The Florida Sarasota County Homestead Exemption Amendment, also known as Amendment 13, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1964.
This amendment modified Article X of the Florida Constitution in relation to homestead exemptions in Sarasota County.
| Florida Amendment 13 (1964)|
| Yes|| 458,981|| 54.72%|
Election results via: Florida Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| NO. 13—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
ARTICLE X, Section 7
Sarasota County Homestead Exemption—Proposing an amendment to Article X, Section 7 of the Florida Constitution relating to homestead exemption; providing that in Sarasota County the first $2,000 of the assessed valuation on home and contiguous real property shall be taxable for school purposes only and the exemption shall apply to the next five thousand dollars for school purposes only of assessed valuation.
Section 7. Exemption of Homestead from Taxation. Every person who has the legal title or beneficial title in equity to real property in this state and who resides thereon and in good faith makes the same his or her permanent home, or the permanent home of another or others legally or naturally dependent upon said person, shall be entitled to an exemption from all taxation, except for assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) on said home and contiguous real property, as defined in Article X, Section 1, of the constitution, for the year 1939 and thereafter, provided that in Sarasota County the first two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) of the assessed valuation of such property shall be taxable for school purposes only and the exemption shall apply to the next five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for school purposes only of assessed valuation. Said title may be held by the entireties, jointly, or in common with others, and said exemption may be apportioned among such of the owners as shall reside thereon, as their respective interests shall appear, but no such exemption of more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) shall be allowed to any one (1) person or on any one (1) dwelling house, nor shall the amount of the exemption allowed any person exceed the proportionate assessed valuation based on the interest owned by such person. The legislature may prescribe appropriate and reasonable laws regulating the manner of establishing the right to said exemption.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1030 of 1963.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 25, 1963.