GPFL Recommends: 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendments

… to the Constitution of the State of Florida …

Our tax dollars at work.

… which is the document that establishes and describes the powers, duties, structure and function of the government of the State of Florida, and establishes the basic law of the state.

The method of “compilation” differs from the U.S. Constitution. The Florida Constitution is amended either by editing existing provisions, or by deleting language that is no longer in force.

Amendments are usually put on the ballot by:

  • a 3/5 vote of the Florida Legislature;
  • the state’s Constitution Revision Commission, which is established every 20 years for this purpose; or most commonly …
  • voter initiative, as a proposed amendment to appear on the ballot.

Every other year, there are usually a variety of amendments to the Florida State Constitution. While amendments to the U.S. Constitution are made infrequently, and pertain to broad matters of government and principles, in Florida, they are used by a right-wing legislature to “lock-in” regressive laws. Amendments require 60% of the vote for passage, and therefore require a similar 60% to be revised or overturned.

One thought on “GPFL Recommends: 2018 Florida Constitutional Amendments”

  1. Hernando Greens regret (but are hardly surprised) that several of these amendments are bundled together and that the language is often confusing – on purpose. We also think it’s a planned coup de E’tat to have so many at once. They hope people skip over them which will then fail to get the % needed to pass. For instance, if we as voters don’t ban drilling in the Gulf why then – it’s like we have approved it! So PLEASE say YES to #9.
    Every election Hernando has studied the amendments and this year we say:
    #1 NO
    #2 NO
    #3 Yes
    #4 Yes
    #5 Yes
    #6 NO
    #7 Yes
    #8 *
    #9 YES – Greens should very much be opposed to off shore oil and gas drilling! This amendment bans it.
    #10 NO
    #11 NO
    #12 Yes
    # 13 Yes
    #8 has been taken to court by the League of Women Voters and found unconstitutional but we said NO so – nice – it’s gone

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