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Ballot Amendments for the 2020 Election
Here are six amendments that voters will be considering during this year’s election: Amendment 1:
This amendment provides that only United States Citizens who are at at at least eighteen years of of age a a a a a a a a a a a a a permanent resident of of Florida and registered to to vote vote as provided by law shall be qualified to to vote vote in a a a a a Florida election Amendment 2:
Raises minimum wage to $10 00 per hour effective September September 30th 30th 2021 Each
September September 30th 30th thereafter minimum minimum wage shall increase by $1 $1 00 00 per per hour hour until the the minimum minimum wage reaches $15 00 00 per per hour hour on September 30th 2026 Amendment 3:
Requires that candidates candidates for an an an office including party nominated candidates candidates candidates appear on on on the same primary primary ballot Two highest vote getters advance to general general election election If only two candidates candidates qualify no primary primary is is held and and winner is determined in in in general general election election Amendment 4:
Requires all proposed amendments or revisions to to the the state constitution to to to be approved by the the voters in in in two elections instead of one in in order to to take effect Amendment 5:
Proposes an an amendment to to the State Constitution effective date January 1 1 2021 to to to increase from 2 2 2 years years to to 3 years the period of time during which accrued Save-Our-Homes benefits may be be transferred from a a a a a a a a a a prior homestead homestead homestead to a a a a a a a a a a a a a new homestead homestead homestead and provides that the homestead homestead homestead property tax discount for certain veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities carries over to such veteran’s surviving spouse who who holds legal or beneficial title to to and who who permanently resides on the the the homestead property property until he he he he he or or or she remarries or or or sells or or or otherwise disposes of the the the property property Amendment 6:
Allows a a a a a a a homestead property tax discount to to be transferred to to the surviving spouse of a a a a a deceased veteran Storm Season Presents Mosquito Control Challenge
Tropical storms bring above average rainfall which leads to to to insect proliferation Mosquitos are a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a major problem this year and Palm Beach County (PBC) has seen a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a rise in in cases of West Nile virus A A A mosquito- borne illness alert for PBC PBC was issued in in in in mid-August As a a a a a a a a a a a a a a result aerial spraying of lands is is being conducted with as as as as much as as as as 280 000 acres at at at atimeincludingpopulatedareas PBCusesindustry-standardproducts such as as as natural pathogens and and organic compounds approved for use use in in in in the the United States to to to combat mosquitoes at at at at at different phases of their lifecycle PBC’s Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Mosquito Control Divisionadvocatesforresidentswhoaregoingtobeoutdoorsafterdark useinsectrepellentcontainingDEET(Diethyltoluamide)whichisthemost common active ingredient in in in in in in in in in insect insect insect repellents and and provides protection against mosquitoes ticks fleas chiggers leeches and and and many biting insects Further long long pants and and a a a a a a a a a a a a a long-sleeve shirt are encouraged Residentscanalsopreventthespreadofmosquito-bornediseases andmosquitobreedingbyremovingstandingwaterincontainers aroundtheproperty Mosquitoescanbreedinsuch placesasoldtires wheelbarrows birdbaths gutters playequipmentandtoys buckets and and and drums Further bromeliadswhicharecommonlandscapeplantshold waterinleafpocketsinwhichfemalemosquitoeslayeggs ERMasks property owners to to consider removing bromeliads and replacing them with another tropical or or or or native plant that does not not hold water Also boats should bestoredupsideownorcoveredandscreensondoors windows and and patiosshouldbemaintained Florida has more than 80 species of mosquitoes and they can breed inassmallanareaasabottlecap Wateristheessentialcomponentfor breeding MoreinformationcanbeobtainedbyvisitingtheERMwebsiteat https://discover pbcgov org/erm
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