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TAX LIMITATION: SHOULD TWO-THIRDS VOTE BE REQUIRED FOR NEW CONSTITUTIONALLY-IMPOSED STATE TAXES/FEES?

Reference:
Article XI, Section 7

Summary:
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Prohibits imposition of new State taxes or fees on or after November 8, 1994 by constitutional amendment unless approved by two-thirds of the voters voting in the election. Defines "new state taxes or fees" as revenue subject to appropriation by State Legislature, which tax or fee is not in effect on November 7, 1994. Applies to proposed State tax and fee amendments on November 8, 1994 ballot and those on later ballots.

Sponsor:
Tax Cap Committee
215 W. MLK Blvd.
Seffner, FL 33584-0000
(386) 423-4744
  Contact: Gordon Commee, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 42,945 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 429,428 
Statewide total currently valid: 0*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until an initiative petition is certified to have made ballot. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
 
Two signature thresholds must first be met for ballot position: 1) statewide total [8 percent of the votes cast in the last presidential election], and 2) Congressional District signature totals in at least 14 of Florida's 27 Congressional Districts [8 percent of the votes cast in each Congressional District in the last presidential election]. See section 3, Article XI, Fla. Const., section 100.371, Fla. Stat.
 
A Congressional District may consist of one or more counties and a county may be part of more than one congressional district. To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 03/11/1994 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 07/21/1994 
Attorney General: 06/22/1994 
Sent to Supreme Court:  
Supreme Court Ruling:  
SC Ruling Date: 10/04/1994 
Made Ballot: 07/21/1994 
Ballot Number: 1  
Election Date: 11/05/1996 
 Votes For: 3,372,915   
 Votes Against: 1,497,485   




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