Florida Widow Tax Exemption, Amendment 1 (1916)

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The Florida Widow Tax Exemption Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 7, 1916.

This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution in relation to tax exemptions for widows.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1916)
Approveda Yes 20,859 62.27%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1915-1916)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment, Article IX, Section 9, Relative to Widow’s Tax Exemption.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 9. There shall be exempt from taxation property to the value of five hundred dollars to every widow that has a family dependent on her for support, and to every person who is a bona fide resident of the State and has lost a limb or been disabled in war or by misfortune.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 140 of 1915.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-16"
  2. The Miami News, "Sample Ballot," October 28, 1916
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.