Florida League of Cities

Implementing Bills: Additional Homestead Property Tax Exemption (Oppose)

HB 1563 (Tomkow) and SB 1748 (Brodeur) create an additional homestead exemption for certain public employees if HJR 1, SJR 1746 or a similar constitutional amendment is approved by the voters at the 2022 general election. The bills provide for an additional homestead exemption up to $50,000 on the assessed value greater than $100,000 and up to $150,000 for properties owned by a classroom teacher, a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, a child welfare service provider, an active-duty member of the United States Armed Services or a member of the Florida National Guard. These bills only apply to non-school property taxes. (Hughes)