George Gibbs Center for Economic Prosperity

02/01/96 – De⁠t⁠erm⁠i⁠n⁠i⁠ng Gubena⁠t⁠or⁠i⁠al Incapac⁠i⁠⁠t⁠y: I⁠t⁠’s T⁠i⁠me To Reform ⁠t⁠he Flor⁠i⁠da Cons⁠t⁠⁠i⁠⁠t⁠u⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on

By: The James Madison Institute / 1996

by Daniel F. Walker

Governor Lawton Chiles’ hospital stay last summer should alert us to the need to amend Florida’s constitution. As it now stands there is dangerously little direction in our constitution as to how the state should proceed if our governor becomes unable to serve as chief executive, either through suffering a physical breakdown or due to a crippling mental disease.