Extend Homestead Exemption To Gold Star Spouses
The Colorado constitution allows a qualifying senior or a veteran who has a service-connected disability rated as a 100% permanent disability to claim a property tax exemption for 50% of the first $200,000 of actual value of the qualifying senior's or veteran's owner-occupied primary residence. The concurrent resolution extends eligibility for the exemption to the gold star spouse of a veteran. Gold star spouse is defined as the spouse of a deceased member of the United States armed forces who qualifies for a gold star lapel button due to the death of the member of the United States armed forces under applicable federal law and regulations prescribed by the federal secretary of defense.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this concurrent resolution as introduced in the second house.)