Enviros Ask Fla. High Court For Conservation Referendum

Law360, Miami (June 28, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- An environmental group on Monday asked the Florida Supreme Court to allow voters to decide on a proposed state constitutional amendment that would dedicate part of an existing real estate tax to fund the state's land-buying conservation program.

In a brief made available Thursday, the Florida Water and Land Legacy said the high court should allow the proposed amendment to go to voters, arguing that it complies with the constitutional requirements regarding citizen-led initiatives.

The amendment would dedicate one-third of the state's documentary stamp tax —...
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