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Bill No. 2396
Amendment No. 538905
CHAMBER ACTION
Senate House
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1Representative Pickens offered the following:
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3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     Remove everything after the resolving clause and insert:
5     That the amendment to Section 3 of Article XI of the State
6Constitution set forth below is agreed to and shall be submitted
7to the electors of Florida for approval or rejection at the
8general election to be held in November 2004:
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ARTICLE XI
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AMENDMENTS
11     SECTION 3.  Initiative.--
12     (a)  The power to propose the revision or amendment of any
13portion or portions of this constitution by initiative is
14reserved to the people, provided that, any such revision or
15amendment, except for those limiting the power of government to
16raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and matter directly
17connected therewith. It may be invoked by filing with the
18custodian of state records a petition containing a copy of the
19proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number of electors
20in each of one half of the congressional districts of the state,
21and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent of the votes
22cast in each of such districts respectively and in the state as
23a whole in the last preceding election in which presidential
24electors were chosen.
25     (b)  The subject matter of a revision or amendment to this
26constitution proposed by initiative may not have as its purpose
27any purpose that may be accomplished by general law. For
28purposes of this subsection, a purpose that may not be
29accomplished by general law includes, but is not limited to, a
30purpose to increase or decrease constitutional limits on
31governmental power. For purposes of this subsection, a purpose
32that may be accomplished by general law includes, but is not
33limited to, a purpose to direct the exercise of existing
34governmental power.
35     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the title and substance of the
36amendment proposed herein shall appear on the ballot as follows:
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LIMITING SUBJECT MATTER OF INITIATIVE PROPOSALS
38     Proposes an amendment to Section 3 of Article XI of the
39State Constitution to limit the subject matter of constitutional
40revisions and amendments proposed by initiative; provides that
41the subject matter of such a revision or amendment may not have
42as its purpose any purpose that may be accomplished by general
43law; provides that a purpose that may not be accomplished by
44general law includes, but is not limited to, a purpose to
45increase or decrease constitutional limits on governmental
46power; provides that a purpose that may be accomplished by
47general law includes, but is not limited to, a purpose to direct
48the exercise of existing governmental power.
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50================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T =================
51     Remove the entire title and insert:
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Senate Joint Resolution No. 2396
53A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 3 of
54Article XI of the State Constitution to limit the subject
55matter of revisions and amendments to the State
56Constitution proposed by initiative.


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