A proposed constitutional amendment that would provide a property tax exemption for disabled POWs is likely on its way to the November 2010 ballot.
Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's proposal would exempt POWs who suffer from a total service-related disability from paying property taxes.
The House passed the House Joint Resolution 159-0, followed by a Senate shutout of 31-0.
"Disabled former prisoners of war have suffered and continue to suffer from the consequences of their confinement," said Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City. "This proposal is one small way for Missouri to recognize their sacrifices."
The proposed constitutional amendment will go on the November 2010 statewide ballot unless Governor Nixon sets an earlier date.