Republican State Senator Rob Bradley is leading the charge to keep future constitutional amendments in Florida single-issue. Bradley filed a bill last week, after most “bundled” amendments passed during the Midterm elections.
Bradley serves as Senate Appropriations Chair. He says some of the amendments put before voters earlier this month were, in his words, “improperly bundled.” Including one he says isn’t good for his constituents in District 5.
“Amendment 10 had language that was universally popular about veterans and first responders – and they bundled that with some significant changes to charter governments, locally. And those changes, I think, have a detrimental effect on Clay County.”
It’s for that reason Bradley recently filed a bill that would stop the Constitution Revision Commission from combining amendments.
“I think bundling is unfair to the voter. The voter may agree with one of the bundled issues, but disagree with another of the bundled issues,” Bradley said. “And that is a choice that I don’t think a voter should be asked to make.”
Bradley says he’s already seen a good amount of bipartisan support for the idea. The Constitution Revision Commission convenes every 20 years. It will next meet in 2037.