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Florida Local Tax Exemption, Amendment 4 (October 1980)

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The Florida Local Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 7, 1980.

This amendment modified Article VII of the Florida Constitution to allow for expanded local homestead and ad valorem tax exemptions.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (October 1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,251,096 81.20%
No289,62018.80%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide, with respect to ad valorem taxes levied by cities, counties and special districts, a homestead exemption increase to $15,000 in 1980, $20,000 in 1981, and $25,000 in 1982 and thereafter. The increase is contingent upon assessment rolls being in compliance with constitutional assessment requirements and upon the continuation of those requirements. Authorizes the Legislature to provide ad valorem tax relief to renters on all ad valorem tax levies. Allows relative ad valorem assessment levels to be used in appropriation of state funds to local governments. The amendment takes effect upon approval and applies to the assessment rolls and taxes levied thereon for the year 1980 and for each year thereafter.[2]

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