Bill Text: FL S0202 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Property Tax Exemptions

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2019-05-03 - Died in Finance and Tax [S0202 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0202-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 202
       By Senator Wright
       14-00564-19                                            2019202__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to property tax exemptions; amending
    3         s. 196.202, F.S.; increasing the property tax
    4         exemption for residents who are widows, widowers,
    5         blind, or totally and permanently disabled; providing
    6         applicability; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 196.202, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         196.202 Property of widows, widowers, blind persons, and
   13  persons totally and permanently disabled.—
   14         (1) Property to the value of $5,000 $500 of every widow,
   15  widower, blind person, or totally and permanently disabled
   16  person who is a bona fide resident of this state is exempt from
   17  taxation. As used in this section, the term “totally and
   18  permanently disabled person” means a person who is currently
   19  certified by a physician licensed in this state, by the United
   20  States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor, or by
   21  the Social Security Administration to be totally and permanently
   22  disabled.
   23         Section 2. The amendment made by this act to s. 196.202(1),
   24  Florida Statutes, applies to tax years beginning on or after
   25  January 1, 2020.
   26         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.