ICYMI: Voters In Charge launches ballot initiative

2015-10-28 01.45.49 pm


A proposed constitutional amendment to give voters more control over gambling was filed Tuesday.

The Voters In Charge political committee submitted the proposed language, available on the Division of Elections website.

The committee is chaired by John Sowinski, who also heads the Orlando-based No Casinos anti-gambling expansion organization.

The amendment would “ensure that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the state … by making citizens’ initiatives the exclusive method of authorizing casino gambling.”

The language makes clear, however, that there’s no intent to “limit the ability of the state or Native American tribes to negotiate gaming compacts (for) casino gambling on tribal lands, or to affect any existing gambling on tribal lands.”

It also says its provisions are “self-executing, and no Legislative implementation is required.”

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