In a party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee today passed SPB 7096, legislation aimed at obstructing the ability of Floridians to propose amendments to Florida’s Constitution. Senate Democratic Leader Audrey Gibson and Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez voted against the bill.
“The people have used the citizen initiative process to enact positive change for Florida when Tallahassee has refused to listen,” said Senator Rodríguez. “I am disappointed by legislation meant to limit the voices of Floridians in a state where it is already very difficult for citizens to propose constitutional amendments. This attack on democracy is part of a twenty year assault on the citizen initiative process by special interests dedicated to maintaining control.”