Greater home protection for Los Angeles seniors, people with disabilities and climate victims under the tax plan is now in effect
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg de Van Nuys issued the following statement Thursday after Governor Newsom signed his Senate Bill 989, which will allow seniors, people with disabilities and victims of natural disasters to temporarily suspend property taxes:
“This new law will prevent involuntary tax increases when homeowners move, whether they are elderly, disabled or forced to move due to a natural disaster,” Hertzberg said after Newsom signed the bill late Wednesday. . “This became necessary due to the unclear language of Prop. 19, passed by voters in 2019, which led to unintended tax hikes during the reassessment of property values. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do.
LA County Assessor Jeff Prang agreed:
“Like many ballot measures, Proposition 19 included some elements that required legislative clarification to ensure it will work as voters intended. SB 989 corrected ambiguous language in Prop 19 that resulted in some property owners receiving unintended property tax bills before their Prop 19 application was processed and approved. This bill will allow the county to defer any property tax payments until the Prop. 19 is completed, relieving homeowners of often unaffordable tax bills.
Read an analysis of SB 989 HERE.
Read Senator Hertzberg’s fact sheet on SB 989 HERE.
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Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg represents nearly one million residents of the San Fernando Valley in Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam , Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the city of San Fernando and Universal City. Learn more about senate.ca.gov/hertzberg.