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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700140: Statutory Initiative by Victoria Pearce


Catchline: Statutory Initiative


  1. The people are authorized to propose, enact, or reject statutes by initiative
  2. An initiative measure may be proposed by filing a petition with the custodian of state records which contains a number of signatures signed by a number of electors in each of one half of the congressional districts of the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to five percent of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively and in the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which presidential electors were chosen.
  3. An initiative containing more than one subject shall be void
  4. The initiative shall be placed on the ballot in the election occurring at least 125 days after qualification
  5. If 55 percent of votes cast approve the initiative, the measure shall become effective 60 days after certification
  6. Any portion of the initiative determined to be unconstitutional shall be severable from the remaining provisions
  7. The initiated law shall not be subject to veto and may not be repealed by the legislature until after three years from the effective date. It may be amended after one year in order to further the purpose of the law.