After the issue started moving forward last month in the House, a Senate Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal to make it harder to pass constitutional amendments.
Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, proposed requiring approval from 66.67 percent of voters to amend the Constitution, up from the current 60 percent.
Gruter’s proposal (SJR 1410) is identical to a House version (HJR 129) that was backed by a House panel in February.
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The proposal is filed for the legislative session that will start on March 7.
The proposal would go on the 2024 ballot if approved by the Legislature. That is because it would require changing the Constitution.
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