Florida 2010 ballot measures

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Seven ballot measures are certified for the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Florida. Four of the certified measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, while three are initiated constitutional amendments and one is an advisory question.

On the ballot

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections and campaigns Repeal of the public financing of statewide candidates who agree to spending limits Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes An additional homestead property tax exemption for members of the United States military or military reserves Approveda
CICA Amendment 4 Property rights Requires voter approval of all changes to local comprehensive land-use plans Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 5 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing legislative district boundaries Approveda
CICA Amendment 6 Redistricting Amends the current practice of drawing congressional district boundaries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Education Changes the current "maximum" class sizes to school-wide "average" class sizes Defeatedd
Advisory Federal Budget Question Budgets Asks whether Congress should add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


Note: The 2010 legislative session ended on Friday, April 30, 2010. A special session to vote on a proposed Oil Drilling Ban Amendment started and ended on July 20, 2010 without a vote.

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Taxing Boards Amendment Taxes Requires election of members of governing boards that have the authority to adopt millage rates Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Homestead Exemption Bonus Amendment Admin of gov't In addition to standard exemption, bonus exemption of 25% of home's value Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Property Assessed Value Amendment Taxes Prohibits increases in the assessed value of property if the fair market value of the property decreases Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Religious Organization Public Funding Ban Repeal Religion Overturns the ban on publicly funding religious organizations Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Uniform Accounting Amendment Admin of gov't Requires a uniform accounting for state and local government funds Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Florida Senate Bill 1164 (2010) Property tax Prevents homeowners from paying more in taxes during times when market values are declining postponed
LRCA Secret Ballot Amendment Labor Guarantees workers in Florida the secret ballot Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Amendment 7 Redistricting Would bar lawmakers from favoring any political party or incumbent when redrawing legislative and congressional districts removed by court order
LRCA Oil Drilling Ban Amendment Natural resources Bans off-shore oil drilling Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Reduces the maximum annual increase in the assessed values of nonhomestead properties to 5% removed by court order
LRCA Amendment 9 Health care Prohibit rules against participation in specific health care removed by court order


NOTE: The state's petition drive deadline was February 1, 2010. Since Florida has a rolling signature deadline with a four-year window within which signatures may be collected, supporters of the nearly 50 filed initiatives can still continue to collect signatures in the hopes of qualifying for the ballot in a future year. Approximately 28 initiatives did not file signatures in 2010.

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Judicial Accountability Initiative Judicial reform Amend the Constitution to ensure judicial accountability 160 currently valid
CICA Smarter Growth Land Use Initiative Property rights Requires voter approval for local land-use plans only if 10 percent of local voters sign a petition 443,510 currently valid
CICA Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Gives patients the right to grow, purchase, possess and obtain marijuana for medical treatment 3,046 currently valid
CICA Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Amendment Taxes Referendum approval required for tax revenue increases above 3 percent 3 currently valid
CICA Anti-Stem Cell Research Initiative Stem cells Bans state spending on research that involves the destruction of a live human embryo 19,403 currently valid
CICA Same Service, Same Fee Initiative Health care Requires a physician to charge the same fee for the same health care service 44,193 currently valid
CICA Instant Runoff Initiative Elections Requires general elections to be determined by a majority of votes cast using the Instant Runoff Voting method 11 currently valid
CICA Single Payer Health Care Initiative (3) Health care Establishing a single payer health care system 1,023 currently valid
CICA Property Tax Exemption Initiative Taxes A minimum of 75% of property shall be exempt from property tax no valid signatures
CICA Sex Offender Amendment (4) Law enforcement Requires lists, penalties, treatment and checks of child molesters no valid signatures
CICA Eliminate Sexual Battery Statute of Limitations Law enforcement Eliminates the statute of limitations for sexual battery of children no valid signatures
CICA State and Local Government Accountability Initiative Admin of gov't Ensure duty and accountability in state and local governments no valid signatures
CICA Constitutional Changes Authority Amendment Initiative rights Revision of any statutes from the Constitution by initiative is reserved to the people no valid signatures
CICA Scenic Beauty Protection Initiative Environment Protects trees on public property from being removed or altered to enhance billboard visibility no valid signatures
CICA No Tax Revenue Transfers to Private Businesses Taxes Prohibits the state from transferring tax revenue or granting tax reductions to private business no valid signatures
CICA Judicial Branch Integrity Initiative (2) Judicial reform Establishes a judicial conference to propose rules of practice and procedure no valid signatures
CICA Oil and Gas Recovery Initiative Environment Recover oil and gas from the submerged lands to the states no valid signatures
CICA Personhood Amendment Abortion Recognizes the personhood of the unborn from the earliest stages of life no valid signatures
CICA Genetically Engineered Food Labels Initiative Business regulation Require labeling of foods that are genetically engineered no valid signatures
CICA Motor Fuel Price Laws Amendment Admin of gov't Laws mandating minimum prices for motor fuels such as gasoline or diesel shall be abolished no valid signatures
CICA Local Ad Valorem Tax Cap Amendment Taxes Limits the power of local government to raise revenue from the ad valorem taxes no valid signatures
CICA Government Entity Budget Limitation Initiative State budgets Limit all governmental entity budgets within Florida no valid signatures
CICA Limit Property Taxable Value Taxes Limit increases in the taxable value of all real property, regardless of changes in ownership no valid signatures
CICA Local Revenue Limitation Initiative Taxes Limits local government revenues unless approved by voters no valid signatures
CICA Limit Ad Valorem Taxes Initiative Taxes Limit ad valorem taxes upon the assessed value of real estate and tangible personal property no valid signatures
CICA No Publicly Funded Lobbying Initiative Taxpayer funded lobbying No governmental entity shall hire paid lobbyists with public funds to influence another no valid signatures
CICA Tax Increase Voter Approval Initiative Taxes Requires voter approval before new taxes can be implemented no valid signatures
CICA Nursing Home Resident Protection Health care Protects the rights of abused/neglected nursing home residents no valid signatures
CICA Abolish Property Taxes Initiative Taxes Replace all property taxes with other revenues thereby abolishing property taxes no valid signatures
CICA Parental Governing School Districts Initiative Education Replace district school boards with parental governing councils no valid signatures
CICA Parental Governing Councils Initiative Education Replace school boards with parental governing councils no valid signatures
CICA Right to Intimate Privacy Initiative (2) Marriage Guarantee the right to intimate privacy in private no valid signatures
CICA Lottery Educational Trust Fund Education Requires the governor to appoint an official to oversee the trust fund no valid signatures
CICA Fair Wages and Benefits Initiative Labor Offer different gradients of minimum wages and benefits no valid signatures
CICA Property Insurance Cost Limit Initiative Insurance Limit maximum combined insurance cost to .8% of the insured value of property no valid signatures

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2010

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