Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes
The proposal would remove constitutional language that prohibits “aliens ineligible for citizenship” from owning property. It also would remove obsolete language that authorizes a high-speed rail system. It would revise language to make clear that the repeal of a criminal statute does not affect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal.
The exact ballot summary language reads:
"Removes discriminatory language related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute."
On Nov. 6, Florida voters will decide the fate of an amendment that would repeal Article X, Section 9 of the state constitution, known as the savings clause, which bans any changes to a criminal statute from being applied retroactively.