Florida Senate - 2022                                   SCR 1242
       By Senator Gibson
       6-00143-22                                            20221242__
    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, by a constitutional majority of
    8  two-thirds, both houses of Congress approved the Equal Rights
    9  Amendment, and
   10         WHEREAS, on March 22, 1972, this proposed amendment to the
   11  Constitution of the United States was sent to the states for
   12  ratification, and
   13         WHEREAS, Article V of the United States Constitution
   14  authorizes the Florida Legislature to ratify proposed amendments
   15  to the Constitution of the United States, and
   16         WHEREAS, the provisions of the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment
   17  contained a 7-year period for ratification, a deadline the
   18  United States Congress later extended to 1982 after 35 states
   19  had ratified the amendment, and
   20         WHEREAS, measures have been introduced in the United States
   21  House of Representatives and the United States Senate to
   22  eliminate the ratification deadline from the amendment, and
   23         WHEREAS, constitutional equality for men and women
   24  continues to be timely in the United States and worldwide, and
   25  many other nations have achieved constitutional equality for men
   26  and women, NOW, THEREFORE,
   28  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House
   29  of Representatives Concurring:
   31         That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the
   32  United States set forth below is ratified by the Legislature of
   33  the State of Florida.
   34                            “ARTICLE ____                          
   35         “SECTION 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be
   36  denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on
   37  account of sex.
   38         “SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce,
   39  by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
   40         “SECTION 3. This amendment shall take effect two years
   41  after the date of ratification.”
   42         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of the
   43  foregoing preamble and resolution be immediately forwarded by
   44  the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the Great
   45  Seal of this state, to the President of the United States, the
   46  Secretary of State of the United States, the President of the
   47  Senate of the United States, the Speaker of the House of
   48  Representatives of the United States, and the Administrator of
   49  the General Services Administration of the United States.