Bill Text: FL S0086 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Single-subject Limitation for Constitution Revision Commission Proposals

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-05 - Introduced [S0086 Detail]

Download: Florida-2019-S0086-Introduced.html
       Florida Senate - 2019                                     SJR 86
       
       
        
       By Senator Rodriguez
       
       
       
       
       
       37-00333A-19                                            201986__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 2
    3         of Article XI of the State Constitution to require
    4         that any proposals to revise the State Constitution,
    5         or any part thereof, filed by the Constitution
    6         Revision Commission be limited to a single subject.
    7          
    8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9  
   10         That the following amendment to Section 2 of Article XI of
   11  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   12  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   13  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   14  authorized by law for that purpose:
   15                             ARTICLE XI                            
   16                             AMENDMENTS                            
   17         SECTION 2. Revision commission.—
   18         (a) Within thirty days before the convening of the 2037
   19  2017 regular session of the legislature, and each twentieth year
   20  thereafter, there shall be established a constitution revision
   21  commission composed of the following thirty-seven members:
   22         (1) the attorney general of the state;
   23         (2) fifteen members selected by the governor;
   24         (3) nine members selected by the speaker of the house of
   25  representatives and nine members selected by the president of
   26  the senate; and
   27         (4) three members selected by the chief justice of the
   28  supreme court of Florida with the advice of the justices.
   29         (b) The governor shall designate one member of the
   30  commission as its chair. Vacancies in the membership of the
   31  commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original
   32  appointments.
   33         (c) Each constitution revision commission shall convene at
   34  the call of its chair, adopt its rules of procedure, examine the
   35  constitution of the state, hold public hearings, and, not later
   36  than one hundred eighty days prior to the next general election,
   37  file with the custodian of state records its proposal, if any,
   38  of a revision of this constitution or any part thereof of it.
   39         (d) Any proposal of a revision of this constitution, or any
   40  part thereof, filed by the constitution revision commission with
   41  the custodian of state records must embrace but one subject and
   42  matter directly connected therewith. This subsection shall be
   43  construed in a manner consistent with the single-subject
   44  limitation applicable to initiatives, as provided in section 3
   45  of this article.
   46         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   47  placed on the ballot:
   48                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   49                        ARTICLE XI, SECTION 2                      
   50         ESTABLISHING SINGLE-SUBJECT LIMITATION FOR CONSTITUTION
   51  REVISION COMMISSION PROPOSALS.—Proposing an amendment to the
   52  State Constitution to require that any proposal of a revision to
   53  the State Constitution, or any part thereof, filed by the
   54  Constitution Revision Commission with the custodian of state
   55  records for placement on the ballot be limited to a single
   56  subject and matter directly connected to such subject.

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