Florida League of Cities

Additional Homestead Property Tax Exemption (Oppose) – PASSED

CS/CS/HJR 1 (Tomkow) proposes an amendment to the Florida Constitution to authorize the Legislature to create an additional $50,000 homestead exemption on the property's assessed value greater than $100,000 and up to $150,000 to certain public employees. The homestead property must be owned by a classroom teacher, a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, a paramedic, a child welfare service provider, an active-duty member of the United States Armed Services or a member of the Florida National Guard. The joint resolutions were amended to limit the additional exemption to non-school property taxes. CS/CS/HJR 1 passed the House (115-0) and the Senate (37-1) and is on the way to the Secretary of State to be on the November 2022 general election ballot. (Hughes)