Amendment 08:Religion

Repeals ban of public dollars for religious funding
Outcome: Failed

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution.

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what your vote means

Yes

A YES eliminates a constitutional ban on giving tax money to religious organizations.

 

No

A NO means the state will continue to ban public funding of religious organizations.

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Additional information

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Measure TypeLegislatively-Referred Constitutional Amendment

Funding

Yes

RankContributor nameTotal
1ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI$112,259
2KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS$100,000
3DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG$65,256
4DIOCESE OF ORLANDO$59,295
5DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH, INC$41,072
21.8%
19.4%
12.7%
11.5%
8.0%
$514.2 thousand raised in total

No

81.5%
8.4%
4.9%
3.2%
0.8%
$1.4 million raised in total
RankContributor nameTotal
1PUBLIC EDUCATION DEFENSE FUND, INC$1,155,000
2ACLU of Florida$119,557
3ACLU OF FLORIDA, INC.$69,757
4ACLU$45,000
5CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE$11,030

Editorials

Yes

No

Campaign Advertisements

Yes

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