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Might even want to contact the Representative who introduced the Bill and ask them to clarify exactly what that means.

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Ok, I have 4 or 5 House Representatives that have said on email

that they will or strongly consider Co-Sponsoring HB0273, but

have yet to see any support. Is anyone else in this situation?

I'm going to give them a week and then call their bluff.

Free-Spirit = I checked into your question, and it is as it is

written, % based on disabilty %, it will be next to impossible

for the county assessors to fug it up. I keep all documented

coorespondance between our House Representatives, Senators

and myself for reference in case I get a Brain *art.

Take care,

Pete

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Free-Spirit = I checked into your question, and it is as it is

written, % based on disabilty %, it will be next to impossible

for the county assessors to fug it up. I keep all documented

coorespondance between our House Representatives, Senators

and myself for reference in case I get a Brain *art.

Take care,

Pete

Pete,

Could you tell me what you meant by "checked into" my question?

Does that mean you actually checked into my question - and asked someone who is "in the know" to clarify if the tax reduction APPLIES to ALL disabled vets, and not just those who were certified disabled at discharge? Or does that mean you re-read the law and it is your opinion it will apply to everyone?

I am concerned because it seems like the issues are being clouded here.

One issue involves the percent of the reduction. I agree with you that the law is very clear that the percent of the reduction is based on the percent of disability from the VA.

However, the other issue is who actually qualifies for the reduction. It is THAT part of the issue that concerns me. The percentage has nothing to do with WHO is eligible. It only applies once eligibily is established.

So again, I am not clear on what you meant by the statement you checked into my question.

I am not trying to be difficult. I have merely been in this position several times before, though it was mostly in regard to Union negotiations. I point out something the law / rule / proposal actually STATES - and the fact that it could lead to a problem. But I am often met with people intepreting the law / rule / proposal differently (mostly interpreting it more like they WANT it to be, rather than how it actually reads). And of course, they think I am taking it too literally - disregard the warnings - and move forward.

Unfortunately, the law / rule / proposal is often passed - and unfortunately it usually means what I said it meant - and unfortunately everyone then starts complaining about how the other side is "screwing us over" because they are interpreting the law / rule / proposal EXACTLY as it is WRITTEN.

I would prefer to NOT see all your hard work go down the tubes in this case. I would prefer to NOT have to hear stories of how the Illinois disabled vets went to apply for their property tax reduction and were denied the reduction (despite the fact the VA has awarded them a certain percentage of disability) because they did not have a letter from their branch of the military certifying that they were disabled (as the law states is required to be defined as a "disabled veteran" for the purpose of this law).

If Congress intends for the law to cover ALL disabled vets, I think the law could be stated more clearly in that respect. If Congress does not intend for this to cover all disabled vets - I think we shoud know that upfront.

Again, I am not clear on what your statement you checked out my question meant - as your answer addresses the amount of the reduction, when my question was about the actual eligibility.

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Hi Pete,

I just went over my e-mails from the representatives that I heard back from and there are two that said they would co-sponsor and have yet to sign on. Representatives Jim Sacia and Michael Tyron,so I plan to write them again this week. Hopefully we can get this out of the House and onto the Senate!

Take Care,

Grace

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Free -

Let me look more into it, as most

county assessors do "asssume" after the fact, and the way

the law reads in black and white. We have all been down

that road!!! I remember in the military and regulation

loopholes with terminology of "could", "should", "may" and

many others to extend the "grey" area.

Your NOT being being difficult, just making sure that every

one is reading it to what is being written and not presumed.

Take Care,

Pete

Grace,

Those two names also emailed me saying the same,

I'm going to get a email out to them also.

Thanks for staying on top of it. 72 + Co-Sponsors

look good at this point of the game.

Take Care,

Pete

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