2014 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Amendment 1 – Water and Land Conservation – Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands

The Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative is a constitutional amendment initiated by petition. This amendment, if approved by voters, would Fund the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands, including wetlands, forests, fish and wildlife habitat, lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geological sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years.

Support land conservation and water amendments. These are our most precious resources. Open space and a good quality of drinking water are very important.

Amendment 2 – Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions

This initiative is a constitutional amendment initiated by petition. If approved by the voters, the amendment would legalize the cultivation, purchase, possession and use of marijuana to treat debilitating medical conditions when recommended by a licensed Florida physician. Also allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana.

The measure would also order the Florida Department of Health to register and regulate producers and distributors of medical marijuana and to issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. The amendment would only apply to Florida law. It does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.

 Support use of Marijuana for certain medical problems. Any relief we can give to people suffering with pain and movement issues will be great.  People who could not function in certain activities will be helped.

Amendment 3 – Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies

This Amendment is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment (introduced by the Florida Legislature). If approved by the voters the measure would allow the governor to prospectively fill judicial vacancies in a judicial office to which election for retention applies resulting from the justice’s or judge’s reaching the mandatory retirement age or failure to qualify for a retention election; and allowing prospective appointments if a justice or judge is not retained at an election. Currently, the Governor may not fill an expected vacancy until the current justice’s or judge’s term expires.

Oppose judicial appointments by the Governor. This would continue to have a bad effect on the judicial system.

One thought on “2014 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

  1. The proposed amendment confirms and protects the Legislature’s practice to authorize executive branch rulemaking, and to accept or reject adopted rules.

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