Fla. Supreme Court to hear arguments on petitions

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court will hear
arguments over a law that lets voters revoke their signatures on
citizen initiative petitions.

An appellate court already ruled in April that a state law that
allows voters revoke their signatures was unconstitutional, but
that decision was appealed, leading to Wednesday's hearing.

The Legislature passed the law at the request of business
organizations. They then used it to revoke 13,182 signatures
obtained by proponents of Hometown Democracy, an initiative that
would require voter approval of changes in plans laying out where
new roads, homes, businesses and other development can be built.

Hometown Democracy sued even before that campaign began.


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