Missouri House Gives Initial Approval to Proposed Constitutional Amendment Involving Senior Citizens and Property Taxes

Legislation aimed at helping seniors to truly own their home has received initial approval from the Missouri House, by a voice vote. Buckner GOP State Representative Bill Kidd is sponsoring the proposed constitutional amendment, and says many seniors face a choice of selling their home because of property taxes and living on a fixed income:

If Missouri lawmakers AND voters approve it, the constitutional amendment would authorize a tax exemption phased in at 20 percent increments over five years to equal 100 percent of the amount of real property tax paid on a senior’s primary home.