|Published:||Jul 23, 2010 6:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 23, 2010 3:50 PM EDT|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has removed from November's ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have given an extra property tax break to some homeowners.
Tallahassee Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled Friday that the Amendment 3's ballot title and summary are misleading. Cooper said the ballot language did not tell voters that the exemptions were available only on property bought on or after last Jan. 1. He said voters who bought property earlier might think they were eligible for the exemption.
He also said the summary could lead some voters to think that only new homeowners were eligible, when the measure would have applied to people who have not owned a home for at least eight years.
The Legislature passed the measure last spring.