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Extending existing sales tax to non-taxed services where exclusion fails to serve public purpose
05-04

Reference:
Article III

Summary:
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Except for the payment of employee salaries and benefits, all non-taxed services provided for compensation shall be reviewed by the Legislature to determine whether the exclusion of each service from taxation serves a public purpose. Upon completion of such review, services currently not taxed and which are not exempted from taxation by the Legislature shall be subject to the sales tax on January 1, 2009.

Sponsor:
Floridians Against Inequities in Rates (Fair)
Post Office Box 111
Bradenton, FL 34206-0000
(941) 747-2777
  Contact: John McKay, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 61,113 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 611,009 
Statewide total currently valid: 101,353*
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: Removed
Approval Date: 01/20/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 08/22/2005 
Attorney General: 08/24/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 09/02/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 03/22/2007 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2008 




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