Student presents on environmental rights, supporting clean and healthy environment amendment to the Florida Constitution in Tallahassee
Stetson Law student Kai Su, president of the International Law Society at Stetson, presented in Tallahassee on Nov. 28 on environmental rights during a Judicial Committee Meeting before the Constitution Revision Commission.
Su was joined by Naia Mayder and Evie Flaugh, co-founders of the River Kidz in Stuart, Florida, and Aliki Moncrief, executive director of the Florida Conservation Voters, in supporting the “right to a clean and healthy environment” proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution. The proposal was co-authored by Stetson Law professors Clay Henderson and Lance Long and Executive Director of Conservation Trust for Florida Traci Deen.
“The CRC only meets every 20 years to consider commissioner and public proposals to amend the Florida Constitution,” said Su. “We are hoping the proposal will continue moving through the legislative process and become a ballot initiative to be voted on by Florida voters.”
Su is a member of the Stetson Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board at Stetson. High school students Flaugh and Mader co-founded River Kidz to speak out, get involved and raise awareness about the condition of Florida’s waterways.
Several presenters also spoke in opposition to the proposal at the hearing.
Commissioners will debate the substance and merits of the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution at a future meeting. Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch is sponsoring the proposal.
Post date: Nov. 29, 2017