Florida Senate - 2013 SCR 68 By Senator Margolis 35-00149-13 201368__ 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. 5 6 WHEREAS, during the Second Session of the 92nd Congress of 7 the United States of America, both houses approved the Equal 8 Rights Amendment by a constitutional majority of two-thirds, and 9 WHEREAS, on March 22, 1972, this proposed amendment to the 10 United States Constitution was sent to the states for 11 ratification, and 12 WHEREAS, Article V of the United States Constitution 13 authorizes the Legislature of Florida to ratify proposed 14 amendments to the United States Constitution, and 15 WHEREAS, 35 of the necessary 38 states have already 16 ratified the Equal Rights Amendment, and 17 WHEREAS, constitutional equality for men and women 18 continues to be timely in the United States and in the world, 19 and many other nations have achieved constitutional equality for 20 their men and women, NOW, THEREFORE, 21 22 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House 23 of Representatives Concurring: 24 25 That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the 26 United States set forth below is ratified by the Legislature of 27 the State of Florida. 28 “Article ____ 29 “SECTION 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be 30 denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on 31 account of sex. 32 “SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, 33 by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. 34 “SECTION 3. This amendment shall take effect two years 35 after the date of ratification.” 36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of the 37 foregoing preamble and resolution be immediately forwarded by 38 the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the great 39 seal, to the President of the United States, the Secretary of 40 State of the United States, the President of the Senate of the 41 United States, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of 42 the United States, and the Administrator of General Services of 43 the United States.