California Proposition 160, Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Veterans Killed in Combat (1992)
Proposition 160 permitted the California State Legislature to expand the state's disabled veterans' property tax exemption to include the homes of unmarried surviving spouses of persons who died while on active military duty as a result of a service-related injury or disease.
Proposition 160 amended Subsection (a) of Section 4 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.
The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:
- The measure would have no direct fiscal impact on state and local governments.
- If the Legislature establishes a new exemption that is similar to the one now provided totally disabled veterans, the measure would reduce local property tax revenues by potentially millions of dollars annually.
Path to the ballot
The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 160 on the ballot in Assembly Constitutional Amendment 40 (Statutes of 1992, Resolution Chapter 49).
- November 3, 1992 Official Voter Guide
- Hastings California I&R database
- Los Angeles Law Library, 1992 ballot propositions