Florida Amendment 6
My view on.
NOTE: BEGINNING WITH AMENDMENT 6 several of the following amendments have two or three issues “bundled” together in one amendment. So the warning to you is understand that you may like one issue and not the other, be careful to understand which item is more important to you and vote that way.
Amendment 6…..Rights of Crime Victims
Again, not sure why this needs to be in the Constitution, the State law already has a Bill of Rights for Victims and if it needs to be improved upon then the Legislature should handle that within the laws. This Amendment also includes increasing retirement age of Supreme Court Judges from 70 to 75. And it prohibits Judges and Courts from deferring to an administrative agency’s interpretation of state laws or rules when deciding cases.
A YES vote 1. Puts the Victims Rights into the Constitution in addition to the State Law
2 Places new time limits on filing appeals
- Require Victims receive written notice of their rights
- Raise the mandatory retire age of Judges from 70 to 75
- Tt prohibits Judges and Courts from deferring to an administrative agency’s interpretation of state laws or rules when deciding cases.
- Eliminates an existing constitutional provision that ensures victim’s rights don’t infringe on the rights of accused.
( I would be careful here, the accused may have rights as well as a victim)
A NO vote 1. Retain existing victim’s rights in the Constitution and State Law
- Keep the mandatory retirement ages for judges at 70
- Continue allowing Courts and Judges to rely on state agencies
interpretation of laws and rules when deciding cases.
As always knowledge is POWER, educate yourself and vote according to your conscience but VOTE