FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON BALLOT
Amendment by Ramadan Gives Tax Relief to Families of Service Members ‘Killed In Action’
Dulles, VA | October 23rd, 2014 – Delegate David I. Ramadan’s (R-87th) proposed Constitutional Amendment, which passed through the General Assembly twice unanimously, will be on the ballot Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. It is the only constitutional amendment to be voted on this year.
This state constitutional amendment would eliminate real estate taxes on homes of spouses of any service member who was ‘Killed in Action.’ The spouse can continue to claim the exemption so long as they do not remarry and continue to occupy their home as their principal residence. This amendment will not change current law which covers disabled veterans and their surviving spouses.
“A yes vote is a vote in support of our brave men and women who have died on the field of battle, and their surviving spouses,” Delegate Ramadan said Thursday morning. “This is the least we can do for those who gave the last full measure of devotion for their country.”
This measure was backed by both the Military Officers Association of America (Virginia Council of Chapters – MOAA) and the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations. Ramadan was named the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 2014 Virginia Legislator, largely due to his sponsorship of this measure.
Delegate David Ramadan represents the 87th House of Delegates District, which includes eastern Loudoun County and western Prince William County. He currently serves on the oldest & newest committees in the House of Delegates: Privileges & Elections (P&E) and Science & Technology (S&T), as well as General Laws Committee. He serves as the chairman of the P&E Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. Delegate Ramadan is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Business Development Caucus. He also serves as an Alt. Commissioner on the Interstate Potomac River Basin Commission. To learn more visit www.DavidRamadan.com