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Amendment CaShTmL-151044.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007                        SENATOR AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 960 & 1010, 1st Eng.
                        Barcode 151044
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11  Senator Bennett moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 13, between lines 17 and 18,
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16  insert:  
17         Section 6.  Effective July 1, 2007, present subsection
18  (8) of section 101.151, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as
19  subsection (9), and a new subsection (8) is added to that
20  section, to read:
21         101.151  Specifications for ballots.--
22         (8)  For each office on the ballot, in addition to the
23  names of candidates or a blank space for a write-in candidate,
24  the ballot must include a selection that states "I choose not
25  to vote." If the "I choose not to vote" selection receives the
26  greatest number of votes, the candidate having the most votes
27  shall be the winner.
28         Section 7.  (1)  There is hereby created the "I choose
29  not to vote" pilot project.
30         (2)  Commencing with the 2007 special primary election
31  and the 2007 special general election for Senate District 3,
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    8:55 AM   04/27/07                             s0960e1c-21-tp9

Florida Senate - 2007 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 960 & 1010, 1st Eng. Barcode 151044 1 the counties in Senate District 3 shall comply with the 2 requirements set forth in s. 101.151(8), Florida Statutes, 3 incorporating a selection option on the ballot that states "I 4 choose not to vote" on the ballot. 5 (3) Tabulations of the ballots and results of the 6 choices in the special election shall be reported to the 7 Secretary of State. 8 (4) The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 9 Government Accountability shall study the results of the 10 special election in the pilot project counties. The report and 11 accompanying recommendations of the Office of Program Policy 12 Analysis and Government Accountability shall be completed and 13 presented to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of 14 the House of Representatives no later than 60 days following 15 the special election. 16 17 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 18 19 20 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 21 And the title is amended as follows: 22 On page 1, line 15, after the semicolon, 23 24 insert: 25 requiring that each ballot include a selection 26 allowing the voter to indicate that he or she 27 chooses not to vote for any candidate; creating 28 the "I choose not to vote" pilot project; 29 directing the counties in Senate District 3, 30 during the 2007 special primary election and 31 the 2007 special general election, to comply 2 8:55 AM 04/27/07 s0960e1c-21-tp9
Florida Senate - 2007 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB's 960 & 1010, 1st Eng. Barcode 151044 1 with the requirements that each county 2 incorporate a selection option on the ballot 3 that states "I choose not to vote" on the 4 ballot; requiring the Office of Program Policy 5 Analysis and Government Accountability to 6 prepare a report of the election and present 7 the report and accompanying recommendations to 8 the Legislature by a specified date; 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 8:55 AM 04/27/07 s0960e1c-21-tp9
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