Florida Senate - 2021 SJR 1238 By Senator Rodriguez 39-01234-21 20211238__ 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 5 3 of Article XI of the State Constitution to increase 4 the percentage of elector votes required to approve an 5 amendment to or a revision of the State Constitution 6 from 60 percent to 66 and 2/3 percent, except that the 7 repeal of an amendment or revision need only be 8 approved by the same percentage of elector votes as 9 was required at the time of passage of such amendment 10 or revision. 11 12 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 That the following amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of 15 the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 16 the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 17 general election or at an earlier special election specifically 18 authorized by law for that purpose: 19 ARTICLE XI 20 AMENDMENTS 21 SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.— 22 (a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this 23 constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the 24 electors at the next general election held more than ninety days 25 after the joint resolution or report of revision commission, 26 constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform 27 commission proposing it is filed with the custodian of state 28 records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative vote 29 of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the 30 legislature and limited to a single amendment or revision, it is 31 submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety 32 days after such filing. 33 (b) A proposed amendment or revision of this constitution, 34 or any part of it, by initiative shall be submitted to the 35 electors at the general election provided the initiative 36 petition is filed with the custodian of state records no later 37 than February 1 of the year in which the general election is 38 held. 39 (c) The legislature shall provide by general law, prior to 40 the holding of an election pursuant to this section, for the 41 provision of a statement to the public regarding the probable 42 financial impact of any amendment proposed by initiative 43 pursuant to section 3. 44 (d) Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week 45 immediately preceding the week in which the election is held, 46 the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of 47 election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall be 48 published in one newspaper of general circulation in each county 49 in which a newspaper is published. 50 (e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere in 51 this constitution, if the proposed amendment or revision is 52 approved by vote of at least sixty-six and two-thirds
sixty53 percent of the electors voting on the measure, it shall be 54 effective as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of 55 the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January 56 following the election, or on such other date as may be 57 specified in the amendment or revision. However, the repeal of 58 an amendment to or a revision of this constitution only requires 59 the approval by vote of at least the same percent of the 60 electors as was required at the time of passage of such 61 amendment or revision. 62 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 63 placed on the ballot: 64 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 65 ARTICLE XI, SECTION 5 66 PERCENTAGE OF ELECTOR VOTES REQUIRED TO APPROVE 67 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT OR REVISION.—Proposing an amendment to 68 the State Constitution to increase the percentage of elector 69 votes required to approve an amendment to or a revision of the 70 State Constitution from 60 percent to 66 and 2/3 percent, except 71 that the repeal of an amendment or revision need only be 72 approved by the same percentage of elector votes as was required 73 at the time of passage of such amendment or revision.