Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 (2014)

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The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment is an initiated constitutional amendment which may appear on the ballot in Florida on November 4, 2014. If enacted, the measure would provide funding for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund by dedicating thirty-three percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents.[1]

Support

The measure is sponsored by Florida's Water and Land Legacy, Inc.[1] Various local groups also support the measure, including all of the four Audubon chapters, the Native Plant Society chapters and scenic byway groups.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Florida State Constitution

In order to qualify for the 2014 ballot supporters are required to collect a minimum of 683,149 valid signatures by the petition drive deadline on February 1, 2014.

Florida's Water and Legacy Land Campaign officials confirmed that they have collected 116,573 of the total 683,149 signatures, more than the 68,314 required to request the state's attorney general to pass the proposed measure on to the Florida Supreme Court for review.[2]

If the court approves the language of the measure - which must be accurate, concise and only refer to one subject - it would then be certified to appear on the ballot if secretary of state confirms that the required number of signatures has been collected.[2]

If approved, the measure would allocate one-third of Florida's current documentary stamp taxes on real estate transactions, potentially raising approximately $5 billion over the course of 10 years.[2]

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