1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 481, the delete everything amendment
1.2(A11-0139), as follows:
1.3Page 27, after line 10, insert:

1.4    "Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 273.13, subdivision 34, is amended to read:
1.5    Subd. 34. Homestead of disabled veteran or family caregiver. (a) All or a portion
1.6of the market value of property owned by a veteran or by the veteran and the and serving
1.7as the veteran's spouse qualifying for homestead classification under subdivision 22 or 23,
1.8is excluded in determining the property's taxable market value if it serves as the homestead
1.9of a military veteran, as defined in section 197.447, who has a service-connected disability
1.10of 70 percent or more as certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
1.11To qualify for exclusion under this subdivision, the veteran must have been honorably
1.12discharged from the United States armed forces, as indicated by United States Government
1.13Form DD214 or other official military discharge papers, and must be certified by the
1.14United States Veterans Administration as having a service-connected disability.
1.15    (b)(1) For a disability rating of 70 percent or more, $150,000 of market value is
1.16excluded, except as provided in clause (2); and
1.17    (2) for a total (100 percent) and permanent disability, $300,000 of market value is
1.19    (c) If:
1.20(1) a disabled veteran qualifying for a valuation exclusion under paragraph (b),
1.21clause (2),; or
1.22(2) a member of any branch or unit of the United States armed forces who dies due
1.23to a service connected cause while serving honorably in active service, as indicated on
1.24United States Government Form DD1300 or DD2064;
1.25predeceases the veteran's or service member's spouse, and if upon the death of the veteran
1.26or service member the spouse holds the legal or beneficial title to the homestead and
1.27permanently resides there, the exclusion shall carry over to the benefit of the veteran's
2.1spouse for one additional assessment year the current taxes payable year and for five
2.2additional taxes payable years or until such time as the spouse remarries, or sells, transfers,
2.3or otherwise disposes of the property, whichever comes first.
2.4(d) A surviving spouse qualifying for a market valuation exclusion under paragraph
2.5(c), clause (2), is eligible for the same level of benefit as that described in paragraph
2.6(b), clause (2).
2.7(e) If a veteran meets the disability criteria of paragraph (a) but does not own
2.8property classified as homestead in the state of Minnesota, then the homestead of the
2.9veteran's primary family caregiver, if any, is eligible for the exclusion that the veteran
2.10would otherwise qualify for under paragraph (b).
2.11    (d) (f) In the case of an agricultural homestead, only the portion of the property
2.12consisting of the house and garage and immediately surrounding one acre of land qualifies
2.13for the valuation exclusion under this subdivision.
2.14    (e) (g) A property qualifying for a valuation exclusion under this subdivision is
2.15not eligible for the credit under section 273.1384, subdivision 1, or classification under
2.16subdivision 22, paragraph (b).
2.17    (f) (h) To qualify for a valuation exclusion under this subdivision a property owner
2.18must apply to the assessor by July 1 of each assessment year, except that an annual
2.19reapplication is not required once a property has been accepted for a valuation exclusion
2.20under paragraph (a) and qualifies for the benefit described in paragraph (b), clause (2), and
2.21the property continues to qualify until there is a change in ownership.
2.22(i) A first-time application by a qualifying spouse for the market value exclusion
2.23under paragraph (c), clause (2), may be made at any time during the year of or year
2.24following the death of the veteran or service member who predeceased the spouse.
2.25(j) For purposes of this subdivision:
2.26(1) "active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05;
2.27(2) "own" means that the person's name is present as an owner on the property deed;
2.28(3) "primary family caregiver" means a person who is approved by the secretary of
2.29the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance as the primary provider
2.30of personal care services for an eligible veteran under the Program of Comprehensive
2.31Assistance for Family Caregivers, as established by Public Law 111–163 and codified as
2.32United States Code, title 38, section 1720G, as amended by Congress at any time;
2.33(4) "veteran" has the meaning given the term in section 197.447.
2.34(j) The purpose of this provision of law providing a level of homestead property tax
2.35relief for gravely disabled veterans, their primary family caregivers, and their surviving
3.1spouses is to help ease the burdens of war for those among our state's citizens who bear
3.2those burdens most heavily.
3.3EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for assessment year 2011 and
3.4thereafter, for taxes payable in 2012 and thereafter."
3.5Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
3.6Amend the title accordingly