Powerful Florida panel may ask voters to make big changes

Published: Mar. 25, 2018 at 6:04 PM EDT
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By: Associated Press

March 25, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A powerful panel of Floridians that meets every 20 years is about to make a lot of decisions about what should be included in the state's constitution.

After meeting for a year the Florida Constitution Revision Commission now has a list of 25 separate items that the panel will consider between now and early May.

If the commission ultimately says yes to any of them, they will go to voters this coming November.

Sixty percent of voters must vote yes before any of the amendments become law.

Voters may get to vote on a long list of proposals including whether to ban oil drilling in coastal waters or place term limits on school board members.

Voters may also decide whether to ban vaping and electronic cigarettes in businesses and restaurants.