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Amendment CaShTmL-723062.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SJR 2396
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 723062
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11  Senator Dockery moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 1, delete everything after the resolving clause
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16  and insert:  
17         That the following amendment to Section 10 of Article
18  IV and the following creation of Section 8 of Article XI of
19  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
20  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the
21  next general election or at an earlier special election
22  specifically authorized by law for that purpose:
23                            ARTICLE IV
24                            EXECUTIVE
25         SECTION 10.  Attorney General.--The attorney general
26  shall, as directed by general law, request the opinion of the
27  justices of the supreme court as to the validity of any
28  proposed amendment to or revision of this constitution
29  initiative petition circulated pursuant to Section 3 of
30  Article XI.  The justices shall, subject to their rules of
31  procedure, permit interested persons to be heard on the
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    4:42 PM   03/30/04                               s2396.ee15.01

SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SJR 2396 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 723062 1 questions presented and shall render their written opinion 2 expeditiously. 3 ARTICLE XI 4 AMENDMENTS 5 SECTION 8. SUBJECT LIMITATION.--Any proposed amendment 6 to or revision of this constitution must: 7 (a) seek to alter, amend, or repeal an existing 8 article of or amendment to this constitution; 9 (b) address a basic right of a citizen of this state; 10 or 11 (c) change the basic structure of state government as 12 established in Article II, Article III, Article IV, or Article 13 V. 14 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 15 placed on the ballot: 16 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 17 ARTICLE IV, SECTION 10 18 ARTICLE XI, SECTION 8 19 SUBJECT MATTER LIMITATIONS ON PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL 20 AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS.--Proposing an amendment to the State 21 Constitution to provide that a constitutional amendment or 22 revision proposed in any manner must alter, amend, or repeal 23 an existing article or amendment to the State Constitution; 24 address a fundamental right of a citizen of this state; or, 25 change a basic structure of state government as established in 26 Article II, Article III, Article IV, or Article V; providing 27 for the Florida Supreme Court to review proposed 28 constitutional amendments or revisions to ensure that they 29 meet one of these criteria. 30 31 2 4:42 PM 03/30/04 s2396.ee15.01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SJR 2396 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 723062 1 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 2 And the title is amended as follows: 3 On page 1, delete everything before the resolving 4 clause 5 6 and insert: 7 Senate Joint Resolution No. 2396 8 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 10 9 of Article IV and creating Section 8 of Article XI of the 10 State Constitution; detailing the scope of permissible subject 11 matter for proposed amendments or revisions to the State 12 Constitution; authorizing the Florida Supreme Court to review 13 proposed amendments and revisions to ensure that they meet the 14 subject matter requirement. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 4:42 PM 03/30/04 s2396.ee15.01
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