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Article X, Section 27

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To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco Settlement money annually for a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best practices. Specifies some program components, emphasizing youth, requiring one-third of total annual funding for advertising. Annual funding is 15% of 2005 Tobacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annually for inflation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.

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Floridians For Youth Tobacco Education, Inc.
Post Office 18286
Tampa, FL 33679-0000
(813) 875-8615
  Contact: John Chaperon, Chairperson
2525 N.E. 35th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308-0000

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): 61,113 
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): 611,009 
Statewide total currently valid: 720,218*
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: Passed
Approval Date: 07/20/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 10/04/2005 
Attorney General: 10/11/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 10/20/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional :  Initiative petition and proposed title and summary meet the legal requirements of article XI, section 3 of the Florida Constitution, and section 101.161(1), F.S. (2005), and that the financial impact statement is in accordance with section 101.371(6), F.S. (2005).  
SC Ruling Date: 03/16/2006 
Made Ballot: 01/24/2006 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/07/2006 
 Votes For: 2,786,935   
 Votes Against: 178,723   

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