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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 08:53 PM

How is this on the same ballot (Florida Amendment 9)

Florida Amendment 9, the Ban Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Ban Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces Amendment, is on the ballot in Florida as a commission referral on November 6, 2018.[1]

A "yes" vote supports this amendment to:
ban offshore drilling for oil and natural gas on lands beneath all state waters and ban the use of vapor-generating electronic devices, such as electronic cigarettes, in enclosed indoor workplaces.


https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendment_9,_Ban_Offshore_Oil_and_Gas_Drilling_and_Ban_Vaping_in_Enclosed_Indoor_Workplaces_Amendment_(2018)


What in the absolute hell do offshore drilling and vaping have to do with each other?

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Reply How is this on the same ballot (Florida Amendment 9) (Original post)
NightWatcher Oct 2018 OP
john657 Oct 2018 #1
Lochloosa Oct 2018 #2
john657 Oct 2018 #3
soryang Oct 2018 #4

Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 08:56 PM

1. Beats the living shit outta me.

 

Maybe they decided to combine the 2 instead of 2 separate Amendments?

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Response to john657 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 09:04 PM

2. You're not supposed to be able to do that.

According to the State Constitution.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 09:04 PM

3. One word,

 

Republicans.

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Response to NightWatcher (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 09:10 PM

4. Professor Little who taught Florida Con Law at UF says violates law

Earlier this year, the commission approved eight proposed constitutional amendments, including two single-subject measures and six that combined multiple constitutional changes.

But Joseph Little, an emeritus law professor from the University of Florida who represented Anstead and co-plaintiff Robert Barnas, said the bundling of issues, such as combining a ban on offshore oil drilling with a ban on vaping in workplaces, is an “infringement” of voting rights.

“This bundling forces a voter to vote yes for a measure the voter opposes in order to vote yes for a measure the voter favors,” Little said.


https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/09/07/florida-judges-weigh-bundled-constitutional.html

I remembered this from his Florida Con Law class decades ago. The issue was before the court Sep 7. I don't know the current status.

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