Florida Judicial Commission Amendment (2012)

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A Florida Judicial Commission Amendment did not make the November 6, 2012 state ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The proposed measure would have allowed for records, proceedings and materials of the judicial qualifications commission to be made public following the filing of formal charges.[1]

If the bill was referred to the ballot, it would have required 60 percent voter approval for adoption.

Background

Several judicial reform measures were proposed by the legislature in early 2011 for the 2012 statewide ballot. The proposals were developed following the removal of three legislatively-referred measures in 2010 by state courts. Measures removed from the ballot included: Florida Redistricting, Amendment 7, Florida Property Tax Limit, Amendment 3 and Florida Health Care Freedom, Amendment 9.

Judicial reform proposals filed legislators include amendments to judicial qualifications, appointee certification, judicial retention, court rules, release of court records and splitting the Florida Supreme Court into two courts. The list of proposals can be viewed here.

Path to the ballot

See also: Florida law for legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

In order to qualify for the November 2012 ballot the proposed amendment required approval by a minimum of 60% in the both the House and the Senate. The proposal died in committee in May 2011.

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