Florida Senate - 2017                                    SJR 116
       By Senator Hutson
       7-00145-17                                             2017116__
    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 8
    3         of Article III of the State Constitution to require
    4         the transfer of the amount of a vetoed specific
    5         appropriation originating from the General Revenue
    6         Fund to the Budget Stabilization Fund, to specify that
    7         the amount transferred may not be used in calculating
    8         the Budget Stabilization Fund’s principal balance
    9         limitation, and to provide for the transfer of funds
   10         for vetoed specific appropriations that are
   11         reinstated.
   13  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         That the following amendment to Section 8 of Article III of
   16  the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to
   17  the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next
   18  general election or at an earlier special election specifically
   19  authorized by law for that purpose:
   20                             ARTICLE III                           
   21                             LEGISLATURE                           
   22         SECTION 8. Executive approval and veto.—
   23         (a) Every bill passed by the legislature shall be presented
   24  to the governor for approval and shall become a law if the
   25  governor approves and signs it, or fails to veto it within seven
   26  consecutive days after presentation. If during that period or on
   27  the seventh day the legislature adjourns sine die or takes a
   28  recess of more than thirty days, the governor shall have fifteen
   29  consecutive days from the date of presentation to act on the
   30  bill. In all cases except general appropriation bills, the veto
   31  shall extend to the entire bill. The governor may veto any
   32  specific appropriation in a general appropriation bill, but may
   33  not veto any qualification or restriction without also vetoing
   34  the appropriation to which it relates.
   35         (b) When a bill or any specific appropriation of a general
   36  appropriation bill has been vetoed, the governor shall transmit
   37  signed objections thereto to the house in which the bill
   38  originated if in session. If that house is not in session, the
   39  governor shall file them with the custodian of state records,
   40  who shall lay them before that house at its next regular or
   41  special session, whichever occurs first, and they shall be
   42  entered on its journal. If the originating house votes to
   43  reenact re-enact a vetoed measure, whether in a regular or
   44  special session, and the other house does not consider or fails
   45  to reenact re-enact the vetoed measure, no further consideration
   46  by either house at any subsequent session may be taken. If a
   47  vetoed measure is presented at a special session and the
   48  originating house does not consider it, the measure will be
   49  available for consideration at any intervening special session
   50  and until the end of the next regular session.
   51         (c) If each house shall, by a two-thirds vote, reenacts re
   52  enact the bill or reinstates reinstate the vetoed specific
   53  appropriation of a general appropriation bill, the vote of each
   54  member voting shall be entered on the respective journals, and
   55  the bill shall become law or the specific appropriation
   56  reinstated, the veto notwithstanding.
   57         (d)A vetoed specific appropriation originating from the
   58  general revenue fund, immediately upon being vetoed by the
   59  governor, shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund,
   60  and the amount transferred may not be used in calculating the
   61  principal balance limitation specified for the budget
   62  stabilization fund in section 19(g) of this article. If the
   63  vetoed specific appropriation is reinstated by the legislature,
   64  the amount transferred to the budget stabilization fund shall be
   65  returned to the general revenue fund for expenditure in
   66  accordance with the specific appropriation.
   67         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   68  placed on the ballot:
   69                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   70                       ARTICLE III, SECTION 8                      
   72  STABILIZATION FUND.—Proposing an amendment to the State
   73  Constitution to require that any specific appropriation
   74  originating from the General Revenue Fund and vetoed by the
   75  Governor be transferred to the Budget Stabilization Fund. The
   76  amount transferred may not be used in calculating the fund’s
   77  principal balance limitation. If the Legislature overrides the
   78  veto, the amount transferred shall be returned to the General
   79  Revenue Fund for expenditure in accordance with the specific
   80  appropriation.