Supreme Court tosses legislature’s amendments off ballotby Dara Kam | August 31st, 2010
The Florida Supreme Court today threw out three proposed constitutional amendments placed on the November ballot by lawmakers.
The court tossed an amendment that would have watered down two other amendments put on the ballot by citizens’ petition dealing with redistricting, another designed to give tax breaks to first-time home-buyers and a third passed by lawmakers opposed to federal health care reforms.
The Supreme Court found that all three legislative proposals were misleading and struck them from the ballot.
The court also today refused to remove two proposed amendments put on the ballot by citizens’ initiative that would revamp the way congressional and legislative districts are drawn.
All constitutional amendments require 60 percent approval by voters to pass.