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CS/CS/CS/SB 1794: Constitutional Amendments

GENERAL BILL by Rules ; Judiciary ; Ethics and Elections ; Hutson

Constitutional Amendments; Increasing the signature threshold at which the Secretary of State must transmit initiative petitions to the Attorney General for review; providing that a citizen may challenge in circuit court a petition circulator’s registration with the Secretary of State; authorizing the Division of Elections or a supervisor of elections to provide petition forms in a certain electronic format; requiring that ballots containing constitutional amendments proposed by initiative include certain disclosures and statements, in a specified order, etc.

Effective Date: 4/8/2020
Last Action: 4/9/2020 - Chapter No. 2020-15
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/10/2020 Senate • Filed
    1/17/2020 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Judiciary; Rules -SJ 174
    1/22/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 01/27/20, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
    • Introduced -SJ 174
    1/27/2020 Senate • CS by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 215
    1/29/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • CS by Ethics and Elections read 1st time -SJ 223
    1/30/2020 Senate • Now in Judiciary
    2/6/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/11/20, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Building
    2/11/2020 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 2 -SJ 307
    2/13/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Rules
    • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 311
    2/14/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/19/20, 10:00 am, 110 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
    2/21/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/26/20, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Building
    2/26/2020 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Rules; YEAS 10 NAYS 7 -SJ 357
    2/27/2020 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    3/2/2020 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    • CS/CS/CS by Rules read 1st time -SJ 362
    3/4/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/06/20 -SJ 519
    3/6/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 491
    • Amendment(s) adopted (440834) -SJ 494
    • Ordered engrossed -SJ 494
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/9/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 537
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 23 NAYS 17 -SJ 537
    3/9/2020 House • In Messages
    • Referred to Calendar -HJ 1010
    • Received -HJ 1010
    3/10/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/10/20
    • Read 2nd time -HJ 1050
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/11/2020 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 1104
    • CS passed; YEAS 73 NAYS 45 -HJ 1104
    3/11/2020 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 726
    4/8/2020 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    • Approved by Governor
    4/9/2020 • Chapter No. 2020-15

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  • CS/CS/CS/SB 1794, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/11/2020 at 6:42 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 (c2) Constitutional Amendments Judiciary Committee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/CS/SB 1794, Engrossed 1 Posted 3/6/2020 at 4:58 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 (c2) Constitutional Amendments Judiciary Committee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/9/2020 2:22 PM Senate 23 Yeas - 17 Nays
    3/11/2020 5:19 PM House 73 Yeas - 45 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/CS/SB 1794, Committee Substitute 3 Posted 2/27/2020 at 2:15 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 (c2) Constitutional Amendments Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Floor Amendments (4)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    440834 - Amendment (Delete All)
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    Hutson 3/5/2020
    12:54 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/6/2020
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    hierarchy 863796 - Amendment to Amendment (440834)
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    Rodriguez 3/5/2020
    3:47 PM
    Senate: Withdrawn
    3/6/2020
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    hierarchy 286640 - Amendment to Amendment (440834)
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    Hutson 3/5/2020
    3:34 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/6/2020
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    hierarchy 135512 - Amendment to Amendment (440834)
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    Rodriguez 3/5/2020
    3:49 PM
    Senate: Failed
    3/6/2020
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    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 3 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 4 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.162 Page 14 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 19 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/SB 1794, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 2/13/2020 at 4:08 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 2/24/2020 (pdf)
    Rules (Post-Meeting) 2/27/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 (c2) Constitutional Amendments Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Committee Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    763622 - Amendment
    Before line 66 insert:
    Rules
    (Rodriguez)
    2/18/2020
    9:54 AM
    Unfavorable
    2/27/2020
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    258150 - Amendment
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    Rules
    (Hutson)
    2/18/2020
    1:20 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/27/2020
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    640730 - Amendment
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    Rules
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    2/18/2020
    1:20 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/27/2020
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    641890 - Amendment
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    2/18/2020
    1:21 PM
    Withdrawn
    2/27/2020
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    hierarchy 283462 - Amendment to Amendment (641890)
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    Rules
    (Hutson)
    2/24/2020
    7:33 AM
    Withdrawn
    2/27/2020
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    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/26/2020 9:00 AM Rules 10 Yeas - 7 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 11 (pdf)
    101.162 Page 14 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 19 (pdf)

