Florida judges strike signature law, freeing development initiative

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June 17, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, Florida: On Wednesday, June 17, in the case of Florida Hometown Democracy v. Browning, the Florida Supreme Court said that the state's signature revocation law is unconstitutional. This court ruling will allow the Florida Hometown Democracy Land Use Initiative (2010) to move forward.[1]

The law allowed citizens who signed a petition to revoke their signature at a later date. Signatures in Florida are valid for four years.

The initiative is headed to the November 2010 ballot in Florida as an initiated constitutional amendment to the Florida Constitution.

The initiative proposes to require voter approval of all changes to local comprehensive land-use plans, in order to "give voters more say over development." Currently, county and city commissioners make land-use decisions.[2]

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