State Veterans Legislative Update 3 March 2017: SB 1248 Strike Everything Bill; ‘income tax subtraction: military retirement

SB 1248 is a Strike Everything (S/E) Bill that now includes the text of Senator Gail Griffin’s SB 1444 that failed to get a scheduled hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee last month after receiving a 4-3-0-0 vote in the Senate Finance Committee. SB1248 S/E: ‘income tax subtraction: military retirement’ will increase the income tax exemption for Military Retirees from the current $2,500 to $12,500 in 2019, to $25,000 in 2020 and to full exemption beginning in 2022. This will be an incentive for military retirees to choose Arizona as the place to retire and begin their new careers. The Governor has said that he wants Arizona to be the Friendliest State in the Nation to the Military. This bill is a good Start!  While this Bill addresses reducing and eventually eliminating state income tax for Military Retirees it will, in part, be replaced with sales tax for new cars and homes, property taxes on homes, and other entities that they will spend their retirement and new career earnings on.

SB 1248 S/E is scheduled for a hearing in House Hearing Room 3 on 6 March.

Please consider sending the draft message at the end of this Email to all Arizona State Representatives ASAP and encourage their support for SB 1248 S/E.

When you are ready to send your message, open a New Email as you would usually do to send a message. Then copy and paste the Draft Message below and paste it as the text of your New Email. Edit it if desired. Then add your name after the word ‘Respectfully’ at the end of your new message. Don’t include your address as that might tend to cause the Representative or his/her staff to delete your message before they read it  if you are not a constituent.

Then type  “ SB 1248: income tax exemption: military retirement  as the subject of your New Email

Then come back to this posting and copy one of the lists of House of Representative Members list shown below and paste it on the Bcc: line of your new Message

Then then hit SEND to send your Email


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                                               Draft Message



Dear State Representative,

As an Arizona Veteran, I urge you to Co-Sponsor and/or support Senator Gail Griffin’s SB 1248 Strike Everything Bill that will be a major step in making Arizona the most Military Friendly State in the Nation!  It will increase  the income tax exemption for Military retirees over the years and eventually eliminate all Military Retirement pay from taxation by the State of Arizona. This proposal will draw middle-aged Military Retirees to Arizona. These retirees have proven records, have diverse skills, are well-educated, and will be a huge asset to Arizona if we can incentivize them to make this their home. Please join Senator Griffin in supporting and urging your colleagues to support SB 1248 S/E Bill ‘income tax subtraction: military retirement’.