2018 General Election Guide Archive

FL Amendment 5 – Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees

Requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to approve any new or increased taxes or fees, rather than a simple majority.

Election Results

Votes % of Votes Result
5,164,658 65.73%


A YES vote would...

  • Require a two-thirds vote by the state House and Senate to increase existing taxes and fees or impose new ones.
  • Require that any new or increased taxes or fees be voted on in stand-alone bills.
  • Exclude local governments from any supermajority requirements if they choose to raise taxes or fees.

A NO vote would...

  • Allow the Legislature to continue approving increased or new taxes and fees through a simple majority vote.
  • Allow the Legislature to continue bundling tax and fee increases with bills that include other measures.


  • Florida TaxWatch
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce


  • League of Women Voters of Florida
  • Florida Policy Institute
  • Progress Florida
  • Florida Education Association

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