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.
    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,
   22  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House
   23  of Representatives Concurring:
   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.