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Florida voters this November will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment that spells out the rights of crime victims.

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Florida voters will be asked this fall to ban greyhound racing, a staple for decades of the state’s gambling industry.

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Florida’s nearshore waters would be off limits to future oil and gas drilling under a measure that is moving closer to appearing before voters in November.

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The Florida Constitutional Revision Commission met at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville Tuesday to hear from residents about 37 proposed amendments. 

Proposals To Restore Felons' Voting Rights Move Forward

Jan 19, 2018

Two proposals that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences were approved Thursday by a Florida Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Anti-Smoking Campaign Could Be Trimmed

Jan 12, 2018
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TALLAHASSEE --- Nearly 12 years after Florida voters overwhelmingly agreed to guarantee funding for an anti-smoking advertising and education campaign, a state panel this week approved a proposal that would ask Floridians to reconsider the commitment when they go to the polls in November.

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A House Republican who previously served on the Duval County School Board proposed a constitutional amendment Monday that would place term limits on school board members across the state.

Florida Constitution Panel Backs Offshore Oil Drilling Ban

Dec 15, 2017
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A proposal to ban oil drilling in Florida's coastal waters  has been approved by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

State Panel Supports Making It Harder To Raise Taxes

Dec 12, 2017
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A measure that would require future tax or fee increases to be approved by two-thirds votes of the Legislature is ready for consideration by the state Constitution Revision Commission.

Democrats Seek Vote On Expanding Medicaid In Florida

Dec 8, 2017
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Two Democratic lawmakers are calling for voters to decide next year whether Florida should expand the Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Abortion laws, felon voting rights and open elections are all issues Jacksonville residents would like to see addressed in the Florida Constitution. That’s what they told the state’s Constitutional Revision Committee Thursday at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Every 20 years, a state constitutional revision commission meets to propose changes to the document after holding public hearings across the state. This year marks the third time this commission has assembled.