Bill Text: FL S2610 | 2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: State Constitution/Petition Signature/Revocation [GPSC]

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2010-04-30 - Died in Committee on Ethics and Elections [S2610 Detail]

Download: Florida-2010-S2610-Introduced.html
Florida Senate - 2010                                   SJR 2610 
By Senator Thrasher 
8-01625A-10                                           20102610__ 
1                       Senate Joint Resolution 
2         A joint resolution proposing the amendment of Section 
3         3 of Article XI of the State Constitution to expressly 
4         authorize a person who signs a petition proposing a 
5         revision or amendment of the State Constitution to 
6         revoke his or her signature. 
8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 
10         That the following amendment of Section 3 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 3. Initiative.—The power to propose the revision or 
18  amendment of any portion or portions of this constitution by 
19  initiative is reserved to the people, provided that, any such 
20  revision or amendment, except for those limiting the power of 
21  government to raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and 
22  matter directly connected therewith. It may be invoked by filing 
23  with the custodian of state records a petition containing a copy 
24  of the proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number of 
25  electors in each of one half of the congressional districts of 
26  the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent 
27  of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively and in 
28  the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which 
29  presidential electors were chosen. The power of a person to sign 
30  a petition proposing the revision or amendment of this 
31  constitution includes the power to revoke his or her signature 
32  pursuant to procedures that shall be prescribed by general law. 
33         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 
34  placed on the ballot: 
35                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 
36                        ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 
37         CITIZEN INITIATIVES.—The State Constitution authorizes the 
38  citizens of this state to propose a revision or amendment of the 
39  State Constitution by signing a petition. If the petition 
40  proposing an amendment, among other requirements, receives a 
41  sufficient number of signatures, the proposed amendment will be 
42  submitted to the voters for approval or rejection. However, the 
43  State Constitution does not expressly allow a person who signs a 
44  petition to revoke his or her signature. This proposed amendment 
45  will allow a person who signs a petition proposing an amendment 
46  to the State Constitution to revoke his or her signature 
47  pursuant to procedures prescribed by law.