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Florida’s legislative information and Constitutional Amendments

Posted at July 27, 2018 | By : | Categories : Community | 0 Comment

The General elections are November 6th. We have several amendments on the ballot this year.  Learn more here Florida Legislative Information and Constitutional Amendments.

 

Earth Action supports the following amendments.

Amendment 9 – Prohibits oil and gas drilling beneath all waters controlled by Florida and prohibits vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces.

Ballot Summary:  Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state – owned waters between the mean high-water line and the state’s outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local vapor ordinances.

Read the full text of the amendment on the Florida Division of Elections website:

http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/initdetail.asp?account=11&seqnum=23 or

The full language is at:

http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/11-23.pdf

Don’t let the vaping language confuse you. This is being placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission that meets every 20 years, holds public meetings allowing the residents of Florida to have say what changes we would like to see to our constitution. Some of the amendments were “bundled” since there are currently 13 on the ballot including whatever local ones there might be.

Amendment 13 – Bans wagering on any type of dog racing by Dec. 31, 2020.

Ballot Summary – A proposed revision relating to ending dog racing; creating new sections in Article X and Article XII of the State Constitution to prohibit the racing of, and wagering on, greyhounds and other dogs after a specified date.

Read the full text of the amendment on the Florida Division of Elections website:

http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/   or

The full language at:

http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/11-27.pdf