What You May Need To Know: 2012 Proposed Constitutional Amendments
The following amendments will appear on the General Election ballot on November 6, 2012. The Collins Center’s analysis of these proposed constitutional amendments provides explanations of the proposals along with arguments for and against them.
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Select each link below for more information on each proposed amendment.
Amendment 1 : Health Care Services
Amendment 2: Veteran’s Property Tax Discount
Amendment 3: State Revenue Limitation
Amendment 4: Property tax limitations; property value decline; reduction for non-homesteaded assessment increases; delay of scheduled repeal
Amendment 5: State Courts
Amendment 6: Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions; Construction of Abortion Rights
Amendment 7: This proposal was known as Amendment 7 until a legal challenge by opponents led to the rewriting of some of the ballot language and its reinstatement on the ballot as Amendment 8. This is the reason there is no Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot.
Amendment 8: Religious Freedom
Amendment 9: Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder
Amendment 10: Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption
Amendment 11: Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value
Amendment 12: Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System