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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title IV
Chapter 16
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Section 16.061, Florida Statutes 2009

16.061  Initiative petitions.--

(1)  The Attorney General shall, within 30 days after receipt of a proposed revision or amendment to the State Constitution by initiative petition from the Secretary of State, petition the Supreme Court, requesting an advisory opinion regarding the compliance of the text of the proposed amendment or revision with s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution and the compliance of the proposed ballot title and substance with s. 101.161. The petition may enumerate any specific factual issues that the Attorney General believes would require a judicial determination.

(2)  A copy of the petition shall be provided to the Secretary of State and the principal officer of the sponsor.

(3)  Any fiscal impact statement that the court finds not to be in accordance with s. 100.371 shall be remanded solely to the Financial Impact Estimating Conference for redrafting.

History.--s. 2, ch. 87-363; s. 2, ch. 2002-390; s. 2, ch. 2004-33.

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