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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
 

California Constitutional Provisions

ARTICLE XIII Revenue and Taxation

Section 8.5

Sec. 8.5. Property tax postponement. The Legislature may provide by for the manner in which a person of low or moderate income who is 62 years of age or older may postpone ad valorem property taxes on the dwelling owned and occupied by him or her as his or her principal place of residence. The Legislature may also provide by for the manner in which a disabled person may postpone payment of ad valorem property taxes on the dwelling owned and occupied by him or her as his or her principal place of residence. The Legislature shall have plenary power to define all terms in this section.

The Legislature shall provide by for subventions to counties, cities and counties, cities and districts in an amount equal to the amount of revenue lost by each by reason of the postponement of taxes and for the reimbursement to the state of subventions from the payment of postponed taxes. Provision shall be made for the inclusion of reimbursement for the payment of interest on, and any costs to the state incurred in connection with, the subventions.

History.—New section added by amendment adopted June 8, 1976. The amendment of November 6, 1984, added "or her" after "him" and after "his" in the first sentence, and added the second sentence to the first paragraph; and deleted "such" before "subventions" after "of" in the first sentence, and substituted "of" for "in such" after "inclusion" in the second sentence of the second paragraph.