Fee on Everglades Sugar Production

Article VII, Section 9

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Provides that the South Florida Water Management District shall levy an Everglades Sugar Fee of 1 per pound on raw sugar grown in the Everglades Agricultural Area to raise funds to be used, consistent with statutory law, for purposes of conservation and protection of natural resources and abatement of water pollution in the Everglades. The fee is imposed for twenty-five years.

Save Our Everglades Committee
Post Office Box 1915
Islamorada, FL 33036-0000
(407) 839-1719
  Contact: Mary L. Barley, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 42,945 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 429,428 
 ** Number currently valid: 476,357 
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Status: Defeated
Approval Date: 03/26/1996 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 06/18/1996 
Attorney General: 06/18/1996 
Sent to Supreme Court: 06/27/1996 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 09/24/1996 
Made Ballot: 08/06/1996 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/05/1996 
 Votes For: 2,328,016   
 Votes Against: 2,774,806   

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