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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700237: Protection of Home Rule When Legislature Adopts Uniform Regulations Fully Occupying Field by Trevor Tezel

ARTICLE VIII: LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Section 2. Municipalities.

SECTION 2.Municipalities.
  1. ESTABLISHMENT. Municipalities may be established or abolished and their charters amended pursuant to general or special law. When any municipality is abolished, provision shall be made for the protection of its creditors.
  2. POWERS. Municipalities shall have governmental, corporate and proprietary powers to enable them to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions and render municipal services, and may exercise any power for municipal purposes except as otherwise provided by law. Each municipality shall have the authority to exercise all powers relating to local affairs not inconsistent with general law. Each municipality may provide for higher standards of service and regulation than that provided by general law in order that its individual character and standards may be preserved for its citizens. Each municipal legislative body shall be elective.
  3. ANNEXATION. Municipal annexation of unincorporated territory, merger of municipalities, and exercise of extra-territorial powers by municipalities shall be as provided by general or special law.