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Senate Bill 2396

Senate Bill sb2396

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                 SJR 2396

    By Senators Atwater and Smith





    25-1841-04

  1                 Senate Joint Resolution No. ____

  2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to

  3         Section 3 of Article XI of the State

  4         Constitution, relating to the type of amendment

  5         or revision which may be proposed by citizen

  6         initiative.

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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 3 of Article XI

11  of the State Constitution, as amended by Revision No. 8

12  (1998), is agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of

13  this state for approval or rejection at the next general

14  election or at an earlier special election specifically

15  authorized by law for that purpose:

16                            ARTICLE XI

17                            AMENDMENTS

18         SECTION 3.  Initiative.--

19         (a)  The power to propose the revision or amendment of

20  any portion or portions of this constitution by initiative is

21  reserved to the people, provided that, any such revision or

22  amendment, except for those limiting the power of government

23  to raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and matter

24  directly connected therewith. The amendment or revision must

25  also:

26         (1)  seek to alter, amend, or repeal an existing

27  article of or amendment to this constitution;

28         (2)  address a fundamental right of a citizen of this

29  state; or

30         (3)  seek to create, implement, or otherwise change a

31  basic structure of state government.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                 SJR 2396
    25-1841-04




 1         (b)  The initiative power It may be invoked by filing

 2  with the custodian of state records a petition containing a

 3  copy of the proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number

 4  of electors in each of one half of the congressional districts

 5  of the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight

 6  percent of the votes cast in each of such districts

 7  respectively and in the state as a whole in the last preceding

 8  election in which presidential electors were chosen.

 9         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be

10  placed on the ballot:

11                     CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

12                      ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3

13         CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS PROPOSED BY

14  INITIATIVE.--Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution

15  to provide that a constitutional amendment or revision

16  proposed by citizen initiative must alter, amend, or repeal an

17  exiting article or amendment to the State Constitution;

18  address a fundamental right of a citizen of this state; or

19  seek to create, implement, or otherwise change a basic

20  structure of state government.

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