2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 44 - Taxation
CHAPTER 44-3 - Property Subject to Taxation
§ 44-3-13.13 - Jamestown Exemption of property of totally disabled persons.
§ 44-3-13.13 Jamestown Exemption of property of totally disabled persons. (a) The town council of the town of Jamestown may, by ordinance, exempt from taxation any real property situated in the town which is owned and occupied by any one or more persons who is a domiciled resident of the town of Jamestown and who is determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration. The amount of the exemption and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption shall be provided for by ordinance and the town council of the town of Jamestown may, from time to time, by amendment to the ordinance, make any changes in the amount of exemption granted and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility for the exemption that it deems necessary to promote the purpose of this section.
(b) The town council of the town of Jamestown is authorized in the ordinance to provide that any person who obtains an exemption pursuant to the ordinance to which the person is not entitled by the filing or making of any false statement or the proffering of any document or other writing known by the person to have been altered, forged, or to contain any false or untrue information is liable to the town of Jamestown for an amount equal to double the amount of reductions in taxes resulting from the exemption, which amount is recoverable by the town in a civil action.
(c) The question of the acceptance or rejection of this section shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the town of Jamestown entitled to vote upon a proposition to impose a tax or for the expenditure of money at the next general or special election to be held after June 30, 2005, and no other action shall be taken under the authority of this section unless a majority of the electors voting on the question, vote to accept this section.
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