Amendment 09:Tax Exemption for Spouses of Veterans

Would authorize the legislature to totally or partially exempt surviving spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from paying property taxes
Outcome: Passed

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service- connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouse's homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. 

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A YES means counties and municipalities may offer a total or partial property tax exemption to the spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty.

No

A NO means counties and municipalities may not offer a total or partial property tax exemption to the spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty.

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Measure TypeLegislatively-Referred Constitutional Amendment

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