LD 164
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number S-231, Sponsored by
LR 268
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by inserting after the enacting clause and before section 1 the following:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §507, sub-§5  is enacted to read:

5 Homestead exemption eligibility.   Except as provided in this subsection, each property tax bill issued by a municipality must contain a statement indicating that the property may be eligible for a homestead property tax exemption under subchapter 4-B and providing information on how the property tax owner may apply for an exemption. A municipality is not required to include this statement on a bill for property that is already receiving a homestead exemption or that is obviously not residential property.

Amend the bill in section 1 in subsection 1-B in the 5th line (page 1, line 8 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " $40,000" and inserting the following: ' $20,000'

Amend the bill by adding after section 3 the following:

Sec. 4. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.


Homestead Property Tax Exemption Reimbursement 0886

Initiative: Provides funding to increase the homestead property tax exemption from $20,000 to $30,000 and to increase the reimbursement to municipalities from 62.5% to 100%.

GENERAL FUND 2019-20 2020-21
All Other
$0 $71,960,000
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GENERAL FUND TOTAL $0 $71,960,000

Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.


This amendment increases the homestead property tax exemption to $30,000 instead of $50,000 as in the bill and requires municipalities to include a statement on tax bills regarding the availability of the homestead tax exemption and providing information on how to apply. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.

(See attached)

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