Proposal 91-Relating to Natural Resources and Scenic Beauty
On Wednesday, January 31st, Proposal 91 by Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch was presented to the CRC Declaration of Rights Committee and was reported favorably. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in opposition to this proposal.
Proposal 91 prohibits oil and gas drilling for exploration or extraction in and beneath all state waters which have not been alienated and that lie between the mean high-water line and the outermost boundaries of the state’s territorial seas.
AIF does not believe this issue belongs in the state constitution as it is already within state law. AIF opposes this proposal due to the impacts it could have on the use of Florida’s natural resources that citizens rely on every day.
Proposal 99-Relating to Patients’ Right to Know
On Wednesday, January 31st, Proposal 99 by Commissioner Timothy Cerio was presented to the CRC Declaration of Rights Committee and was reported unfavorably. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this proposal.
The proposal amends Article X, Section 25 to specifying that a patients’ right to know about adverse medical incidents does not revoke attorney-client privilege or work-product doctrine available under law. The proposal also provides that a health care facility or health care provider that violates the requirements of Article X, Section 25 may be subject to administrative discipline as provided by law.
AIF supports this proposal that would strike a crucial balance between interests and preserve the original intent of a patients right to know.