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1.35% property tax cap, unless voter approved
07-27

Reference:
Article VII, Section 9

Summary:
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Provides that the total property tax on any parcel of real property shall never exceed 1.35% of the highest taxable value of the property. This property tax limit shall apply to all property taxes except property taxes approved by voters. Distribution of revenue from parcels that have reached the 1.35% limit shall be determined by general law. Does not amend Save Our Homes, the Homestead Exemption, or any other exemption.

Sponsor:
Cut Property Taxes Now, Inc.
610 South Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33606-0000
(850) 907-1267
  Contact: Lee Sullivan, Chairperson
433 Oak Avenue
Panama City Beach, FL 32401-0000

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 67,683 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 676,811 
Statewide total currently valid: 110,492*
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: 11/19/2007 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 05/02/2008 
Attorney General: 05/19/2008 
Sent to Supreme Court: 06/18/2008 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 01/30/2009 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2010 




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