Florida Appointment Process for State University System Board of Governors Revision, Amendment 12 (2012)
|Referred by:||Florida State Legislature|
Amendment 12, also known as the Florida Appointment Process for State University System Board of Governors Revision Amendment, was on the November 6, 2012, state ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. If enacted this amendment would have replaced the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System. The amendment also would have required that the Board of Governors create a council of state university student body presidents. The measure was sponsored by state Representative Shawn Harrison.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Florida Amendment 12|
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Results via the Florida Department of Election's website.
Text of measure
The official ballot text read as follows:
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7
APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.—i>Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. </i>
According to the Collins Center for Public Policy, supporters argued that the amendment allows each university to have a chance to have their student body president be named as a representative of the Board of Governors.
According to the Collins Center for Public Policy, opponents primarily argued that the amendment is simply unnecessary.
Path to the ballot
The following is a timeline of events surrounding the measure:
|Approval||Mar. 5, 2012||The House voted 114-0 in favor of the measure.|
|Final approval||Mar. 8, 2012||Senate gave final approval with a 37-3 vote of approval to refer the measure to the statewide ballot.|
| By Eric Veram|
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