SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah military on active duty outside of the state could receive a property tax exemption.
Democratic Sen. Luz Robles of Salt Lake City says military members who have served for either 200 consecutive days or 200 days in a calendar year could apply for the exemption.
Robles says the exemption would only raise the property taxes for other homeowners by approximately $1.
Senate Joint Resolution 8 passed the Senate 24-4 Wednesday and now moves to the House. Because it would amend the state constitution, it would also need to be approved by a majority of voters in November.
Republican House Majority Leader Scott Jenkins of Plain City says military members already receive benefits and taxes shouldn't be raised for other homeowners because of targeted exemptions.