The Arlington County Republican Committee has added its voice in support of the lone Virginia constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The amendment would allow the General Assembly to enact legislation exempting from taxation the principal residence of the surviving spouse of a member of the U.S. military killed in action.
The exemption would be allowed to remain in place until the principal residence was sold or the surviving spouse remarried.
Four years ago, Virginia voters amended the state constitution to provide a tax exemption for service members who had 100-percent, service-related disabilities.
Under Virginia’s “Dillon Rule” status, localities require approval from the General Assembly before providing tax exemptions like the one contemplated in the constitutional change.
The Arlington County Democratic Committee also has endorsed the constitutional amendment.