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State Reps. Gottlieb, Morales File 2022 Bill Raising Property Exemption for Widowed, Disabled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – State Representatives Michael Gottlieb (D-Broward) and Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) filed a 2022 bill increasing the homestead exemption for the widowed and disabled Monday.

HB 13 increases property tax exemption for residents who are widows, widowers, blind persons, or persons totally and permanently disabled.

The bill proposes to 10x the current exemption from $500 to $5,000 for eligible individuals and would apply to tax years beginning on or after January 2023.

Before the Legislative Session begins on Jan. 11, 2022 the Florida House and Senate will hold six weeks of committee meetings beginning in September. That period gives lawmakers the chance to start early on priority legislation.

The original bill can be found here.

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Mellissa Thomas is Editor for Florida National News. | mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com

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