Initiative requiring legislative determination that sales tax exemptions serve a public purpose

Article III

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The legislature shall periodically review all sales tax exemptions except those currently provided for: food; prescription drugs; health services; and residential rent, electricity and heating fuel. After such review, the legislature shall reenact and continue only those exemptions that advance or serve a legislatively determined public purpose. Sales tax exemptions not reenacted and continued by the legislature shall be 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: 61,113 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 611,009 
 ** Number currently valid: 100,922 
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Status: Removed
Approval Date: 01/21/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 08/22/2005 
Attorney General: 08/24/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 09/02/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional  
SC Ruling Date: 03/22/2007 
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2008 

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