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Senator proposes bill to help disabled veterans

Senator Lou Gentile has proposed a bill to give full property tax relief to fully disabled veterans. Gentile says this is a meaningful way for Ohioans to support disabled veterans who have fought for their country (WTOV).

A new law could give Ohio's disabled veterans a financial break.

Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) has just proposed a bill to give full property tax relief to fully disabled veterans. Gentile says this is a meaningful way for Ohioans to support disabled veterans who have fought for their country.

The proposed legislation is Senate Bill 302. If passed, this would save disabled vets an average of $1,400 per year on their primary residence taxes. Local school districts and other jurisdictions that rely on property taxes would be reimbursed by the state. Gentile says it's an obligation to help those who fought for our country.

"We estimate 10,000 Ohioans, many in Ohio Valley who could use tax relief, they fought for country and nation and this will contribute to economic security," Gentile said.

Gentile is co-sponsoring the bipartisan bill with Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni.

Again, that money would be reimbursed to communities by the state and only veterans who are disabled would qualify.

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