Jordan Kirkland (@JKirklandFL) The Florida Report (@TheFlaReport) October 29th, 2019
State Rep. Bob Rommel has filed a House Joint Resolution 477, a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution that would prohibit local governments from raising taxes or fees without a vote approved by two-thirds of the membership of the jurisdiction or taxing district.
According to the legislation, "No new local tax or fee may be imposed or authorized and no local tax or fee may be raised by any municipality, county, school board, or special district except through a vote approved by two-thirds of the membership of the jurisdiction or special district."
If passed by the Florida Legislature, the resolution would be put before the voters of Florida for ballot approval. The change would apply to municipalities, counties, school boards, and special districts.