Louisiana Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment (2014)
The Louisiana Disabled Veterans Homestead Exemption Correction Amendment, SB 96 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would require disabled veterans who receive homestead exemptions to be declared “totally disabled or unemployable.”
Text of measure
The official ballot text reads as follows:
|“||Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption?
(Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3))
|§21. Other Property Exemption|
Section 21. In addition to the homestead exemption provided for in Section 20 of this Article, the following property and no other shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation:
The measure was introduced into the legislature by Sen. Robert Adley (R-36).
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution
State Senator Robert Adley (R-36) introduced a bill to the legislature to alter the constitution and put the measure before voters on March 28, 2013. The bill was approved through a two-thirds vote in both legislative chambers. SB 96 was approved by the Louisiana House of Representatives on June 3, 2013. The amendment was approved by the Louisiana Senate on June 4, 2013.
June 3, 2013 House vote
|Lousiana SB 96 House Vote|
June 4, 2013 Senate vote
|Lousiana SB 96 Senate Vote|
- Louisiana Legislature, "Senate Bill No. 96," accessed January 16, 2014
- The Times-Picayune, "Louisiana voters to decide on eight constitutional amendments in 2014," June 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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- Louisiana Legislature, "Bill Info - SB 96," accessed January 16, 2014
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