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Florida 2008 ballot measures

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Seven ballot measures were on the 2008 ballot in Florida.

National overview

On the ballot

January 29

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Provides portability to the Save Our Homes property tax cap Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Immigration Deletes provisions authorizing Legislature to regulate or prohibit real estate transactions of aliens ineligible for citizenship Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 2 Marriage Definse marriage as the union of one man and one woman, husband and wife, no other union is valid or recognized Approveda

CR Amendment 3 Taxes Excludes certain improvements from being considered in property value assessment for taxation purposes Approveda

CR Amendment 4 Taxes Provides property tax exemptions for lands that fall under conservation laws Approveda

CR Amendment 6 Taxes Bases tax assessment of waterfront property on current use Approveda

CR Amendment 8 Taxes Authorizes counties to levy local option sales taxes for community college funding, subject to voter approval. Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CR Amendment 5 Taxes Cut property taxes by average 25%, eliminate property taxes that school districts are required to levy in order to get state aid Removed
CR Amendment 7 Taxes Eliminates the ban in Florida's constitution against sending state tax money to religious institutions. Removed
CR Amendment 9 Education Requires that at least 65% of school funds be spent on classroom instruction. Removed

Key facts

  • Through 2008, there were 24 initiatives on the ballot since the process began in 1978, in addition to legislatively-referred ballot measures.
  • Of those 24, 20 were approved by voters.
  • 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.

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