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Florida Homestead Tax Exemption, Amendment 2 (1934)

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The Florida Homestead Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 6, 1934.

This amendment modified Article X of the Florida Constitution to provide for up to $5,000 in tax exemptions on homesteads.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 123,484 75.15%
No40,84224.85%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1933-1934)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. TWO

Proposing to Amend Article X of the Constitution, Relating to Homestead and Exemptions, by Adding Thereto an Additional Section to be known as Section 7, Providing that There Shall Be Exempted from all Taxation, Other Than Special Assessments for Benefits, to Every Head of a Family Who is a Citizen of and Resides in the State of Florida, the Homestead as Defined in Article X of the Constitution of the State of Florida, Up to the Valuation of Five Thousand Dollars; provided, However, that the Title to Said Homestead May be Vested in such Head of the Family or in his lawful Wife Residing upon such Homestead or in Both.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 7. There shall be exempted from all taxation, other than special assessments for benefits, to every head of a family who is a citizen of and resides in the State of Florida, the homestead as defined in Article X of the Constitution of the State of Florida up to the valuation of $5,000.00; provided, however, that the title to said homestead may be vested in such head of a family or in his lawful wife residing upon such homestead or in both.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 20 of 1933.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 27, 1933.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-34"
  2. The Miami News, "Educational Ballot," November 5, 1934
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.