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Measure Details

Proposed Amendment No. 7

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Act No. 433

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Veterans
Constitution

Yes
992,380
(74.39%)

No
341,725
(25.61%)

Summary

Present Constitution provides an additional $7,500 homestead exemption on property owned and occupied by a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 100% by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the surviving spouse of the veteran if the surviving spouse occupies and remains the owner of the property.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides an additional $7,500 homestead exemption on property owned and occupied by a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 100% unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the surviving spouse of the veteran if the surviving spouse occupies and remains the owner of the property on and after January 1, 2015.

Present Constitution requires a parishwide election to implement the exemption provided in the present constitution.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment provides that an additional election will not be required to implement the exemption as amended by the statewide electors on November 4, 2014, if the electors approved the exemption in the present constitution prior to November 4, 2014.

Measure Text

Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parish wide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption?

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