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Proposition 6 (SJR 1) (Propuesta 6)

Official Ballot Language:The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a first responder who is killed or fatally injured in the line of duty.Lenguaje oficial en la boleta electoral:Enmienda constitucional que autoriza a la legislatura a ofrecer una exención del impuesto ad valorem de la totalidad o parte del valor de mercado de la residencia principal del cónyuge sobreviviente de un agente de primera intervención quien es matado o herido de muerte en acto de servicio.Explanation:Proposition 6 would give property tax exemptions to surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty if the spouse has not remarried. If the surviving spouse moves to a new homestead, the spouse is entitled to an equivalent homestead exemption for real property taxation. Explicación:La Propuesta 6 le daría una exención al impuesto a la propiedad a los cónyuges sobrevivientes de los primeros socorristas que hayan muerto si el cónyuge no se ha vuelto a casar. Si el cónyuge sobreviviente se traslada a un nuevo hogar, entonces tiene derecho a una exención equivalente en el impuesto a la propiedad.
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Arguments

Families of fallen first responders, with their incomes reduced, should not have to bear the burden of losing their homes because of the price of property taxes.

Surviving spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty should be treated the same as surviving spouses of veterans killed in the line of duty.

The fiscal impact on a single taxing district would be minimal.
Regardless of how deserving the recipients, creating additional property tax exemptions may require local governments to place an additional tax burden on other taxpayers.

School districts would receive less revenue from property taxes so the state may decide to cover this reduction by taking it from the General Revenue Fund, creating a cost to the state.

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