GURNEE, Ill. – As part of her commitment to lowering property taxes, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is supporting a measure to make it easier for individuals with disabilities to receive homestead exemptions.

“While this pandemic seems to be finally nearing its end, many homeowners are still struggling to overcome financial hardships they’ve experienced over the past year,” Mason said. “Now more than ever, we need to enact meaningful property tax reform and get relief to residents who need it the most.”

House Bill 3289 would allow chief county assessment officers to automatically approve 2021 homestead exemptions for residents with disabilities who received the exemption in 2020. House Bill 3289 passed out of the House with unanimous approval last week and is now being considered in the Senate.

“Property taxes are consistently one of the top issues I hear about from residents in my district. That’s why I’m proud to be supporting legislation to make it easier for individuals with disabilities to hold on to their exemptions this year and see their property tax bills lowered as a result,” Mason said. “As I continue working to get this bill passed into law to provide immediate relief to residents with disabilities, I will also be fighting to fully fund K-12 education in this year’s budget as a way to deliver lasting property tax reform to all the homeowners in my community.”

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