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Amendment CaShTmL-390894.HTM
    Florida Senate - 2007                      COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010
                        Barcode 390894
                            CHAMBER ACTION
              Senate                               House
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       04/24/2007 04:02 PM         .                    
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11  The Committee on Transportation and Economic Development
12  Appropriations (Webster) recommended the following amendment:
14         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
15         On page 25, between lines 27 & 28,
17  insert:  
18         Section 20.  Effective August 1, 2007, subsections (1)
19  and (3) of section 100.371, Florida Statutes, are amended,
20  present subsection (6) of that section is renumbered as
21  subsection (7) and amended, and a new subsection (6) is added
22  to that section, to read:
23         100.371  Initiatives; procedure for placement on
24  ballot.--
25         (1)  Constitutional amendments proposed by initiative
26  shall be placed on the ballot for the general election,
27  provided the initiative petition has been filed with the
28  Secretary of State no later than February 1 of the year the
29  general election is held. A petition shall be deemed to be
30  filed with the Secretary of State upon the date the secretary
31  determines that valid and verified the petition forms have has
    10:09 AM   04/24/07                             s0960.ta09.003

Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 390894 1 been signed by the constitutionally required number and 2 distribution of electors under this code, subject to the right 3 of revocation established in this section. 4 (3) Each signature shall be dated when made and shall 5 be valid for a period of 4 years following such date, provided 6 all other requirements of law are met. The sponsor shall 7 submit signed and dated forms to the appropriate supervisor of 8 elections for verification as to the number of registered 9 electors whose valid signatures appear thereon. The supervisor 10 shall promptly verify the signatures within 30 days of receipt 11 of the petition forms and upon payment of the fee required by 12 s. 99.097. The supervisor shall promptly record each valid 13 signature in the statewide voter registration system, in the 14 manner prescribed by the Secretary of State, the date each 15 form is received by the supervisor and the date the signature 16 on the form is verified as valid. The supervisor may verify 17 that the signature on a form is valid only if: 18 (a) The form contains the original signature of the 19 purported elector. 20 (b) The purported elector has accurately recorded on 21 the form the date on which he or she signed the form. 22 (c) The date the elector signed the form, as recorded 23 by the elector, is no more than 30 days before the date the 24 form is received by the supervisor of elections. 25 (d) The form accurately sets forth the purported 26 elector's name, street address, county, and voter registration 27 number or date of birth. 28 (e) The purported elector is, at the time he or she 29 signs the form, a duly qualified and registered elector 30 authorized to vote in the county in which his or her signature 31 is submitted. 2 10:09 AM 04/24/07 s0960.ta09.003
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 390894 1 2 The supervisor shall retain the signature forms for at least 1 3 year following the election in which the issue appeared on the 4 ballot or until the Division of Elections notifies the 5 supervisors of elections that the committee which circulated 6 the petition is no longer seeking to obtain ballot position. 7 (6)(a) An elector's signature on a petition form may 8 be revoked by submitting to the appropriate supervisor of 9 elections a signed petition-revocation form adopted by rule 10 for this purpose by the division. 11 (b) The petition-revocation form and the manner in 12 which signatures are obtained, submitted, and verified shall 13 be subject to the same relevant requirements and timeframes as 14 the corresponding petition form and processes under this code 15 and shall be approved by the Secretary of State before any 16 signature on a petition-revocation form is obtained. 17 (c) Supervisors of elections shall provide 18 petition-revocation forms to the public at all main and branch 19 offices. 20 (d) The petition-revocation form shall be filed with 21 the supervisor of elections by February 1 preceding the next 22 general election or, if the initiative amendment is not 23 certified for ballot position in that election, by February 1 24 preceding the next successive general election. The supervisor 25 of elections shall promptly verify the signature on the 26 petition-revocation form and process such revocation upon 27 payment, in advance, of a fee of 10 cents or the actual cost 28 of verifying such signature, whichever is less. The supervisor 29 shall promptly record each valid and verified 30 petition-revocation form in the statewide voter registration 31 system in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State. 3 10:09 AM 04/24/07 s0960.ta09.003
Florida Senate - 2007 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB's 960 & 1010 Barcode 390894 1 (7)(6) The Department of State may adopt rules in 2 accordance with s. 120.54 to carry out the provisions of 3 subsections (1)-(6) (1)-(5). 4 5 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 6 7 8 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 9 And the title is amended as follows: 10 On page 3, line 7, immediately after the first 11 semicolon 12 13 insert: 14 amending s. 100.371, F.S.; requiring initiative 15 petition forms to be signed by the 16 constitutionally required distribution of 17 electors; amending timeframes for verifying 18 petition signatures; prescribing information 19 that must be on a petition initiative form, and 20 conditions with which the elector signing it 21 must comply, before the form may be verified; 22 providing procedures for revocation of a 23 signature on a petition form; 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 4 10:09 AM 04/24/07 s0960.ta09.003
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