Florida Everglades Sugar Production Levy, Amendment 4 (1996)

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The Florida Everglades Sugar Production Levy Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 5, 1996.

This amendment sought to modify Article VII of the Florida Constitution to require a 1 cent per pound levy on Everglades Sugar to support conservation.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1996)
Defeatedd No2,774,80654.4%
Yes 2,328,016 45.6%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.[1][2]

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