House Bill Putting Floridians Back in Charge of the Florida Constitution Advances

By: Edie Ousley

“Florida’s constitution is under attack by out-of-state and special interests trying to buy their way onto Florida’s ballot. It’s time to put Floridians back in control of Florida’s constitution, and reduce the influence of well-funded special interests that advance their own agendas at the expense of Floridians.” – Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce

TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 18, 2019) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds the House State Affairs Committee for advancing a bill that puts Florida citizens back in charge of the Florida Constitution.

Instead of functioning as the revered document that serves as the basis of rights for all Floridians, the Florida Constitution has become a tool by which a few deep pocketed out-of-state billionaires are buying their way onto the ballot to pass their special interest agendas.

“Florida’s constitution is under attack by out-of-state and special interests trying to buy their way onto Florida’s ballot. It’s time to put Floridians back in control of Florida’s constitution, and reduce the influence of well-funded special interests that advance their own agendas at the expense of Floridians.” – Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber of Commerce

HB 7111 is now positioned to be heard by the full House.

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SENATE HEARING WK of April 8:
AFL CIO
ACLU
Southern Poverty Law Center
League of Women Voters
Audubon
NAACP
Organized Florida/New FL Majority
1000 Friends of FL
USF Students
Equality Florida
FL Center for Fiscal Policy
SEIU
FL Conservation Voters
United Faculty of Miami Dade College
FL Electrical Contractors Workers

HOUSE HEARING/STATE AFFAIRS APRIL 18:
Elton Lassiter, Tampa, former felon
Organize Florida (3-5 ppl)
New Florida Majority (4-5 ppl)
CWA, 3108 & 3102
AFL-CIO
Iron Workers Local
Sierra Club
United Faculty Miami Dade College
Audubon of Florida
ACLU
Florida Conservation Voters
Florida Building and Trade Council