Only 3 Florida constitutional amendments pass

Updated:

Amendment 1 - No Mandatory Health Coverage
   Rejected.


Amendment 2 - Veteran Tax Relief

Passed.

Getting more than 60 percent support, Amendment 2 will expand a property tax break to all disabled veterans, not just those who lived in Florida when they enlisted.
 

Amendment 3 - State Revenue Limit
   Rejected.

A proposed Florida constitutional amendment that would have capped state revenue has gone down to defeat.
 
 At 42 percent, Amendment 3 was well short of required 60 percent approval with most votes counted Tuesday.
 
  
Amendment 4 - Property Tax Limit
   Rejected.

A wide-ranging property tax relief proposal has been rejected by Florida voters.

Amendment 4 failed after receiving only 43 percent of the vote with most ballots counted Tuesday. All state constitutional amendments need 60 percent approval.
  

Amendment 5 - State Courts
   Rejected.

 A Republican-sponsored proposal to give the GOP-dominated Legislature more control over Florida's court system has been defeated at the polls.

The vote Tuesday for Amendment 5 was only 44 percent in favor. All state constitutional amendments need at least 60 percent to pass.
  

Amendment 6 - Abortion Funds
 Rejected.

 A proposed Florida constitutional amendment that would have curtailed abortion rights has been defeated.
 
Amendment 6 garnered support from only 44 percent of voters on Tuesday with most ballots counted. All amendments require 60 percent voter approval.

  
Amendment 8 - Religious School Funding Allows public funding
  Rejected.

Voters have refused to repeal Florida's ban on public funding for churches and other religious organizations, including parochial schools.

The vote for Amendment 8 was 44 percent in favor with most ballots counted Tuesday. All proposed state constitutional amendments require 60 percent.

Besides the repeal, the amendment would have prohibited state and local governments from barring people from participating in public programs if they choose to receive those services through religious organizations.

  
Amendment 9 - Vet Spouse Tax Relief

Passed.  

Getting more than 60 percent support, Amendment 9 will allow the Legislature give property tax exemptions to spouses of service members and civilian first-responders who die in the line of duty.
 


Amendment 10 - Property Tax Exemption
   Rejected.

Florida voters have rejected an additional tax break for businesses on their furniture, equipment and other tangible personal property.

The vote Tuesday on Amendment 10 was 45 percent in favor with most ballots counted. As with all amendments, it needed 60 percent approval.  

 

Amendment 11- Senior Tax Relief

Passed.

Getting more than 60 percent support, Amendment 11 will let cities and counties increase a property tax exemption for low-income seniors.
  
Amendment 12 - State Univ Student Rep Change Selection Method

Rejected.

Voters have rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have slightly changed the way the student member is selected for the board overseeing Florida's 12 public universities.
 
Amendment 12 had just a 41 percent favorable vote with most ballots counted Tuesday. All amendments need at least 60 percent.