MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— State legislators want to ask voters to abolish a commission that meets every 20 years to propose changes to the Florida constitution.
The Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee voted unanimously Monday for a measure that would ask 2020 voters to get rid of the Constitution Revision Commission.READ MORE: Coast Guard Searching For Plane, Pilot That Went Missing Off Boca Raton Coast
Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes said the commission is more likely to be used for ill than gain and said it’s become a partisan tool. The commission is appointed by the governor, Senate president, House speaker and state Supreme Court chief justice.
A similar measure passed the Senate earlier this year but died in the House.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Asking For Help In Finding Missing Man Silvino Garcia
In 2018, the commission placed seven items on the ballot. All passed.
But lawmakers complained the commission bundled more than one issue in several questions, including one that banned oil drilling in state waters and also vaping in workplaces.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade, Broward Publix Pharmacies Now Vaccinating Those 65 And Older
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