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For the past seven years, the state has required that felons wait at least five years after their sentences are complete to apply to regain voting rights. The current process can take a decade or more under the Scott administration's requirement that a state clemency board consider each request during its four meetings a year. Read more about how that happened here. The Florida Greyhound Association has sued seeking to remove the amendment from the ballot. In addition to the challenge posed by the amendment, the system is the subject of an ongoing, protracted legal battle. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Such property tax assessment increases have been limited to 10 percent of the previous year's assessed value since , when another constitutional amendment that capped the increases passed. A case seeking to remove this amendment โ€” including affected counties like Miami-Dade, Broward and Volusiaโ€” was taken up by the state Supreme Court, which ruled Sept. Arguments in the legal case were heard in July, but the case is unlikely to be resolved before voters cast their ballots in November. Investigations Narratives Pulitzer Winners. Critics have charged that the way ideas were linked was politically motivated , to "log-roll" less popular ideas to more favorable ones to succeed. Up next: Gov.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} Careers Advertise Legal Contact. District Judge Mark Walker in March struck down the vote restoration system for felons as so arbitrary as to be unconstitutional, but the state won a stay of his injunction as an appeal goes to the U. Amendment 12, Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers , a stand-alone proposal, would bar public officials from lobbying both during their terms and for six years following, and restrict current public officers from using their office for personal gain. Regions Tampa St. Subscribe Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Log in Log out. The bill of rights, modeled after Marsy's Law in California, has the support of major Republican and Democratic lawmakers but has drawn criticism that the way victims' rights are drawn might flood the justice system with additional responsibilities. It would also remove the state's Savings Clause, which prohibits retroactively applying the amendment of a criminal statute to sentencing for a crime committed before the change, and clarify that repealing a criminal statute would not necessarily affect the prosecution of that crime committed previously. Amendment 9, Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces , would tether a ban on oil and gas drilling in state-owned waters with a proposal to add vaping to the ban on smoking indoors. But the office of sheriff singles out Miami-Dade, which is the only county that does not elect a sheriff and instead has an appointed police director. The 12 constitutional amendments on this year's ballot are the most since , when the state's Constitution Revision Commission โ€” which meets once every 20 years โ€” put nine of 13 amendments on the ballot. Long Reads. All of the county positions โ€” including tax collectors, property appraisers, supervisors of elections and clerks of circuit court โ€” are already elected in many counties. That authority currently rests with both the Legislature and voters, through constitutional amendment. Amendment 7, First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities , would pull together three proposals , providing college tuition for the survivors of first responders and military members killed on duty, requiring university trustees to agree by a two-thirds super-majority to raise college fees not including tuition and establishing the state college system in the Florida Constitution. The Constitution Revision Commission convened this year and placed eight amendments on the ballot. Rick Scott last year, would also stop any provisions to raise taxes or fees from being tacked onto other state bills, and does not apply to any fees or taxes that would be levied by local governments or agencies, such as school districts. Amendment 2, Limitations on Property Tax Assessments , another property tax proposal referred by the Legislature, would cement an existing cap on non-homestead property assessments. Amendment 3, Voter Control of Gambling in Florida , a citizen-initiated amendment, would give voters the exclusive right to decide to authorize expansions of casino gambling in Florida. When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U. The idea, floated by Gov. Here's what this year's amendments do:. The last seven amendments on this year's ballot come from the Constitution Revision Commission. Amendment 4, Voting Restoration Amendment , another petition-drive amendment, would restore voting rights to former felons if they have served their time, with the exception of those who have committed crimes like murder or sex offenses. The bundling, a technique that has been used before, is controversial. The state appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court, which reversed that ruling and ordered the amendment remain on the ballot. Log in. Amendment 11, Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision ; Criminal Statutes, would revise the Constitution to remove some language, including a provision that stops "aliens ineligible for citizenship" from owning property and wording approving a high-speed rail system. To be approved, any constitutional amendment requires 60 percent of the vote. Account Manage my subscription Activate my subscription Log out. Letters to the Editor Submit a Letter. Amendment 13, Ends Dog Racing , is also a single proposal. Among the choices they must make will also be one of the longest lists of proposed constitutional changes in decades, from betting on dog racing to implementing a ban on public officials lobbying for six years after they leave office. Connect with Us. Universities are in the state Constitution, but state colleges also known as community colleges are not. In some cases, measures have been grouped together, meaning voters will have to choose to approve or reject disparate proposals that have been linked in one amendment. Floridians will have to decide whether they want to ban both vaping indoors and offshore oil and gas drilling, and if they want to require Miami-Dade to elect its sheriff and create a state counter-terrorism office and add an existing veterans affairs department to the constitution. The latter two proposals increase the mandatory retirement age for judges to 75 from 70, effective July 1, , and would bar judges from deferring to administrative agencies' interpretations of a rule or statute when ruling in cases involving those laws. Those two cases were merged and heard by the state Supreme Court, which ruled to retain this amendment on the ballot. A Leon County judge ruled in favor of two sets of plaintiffs challenging this amendment on the ballot in August, saying its title and summary did not meet the required standard. A Leon County circuit court judge ruled in early September that this amendment and two others be struck from the ballot because of its bundled status โ€” that decision is currently being appealed by the state. Please consider subscribing or donating. Though the Legislature has tried in recent years to pass gambling bills that would address the state's agreement with the Seminole Tribe and allow for some expansion of casinos, negotiations have repeatedly broken down as the House, which is more opposed to gambling, rejected the Senate's proposals. It would end commercial dog racing involving wagering by There are about a dozen tracks in Florida, and the practice has drawn criticism from animal rights advocates who assert that the practice is inhumane. If passed, about 1. About us. Amendment 10, State and Local Government Structure and Operation , would link four proposals : one to have the state's legislative session start in January rather than March in even-numbered years the legislature currently changes its dates by statute , two that would create a counter-terrorism office and make the state veterans affairs department constitutionally required, and a proposal that would require five county-level offices to be elected. Amendment 6, Rights of Crime Victims; Judges , the first of the CRC items, links three proposals that would create a bill of rights for crime victims and set new requirements for judges. One of the eight was removed from the ballot by the state Supreme Court's ruling on Sept. But the chair of the commission's powerful Style and Drafting Committee, Brecht Heuchan, a Scott appointee, has contended that the groupings will make it easier for voters to read and save time. The higher threshold means it would take only a third of members in either the state House or Senate to block any future tax increases or repeal existing exemptions. The commission chose about 20 proposals for this year's ballot but decided to "group" distinct proposals together into eight amendments, meaning that in some cases voters must approve or reject multiple proposals in batches. Find the latest information at tampabay. A Leon County judge ruled Aug. Card games, casino games and slot machines are limited to tribal facilities in most of Florida, though some slot machines are allowed at certain pari-mutuel facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Amendment 5, Super-majority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees , another proposal from lawmakers this year, would require a two-thirds super-majority vote in the Legislature to impose, approve or raise state taxes and fees.