The Chamber teamed up with the Institute for Women in Politics to host a luncheon to provide information about the thirteen constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot this November. Alexis Lambert, Deputy General Counsel for Governor Rick Scott and Ryan Wiggins with Full Contact Strategies provided an overview of the amendments and explained how these amendments came to be placed on the ballot.
Wiggins described Amendments 1-5, which are amendments that were either approved by the Florida Legislature or were placed on the ballot via signed petitions. Lambert explained Amendments 6-13, which were placed on the ballot after being approved by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). Lambert served as the lead staff person and attorney for the CRC during this process.
Audience members asked questions throughout the luncheon. Lambert and Wiggins answered many of the questions but did not advocate for any of the initiatives, despite some leading comments from attendees. The purpose of the luncheon was to explain the process of how the amendments made the ballot and the substance of each amendment.
If you wish to do additional research on the proposed constitutional amendments go to ballotpedia.org/2018_ballot_measures and scroll to the Florida section.