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  • CS/SB 1794, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/29/2020 at 10:30 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary (Pre-Meeting) 2/10/2020 (pdf)
    Judiciary (Post-Meeting) 2/13/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 (c1) Constitutional Amendments Proposed By Initiative Judiciary Committee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Committee Amendments (9)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    385532 - Amendment
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    Judiciary
    (Gibson)
    2/10/2020
    1:36 PM
    Unfavorable
    2/13/2020
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    920890 - Amendment (Delete All)
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    Judiciary
    (Hutson)
    2/10/2020
    1:36 PM
    Failed to Consider
    2/13/2020
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    hierarchy 560852 - Amendment to Amendment (920890)
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    Judiciary
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    2/10/2020
    5:37 PM
    Failed to Consider
    2/13/2020
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    hierarchy 817884 - Substitute Amendment (Delete All) (920890)
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    hierarchy 643500 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (817884)
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    2/13/2020
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    hierarchy 782924 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (817884)
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    2/11/2020
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    hierarchy 946112 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (817884)
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    hierarchy 292920 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (817884)
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    2/11/2020
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    Unfavorable
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    hierarchy 811190 - Amendment to Substitute Amendment (817884)
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    Judiciary
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    2/11/2020
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    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/11/2020 2:00 PM Judiciary 4 Yeas - 2 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 11 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 13 (pdf)
    106.07 Reports; certification and filing. Page 13 (pdf)

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  • SB 1794, Original Filed Version Posted 1/10/2020 at 4:06 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Ethics and Elections (Pre-Meeting) 1/24/2020 (pdf)
    Ethics and Elections (Post-Meeting) 1/29/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 7037 Constitutional Amendments Proposed By Initiative Judiciary Committee Similar Last Action: 3/10/2020 H Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

    Committee Amendments (22)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    907974 - Amendment
    Before line 49 insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    1/24/2020
    3:55 PM
    Out of Order
    1/29/2020
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    866994 - Amendment
    Before line 49 insert:
    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    1/24/2020
    3:56 PM
    Out of Order
    1/29/2020
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    934186 - Amendment
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    Ethics and Elections
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    1/24/2020
    3:56 PM
    Out of Order
    1/29/2020
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    849270 - Amendment
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    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    1/24/2020
    3:56 PM
    Out of Order
    1/29/2020
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    726104 - Amendment
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    Ethics and Elections
    (Rodriguez)
    1/24/2020
    4:00 PM
    Out of Order
    1/29/2020
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    164346 - Amendment
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    (Rodriguez)
    1/24/2020
    3:57 PM
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    1/29/2020
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    619082 - Amendment
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    1/24/2020
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    656280 - Amendment
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    1/27/2020
    9:51 AM
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    915340 - Amendment
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    1/24/2020
    3:57 PM
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    786322 - Amendment
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    Ethics and Elections
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    1/24/2020
    4:01 PM
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    1/29/2020
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    509936 - Amendment (Delete All)
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    Ethics and Elections
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    1/27/2020
    7:57 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    1/29/2020
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    hierarchy 703098 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    1/29/2020
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    hierarchy 148228 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 656836 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 234346 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 557304 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 689326 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 732528 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 182802 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 942064 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    hierarchy 275640 - Amendment to Amendment (509936)
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    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/27/2020 4:00 PM Ethics and Elections 4 Yeas - 3 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 10 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 13 (pdf)
    106.07 Reports; certification and filing. Page 13 (pdf)

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