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HJR 493

1
House Joint Resolution
2A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section 28 of
3Article X of the State Constitution to require the
4election of members of governing boards that have the
5authority to adopt millage rates and to provide for
6implementation thereof.
7
8Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
9
10     That the following creation of Section 28 of Article X of
11the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
12the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
13general election or at an earlier special election specifically
14authorized by law for that purpose:
15
ARTICLE X
16
MISCELLANEOUS
17     SECTION 28.  Election of members of boards that adopt
18millage rates; implementation.-
19     (a)  The members of any governing board that has the
20authority to adopt millage rates must be elected by a vote of
21the electors of the jurisdiction affected, subject to any phase-
22in schedule adopted by the legislature.
23     (b)  In the next regular legislative session occurring
24after voter approval of this constitutional amendment, the
25legislature shall implement this section by general law
26effective July 1 of that year. Such legislation may provide a
27phase-in schedule to allow for the updating of special district
28charters.
29     (c)  The transition to elected governing boards required by
30this section shall be fully effectuated by January 1, 2013.
31     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
32placed on the ballot:
33
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
34
ARTICLE X, SECTION 28
35     ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF GOVERNING BOARDS POSSESSING
36AUTHORITY TO ADOPT MILLAGE RATES.-Proposing an amendment to the
37State Constitution to require that members of any governing
38board that has the authority to adopt millage rates must be
39elected by a vote of the people of the jurisdiction affected,
40subject to any phase-in schedule adopted by the Legislature.
41This amendment also requires the Legislature to implement this
42provision by general law in the next regular legislative session
43after this amendment is approved by the voters. The legislation
44must take effect by July 1 of that year and may provide a phase-
45in schedule to allow for the updating of special district
46charters. The transition to elected governing boards required by
47this amendment must be completed by January 1, 2013.


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