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Amendment CaShTmL-371332.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. SB 900
                        Barcode 371332
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11  The Committee on Judiciary (Villalobos) recommended the
12  following substitute for amendment (751982):
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14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         Delete everything after the enacting clause
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17  and insert:  
18         Section 1.  This act may be cited as the "Beatrice T.
19  Posey Truth in Petition Act." 
20         Section 2.  Subsection (1) of section 100.371, Florida
21  Statutes, is amended, present subsection (6) of that section
22  is renumbered as subsection (7), and a new subsection (6) is
23  added to that section to read:
24         100.371  Initiatives; procedure for placement on
25  ballot.--
26         (1)  Constitutional amendments proposed by initiative
27  shall be placed on the ballot for the general election,
28  provided the initiative petition has been filed with the
29  Secretary of State no later than February 1 of the year the
30  general election is held. A petition shall be deemed to be
31  filed with the Secretary of State upon the date the secretary
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Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 900 Barcode 371332 1 determines that valid and verified the petition forms have has 2 been signed by the constitutionally required number and 3 distribution of electors under this code, subject to the right 4 of revocation established in this section. 5 (6)(a) An elector's signature on a petition form may 6 be revoked by submitting to the appropriate supervisor of 7 elections a signed petition-revocation form adopted by rule 8 for this purpose by the division. 9 (b) The petition-revocation form and the manner in 10 which signatures are obtained, submitted, and verified shall 11 be subject to the same relevant requirements and timeframes as 12 the corresponding petition form and processes under this code 13 and shall be approved by the Secretary of State before any 14 signature on a petition-revocation form is obtained. 15 (c) Supervisors of elections shall provide 16 petition-revocation forms to the public at all main and branch 17 offices. 18 (d) The petition-revocation form shall be filed with 19 the supervisor of elections by February 1 preceding the next 20 general election or, if the initiative amendment is not 21 certified for ballot position in that election, by February 1 22 preceding the next successive general election. The supervisor 23 of elections shall promptly verify the signature on the 24 petition-revocation form and process such revocation upon 25 payment, in advance, of a fee of 10 cents or the actual cost 26 of verifying such signature, whichever is less. The supervisor 27 shall promptly record each valid and verified 28 petition-revocation form in the statewide voter registration 29 system in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. 30 (7)(6) The Department of State may adopt rules in 31 accordance with s. 120.54 to carry out the provisions of 2 6:36 PM 04/17/07 s0900.ju38.003
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 900 Barcode 371332 1 subsections (1)-(6) (1)-(5). 2 Section 3. This act shall take effect August 1, 2007. 3 4 5 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 6 And the title is amended as follows: 7 Delete everything before the enacting clause 8 9 and insert: 10 A bill to be entitled 11 An act relating to initiative petitions; 12 providing a short title; amending s. 100.371, 13 F.S.; requiring initiative petition forms to 14 be signed by the constitutionally required 15 distribution of electors; providing procedures 16 for revocation of a signature on a petition 17 form; providing an effective date 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 6:36 PM 04/17/07 s0900.ju38.003
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