Legislation-Joint Resolution -
Joint Resolution Failed
June 8, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Property Tax Exemption
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that provides a residential property tax credit to seniors with lower income levels.
-Authorizes a property tax relief credit for those sixty-five and older who meet the income eligibility requirements (Sec. 1).
-Mandates that the credit issued will be equal to 100% the amount of ad valorem tax imposed on the occupied residential property (Sec. 1).
-Requires that income eligibility be based on the person's annual family income of no more than the federal poverty level (Sec. 1).
NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.