1980 - 1984

YEAR AMENDMENT SUMMARY STATUS COMMENTS
1980 SJR 1349 (passage of bills) Created Article III, section 7 and provided that the constitutional requirement for the first of three readings of bills in each house of the Florida Legislature will be satisfied by printing the title of the bill in the Journal. Adopted:
For:1,763,624
Against:873,211
1980 SJR 824 (second gas tax) Broadened the use of gas taxes to include road maintenance. Adopted:
For:1,498,801
Against:1,195,483
1982
(November 2, 1982) 1982 SJR 1035 (relaxes prohibition against lobbying by legislators) Relaxed the prohibition against public officials or legislators acting as lobbyists for the first two years after leaving office. Removed from ballot. Askew v. Firestone, 421 So.2d 151 (Fla.1982)(ballot initiative invalid because it did not give electorate fair notice of actual changes sought)
1982 HJR 31-H (search and seizure) Attempted to harmonize the Federal and State standards for search and seizure. Adopted:
For:1,440,523
Against:828,571
Grose v. Firestone, 422 So.2d 303 (Fla.1982)(ballot summary not ambiguous)
1982 HJR 43-H (pretrial release and detention) Implemented proposals from the Governorís Task Force on Criminal Justice System Reform and (1) permitted release on personal recognizance rather than monetary bail and (2) permitted a judge to deny bail to those charged with serious offenses. Adopted:
For:1,412,269
Against:917,092
1984
(November 6, 1984) 1983 HJR 40 (homestead exemption) Extended homestead exemption from forced sale to the "head of family" rather than the "natural persons." Adopted:
For:2,766,516
Against:734,785