Florida’s Amendments for Dummies [Video]

2018-11-16T15:31:39+00:00 October 31st, 2018|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

South Florida News Service presents “Amendments for Dummies,” your crash course to the 12 amendments Floridians will be voting on this election cycle. Four of them are bundled, so it’s important that voters pay attention. Though the number goes to 13, Amendment 8 was removed from the ballot.

We’ll be breaking down the essential parts of each, from the proposed limitations to property taxes to Marsy’s Law, as well as letting you know how voting for bundled amendments work. Let our three SFNS reporters be your guides to understanding the amendments for this year’s election. If you have any questions, reach us at sfns@fiu.edu and we will get to you as soon as we can.

Director:
Victoria Salas

Hosts:
Victoria Salas
Steven guillen
Amanda Bazil

Video Crew:
Maria Gil
Kristen Torres
Sherrilyn Cabrera
Victoria Salas
Adrian Nones-Newman
Marlene Fisher
Steven Guillen

Script:
Maria Gil
Kristen Torres
Sherrilyn Cabrera
Victoria Salas

Video Editors:
Daniel Lederman
Victoria Salas

Amendment 1: Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Amendment 2: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments

Amendment 3: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida

Amendment 4: Voting Restoration Amendment

Amendment 5: Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees

Amendment 6: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges

Amendment 7: First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces

Amendment 10: Florida State and Local Government Structure Amendment

Amendment 11: Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes

Amendment 12: Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers

Amendment 13: Ends Dog Racing

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