Florida CRC with Gary Gibbons

We discuss ballot initiatives for 2018 with our guest, Gary Gibbons

Gary Gibbons

LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Increases the amount of a home’s value exempted from property tax
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Makes the cap on nonhomestead parcel assessment increases permanent
CICA Amendment 3 Gambling Requires voter approval of casino gambling
CICA Amendment 4 Suffrage Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences
LRCA Amendment 5 Legislature Requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee
CR Marsy’s Law, Judicial Retirement Age, and Judicial Interpretation Amendment Judiciary Adds a Marsy’s Law to state constitution, increases judicial retirement age to 75, and prohibits judges from deferring to administrative agencies in interpreting law
CR Survivor Benefits, Votes for College Fees, and College System Amendment Education Requires death benefits for first responders and military members, a supermajority vote for college fees, and adds state college system structure to constitution
CR School Board Term Limits, Allow State to Operate Non-Board Established Schools, and Civic Literacy Amendment Education Establishes school board term limits, allows state to operate non-board established schools, and requires civic literacy in public education
CR Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces Amendment Environment Bans offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces
CR State and Local Government Structure Amendment Admin of Gov’t Prohibits counties from abolishing certain local offices, changes start date of legislative sessions, and adds an executive office and executive department to constitution
CR Repeal Prohibition on Aliens’ Property Ownership, Provision on High-Speed Rail, and Criminal Statutes’ Effect Amendment Admin of Gov’t Repeals the following: (a) a prohibition against aliens owning property, (b) a requirement for a high-speed ground transportation system, and (c) a provision saying that changes to a criminal statute are not retroactive
CR Lobbying Restrictions Amendment Gov’t Acc Prohibits public officials from lobbying for compensation while in office and six years thereafter
CR Ban on Wagering on Dog Races Amendment Gambling Prohibits betting on dog races

LRCA – Legislatively referred constitutional amendment

CICA – Initiated constitutional amendment

CR – Commission-referred ballot measure

About our guest:Mr. Gibbons is presently serving as President of the law firm Gibbons / Neuman, and is a Board Member and legal advisor to Community Stepping Stones, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission involves teaching science, math and life skills to at-risk youth through an Arts-based curriculum. He also serves on the Development Committee of WMNF 88.5FMCommunity Radio, and is active with the Sierra Club.
 

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