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File Number: 071036
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File Number: 071036 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 07-70 Control: Budget and Finance Committee
File Name: AMEND ORD 99-86 RELATING TO AD VALOREM TAXATION Introduced: 4/2/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/22/2007
Agenda Date: 5/22/2007 Agenda Item Number: 7B
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 99-86 RELATING TO AD VALOREM TAXATION; PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASED ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN QUALIFYING SENIOR CITIZENS TO BE APPLIED TO MILLAGE RATES LEVIED BY THE COUNTY; REQUIRING DELIVERY OF ORDINANCE TO PROPERTY APPRAISER; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND INCLUSION IN THE CODE
Indexes: AD VALOREM TAX
  HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 5/22/2007 7B Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 5/15/2007 2K Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation 5/22/2007 P
REPORT: Following comments by Commissioner Sosa explaining that the foregoing proposed ordinance would result in a $25,000 increase to the Homestead Exemption for senior citizens, Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera pointed out that Cities and Counties needed to implement the increase before June 1, 2007. Assistant County Attorney Benitez read this proposed ordinance into the record. The public hearing was opened. It was closed after no one appeared in response to Vice-Chairman Gimenez’s call for people wishing to be heard. Pursuant to Commissioner Diaz’s request to notify all County municipalities of the June 1, 2007 deadline, Assistant County Manager Ian Yorty noted that the County sent a memorandum to every city in the County to notify them of the June 1, 2007, deadline. Mr. Lazaro Solis, Assistant Property Appraiser, Property Appraiser’s Office, noted that many cities had shown interest in increasing the Homestead Exemption and were in the process of passing their own ordinances. Responding to Commissioner Sorenson’s question regarding the fiscal impact, Assistant County Manager Ian Yorty noted the fiscal impact of this proposed ordinance would be $7.6 million. Vice-Chairman Gimenez asked to be listed as a co-sponsor. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote. Commissioner Sosa noted that Chairman Martinez prepared a memorandum requesting that Chairman Barreiro waive the Board's Rules and Procedures to allow this proposed resolution to be considered on May 22, 2007.

Board of County Commissioners 4/24/2007 Scheduled for a public hearing Budget and Finance Committee 5/15/2007

Board of County Commissioners 4/24/2007 4C Adopted on first reading 5/15/2007 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Budget and Finance Committee on May 15, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.

County Attorney 4/2/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 5/15/2007

County Attorney 4/2/2007 Assigned James K. Kracht 4/2/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE NO. 99-86 RELATING TO AD VALOREM TAXATION; PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASED ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN QUALIFYING SENIOR CITIZENS TO BE APPLIED TO MILLAGE RATES LEVIED BY THE COUNTY; REQUIRING DELIVERY OF ORDINANCE TO PROPERTY APPRAISER; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND INCLUSION IN THE CODE

BODY
WHEREAS, on November 3, 1998, voters approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution providing for an increased homestead exemption to certain qualifying senior citizens; and
WHEREAS, this Board adopted ordinance No. 99-86 implementing the additional homestead exemption for qualifying senior citizens in accordance with the provisions of Section 196.075 of the Florida Statutes, as created by the 1999 session of the Florida Legislature through its enactment of HB 291; and
WHEREAS, on November 7, 2006, voters approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution providing for an increase in the additional homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 to certain qualifying senior citizens; and
WHEREAS, the 2007 General Session of the Florida Legislature has adopted HB-333 implementing this additional exemption and providing for retroactive application to the 2007 tax roll, upon adoption of an ordinance and delivery thereof to the Property Appraiser by June 1, 2007; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to implement the increased additional homestead exemption for qualifying senior citizens in accordance with the provisions of Section 196.075 of the Florida Statutes, as amended by the 2007 session of the Florida Legislature through its enactment of HB 333,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 1 of Ordinance No. 99-86 is amended to read as follows: 1
Section 1. In accordance with Section 6(f), Art. VII of the Florida Constitution and Section 196.075 of the Florida Statutes, any person 65 years or over who has legal or equitable title to real estate located within Miami-Dade County and maintains thereon his/her permanent residence which residence qualifies for and receives homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6(a), Art. VII of the Florida Constitution, and whose household income does not exceed $20,000 shall be entitled to make application for an additional homestead exemption of [[$25,000]]>>$50,000<<. This additional homestead exemption, if granted, shall be applicable to all ad valorem tax millage rates levied by the county.

Section 2. The increase in the additional homestead exemption shall be applicable to the 2007 and subsequent tax rolls and entitlement to this exemption shall be pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance No. 99-86, as herein amended.
Section 3. The Clerk of this Board shall file a copy of this ordinance in the appropriate books and records, and within 30 days of the adoption of this Ordinance, but prior to June 1, 2007, he/she shall deliver a copy thereof to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser.
Section 4. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, and Ordinance No. 99-86, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of these ordinances may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word “ordinance” may be changed to “section,” or “article,” or other appropriate word.
Section 5. The provisions of this Ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment, unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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