Florida Senate - 2022 CS for SJR 1412 By the Committee on Ethics and Elections; and Senator Brodeur 582-02833-22 20221412c1 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 3 3 of Article XI of the State Constitution to limit 4 revisions or amendments of the State Constitution by 5 citizen initiative to matters relating to procedural 6 subjects or to the structure of the government or of 7 the State Constitution. 8 9 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 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 and shall be limited to 24 matters relating to procedural subjects or to the structure of 25 the government or of this constitution. It may be invoked by 26 filing with the custodian of state records a petition containing 27 a copy of the proposed revision or amendment, signed by a number 28 of electors in each of one half of the congressional districts 29 of the state, and of the state as a whole, equal to eight 30 percent of the votes cast in each of such districts respectively 31 and in the state as a whole in the last preceding election in 32 which presidential electors were chosen. 33 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 34 placed on the ballot: 35 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 36 ARTICLE XI, SECTION 3 37 LIMITING SUBJECT OF CONSTITUTIONAL REVISIONS OR AMENDMENTS 38 PROPOSED BY CITIZEN INITIATIVE.—Proposing an amendment to the 39 State Constitution to limit revisions or amendments of the State 40 Constitution by citizen initiative to matters relating to 41 procedural subjects or to the structure of the government or of 42 the State Constitution.