Nevada Single Family Property Tax Reduction, Question 8 (2002)
The Nevada Single Family Property Tax Reduction Question, also known as Question 8, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.
|Question 8 (Single Family Property Tax Reduction)|
Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
- Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to authorize the Legislature to provide by law for a reduction in the property taxes on a single-family residence occupied by the owner to avoid a severe economic hardship to that owner?
The language that appeared in the voter's guide:
- The Nevada Constitution now requires that the Legislature provide for a uniform and equal rate of taxation for all property, with certain specified exceptions. The proposed amendment to the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to set forth by law the circumstances under which a property tax abatement or an exemption of part of the assessed value of a single-family residence may be granted to avoid a severe economic hardship to the owner of that residence. Such a property tax abatement or exemption could only be granted for single-family residences that are occupied by the owner of the residence. The Legislature would enact laws defining the kinds of economic hardships that would make a homeowner eligible for such an abatement or exemption, and setting forth the permissible amount and duration of the abatement or exemption.