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Florida Growth Management Initiative Giving Citizens the Right to Decide Local Growth Management Plan Changes
07-07

Reference:
Article II, Section 7

Summary:
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Allows Floridians to call for voter approval of changes to local growth management plans through a citizen petition. Voter approval of growth management plan changes will be required if 10% of the voters in the city or county sign a petition calling for such a referendum. Defines terms and establishes petition requirements.

Sponsor:
Floridians for Smarter Growth, Inc.
610 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606-0000
(813) 254-3369
  Contact: Clarence Anthony, Chairperson
Post Office Box 532018
Orlando, 32853-

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 68,314 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 683,149 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position (Signatures expire after two years, but will not expire once ballot position is made): 443,510 
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: 06/29/2007 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 01/25/2008 
Attorney General: 01/25/2008 
Sent to Supreme Court: 03/13/2008 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 12/18/2008 
Financial Impact Statement Date:  
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2014 




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