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Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands


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Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years.

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Florida's Water and Land Legacy, Inc.
1700 North Monroe Street
Suite 11-286
Tallahassee, FL 32303-
(850) 629-4656
  Contact: Will Abberger, Chairperson
306 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-
(850) 222-7911

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 68,314 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 683,149 
Statewide total currently valid: 709,976*
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 28 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: Passed
Approval Date: 09/17/2012 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 04/03/2013 
Attorney General: 04/04/2013 
Sent to Supreme Court: 04/18/2013 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 09/26/2013 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 05/23/2013 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 09/26/2013 
Made Ballot: 01/17/2014 
Ballot Number: 1  
Election Date: 11/04/2014 
 Votes For: 4,238,739   
 Votes Against: 1,415,924   

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