Florida Widow Tax Exemption, Amendment 6 (1940)

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The Florida Widow Tax Exemption Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 5, 1940.

This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution to provide for a tax exemption for widows of up to $500.[1]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


To amend Section 9, Article 9, Florida Constitution, to give all widows, irrespective of dependents, $500 taxation exemption.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 9. There shall be exempt from taxation property to the value of Five Hundred Dollars to every widow 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 as House Joint Resolution 375 of 1939.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 12, 1939.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-40"
  2. The Evening Independent, "Sample Ballot for Election Nov. 5," November 4, 1940
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.