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100,000 signatures down, more than 500,000 to go

David_rivera_taxesIf you show up at the polls in Miami-Dade on Tuesday, don't be alarmed if you're hounded for your John Hancock.

Volunteers with the property tax reform group "Fair Property Tax For All" plan on canvassing county precincts Tuesday, to help drum up support and signatures for a tax proposal floating around since January.

The proposal would cap the amount of the amount of taxes a property owner pays to 1.35 percent of the value of his property.

About 100,000 signatures have been collected statewide since the group first launched its efforts in January, said Rep. David Rivera, a Miami Republican. It's still very shy of the 611,000 signatures needed to force the issue onto a state ballot.

Rivera, spoke at a Monday morning press conference outside of a Miami real estate agency trying to shore up support.

"With the judge's decision on Amendment 5, and property assessments arriving in the mail this week, it's given a renewed sense of urgency to this issue," Rivera said.