Published: Nov 06, 2012 7:00 PM EST
Updated: Nov 06, 2012 12:56 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Amendment 9 would grant the surviving spouse of a military vet killed in the line of duty or a first responder killed in the line of duty full property tax exemption for the couples primary home.

First responders are police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics.

Currently, Florida affords the exemption to spouses of military vets killed in action. The amendment would put the wording on the Constitution and add first responders.

If you vote yes on 9, you want the wording added to Florida's Constitution and you want the spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty to get the property tax exemption.

If you vote no, you do not want the Constitution changed.

Amendment 10 would double the tangible personal property tax exemption and allow local governments to increase the exemption.

The website says if passed, Amendment 10 would provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts and other local governments if the assessed value of an owner's tangible personal property is greater than $25,000, but less than $50,000.

A yes vote means, you want to double the tangible personal property tax exemption.

If you vote no you want things to stay the same.


Finally, Amendment 11 would give counties and municipalities the ability to grant additional homestead exemptions to seniors over age 65 who have lived in their homes for more than 25 years and whose homes are less than $250,000.

The assessment could be equal to the whole value of the home.

If you vote yes, you support giving seniors an added tax exemption. Voting no means that you don't.

Click here to read clarification of the President's Health Care Act.

Click here to review Amendment 2.

To better understand Amendment 3, click here.

To review Amendment 4, click here. 

Click here to read about Amendment 5.

Read about Amendment 6 here.

Finally, to better understand Amendment 12, click here.