Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 330
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/13/2017           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Steube)
       recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 205.055, Florida Statutes, is created to
    6  read:
    7         205.055 Exemptions; veterans, spouses of veterans and
    8  certain servicemembers, and low-income individuals.—A veteran,
    9  the spouse of a veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran;
   10  the spouse of an active military servicemember who has relocated
   11  to the county or municipality pursuant to a permanent change of
   12  station order; an individual who is receiving public assistance,
   13  as defined in s. 409.2554; or an individual whose household
   14  income is below 130 percent of the federal poverty level based
   15  on the current year’s federal poverty guidelines is entitled to
   16  an exemption from the business tax and any fees imposed under
   17  this chapter, if such individual completes and signs, under
   18  penalty of perjury, a Request for Fee Exemption to be furnished
   19  by the local governing authority and provides written
   20  documentation in support of his or her request. If an exempt
   21  individual owns a controlling interest in a business, the
   22  business is exempt.
   23         Section 2. Section 205.171, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
   24         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.
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   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   29  and insert:
   30                        A bill to be entitled                      
   31         An act relating to local business taxes; creating s.
   32         205.055, F.S.; providing an exemption from the
   33         business tax and certain fees to veterans, spouses and
   34         surviving spouses of veterans, spouses of certain
   35         active military servicemembers, and specified low
   36         income individuals; providing requirements for
   37         applying for the exemption; providing the exemption
   38         for a business if an exempt individual owns a
   39         controlling interest in such business; repealing s.
   40         205.171, F.S., relating to exemptions allowed to
   41         disabled veterans of any war or their unremarried
   42         spouses; providing an effective date.