State Amendment 4 is for Property tax exemptions for spouses of certain disabled veterans the proposed amendment tweaks the language of the 2010 amendment.
In 2010, an amendment to the constitution allowed spouses of certain deceased veterans to claim higher homestead exemption if it was in effect at the time the veteran died.
The exemption is now $150,000 for those who qualify in the parishes that voted in favor of the amendment. This amendment would extend the current property tax break for spouses of certain disabled veterans.
A vote for would provide the property tax break to surviving spouses even if the enhanced exemption was not in effect prior to the veteran's death. A vote against would mean the spouse could not claim the higher exemption if the veteran died before it took effect.