Florida’s Constitution Shouldn’t Be a Playground for Politics, Representative Jamie Grant Shares on the Latest Edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line

By: Edie Ousley

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 29, 2020) — The Florida Chamber of Commerce has a long history of protecting Florida’s Constitution from special interests’ groups who try to buy their way into Florida’s foundational document.

On the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line, Representative Jamie Grant explains why Florida’s Constitution shouldn’t be a “playground for politics.”

Representative Grant is sponsoring HB 7037 which would:

• Allow the Florida Supreme Court to ensure that a proposal doesn’t violate the U.S. constitution,
• Provide voters greater transparency about the measure they’re voting on, and
• Increase the signature threshold from 10 to 50 percent before an initiative gets a Supreme Court review.

In addition to discussing Florida’s constitutional amendment process, Representative Grant explains the importance of HB 1, which protects employee paychecks from garnishing union dues without their consent.

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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.