HOME Act Passes House & Senate, on to Governor’s Desk

Shout out to Berkshire State Rep. Smitty Pignatelli for working on the passage of a bill with his special provision referred to as ‘An Act relative to the Gold Star tax abatement’.  It was adopted by the House a few weeks ago as part of the HOME act, large veterans bill and that same language was adopted by the Senate today. This bill provides a property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of any soldier, sailor, and member of the National Guard or veteran who, during active duty service, suffered an injury or illness which was the proximate cause of death. As Smitty Says, “It is essential that we honor all soldiers, sailors, and national guards who gave their life in service of their country by honoring their surviving spouse and giving them a state-funded property tax exemption.” This bill will soon go to the Governor for his signature.