Proposal would make it harder to change constitution
A Senate Republican on Monday proposed a measure that, if approved by voters, would make it harder to amend the Florida Constitution.
The proposal (SJR 978), filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, would increase the threshold for voter approval of constitutional amendments.
Currently, 60 percent of voters need to approve amendments. Baxley's proposal would increase that required number to two-thirds.
Baxley's proposal itself would require a change to the Constitution. If approved during the upcoming legislative session, it would go on the November 2018 ballot.
Rep. Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee, has filed an identical proposal (HJR 65) in the House.
News Service of Florida