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Voter Control of Gambling in Florida

Add New Section 29 to Article X

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This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law, it must be approved by Florida voters pursuant to Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution. Affects articles X and XI. Defines casino gambling and clarifies that this amendment does not conflict with federal law regarding state/tribal compacts.

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Voters In Charge
2640-A Mitcham Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308-
(850) 792-5695
  Contact: John Sowinski, Chairperson

Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review: 76,632 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position: 766,200 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position (Signatures expire after two years, but will not expire once ballot position is made): 12,260 
Statewide total currently valid: 843,312*
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: Passed
Approval Date: 10/26/2015 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 04/05/2016 
Attorney General: 04/05/2016 
Sent to Supreme Court: 05/06/2016 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 04/20/2017 
Financial Impact Statement Date: 05/19/2016 
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement: 04/20/2017 
Made Ballot: 01/17/2018 
Ballot Number: 3  
Election Date: 11/06/2018 
 Votes For: 5,676,456   
 Votes Against: 2,266,516   

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