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New Florida Laws regarding Taxes and Exemptions Update

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#1 | Posted: 25 Jun 2009 15:10 
NON-HOMESTEAD CAP AND FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS EXEMPTION-PASSED
SJR 532 proposes a constitutional amendment for the 2010 general election ballot that would limit the assessment growth on commercial and residential rental property to 5%. The bill also provides first-time homebuyers a property tax exemption equal to 25% of the property's just value, not to exceed $100,000 in the first year. The amount of the exemption is reduced by 20% each succeeding year.
Sponsor: Sen. Evelyn Lynn and the Senate Finance and Tax Committee

Senate Floor Vote May 1, 2009

Yeas

Sen. Jeff Atwater
Sen. Larcenia Bullard
Sen. Ted Deutch
Sen. Dan Gelber
Sen. Jeremy Ring


Nays

Sen. Nan Rich
Sen. Chris Smith
Sen. Eleanor Sobel


House Floor Vote May 1, 2009

Yeas

Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff
Rep. Joe Gibbons
Rep. Eddy Gonzalez
Rep. Adam Hasner
Rep. Matt Hudson
Rep. Martin Kiar
Rep. David Rivera
Rep. Hazelle Rogers
Rep. Franklin Sands
Rep. Elaine Schwartz


Nays

Rep. Oscar Braynon
Rep.Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed
Rep. Evan Jenne
Rep. Ari Porth
Rep. Kelly Skidmore
Rep. Perry Thurston
Rep. Jim Waldman


REVENUE CAPS-DID NOT PASS
HJR 1263/SJR 1906 proposed a constitutional amendment to limit the collection of revenues by state and local governments. Revenue growth for state and local governments would have been capped by changes in population and inflation, plus a multiplier for growth. Though the legislation did not pass the Legislature, HJR 1263 did pass the House Military and Local Affairs Policy Committee, and SJR 1906 passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee.
Sponsor: Rep. Anitere Flores



House Military and Local Affairs Policy Committee Vote March 26, 2009

Yeas (0)
Nays (0)



Senate Community Affairs Committee Vote March 10, 2009

Yeas (0)
Nays

Sen. Ted Deutch
Sen. Jeremy Ring


1.35 PERCENT PROPERTY TAX CAP-DID NOT PASS
HJR 385 (RIVERA) AND SJR 738 (BENNETT) proposed a constitutional amendment that would have restricted the aggregate taxation on a parcel of real property to 1.35% of the property's taxable value. If placed on the ballot and passed by the electors, it would mean that municipalities, counties, school boards, and special districts would only to able to levy 13.5 mils to any piece of property in the aggregate. This legislation did not pass the Legislature, but HJR 385 passed the full House and SJR 738 passed the Senate Community Affairs Committee.
Sponsor: Rep. David Rivera

House Floor Vote April 27, 2009
Yeas

Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff
Rep. Eddy Gonzalez
Rep. Adam Hasner
Rep. Matt Hudson
Rep. Martin Kiar
Rep. David Rivera


Nays

Rep. Oscar Braynon
Rep.Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed
Rep. Joe Gibbons
Rep. Evan Jenne
Rep. Ari Porth
Rep. Hazelle Rogers
Rep. Franklin Sands
Rep. Elaine Schwartz
Rep. Kelly Skidmore
Rep. Perry Thurston
Rep. Jim Waldman


Senate Community Affairs Committee Vote March 17, 2009

Yeas
Sen. Jeremy Ring

Nays
Sen. Ted Deutch
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