1 Senate Joint Resolution No.
2 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 9,
3 Article VII of the State Constitution relating to local
4 ad valorem taxes.
6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
8 That the following amendment to Section 9 of Article VII of the
9 State Constitution is hereby agreed to and shall be submitted to the
10 electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election.-to
11 be held in connection with the Presidential Preference Primary election
12 on March 9, 1976:
13" ARTICLE VII
14 FINANCE AND TAXATION
15 SECTION 9. Local Taxes.--
16 (a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and
17 special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad valorem taxes and
18 may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their
19 respective purposes, except ad valorem taxes on intangible personal
20 property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.
21 (b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment
22 of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer than two years when
23 authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds
24 therein not wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess
25 of the following millages upon the assessed value of real estate and
26 tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all
27 municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for
28 all water management purposes, one mill; and for all other special
29 districts a millage authorized by law~approved by vote of the electors
30 who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation.
CODING: Words underlined are additions; words in
strettk-thrrgh type are deletions from existing law.