Taylor Votes: HB 862 – Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans

Tom’s vote: YES

HB 862 allows an eligible disabled veteran to qualify for the homestead exemption by meeting either, rather than both, of the standards required by law. Currently, these are: the permanent loss of one or both feet, hands, or sight in one or both eyes; or honorably discharged and 100 percent disabled and compensated at the 100 percent level as unemployable. The bill also provides that eligible veterans shall be issued a free motor vehicle license plate, and that the vehicle on which said license plate is affixed shall be exempted from all ad valorem taxes for state, county, municipal, and school purposes.