Florida Senate - 2019 SJR 362 By Senator Brandes 24-00636-19 2019362__ 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing amendments to Section 5 3 of Article II and Section 5 of Article XI and the 4 repeal of Section 2 of Article XI of the State 5 Constitution to abolish the Constitution Revision 6 Commission. 7 8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 That the following amendments to Section 5 of Article II 11 and Section 5 of Article XI and the repeal of Section 2 of 12 Article XI of the State Constitution are agreed to and shall be 13 submitted to the electors of this state for approval or 14 rejection at the next general election or at an earlier special 15 election specifically authorized by law for that purpose: 16 ARTICLE II 17 GENERAL PROVISIONS 18 SECTION 5. Public officers.— 19 (a) No person holding any office of emolument under any 20 foreign government, or civil office of emolument under the 21 United States or any other state, shall hold any office of honor 22 or of emolument under the government of this state. No person 23 shall hold at the same time more than one office under the 24 government of the state and the counties and municipalities 25 therein, except that a notary public or military officer may 26 hold another office, and any officer may be a member of the
a27 constitution revision commission,taxation and budget reform 28 commission, a constitutional convention, or a statutory body 29 having only advisory powers. 30 (b) Each state and county officer, before entering upon the 31 duties of the office, shall give bond as required by law, and 32 shall swear or affirm: 33 34 “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, 35 protect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the 36 United States and of the State of Florida; that I am duly 37 qualified to hold office under the Constitution of the state; 38 and that I will well and faithfully perform the duties of 39 ...(title of office)... on which I am now about to enter. So 40 help me God.”, 41 42 and thereafter shall devote personal attention to the duties of 43 the office, and continue in office until a successor qualifies. 44 (c) The powers, duties, compensation and method of payment 45 of state and county officers shall be fixed by law. 46 ARTICLE XI 47 AMENDMENTS 48 SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.— 49 (a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this 50 constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the 51 electors at the next general election held more than ninety days 52 after the joint resolution or report of a revision commission,53 constitutional convention or the taxation and budget reform 54 commission proposing it is filed with the custodian of state 55 records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative vote 56 of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the 57 legislature and limited to a single amendment or revision, it is 58 submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety 59 days after such filing. 60 (b) A proposed amendment or revision of this constitution, 61 or any part of it, by initiative shall be submitted to the 62 electors at the general election provided the initiative 63 petition is filed with the custodian of state records no later 64 than February 1 of the year in which the general election is 65 held. 66 (c) The legislature shall provide by general law, prior to 67 the holding of an election pursuant to this section, for the 68 provision of a statement to the public regarding the probable 69 financial impact of any amendment proposed by initiative 70 pursuant to section 3. 71 (d) Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week 72 immediately preceding the week in which the election is held, 73 the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of 74 election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall be 75 published in one newspaper of general circulation in each county 76 in which a newspaper is published. 77 (e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere in 78 this constitution, if the proposed amendment or revision is 79 approved by vote of at least sixty percent of the electors 80 voting on the measure, it shall be effective as an amendment to 81 or revision of the constitution of the state on the first 82 Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the 83 election, or on such other date as may be specified in the 84 amendment or revision. 85 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 86 placed on the ballot: 87 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 88 ARTICLE II, SECTION 5 89 ARTICLE XI, SECTIONS 2 AND 5 90 ABOLISHING THE CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION.—Proposing 91 an amendment to the State Constitution to abolish the 92 Constitution Revision Commission, which meets at 20-year 93 intervals and is scheduled to next convene in 2037, as a method 94 of submitting proposed amendments or revisions to the State 95 Constitution to electors of the state for approval. This 96 amendment does not affect the ability to revise or amend the 97 State Constitution through citizen initiative, constitutional 98 convention, the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, or 99 legislative joint resolution.