Amendment 4 would make solar cheaper for property owners

Posted at 6:44 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 06:44:00-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Voters in sun-soaked Florida will have a chance Tuesday to decide whether to approve an amendment to the state constitution that supporters say is aimed at encouraging the use of solar energy.

The proposed Amendment 4 calls for new tax exemptions that could help both commercial and residential property owners install solar or renewable energy systems or devices more affordably.

The measure was introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Tallahassee and is endorsed by diverse groups such as Audubon Florida, the Christian Coalition and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Constitutional amendments require the consent of 60 percent of voters casting ballots.

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