Text to Appear on the Ballot:
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization.”
The measure would grant the legislature authorization to provide property tax exemptions to partially disabled veterans or, after their death, to their surviving spouses, on part of the market value of their residence homesteads if the homesteads were donated to the veteran by a charity. A constitutional amendment passed in 2011 allowed the legislature to provide property tax relief to totally (100%) disabled veterans. This amendment allows the legislature to extend that to partially disabled veterans, with the amount of tax relief tied to the degree of their disability.
Representatives Perry, Guillen and Van de Putte.
Vote on the Legislation:
The Texas House of Representatives passed the amendment on May 7, 2013, with a vote of 144 to 0. The Texas State Senate then passed the amendment on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 31 to 0.