INDEPENDENT NONPARTISAN COMMISSION TO APPORTION LEGISLATIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHICH REPLACES APPORTIONMENT BY LEGISLATURE
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Reference:
Article III, Section 16

Summary:
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Creates fifteen member commission replacing legislature to apportion single-member legislative and congressional districts in the year following each decennial census. Establishes non-partisan method of appointment to commission. Disqualifies certain persons for membership to avoid partiality. Limits commission members from seeking office under plan for four years after service on commission. Requires ten votes for commission action. Requires Florida Supreme Court to apportion districts if commission fails to file a valid plan.

Sponsor:
Committee for Fair Elections
1720 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-0000
(850) 222-3883
  Contact: Ben Wilcox, Chairperson

Signatures: **Verified Totals are UNOFFICIAL until the Initiative receives certification and a ballot number.
 Required for review by Attorney General: 61,113 
 Required to have initiative on the ballot: 611,009 
 ** Number currently valid: 689,325 
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Status: Removed
Approval Date: 03/23/2005 
Undue Burden:  
Made Review: 08/26/2005 
Attorney General: 08/30/2005 
Sent to Supreme Court: 09/30/2005 
Supreme Court Ruling: Unconstitutional :  Does not comply with the single-subject requirement of article XI, section 3 of the Florida Constitution and that the ballot summary is misleading and does not comply with section 101.161(1), F.S. (2005).  
SC Ruling Date: 03/23/2006 
Made Ballot: 01/26/2006 
Ballot Number: 5  
Election Year: 2006 




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