Florida Minimum Wage, Amendment 5 (2004)
- The amendment added Article X, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution to provide for a minimum wage starting at $6.15, which is then indexed to inflation.
|Florida Amendment 5 (2004)|
Results via: the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections
Text of measure
The ballot title read:
|“||Florida Minimum Wage Amendment||”|
The ballot summary read:
|“||This amendment creates a Florida minimum wage covering all employees in the state covered by the federal minimum wage. The state minimum wage will start at $6.15 per hour six months after enactment, and thereafter be indexed to inflation each year. It provides for enforcement, including double damages for unpaid wages, attorney's fees, and fines by the state. It forbids retaliation against employees for exercising this right.||”|
The financial note was as follows:
|“||The impact of this amendment on costs and revenues of state and local governments is expected to be minimal.||”|
The text of the amendment read:
A new section for Article X. is created
$2,191,165 was spent by the "Yes on 5" campaign. This group was called the Floridians for All PAC and its major donors were:
- MoveOn.org, $275,000
- National Education Association, $250,000
- ACORN, $241,500
- Tides Foundation, $165,000
- AFSCME, $160,000
- Service Employees International Union, $125,000
- Abe Pollin, $100,000
- Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, $100,000
- Federation of Teachers, $100,000
- Solidago Foundation, $65,000
- Morgan, Colling and Gilbert, $50,000
- AFL-CIO, $50,000
- Richard and Shari Foos, $50,000
$4,129,105 was spent by the opponents of the ballot initiative, primarily through a group called Floridians to Save Florida Jobs. Its major donors were:
- Publix Supermarkets, $500,000
- Outback Steakhouse, $400,000
- National Restaurant Association, $300,000
- GMRI, Inc., $300,000
- Food Marketing Institute, $222,500
- Florida Retail Federation, $160,000
- Brinkler International, $150,000
- Florida Restaurant Association, $110,000
- Florida Chamber of Commerce, $100,425
- Burger King, $100,000
- Walt Disney, $100,000
- CVS, $100,000
- Walgreens, $100,000
Path to the ballot
- The initiative was sponsored by Floridians for All PAC.
- The initiative petition required 488,722 signatures and 571,741 were found valid.
- 2004 Florida Election Results
- "Florida Minimum Wage Amendment 03-29," Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- "Sample Ballot," Monroe County, FL
- Donors to "Yes on 5"
- Donations to "No on 5"
State of Florida
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