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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get to you as soon as we can.
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