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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.

Source: FAR