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       Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 1434
       By Senator Wilson
       33-01362-10                                           20101434__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 4
    3         of Article VI of the State Constitution to disqualify
    4         a person who is convicted of a felony from voting,
    5         holding public office, or serving on a jury only while
    6         the person is incarcerated.
    8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         That the following amendment to Section 4 of Article VI of
   11  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   12  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   13  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   14  authorized by law for that purpose:
   15                             ARTICLE VI                            
   16                       SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS                      
   17         SECTION 4. Disqualifications.—
   18         (a)(1) A No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in
   19  this or any other state to be mentally incompetent is not, shall
   20  be qualified to vote or hold office until restoration of civil
   21  rights or removal of disability.
   22         (2) A person may not be disqualified from voting, holding
   23  public office, or serving on a jury due to a felony conviction,
   24  except while incarcerated for the felony conviction.
   25         (b) A No person may not appear on the ballot for re
   26  election to any of the following offices:
   27         (1) Florida representative,
   28         (2) Florida senator,
   29         (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, or
   30         (4) any office of the Florida cabinet,
   31         (5)U.S. Representative from Florida, or
   32         (6)U.S. Senator from Florida
   34  if, by the end of the current term of office, the person will
   35  have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that
   36  office for eight consecutive years.
   37         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   38  placed on the ballot:
   39                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   40                        ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4                      
   41         CIVIL RIGHTS OF EX-FELONS.—The State Constitution currently
   42  prohibits a person who was convicted of a felony from voting or
   43  holding office until the person’s civil rights are restored.
   44  This amendment will prohibit a person convicted of a felony from
   45  voting, holding public office, or serving on a jury only while
   46  the person is incarcerated for the felony conviction.

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