California Property Tax Exemption for Severely Disabled Veterans (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
Its sponsors, however, did not submit any signatures to election officials by the deadline.
Rashid El Malik, the originator of the initiative, referred to it as the "Brain Syndrome and Severely Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Initiative."
Text of measure
- "Allows the Legislature to provide full or partial property tax exemption for a home belonging to a disabled veteran or the veteran's spouse, including an unmarried surviving spouse, if the veteran is receiving special monthly military disability compensation because of injury or disease incurred in military service, is blind in both eyes, has lost the use of two or more limbs, has brain syndrome, or died while on active duty. Exemption may not be combined with other real property exemptions."
Fiscal impact statement:
- "Potential minor reduction in property tax revenues for local governments as a result of increased property tax exemptions for certain veterans with severe service-related disabilities. Potential minor increase in state spending on K-12 schools and community colleges as a result of the small property tax decline."
Path to the ballot
- Rashid El Malik submitted a letter requesting a ballot title in January 2012 and later submitted a revised request on March 6, 2012.
- The ballot title and ballot summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on March 21, 2012.
- 807,615 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
- The 150-day circulation deadline for #12-0002 was August 20, 2012. Filing sufficient signatures by that date would have allowed the initiative to compete on the November 2014 ballot.
- No signatures were filed by the filing deadline.