FL Weighing Constitutional Amendment Guaranteeing Right To Hunt And Fish

Hunter (screen shot)
  • Florida voters next year could decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt and fish in the state Constitution.
  • House and Senate panels Monday began moving forward with a proposed constitutional amendment that says, in part, hunting and fishing “shall be preserved forever as a public right and preferred means of responsibly managing and controlling fish and wildlife.”
  • The proposal, if approved by the Legislature, would go on the November 2024 ballot. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee voted 8-1 Monday to approve the Senate version (SJR 1234), while the House Agriculture, Conservation & Resiliency Subcommittee voted unanimously to approve the House version (HJR 1157).