Florida constitutional amendment on primary ballot

4 more ballot iniatives on general election ballot in November

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida voters will be asked to vote on five amendments to the state constitution this year: one on the primary ballot and four more in November.

Amendment must pass with 60 percent of the vote to be added to the constitution.

Amendment 4 will appear on all ballots of all primary voters.

Exempting solar devices or renewable energy source devices from certain taxes and assessments

Ballot summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to exempt from ad valorem taxation the assessed value of solar or renewable energy source devices subject to tangible personal property tax, and to authorize the Legislature, by general law, to prohibit consideration of such devices in assessing the value of real property for ad valorem taxation purposes. This amendment takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, and expires on Dec. 31, 2037. [Read full text of Amendment 4]

In November, voters will be asked to vote on Amendment 1 (to allow consumers to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property), Amendment 2 (to legalize medical marijuana), Amendment 3 (property tax exception for totally and permanently disabled first responders) and Amendment 5 (homestead tax exemption up to $250,000 in property value for certain senior, low‐income, long‐term residents).