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

Article III, Section 20

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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.

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 
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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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