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Senate Bill 0304

Senate Bill sb0304

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SJR 304

    By Senator Dockery





    15-560-04                                           See HJR 13

  1                 Senate Joint Resolution No. ____

  2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to

  3         Section 5 of Article XI of the State

  4         Constitution to increase the votes required for

  5         ratification of an amendment to the State

  6         Constitution.

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  8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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10         That the following amendment to Section 5 of Article XI

11  of the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted

12  to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the

13  next general election or at an earlier special election

14  specifically authorized by law for that purpose:

15                            ARTICLE XI

16                            AMENDMENTS

17         SECTION 5.  Amendment or revision election.--

18         (a)  A proposed amendment to or revision of this

19  constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the

20  electors at the next general election held more than ninety

21  days after the joint resolution, initiative petition or report

22  of revision commission, constitutional convention or taxation

23  and budget reform commission proposing it is filed with the

24  custodian of state records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by

25  the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of

26  each house of the legislature and limited to a single

27  amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special

28  election held more than ninety days after such filing.

29         (b)  The legislature shall provide by general law,

30  prior to the holding of an election pursuant to this section,

31  for the provision of a statement to the public regarding the

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SJR 304
    15-560-04                                           See HJR 13




 1  probable financial impact of any amendment proposed by

 2  initiative pursuant to section 3.

 3         (c)  Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week

 4  immediately preceding the week in which the election is held,

 5  the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of

 6  election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall

 7  be published in one newspaper of general circulation in each

 8  county in which a newspaper is published.

 9         (d)  If the proposed amendment or revision is approved

10  by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the electors voting

11  in the election, it shall be effective as an amendment to or

12  revision of the constitution of the state and shall take

13  effect on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January

14  following the election, or on such other date as may be

15  specified in the amendment or revision.

16         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be

17  placed on the ballot:

18                     CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

19                      ARTICLE XI, SECTION 5

20         INCREASED VOTE FOR RATIFICATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL

21  AMENDMENTS--Proposing an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI

22  of the State Constitution to increase the vote required by the

23  voters to ratify an amendment to the State Constitution from a

24  majority to two-thirds of those voting in the election.

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