Florida Amendment 3, Supermajority Vote Required to Approve a Constitutional Amendment (2006)
Amendment 3 was a legislatively-referred prospective amendment to the Florida Constitution, voted onto the ballot by the Florida Legislature. It was required to pass both the Senate and House by a 60% vote to be eligible for the ballot.
- Florida State Legislature
- HJR 1723 (2005 session)
- Sponsor: Judiciary Committee
Text of the proposal
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution to require that any proposed amendment to or revision of the State Constitution, whether proposed by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any other method, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters of the state voting on the measure, rather than by a simple majority. This proposed amendment would not change the current requirement that a proposed constitutional amendment imposing a new state tax or fee be approved by at least 2/3 percent of the voters of the state voting in the election in which such an amendment is considered.
- Summary of text and election results
- Full text
- State of Florida booklet describing the 2006 constitutional amendments
- Vote Smart Florida description of proposed amendment