Proposition Summary

VETERANS' PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Under existing law, the State Constitution exempts up to $1,000 of the assessed value of real property from the property tax if the owner is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces, or the parent or unmarried spouse of a deceased veteran. This measure deletes the additional requirement that the veteran must have been a California resident upon entry into the armed forces or on November 3, 1964. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Beginning in 1989-90, this amendment would reduce property tax collections. The revenue loss probably would be less than $50,000 per year. Cities, counties and special districts would bear approximately 60 percent of the loss. The remainder would affect school districts and community college districts. Existing law would require the State General Fund to offset the losses to the schools and the colleges, beginning in 1989-90.

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Legislative Vote Results

Assembly - Ayes, 74; Noes, 0 -- Senate - Ayes, 32; Noes, 1

Popular Vote Results

Y: 6273718; A: 70.83; N: 2583966; B: 29.17

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Senate Constitutional Amendment

Relevant Case

Del Monte v. Wilson: 1 Cal. 4th 1009: 824 P.2d 632: 4 Cal. Rptr. 2d 826, 1992

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. XIII, section 3

For Author

Wadie P. Deddeh, State Senator, 40th District; Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., Chairman, State Board of Equalization; Andrew Steffanic, California State Commander, American Legion