California Proposition 160, Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Veterans Killed in Combat (1992)

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California Proposition 160 was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in California as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

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.

Election results

Proposition 160
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,288,765 51.59%
No4,692,73248.41%

Constitutional changes

Proposition 160 amended Subsection (a) of Section 4 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.

Ballot summary

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Fiscal estimate

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).

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