Florida officials refer seven amendments to the 2012 ballot

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May 9, 2011


TALLAHASSEE, Florida: The Florida legislature has closed it's doors on 2011's official legislative session. The session began March 8 and ended on Friday, May 6. An estimated 15 ballot measure proposals were made by officials; seven were referred to the statewide ballot. Remaining proposals may be reconsidered during the 2012 legislative session.

Although the ballot may change prior to the election, currently a total of seven measures have been certified for the 2012 statewide ballot. Topics addressed by these measures include: judicial reform, taxes, state budgets, health care, abortion, and religion.

All seven measures are listed below: 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

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