Florida 2012 ballot measures

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Eleven ballot measures were on the 2012 ballot in the state of Florida.
  • Of these measures, three were approved and eight were defeated.

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On the ballot

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Prevents penalties for not purchasing healthcare coverage in order to comply with federal healthcare reforms Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Allows for property tax discounts for disabled veterans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 State budgets Replaces existing revenue limits with a new limitation based on inflation and population changes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Amends commercial and non-homestead property taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Judicial reform Gives the Legislature increased control over the judicial branch. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Abortion Prohibits public funds for abortions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Religion Repeals ban of public dollars for religious funding Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Authorizes the legislature to totally or partially exempt surviving spouses of military veterans or first responders who died in the line of duty from paying property taxes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Provides an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property that's value is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Taxes Authorizes counties and municipalities to offer additional tax exemptions on homes of low-income seniors. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Government Administration Revises selection process for student member of Board of Governors of State University System Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Term Limit Amendment Term limits Would increase terms of state senators and state representatives Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Medical Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Would legalize marijuana for medical purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Judicial Qualification Amendment Judicial reform Would require 10 years of legal practice to qualify for county and circuit court judgeships Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Judicial Retention Amendment Judicial reform Increases percentage of votes necessary to retain justices & judges Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Senate Judicial Confirmation Amendment Judicial reform Requires Senate confirmation of justices & judges subject to merit-retention vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Court Rules Amendment Judicial reform No court would be allowed to adopt rules of practice & procedure Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Judicial Commission Amendment Judicial reform Records of the commission are to be made public following the filing of formal charges Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
- Federal Constitutional Convention Question Budgets Would call for a federal constitutional convention to put a balanced budget amendment in the U.S. Constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Renewable Energy Amendment Energy Mandates that 20% of energy sold by an electric utility shall be derived from renewable sources by the end of 2020 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Child Protection Amendment (3) Law Establishes terms of release for convicted child abusers, compiles list of suspected and convicted child sex offenders and requires background checks for all child care workers Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Trust in Government Amendment Government Establishes a fourth branch of state government, the political branch, which will work to establish and ensure duty and accountability in state and local governments Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Direct Democracy Amendment Direct democracy Allows for the public to propose and vote on state statutes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Healthcare Amendment (3) Healthcare Mandates that the legislature shall establish a single-payer health care system that all citizen are entitled to. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Billboard Amendment Environment Increases restrictions on billboards and makes them easier to remove. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Corporate Welfare Amendment Taxes Prohibits tax reductions being granted to businesses, as well as, restricts situations in which tax revenue might be transferred to businesses. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Judicial Conference Amendment Judiciary Would create a "judicial conference" with the responsibility of creating rules of practice and procedure in the courts. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Government Accountability Amendment Government Would give the Legislative branch power over all other branches of government, but make it subject to the Florida Commission on Ethics. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Growth Management Initiative Democracy Allows the public to call for voter approval of changes to local growth management plans made by the Legislature. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Medicaid Care Equality Amendment Healthcare Mandates that Florida Healthcare Providers accept and treat all patients with Medicaid, Medipass, and approved Medicaid Substitution Programs equally to all other forms of insured patients. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Marriage Amendment Marriage Overturns the 2008 Amendment to the State Constitution which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Genetically Engineered Food Label Amendment Business Mandates that all foods that are Genetically Engineered and sold or distributed in or from Florida be labelled as such. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Ad Valorem Tax Cap Amendment Taxes Limits the power of local government to raise revenue from the ad valorem taxes. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Stem Cell Research Amendment Stem cells Prohibits state tax revenue from being spent on experimentation that involves the destruction of a live human embryo. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Tax Approval Amendment Taxes Mandates that anticipated ad valorem tax revenue increases in excess of three per cent over the previous year require referendum approval. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA School Governance Amendment (2) Education Replaces district school board with parental governing councils which have authority to organize schools and determine school tax rates. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Intimacy Amendment (2) Intimacy Mandates that no sexually intimate act between consenting adults will be prohibited or discriminated against. Also, allows legal partnerships to take place between unmarried consenting adults. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Grants the right to use marijuana for the treatment of certain ailments when recommended by a physician. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Bill of Rights Amendment Rights Adds a set of general rights to the Florida Bill of Rights. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Save Our Schools" Amendment Education Protects the Florida Lottery’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund from being misused buy the state. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Fair Wage and Benefits" Amendment Minimum wage Establishes many different gradients of prevailing minimum wages based of the federal General Schedule Standard for Each Category of Employment Field. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Personhood Amendment Abortion Applies the term 'person' to every human being from the beginning of biological development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Oil Drilling Initiative Natural resources Makes an offshore drilling ban part of the Florida Constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Senior Homestead Assessment Amendment Taxes Would authorize counties and municipalities to limit assessed value of homesteads of low-income senior citizens. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Offshore Drilling Amendment Natural resources Would ask whether or not to drill off the Florida coast. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA State Education Commissioner Amendment Education Would change the appointed position to an elected one. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA County Commissioner Term Limits Amendment Term limits Would specify that voters in a charter county do have the power to set term limits for constitutional officers and county commissioners. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

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