Authorizes Miami-Dade and Broward County Voters to Approve Slot Machines in Parimutuel Facilities

Article X, Section 19

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Authorizes Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to hold referenda on whether to authorize slot machines in existing, licensed parimutuel facilities (thoroughbred and harness racing, greyhound racing, and jai alai) that have conducted live racing or games in that county during each of the last two calendar years before effective date of this amendment. The Legislature may tax slot machine revenues, and any such taxes must supplement public education funding statewide. Requires implementing legislation.

Floridians For a Level Playing Field
Post Office Box 10369
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0000
(305) 649-3000
  Contact: Wilbur E. Brewton, Chairperson
Post Office Box 10369
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2369

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 48,869 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 488,722 
 ** Number currently valid: 526,718 
(View By District by County)

Status: Passed
Approval Date: 05/28/2002 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 05/02/2003 
Attorney General: 05/06/2003 
Sent to Supreme Court: 05/28/2003 
Supreme Court Ruling: Constitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 05/13/2004 
Made Ballot: 07/23/2004 
Ballot Number: 4  
Election Date: 11/02/2004 
 Votes For: 3,631,261   
 Votes Against: 3,512,181   

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