Florida Minimum Wage, Amendment 5 (2004)

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Florida Amendment 5, also known as the Florida Minimum Wage Amendment, was on the November 7, 2004 election ballot in Florida. It passed, with 71.3% of voters in favor.
  • Yes: 5,198,514
  • No: 2,097,151

It was on the ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment.

Six citizen-initiated amendments were on the 2004 ballot; they were respectively the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th citizen-initiated measures to appear on a Florida statewide ballot.

Text of the proposal

The language that appeared on the ballot:

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.

Campaign spending

$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:

$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[2]

See also

External links


  1. Donors to "Yes on 5"
  2. Donations to "No on 5"