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CS/CS/SB 488: County and Municipality Homestead Tax Exemption

GENERAL BILL by Finance and Tax ; Community Affairs ; Flores ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Margolis

County and Municipality Homestead Tax Exemption; Revising the homestead tax exemption that may be adopted by a county or municipality by ordinance for the assessed value of property with a just value less than $250,000 which is owned by persons age 65 or older who meet certain residence and income requirements; specifying that just value shall be determined in the first tax year that the owner applies and is eligible for the exemption; providing for a refund of overpaid taxes in prior years, etc.

Effective Date: On the same date that CS/SJR 492 or a similar joint resolution having substantially the same specific intent and purpose takes effect, if such joint resolution is approved by the electors at the general election to be held in November 2016, and shall apply retroactively to the 2013 tax roll for any person who received the exemption under s. 196.075(2)(b) before the effective date of this act
Last Action: 3/8/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 277 (Ch. 2016-121), CS/HJR 275 (Passed) -SJ 781
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/9/2015 Senate • Filed
10/21/2015 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 36
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 11/17/15, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
11/17/2015 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 127
11/18/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/19/2015 Senate • Now in Finance and Tax -SJ 127
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 36
• CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 114
1/20/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax, 01/25/16, 1:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
1/25/2016 Senate • CS/CS by Finance and Tax; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 246
1/26/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/27/2016 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 246
• CS/CS by Finance and Tax read 1st time -SJ 249
2/25/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/01/16, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/1/2016 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 563
3/2/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
3/7/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/16 -SJ 741
3/8/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 781
• Substituted CS/HB 277 -SJ 781
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 277 (Ch. 2016-121), CS/HJR 275 (Passed) -SJ 781