of the state or federal government.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000994 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC000994/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage In Concurrence

June 26, 2019 at 4:53pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo NV
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y