Florida Child Protection Amendment (3) (2012)
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will not appear on a ballot
A Florida Child Protection Amendment did not make the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment. It may have appeared as any of the following: Children's Right Not To Be Abused, Children's Right Not To Be Molested, and Right of Children not to be Abused by Molesters. If enacted this measure would have prevented convicted child abusers from working with children in their lifetime, compiled a public list of all convicted and suspected child sex offenders, and required fingerprint and background checks for child care workers. Additionally, the amendment mandated castration for child sex offenders who are convicted a second time. The various proposals were introduced by Protect Our Children on November 4, 1996, June 16, 1997, and October 24, 2005, respectivly.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Florida signature requirements
In order to have qualified for the 2012 ballot supporters were required to collect a minimum of 676,811 valid signatures by the February 1, 2012 petition drive deadline. The petition was not submitted to the Florida Secretary of State by the deadline.
- 2012 ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Florida
- Florida 2012 ballot measures
- Florida Legislature
- List of Florida ballot measures
- Florida Department of State Division of Elections, "Initiatives / Amendments / Revisions," accessed January 4, 2012
- [Contacted Florida Division of Elections, February 2, 2012]