Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030342
   

File Number: 030342 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-119-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: AD VALOREM REDUCTION FOR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS Introduced: 2/3/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/4/2003
Agenda Date: 2/4/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A1SUBSTITUTE
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION EXPRESSING INTENT TO IMPLEMENT A REDUCTION IN ASSESSED VALUE FOR AD VALOREM TAXATION FOR QUALIFYING LIVING QUARTERS OF PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS AND URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ADOPT ADDITIONAL IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION DURING ITS 2003 SESSION
Indexes: AD VALOREM TAX
  EXEMPTION
Sponsors: Bruno A. Barreiro, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Jimmy L. Morales, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 2/4/2003 10A1 SUBSTITUTE Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Heyman noted the need for uniformity in criteria and screening among municipalities and that there be a mechanism in place to return the property to the tax roll if the residency changed.

County Attorney 2/3/2003 Assigned James K. Kracht

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING INTENT TO IMPLEMENT A REDUCTION IN ASSESSED VALUE FOR AD VALOREM TAXATION FOR QUALIFYING LIVING QUARTERS OF PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS AND URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ADOPT ADDITIONAL IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION DURING ITS 2003 SESSION

BODY
WHEREAS, on November 5, 2002, voters statewide overwhelmingly approved by 67% an amendment to the Florida Constitution providing for a reduction in assessed value for ad valorem taxation for qualifying portions of homestead property used as living quarters by parents or grandparents; and
WHEREAS, voters in Miami-Dade County resounded this statewide mandate, approving the amendment by 75%; and
WHEREAS, this constitutional amendment was approved to encourage Florida families to care for their elderly at home rather than relying on institutions where care is often subsidized by state and federal tax dollars; and
WHEREAS, in order to implement this Constitutional Amendment the State Legislature has adopted legislation setting forth some of the requirements and conditions pertaining to a reduction in assessed value for ad valorem taxation for qualifying property; and
WHEREAS, as a result of this legislation, counties have the option to make this reduction in assessed value available to qualifying property used as living quarters by parents or grandparents; and
WHEREAS, at a workshop discussing issues regarding the subject "Granny-Flats" Constitutional Amendment held in Tallahassee, Florida, on January 17, 2003, twenty-two questions and issues have been raised demonstrating the need for further legislation clarifying implementation of the Constitutional Amendment,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board hereby expresses its intention to adopt an ordinance implementing a reduction in assessed value for qualifying property used as living quarters by parents or grandparents when appropriate implementing legislation has been adopted by the Florida Legislature.
Section 2. The Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida, hereby urges the members of the 2003 Florida Legislature to adopt additional legislation which clarifies the requirements and procedures for implementing the Constitutional Amendment and addresses the ambiguities and questions raised in the January 17, 2003 workshop on the "Granny-Flats" Amendment.
Section 3. A copy of this resolution shall be added to the Miami-Dade County legislative package. A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to each member of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation.



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