FL CRC Amendment 6 – Rights of Crime Victims; Judges
Vastly expands the scope of victims rights under the state Constitution; increases the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75; forces courts and judges to interpret laws and rules for themselves rather than rely on interpretations by government agencies.
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- Enshrine in the state Constitution an array of victims rights, many of which are currently in state law.
- Place new time limits on filing appeals.
- Require that victims receive some type of written notification of their rights.
- Eliminate an existing constitutional provision that ensures victims’ rights don’t infringe on the rights of accused criminals.
- Raise the mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices and judges from 70 to 75.
- Prohibit courts and judges from deferring to an administrative agency’s interpretation of state laws or rules when deciding cases.
- Retain existing victims rights in the Constitution and in state law.
- Keep the mandatory retirement ages for justices and judges at 70.
- Continue allowing courts and judges to rely on state agencies’ interpretation of state laws and rules when deciding cases.
- 37 Florida sheriffs
- Florida Smart Justice
- Florida Public Defender Association
- ACLU of Florida
- League of Women Voters of Florida
- Florida Education Association