An Act To Make Veterans' Property Tax Exemption Applications Confidential
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §653, sub-§1, ¶G, as amended by PL 1989, c. 501, Pt. Z, is further amended to read:
G. Any person who desires to secure exemption under this subsection shall make written application and file written proof of entitlement on or before the first day of April, in the year in which the exemption is first requested, with the assessors of the place in which the person resides. Notwithstanding Title 1, chapter 13, an application and proof of entitlement filed pursuant to this paragraph is confidential and may not be made available for public inspection. The assessors shall thereafter grant the exemption to any person who is so qualified and remains a resident of that place or until they are notified of reason or desire for discontinuance.
This bill exempts from the freedom of access laws applications and supporting documentation filed by a person seeking an exemption from property tax provided to a veteran or the family of a deceased veteran.