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Thu Oct 10, 2013, 11:10 AM

9. As I read them (and please correct me)

prop 1 exempts the spouse of a service member killed in action from some or all property taxes on the homestead.

prop 2 disbands the State Medical Education Board and cancels funding for scholarships to medical students if they promise to locate in and serve in rural areas.

prop 3 eliminates taxes on aircraft parts located for short times within the state. Sort of turns the state into a duty free zone for transient airplane parts as far as local taxes are concerned.

prop 4 does what prop 1 does for disabled service members and surviving spouses if the homestead was donated to them by a charitable organization. For instance if the Wounded Warrior Project gives a house to a wounded vet it will be property tax exempt.

prop 5 changes the disclosure rules for reverse mortgage lenders. Not sure what the rest of it is (state issuing the mortgage?) or what the changes are. I'll have to look into this one and if I find details will post them here as a new reply.

prop 6 provides state funding for the creation and management of state water supplies. Things like financing new reservoirs, managing water usage i.e. irrigation vs municipal drinking water.

prop 7 allows cities and municipalities to write rules for filling a vacancy on the governing board for even short term vacancies. For instance a city council place is vacated 6 months before the next election. Does not prescribe the rules but allows to write them.

prop 8 allows Hidalgo county to create a hospital district but restricts property tax funding to $.10/100. property value (opposed to .75/100).

prop 9 expands penalties against judges after a hearing by the State Judicial Commission. Not sure what the changes are and why they are necessary. This needs more looking into and when/if I find out anything will include in the prop 5 reply.

If any of this is inaccurate PLEASE issue corrections.
This is the DU member formerly known as flamin lib.

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