Florida Homestead Exemption Tax, Amendment 3 (1986)

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The Florida Homestead Exemption Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 4, 1986.

  • This amendment sought to modify Articles VII and XII of the Florida Constitution to change the homestead tax exemption to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, with total up to $25,000.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1986)
Defeatedd No2,045,47364.47%
Yes 1,127,438 35.53%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Provides that the homestead tax exemption shall be changed from $25,000 to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, the total exemption not to exceed $25,000. [2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-86"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.