Veterans With Disab Prop Tax Exemption Reqmnts
Current law requires an individual applying for the property tax exemption for a veteran with a disability to submit the application to the division of veterans affairs (division) in the Colorado department of veterans and military affairs. The bill instead requires an individual to submit an application to the individual's county tax assessor. When submitting an application, the bill requires an individual to include proof of qualifying veteran with a disability status, which the bill defines as documentary evidence from the United States department of veterans affairs that the individual is a qualifying veteran with a disability. The bill further requires the division to develop guidance that specifies the documentary evidence from the United States department of veterans affairs that must be included with an application. The bill eliminates the requirement that the division determine whether an individual is a qualifying veteran with a disability.
To comply with an existing statutory requirement that "people first language" be used in new or amended statutes that refer to persons with disabilities, the bill also changes the existing terms "disabled veteran" and "disabled veterans" to "veteran with a disability" and "veterans with a disability".
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)