In 1968, Florida adopted a citizen initiative process through which voters can place proposed amendments to the state Constitution on the ballot by collecting a sucient number of signatures from Florida voters.
Since then, Floridians have put 42 measures on the ballot, 32 of which were approved. They included a state minimum wage, legalization of medical marijuana, universal pre-kindergarten and conservation of land and water resources. Floridians have achieved those victories despite the fact that the Florida Legislature has constantly tried to stymie the citizen initiative process by making it more complicated and costlier, often in response to successful initiatives that the Legislature didn't like. Here are just some of barriers legislators have erected, often in direct response to successful initiatives.