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Bill BL2019-33

An ordinance amending BL2019-1626 establishing a program for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

WHEREAS, T.C.A. 5-9-112 permits a county legislative body to appropriate funds for the purpose of providing assistance to low-income elderly residents of the county and to develop guidelines for eligibility and participation in applying for such program assistance; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council appropriated $3,900,000.00 in the 2019-2020 operating budget to the Property Tax Relief Program Account for the purpose of providing assistance to the Metropolitan Government low-income elderly residents program; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council adopted Ordinance No. BL2019-1626 on June 19, 2019, establishing the Property Tax Relief Program and providing guidelines for participation therein, including an income threshold for participants; and,

WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee has amended the income threshold for eligibility to participate in the assistance program from $29,270.00 to $29,860.00; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan County Council now desires to amend its program and increase the income threshold for participation in said program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Property Tax Relief Program is hereby amended to provide that all persons who qualified for participation under the provisions of T.C.A. 67-5-702 for the tax year 2019 and whose income does not exceed $29,860.00 shall be eligible for participation in this program.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser, Tanaka Vercher, Zulfat Suara, Emily Benedict, Jeff Syracuse, Burkley Allen, Joy Styles, Erin Evans

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Legislative History

IntroducedOctober 15, 2019

Passed First ReadingOctober 15, 2019

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee

Passed Second ReadingNovember 5, 2019

Passed Third ReadingNovember 19, 2019

ApprovedNovember 22, 2019

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 11/25/2019 9:11 AM