Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 154
       By Senator Rodriguez
       39-00088-22                                            2022154__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to tax exemption; amending s. 196.202,
    3         F.S.; revising the value of property subject to an ad
    4         valorem tax exemption; providing an effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 196.202, Florida
    9  Statutes, is amended to read:
   10         196.202 Property of widows, widowers, blind persons, and
   11  persons totally and permanently disabled.—
   12         (1) Property to the value of $5,000 $500 of every widow,
   13  widower, blind person, or totally and permanently disabled
   14  person who is a bona fide resident of this state is exempt from
   15  taxation. As used in this section, the term “totally and
   16  permanently disabled person” means a person who is currently
   17  certified by a physician licensed in this state, by the United
   18  States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor, or by
   19  the Social Security Administration to be totally and permanently
   20  disabled.
   21         Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.