Hildenbrand legislation helping disabled veterans now law

LANSING—Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Dave Hildenbrand that simplifies and expands the current homestead property tax exemption for disabled military veterans.

Hildenbrand was first alerted to the need to revise the existing law when he was contacted by the widow of a disabled veteran who had been denied this property tax exemption. Due to the interpretation of the existing state law by both the local unit of government and the Michigan Tax Tribunal it was clear that changes were needed.

More information on this exemption can be found by visiting www.mi.gov/propertytaxand then clicking on the veterans and military personnel tab.