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Amendment CaShTmL-951877.HTM
                                                   HOUSE AMENDMENT
                   Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 662 & 232, 2nd Eng.
    Amendment No. ___ (for drafter's use only)
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11  Representative(s) Alexander offered the following:
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13         Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 13 between lines 21 and 22 of the bill
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18  insert:  Section 3.  Effective upon this act becoming a law,
19  section 20.10, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
20         20.10  Department of State.--There is created a
21  Department of State.
22         (1)  The head of the Department of State is the
23  Secretary of State.
24         (2)  The following divisions of the Department of State
25  are established:
26         (a)  Division of Elections.
27         (b)  Division of Historical Resources.
28         (c)  Division of Corporations.
29         (d)  Division of Library and Information Services.
30         (e)  Division of Licensing.
31         (f)  Division of Cultural Affairs.
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    File original & 9 copies    03/21/02                          
    hec0002                     11:25 am         00662-0066-951877

HOUSE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 662 & 232, 2nd Eng. Amendment No. ___ (for drafter's use only) 1 (g) Division of Administration. 2 (3) The Department of State may adopt rules pursuant 3 to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to administer the provisions of 4 law conferring duties upon the department. 5 (4)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 6 Secretary of State is hereby designated as the state official 7 responsible for submitting, and is hereby authorized and 8 directed to submit, any legislative or congressional 9 redistricting plans to the United States Department of Justice 10 to the extent preclearance is required for all or part of 11 these plans pursuant to Section 5 of the federal Voting Rights 12 Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1973c). The Secretary 13 of State is also authorized to choose and hire outside counsel 14 to represent the Secretary in obtaining preclearance and 15 defending any litigation filed challenging any legislative or 16 the congressional redistricting plans. 17 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 18 Secretary of State, the Florida Senate, and the Florida House 19 of Representatives shall each be a proper party and shall each 20 have the right to choose and hire outside counsel to represent 21 their respective interests in, any litigation challenging any 22 legislative or congressional redistricting plan and to 23 intervene in any action involving the validity or application 24 of any statute that affects any state legislation or 25 congressional district. 26 27 28 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 29 And the title is amended as follows: 30 On page 2, line 1, 31 2 File original & 9 copies 03/21/02 hec0002 11:25 am 00662-0066-951877
HOUSE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 662 & 232, 2nd Eng. Amendment No. ___ (for drafter's use only) 1 after the semicolon, insert: 2 amending s. 20.10, F.S.; specifying 3 responsibilities of the Department of State and 4 other governmental entities with respect to 5 certain plans; 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 File original & 9 copies 03/21/02 hec0002 11:25 am 00662-0066-951877
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