The Legislature Has Exempted Itself from the 75-Word Restriction

In Sancho v. Smith, 830 So. 2d 856 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002), the Legislature placed on the ballot both a summary explaining in detail the effect of the amendment and the text of the amendment. While it is clear that the Legislature has exempted itself from the 75-word restriction, it is not clear that the Legislature is exempt from the requirement to provide an explanatory statement of the chief purpose of a proposed amendment.