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Florida Tax Amendment passed by another committee

Posted: 4:21 AM, Dec 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-13 00:13:08-05
Florida Tax Amendment passed by another committee
Florida Tax Amendment passed by another committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It could soon be harder for lawmakers in Tallahassee to raise your taxes.

The Finance and Taxation committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission signed off on a proposal Tuesday that would require a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate before state taxes or fees could be increased.

This means 80 of 120 state representatives and 27 of 40 state senators would need to approve any tax and fee hikes rather than just a simple majority.

Constitution Revision Commission Member Fred Karlinsky is sponsoring the proposal, which is similar to plans also moving through the Legislature.

He says taxes are typically raised when Florida families can least afford to have less money in their pockets.

If passed by the full Constitution Revision Commission, the proposed tax amendment would need to be supported by more than 60 percent of Florida voters during the November 2018 general election.

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