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Amendment 9: Homestead property tax exemption for surviving spouse of military veteran or first responder

2:56 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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Amendment 9 would allow spouses of military veterans who die in active duty, and first responders killed in the line of duty a full property tax exemption.

A "yes" vote means you want the state to grant the tax exemption to surviving spouses of first responders and fallen soldiers. 

A "no" vote means you do not want surviving spouses to receive the property tax exemption.


This page contains a summary of Amendment nine, which will be on the November ballot in Florida's Presidential General Election.

On the left hand side of this page you'll also find a link that allowS you to download complete copies of each proposed initiative. This summary have been provided by the Florida Department of State Division of Elections.


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.

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