Florida Senate - 2022                                    SJR 152
       By Senator Farmer
       34-00133-22                                            2022152__
    2                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    3         A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section
    4         22 in Article III and a new section in Article XII of
    5         the State Constitution to require a supermajority vote
    6         of each house to approve a general law preempting a
    7         subject of legislation to the state.
    9  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         That the following creation of Section 22 in Article III
   12  and a new section in Article XII of the State Constitution are
   13  agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of this state
   14  for approval or rejection at the next general election or at an
   15  earlier special election specifically authorized by law for that
   16  purpose:
   17                             ARTICLE III                           
   18                             LEGISLATURE                           
   19         SECTION 22. Preemption to the state; supermajority vote
   20  required.—The legislature may not, except by a general law
   21  passed by a two-thirds vote of each house, preempt to the state
   22  a field of regulation or other subject of legislation not
   23  preempted to it by this Constitution.
   24                             ARTICLE XII                           
   25                              SCHEDULE                             
   26         Preemption to the state.—This section and Section 22 of
   27  Article III, which requires approval by a supermajority vote of
   28  each house of the legislature for a general law that preempts a
   29  subject of legislation to the state, shall take effect January
   30  1, 2024.
   31         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   32  placed on the ballot:
   33                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   34                       ARTICLE III, SECTION 22                     
   35                             ARTICLE XII                           
   37  amendment to the State Constitution, to take effect on January
   38  1, 2024, to prohibit the Legislature from preempting to the
   39  state any subject of legislation unless approved by a two-thirds
   40  vote of each house.