Florida Senate - 2020                   (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7062
       FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Judiciary
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    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 3
    3         of Article XI of the State Constitution to revise
    4         threshold requirements for the number of petitions
    5         signed by electors needed in order for a citizen
    6         initiative to amend or revise the State Constitution
    7         to be placed on the ballot.
    9  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         That the following amendment to Section 3 of Article XI of
   12  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   13  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   14  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   15  authorized by law for that purpose:
   16                             ARTICLE XI                            
   17                             AMENDMENTS                            
   18         SECTION 3. Initiative.—The power to propose the revision or
   19  amendment of any portion or portions of this constitution by
   20  initiative is reserved to the people, provided that, any such
   21  revision or amendment, except for those limiting the power of
   22  government to raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and
   23  matter directly connected therewith. It may be invoked by filing
   24  with the custodian of state records a petition containing a copy
   25  of the proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number of
   26  electors in each of one half of the congressional districts of
   27  the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight percent
   28  of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively and in
   29  the state as a whole in the last preceding election in which
   30  presidential electors were chosen.
   31         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   32  placed on the ballot:
   33                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   34                        ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3                      
   36  Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require that
   37  a specified number of petitions must be signed by the electors
   38  in each congressional district of the state in order for a
   39  citizen initiative to amend or revise the State Constitution to
   40  be placed on the ballot.