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Florida 2002 ballot measures

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Ten statewide ballot measures were on the November 5, 2002 ballot in Florida.

On the ballot

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Death penalty Provides for the continuation of the death penalty Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Economic impact statement of initiated constitutional amendments must be provided Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Authorizes amendments or revisions to the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter, as approved by voters Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't accountability Exemptions from public access requirements, if 2/3rds of legislature approves Approveda
CICA Amendment 6 Tobacco Prohibit smoking in enclosed workplaces Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Tax exemptions for elderly home additions Approveda
CICA Amendment 8 Education All four year-olds in Florida be offered pre-kindergarten instruction Approveda
CICA Amendment 9 Education Require legislature to pay costs to ensure reduction of class size Approveda
CICA Amendment 10 Animal rights Limit confinement of pigs during pregnancy Approveda
CICA Amendment 11 Admin of gov't Establish a local board of trustees to administer each state university Approveda

Did not make the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Slot Machine Approval Authorization for County Voters Gambling Would allow County voters to decide whether or not to approve and tax slot machines for senior and education programs Courts Struck from Ballot
CICA Citizen Right of Political Participation Gov't accountability Would establish that citizens have a fundamental right and vital interest in political processes; the government cannot impose financial or discriminatory bias that impedes participation in political elections Abandoned
CICA Creation of Commission to Apportion Legislative and Congressional Districts Admin of gov't Would create a commission to replace legislature for apportioning legislative and congressional districts following a census Abandoned
CICA Equal Opportunity in Public Contracting Admin of gov't Would amend State Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin in granting of public contracts Abandoned
CICA Equal Opportunity in Public Education Education Would amend State Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin in public education Abandoned
CICA Florida Equal Opportunity in Public Employment Admin of gov't Would amend State Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin in public employment Abandoned
CICA Florida Equal Opportunity Initiative Admin of gov't Would amend State Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, or national origin in public employment, contracting, or education Abandoned
CICA Institute Instant Runoff Voting Elections Would replace plurality voting with preference voting, allowing voters to select minor candidates without affecting final outcome Abandoned
CICA Patients' Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents Healthcare Would amend State Constitution to give patients the right to review health care providers' medical incidents upon requests. Includes incidents which caused injury or death. Abandoned
CICA Parental Consent for a Minor Child's Abortion Abortion Would amend the State Constitution to give parental right of consent to a minor's abortion Abandoned
CICA Right to Sue Managed Care Entities for Negligence Healthcare Would require legislature to enact laws that ensure patients' right to sue health care entities which make decisions that are damaging to patients' health Abandoned
CICA Right to Sue Managed Care Entities for Negligence Cannot be Limited by Contract Healthcare Would require legislature to enact laws which prohibit healthcare providers from entering contracts with limit patients' rights to sue for negligence and malpractice Abandoned
CICA Smoking Prohibited in Certain Indoor Workplaces Tobacco Would prohibit smoking in certain indoor work places, including restaurants, but would give owner choice of creating a designated smoking area. Abandoned
CICA Standards for Apportioning or Creating Legislative or Congressional Districts Admin of gov't Would establish more standards for district apportionment. Districts can't weaken the voting power of any group based on race, religion, or national origin, nor shall they be drawn to favor any incumbent or political party or person. Courts Struck from Ballot
CICA Term Limits by Voter Approval Term limits Would mandate that no person is allowed on ballot if he or she has served for eight years by end of term, with terms starting after November 1992 Abandoned
CICA Legalization of Cannabis Sativa L. for All Purposes Marijuana Would establish the right for all people over 18 to grow, transport, use, and possess for sale any product from the plant cannabis sativa l. to sell. Abandoned
CICA Voter Option of "None Of The Above" at General Election Elections Would allow voters in the general election to choose "None of the Above," and in the event that said selection wins the general election, compel a secondary election with new candidates Abandoned
CICA Voters' Power of Recall Elections Would establish that, under special circumstances and by petition, voters would make election for recall for non-federal officials and judiciary members. Those recalled cannot run in the recall election Abandoned

Key facts

  • Through 2002, a total of 21 initiatives had appeared on the Florida ballot since the process began in 1976, in addition to legislatively-referred ballot measures.
  • Florida voters have approved a higher percentage of their statewide ballot measures than voters in any other state.

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