Constitutional Amendment A
Utah Ballot Measure - HJR7
Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)
Categories:Housing and Property
Constitutional Amendment A changes the period of time that a military person must serve out of state under an order to federal active duty in order to qualify for the property tax exemption for the military person's residence. Under the Amendment, a military person may qualify for the property tax exemption if the period of service is at least 200 days in a continuous 365-day period. The 200 days of service do not need to fall within the same calendar year but must fall within a continuous 365-day period, even if the 365-day period spans two calendar years. Additionally, the 200 days of service do not need to be consecutive but can include one or more breaks in service. Using the same example given above, if a military person serves 199 days at the end of one calendar year and another 199 days at the beginning of the following calendar year with a break in service between the two 199-day periods, the military person would qualify for the exemption under Amendment A. The person would have served at least 200 days in a continuous 365-day period, even though the 200 days were not all in the same calendar year or consecutive.
Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to modify the period of time that a person in the military needs to serve out of state under an order to federal active duty in order to qualify for a property tax exemption for the military person's residence, allowing the military person to qualify if the period of service is at least 200 days in a continuous 365-day period?
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