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Conservation and Protection of Florida's Scenic Beauty: Florida's Billboard Amendment

Article II, Section 7

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Protects trees on public property from being removed or altered to enhance billboard visibility, and allows beautification projects to be installed without being restricted by presence of billboards. Provides local governments with greater home rule authority to require billboard removal. Provides just compensation ceiling for billboard removal except where greater amount required by federal law or federal constitution. Prohibits new billboard construction along any public street or highway. Provides definitions. Effective upon approval by electors.

Conserve and Protect Florida's Scenic Beauty
1549 Cesery Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32211-5329
(904) 743-2355
  Contact: William D. Brinton, Chairperson
1301 Riverplace Boulevard
Suite 1500
Jacksonville, FL 32207-
(904) 346-553

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 766,200 
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: Closed
Approval Date: 08/14/2002 
Undue Burden: 08/16/2002 
Made Review:  
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Sent to Supreme Court:  
Supreme Court Ruling:  
SC Ruling Date:  
Financial Impact Statement Date:  
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2018 

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