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Kentucky Proposes a Change in Property Taxes on the Disabled, Amendment 2 (May 1981)

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Kentucky Amendment 2 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment Kentucky which was approvedon the ballot on May 26, 1981.

This amendment sought to change property taxes so that property owners which are disabled can be exempt from taxation on the property up to $6500.[1]

Election results

Kentucky amendment 2 (1981)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 254,065 50.6%
No247,93949.4%

Official results via: Kentucky.gov, "Kentucky 1981 Ballot Measures Election Results"

Text on the ballot

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall section 170 of the constitution be amended and section 172B be added to the constitution notwithstanding contrary provisions of sections 170, 171, 172, or 174 of the constitution to provide (1) that real property maintained as the permanent residence of the owner who is classified as totally disabled under a program authorized or administered by any agency of the United States government or by the railroad retirement system, be exempt from taxation up to the assessed valuation of sixty-five hundred dollars on said residence and contiguous real property, except for assessment for special benefits; provided the property owner received disability payments pursuant to such disability classification for the entirety of the particular taxation period, and has filed with the appropriate local assessor by December 31 of the taxation period, on forms provided therefore, a signed statement indicating continuing disability as provided herein made under penalty of perjury; and (2) that the General Assembly may provide by general law that county, municipal and urban-county governing bodies may declare property assessment or reassessment moratoriums for qualifying units of real property to encourage the repair, rehabilitation, or restoration of existing improvements thereon; however, prior to the enactment of any moratorium program, the General Assembly shall provide or direct the local governing authority to provide property qualification standards for participation in the program and a duration limitation on the moratorium not to extend beyond five years for any particular unit of real property and improvements thereon.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]National Conference of State Legislatures, "Kentucky 1981 Ballot Measures," accessed July 5, 2013]
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.