2022 Florida Amendment 2

Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets at 20-year intervals and is scheduled to next convene in 2037, as a method of submitting proposed amendments or revisions to the State Constitution to electors of the state for approval. This amendment does not affect the ability to revise or amend the State Constitution through citizen initiative, constitutional convention, the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, or legislative joint resolution.

Last time around some of the constitutional amendments offered to Florida voters were irritating. In several cases, two or three unrelated amendments were lumped together.  To vote for a good one you had to also vote for something obnoxious. Who would make us do this?

Not the Legislature. They can only present single amendments (unless they're rewriting the whole constitution.)

Not the citizens.  Initiatives can only be for individual amendments.

Then there is the Constitution Revision Commission, which can do as it pleases. This group convenes every 20 years to look the document over and recommend changes it thinks need to happen, apparently since during the previous two decades legislators and citizens have done nothing of the sort.

It can propose changes that no Floridian or representative would consider or want.

It can group multiple amendments into one proposal, getting voters to swallow nasty stuff with a sweet candy coating.

The legislature has gone them one better and filed an amendment to end the Commission.  

No bitter pill here, just pure sweetness.

I'll vote yes.

Please...please do likewise.

Division of Elections