TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An amendment creating property tax exemptions for residential hurricane-proofing and energy efficiency improvements is going into the Florida Constitution without a recount.
The Elections Canvassing Commission headed by Gov. Charlie Crist declined to order a recount Saturday for Amendment 3 although it passed by less than a percentage point.
The margin was less than the 0.5 percent difference that triggers an automatic machine recount.
Amendment 3 needed 60 percent to pass. It received 60.5 percent.
Other commission members are Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and Attorney General Bill McCollum.