Florida 2006 ballot measures
November 7, 2006 ballot in Florida.Six statewide ballot measures were on the
- All six measures were approved.
- One was an initiated constitutional amendment which secured its spot on the ballot through the collection of signatures on petitions, whereas five were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, which were placed the ballot by the Florida State Legislature.
On the ballot
|Amendment 1||Gov't Finances||Establishes various limits and rules for the planning and budget process|
|Amendment 3||Supermajority||Requires that any amendment or revision to state constitution be approved by 60% of voters|
|Amendment 4||Tobacco||Mandates that the state use part of tobacco settlement money for prevention education|
|Amendment 6||Taxes||Increases the maximum additional homestead exemption|
|Amendment 7||Taxes||Provides discount for disabled veterans who lived in Florida when they entered military service|
|Amendment 8||Eminent domain||Prohibits private property taken by eminent domain to be given to a private party|
Not on the ballot
|Amendment 2||Term limits||Term limits||Removed from ballot by Florida State Legislature|
|Amendment 5||Admin of gov't||Legislative re-districting by an independent commission rather than the state legislature||Removed from ballot by Florida Supreme Court|
- As of the 2006 election, there had been a total of 28 initiatives on the ballot since the process became available in Florida in 1976, in addition to legislatively-referred ballot measures.
- Floridians passed Amendment 3 in 2006, which requires that for any initiative, legislative referral or commission referral to pass, it must earn the approval of 60% of the state's voters.
- Florida voters have approved a higher percentage of their statewide ballot measures than voters in any other state.
- Amendments for 2006 general election
- State of Florida booklet describing the 2006 constitutional amendments
- Voters approve all six constitutional amendments
- Chamber of Commerce Guide to the 2006 Florida Constitutional Amendments