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Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans
03-23

Reference:
Article II, Section 7

Summary:
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Public participation in local government comprehensive land use planning benefits Florida's natural resources, scenic beauty and citizens. Establishes that before a local government may adopt a new comprehensive land use plan, or amend a comprehensive land use plan, the proposed plan or amendment shall be subject to vote of the electors of the local government by referendum, following preparation by the local planning agency, consideration by the governing body and notice. Provides definitions.

Sponsor:
Florida Hometown Democracy, Inc., PAC
Post Office Box 636
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-0000
(866) 779-5513
  Contact: Lesley G. Blackner, 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: 59,553*
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: 06/18/2003 
Undue Burden: 06/21/2005 
Made Review: 06/23/2004 
Attorney General: 06/25/2004 
Sent to Supreme Court: 07/13/2004 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional :  Although the proposed amendment complies with the single-subject requirement of Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, the ballot summary fails to comply with section 101.161(1), Florida Statutes (2004). Therefore, the proposed amendment should not be placed on the ballot.  
SC Ruling Date: 03/17/2005 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2006 




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