Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 330 Ì757198\Î757198 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) 2 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 Section 205.171, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 24 Section 3.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. 25 26 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.