Message from the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall
Message from the President – J. Robert McClure, III
Florida’s Politicized Constitutional Amendment Process:An Overview-Susan MacManus with the assistance of Brittany Penberthy
Florida’s constitutional amendment process is becoming more politicized by the moment.
Amendment #1: Parental Notification of a Minor’s Termination of Pregnancy-Carlos Muniz
The Legislature shall not limit privacy rights guaranteed to minors under the United States Constitution.
Amendment #2: Constitutional Amendments Proposed by Initiative -Mark Wilson
A reasonable “learning curve” for voters regarding upcoming amendments.
Amendment #3: The Medical Liability Claimant’s Compensation Amendment -Sandra Mortham
Meaningful medical liability reform will save lives in Florida.
Amendment #4: Authorizes Miami-Dade and Broward County Voters to Approve Slot Machines in Parimutuel Facilities -J. Stanley Marshall
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties may choose to authorize slot machines.
Amendment #5: Florida Minimum Wage Amendment -Doug S. Bailey
Wages to start at$6.15/hour would thereafter be indexed to inflation each year.
Amendment #6:Repeal of High Speed Rail Amendment -Mark Mills
Voters may make a statement about the importance about responsible state spending.
Amendment #7: Patients’ Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents -J. Robert McClure, III
In any business or profession there will be some dissatisfied consumers, and this amendment requires disclosure of unsatisfactory service but ignores the views of satisfied patients.
Amendment #8: Public Protection From Repeated Malpractice -Christie Raniszewski
Who should decide a medical doctor’s fitness to continue in practice?