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Fox News 13: Amendment 10 backed by some Bay Area sheriffs

09/18/2018 | Posted in: Uncategorized

This story originally appeared on Fox News 13 on 9/13.

It's billed as The Protection Amendment, but some ask what it's protecting.

The Florida Sheriff's Association rolled out its push to educate Florida voters on Amendment 10 Thursday at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

First, it would make Florida’s Veterans Affairs Department constitutionally required.

Second, it would create a counter-terrorism office within the Department of Law Enforcement.

Third, it would move up the state’s legislative session from March to January, during even-numbered years.

But the fourth element is also the most comprehensive: Requiring five county-level offices (sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, clerk of the court, and supervisor of elections), to be elected, instead of appointed, in all 67 of Florida's counties.

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