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Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2018

Voter Guide on 2018 Florida Amendment 10: Veteran Affairs, counter terrorism departments being added

Ahead of the general election, former U.S. Senate candidate Alex Snitker broke down the Florida amendments on the 2018 ballot for Florida Daily. Snitker then spoke with Dispatch Radio about the amendments.

UPDATE: All of the Florida Amendments passed except for Amendment One – more HERE

Check out the full audio below.

Here’s his remarks on Amendment Ten:

Amendment 10 (State and Local Government Structure and Operation)-NO 

Placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission.

Amendment 10 bundles four issues in on one amendment. Two of these issues would require the Florida Legislature to provide for the state Department of Veteran Affairs and would create the Office of Domestic Security and Counter-Terrorism within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Department of Veteran Affairs already exists and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement already works with federal Homeland Security and local law enforcement to implement counter terrorism programs.

In addition, Amendment 10 would prohibit counties from abolishing constitutional required local offices, such as sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and clerk of the circuit court. This issue should be debated as a stand-alone amendment.

Amendment 10 would also require the Florida Legislature to convene its 60-day session in January instead of March in even numbered years (election years). Currently, the Florida Legislature has the authority to set the dates of the session year to year but this language would make it permanent. This is another issue that should be dealt with as a single amendment.

Snitker’s full guide at Florida Daily HERE

Alex Snitker is a United States Marine veteran who was the Libertarian nominee for the U.S. Senate back in 2010. He is the president of the Liberty First Network, the liberty lobbying organization based in Florida that works in Tallahassee on positive liberty legislation and educates the citizens on the political process and how they can individually make an impact.

Further analysis:

Amendment One and Two

Amendment Three

Amendment Four

Amendment Five

Amendment Six

Amendment Seven

Amendment Nine

Amendment Ten

Amendment Eleven

Amendment Twelve and Thirteen

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photo/ Hannah Edgman

 

Full breakdown:

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