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.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 9
To amend Section 9, Article 9, Florida Constitution, to give all widows, irrespective of dependents, $500 taxation exemption.
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.
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.