Fairness Initiative Requiring Legislative Determination that Sales Tax Exemptions and Exclusions Serve A Public Purpose
03-30

Reference:
Article III, Section 20

Summary:
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The Legislature shall periodically review sales tax exemptions or excluded services and transactions except: food; prescription drugs; health services; and residential rent, electricity, and heating fuel; and shall continue or create only exemptions or exclusions serving a defined public purpose. Each law shall contain the single subject of a single exemption or exclusion and be approved by three-fifths vote of each legislative house. Exemptions and exclusions not reenacted or adopted by the Legislature are eliminated.

Sponsor:
Floridians Against Inequities in Rates (Fair)
Post Office Box 111
Bradenton, FL 34206-0000
(941) 747-2777
  Contact: John McKay, Chairperson

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: 117,089 
(View By District by County)

Status: Removed
Approval Date: 08/08/2003 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 05/27/2004 
Attorney General: 05/27/2004 
Sent to Supreme Court: 06/08/2004 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional :  Fails to comply with the legal requrements of Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution and Section 101.61, Florida Statutes (2003).  
SC Ruling Date: 07/15/2004 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2004 




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