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Florida Widow Tax Exemption, Amendment 1 (October 1892)

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The Florida Widow Tax Exemption Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on October 4, 1892.

This amendment sought to modify Article X of the Florida Constitution in relation to tax exemptions for widows and descendents.[1]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For the amendment

Against the amendment[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 2. The exemption provided for in Section 1 of Article X of the Constitution of Florida shall inure to the widow and descendants of the party entitled to such exemption in the following proportions, viz: one-half thereof to the widow, if there be a widow, and the remaining half to the child or children and his or their descendants, the latter taking the interest their parent or parents would take if alive. If there be no child, children or descendants, then the exemptions shall inure to the widow, if there be no will as provided in Section 4 of this article. If there be no widow, then the exemption shall inure to the descendants of the party entitled thereto, and such exemptions shall apply to all debts except as specified in Section 1 of said article.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 2 of 1891.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 10-4-1892"
  2. Bradford County Telegraph, "Election Notice" September 30, 1892
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.