FL CRC Amendment 11 – Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes

Repeals the state’s ability to prohibit non-citizens from buying, owning and selling property; deletes a provision that forces the state to prosecute criminal suspects under the law they were originally charged under, even if the Legislature changes that law; deletes obsolete language having to do with high-speed rail in Florida.

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A YES vote would...

  • Repeal a nearly century-old provision that allows the Legislature to restrict the property rights of non-citizens.
  • Deletes language that requires criminal suspects to be prosecuted under the provisions of the law they’re accused of breaking, even if that law is changed by the Legislature. Keeps language that requires prosecution if the law is repealed.
  • Deletes a section of the Constitution – concerning high-speed transportation – that was repealed by voters in 2004. The language, however, was not removed.

A NO vote would...

  • Continue to allow the Legislature to pass laws restricting the property rights of non-citizens.
  • Continue to mandate that criminal suspects prosecuted under the law they’re accused of breaking even if the state changes that law.
  • Retain a section of the Constitution about high-speed transportation even though voters repealed that section in 2004.

Supporters

  • Florida Chamber of Commerce

Opponents

  • Florida Education Association

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