Florida Senate - 2016 SCR 74 By Senator Joyner 19-00034-16 201674__ 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. 5 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 approved the Equal Rights Amendment, and 9 WHEREAS, on March 22, 1972, this proposed amendment to the 10 Constitution of the United States was sent to the states for 11 ratification, and 12 WHEREAS, Article V of the United States Constitution 13 authorizes the Florida Legislature to ratify proposed amendments 14 to the Constitution of the United States, and 15 WHEREAS, 35 of the necessary 38 states ratified the Equal 16 Rights Amendment, and 17 WHEREAS, constitutional equality for men and women 18 continues to be timely in the United States and worldwide, and 19 many other nations have achieved constitutional equality for 20 their men and women, NOW, THEREFORE, 21 22 Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, the House 23 of Representatives Concurring: 24 25 That the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the 26 United States set forth below is ratified by the Legislature of 27 the State of Florida. 28 “Article ____ 29 “SECTION 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be 30 denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on 31 account of sex. 32 “SECTION 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, 33 by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. 34 “SECTION 3. This amendment shall take effect two years 35 after the date of ratification.” 36 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of the 37 foregoing preamble and resolution be immediately forwarded by 38 the Secretary of State of the State of Florida, under the Great 39 Seal of this state, to the President of the United States, the 40 Secretary of State of the United States, the President of the 41 Senate of the United States, the Speaker of the House of 42 Representatives of the United States, and the Acting 43 Administrator of General Services Administration of the United 44 States.