Amendment #8 to S.1885

Amendment to Provide Property Abatement for Surviving Spouses of Deceased / Disabled Veterans

Representatives Diehl of Whitman and Kuros of Uxbridge move that the bill be amended by adding the following Section:-



Section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause Twenty-second C the following clause:-



Twenty-second D. Real estate of soldiers and sailors and their spouses who are legal residents of the commonwealth who are veterans as defined in clause forty-three of section seven of chapter four, a disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty that receives benefits in chapter 58 or this chapter may transfer or convey his residence or domicile, to which the disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty has assigned the benefit of the tax abatement listed under said chapter 58 or this chapter to a trust or conservatorship or other legal instrument passing ownership to his legal heirs or trustees, such disabled veteran or his surviving spouse and the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty, the trust or conservators shall be entitled to lawfully retain that formerly granted tax abatement to the residence or domicile until the death of the disabled veteran or his surviving spouse or the death of the surviving spouse of a service member killed in the line of duty, providing that the aforementioned remain residing in said residence or domicile until their death.



Additional Cosponsors
Kevin J. Kuros