HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER

Reference:
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 AND ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32

Summary:
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Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from service- connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt such surviving spouse's homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013.

Related Links:
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/
Track Bill: CS/HJR 93

Sponsor:
The Florida Legislature

Status: Passed
Made Ballot: 03/30/2012 
Ballot Number: 9  
Election Date: 11/06/2012 
 Votes For: 4,747,879   
 Votes Against: 2,950,159   




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