Florida Senate - 2013                 (Corrected Copy)    SCR 54
       By Senators Joyner and Margolis
       19-00008A-13                                            201354__
    1                    Senate Concurrent Resolution                   
    2         A concurrent resolution ratifying the proposed
    3         amendment to the Constitution of the United States
    4         relating to equal rights for men and women.
    6         WHEREAS, during the Second Session of the Ninety-second
    7  Congress of the United States of America, by a constitutional
    8  majority of two-thirds, both houses approved the Equal Rights
    9  Amendment, and
   10         WHEREAS, on March 22, 1972, this proposed amendment to the
   11  Constitution of the United States was sent to the states for
   12  ratification, and
   13         WHEREAS, Article V of the United States Constitution
   14  authorizes the Legislature of Florida to ratify proposed
   15  amendments to the Constitution of the United States, and
   16         WHEREAS, 35 of the necessary 38 states have already
   17  ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, and
   18         WHEREAS, constitutional equality for men and women
   19  continues to be timely in the United States and worldwide, and
   20  many other nations have achieved constitutional equality for
   21  their men and women, NOW, THEREFORE,
   23  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House
   24  of Representatives Concurring:
   26         That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the
   27  United States set forth below is ratified by the Legislature of
   28  the State of Florida.
   29                            “Article ____                          
   30         “SECTION 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be
   31  denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on
   32  account of sex.
   33         “SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce,
   34  by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
   35         “SECTION 3. This amendment shall take effect two years
   36  after the date of ratification.”
   37         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of the
   38  foregoing preamble and resolution be immediately forwarded by
   39  the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the great
   40  seal, to the President of the United States, the Secretary of
   41  State of the United States, the President of the Senate of the
   42  United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of
   43  the United States, and the Administrator of General Services of
   44  the United States.