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Right to Clean and Healthy Waters
24-03

Reference:
Article I, Created: Section 28

Summary:
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This amendment creates an enforceable, fundamental right to clean and healthy waters, authorizing a person to sue for equitable relief when a State executive agency, by action or inaction, allows harm or threat of harm to Florida waters. This amendment provides for strict judicial scrutiny of such action or inaction; adds to available remedies; identifies affected constitutional provisions; provides for enforcement; defines terms; and requires attorney´┐Żs fees and costs to prevailing plaintiffs.

Sponsor:
FloridaRighttoCleanWater.org
13300 South Cleveland Avenue
Suite 56
Fort Myers, FL 33907-
(239) 898-2044
  Contact: Karl R Deigert, Chairperson
400 Southwest 1st Avenue
Unit 2171
Ocala, FL 34478-

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 222,881 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 891,523 
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 the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. 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.
 
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: Active
Approval Date: 03/08/2024 
Undue Burden:  
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Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2026 




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