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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Commissioner Roberto Martinez

Appointed by Chief Justice

Committee Assignments

Proposals Introduced

  • P 0001 JUDICIARY, Eligibility; age increase
    Last Action: 1/17/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0002 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Disqualifications; automatic restoration of civil rights
    Last Action: 1/18/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0003 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Basic rights; possession of real property
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 0004 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Religious freedom; sectarian aid
    Last Action: 3/21/2018 Retained on Calendar
  • P 0006 JUDICIARY, Judicial interpretation of statutes and rules
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Amendment(s) Adopted - Temporarily Postponed
  • P 0030 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Basic rights; disability
    Last Action: 2/1/2018 Unfavorable by Education, laid on Table; YEAS 0 NAYS 6
  • P 0036 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Excessive punishments; delete death penalty
    Last Action: 1/26/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0075 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Prosecution for crime; offenses committed by children; restrictive confinement of children
    Last Action: 1/25/2018 Unfavorable by Declaration of Rights, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 5
  • P 0093 EDUCATION, School districts; school boards; innovation school districts
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Amendment(s) Adopted - Temporarily Postponed

Proposals Co-Introduced

  • P 0011 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Primary, general, and special elections; electors voting in partisan primary elections
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 0027 JUDICIARY, Administration; practice and procedure; assignment of county judges
    Last Action: 12/8/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0028 JUDICIARY, Funding; Clerks of the courts
    Last Action: 2/2/2018 Unfavorable by Local Government, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 6
  • P 0041 JUDICIARY, Eligibility; age increase
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 0042 JUDICIARY, Vacancies; judicial nominating commissions
    Last Action: 2/2/2018 Unfavorable by Executive, laid on Table; YEAS 3 NAYS 4
  • P 0062 SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Primary, general, and special elections; electors voting in primary elections
    Last Action: 2/1/2018 Unfavorable by General Provisions, laid on Table; YEAS 0 NAYS 7
  • P 0083 EDUCATION, State College System
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 0090 EDUCATION, Public education; class sizes
    Last Action: 1/10/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
  • P 0091 GENERAL PROVISIONS, Natural resources and scenic beauty; prohibition on drilling for oil or natural gas in coastal waters
    Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
  • P 6001 Rights of Crime Victims; Judges
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 34 NAYS 3
  • P 6004 Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 33 NAYS 3
  • P 6007 Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers
    Last Action: 4/16/2018 Adopted; YEAS 30 NAYS 4

Biographical Information

Occupation: Lawyer; Shareholder at Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables, Florida
City: Coral Gables (Miami-Dade County)

Commissioner Bobby Martínez is a widely recognized litigation attorney and a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson. He has successfully handled high-profile business litigation, product liability, and white collar criminal defense matters at the federal, state and international levels. He has also served as co-lead trial counsel in several anti-terrorism cases.

A former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Commissioner Martínez has a record of active service in education, both in his home county of Miami-Dade and on a state level, serving as vice chair and as a member of the State Board of Education for several years. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools 21st Century Bond Advisory Committee.

Commissioner Martínez has also served as a member of the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission in 2007-2008 and Chair of the commission’s Government Services subcommittee; Former Chair, Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission; Former Chair, District Board of Trustees, Miami-Dade College; General Counsel, Governor-Elect Jeb Bush Transition; and Chairman, Governor-Elect Charlie Crist’s Transition.

Commissioner Martínez was honored with a Special Recognition Award from the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and received the Florida Supreme Court’s Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for the Florida Bar. The Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews also honored Martínez as a Silver Medallion Honoree for his humanitarian work advancing the understanding and respect among all cultures, religions and races.

Commissioner Martínez received his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was on the Dean's List. He holds a M.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.