Florida Senate - 2017 SJR 1098 By Senator Perry 8-00448-17 20171098__ 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section 3 22 of Article III of the State Constitution to provide 4 for legislative review of a judicial ruling declaring 5 a legislative act void. 6 7 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 That the following creation of Section 22 of Article III of 10 the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 11 the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 12 general election or at an earlier special election specifically 13 authorized by law for that purpose: 14 ARTICLE III 15 LEGISLATURE 16 SECTION 22. Legislative review of judicial ruling declaring 17 a legislative act void.—Any law, resolution, or other 18 legislative act declared void by the supreme court, district 19 court of appeal, circuit court, or county court of this state 20 may be deemed active and operational, notwithstanding the 21 court’s ruling, if agreed to by the legislature pursuant to a 22 resolution adopted by a two-thirds vote of each house within 23 five years after the date that the ruling becomes final. Such 24 resolution is exempt from section 8 of this article and shall 25 take effect immediately upon passage. 26 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 27 placed on the ballot: 28 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 29 ARTICLE III, SECTION 22 30 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF JUDICIAL RULING DECLARING A 31 LEGISLATIVE ACT VOID.—Proposing an amendment to the State 32 Constitution to allow the Legislature, by a resolution adopted 33 by two-thirds vote of each house, to declare a law or other 34 legislative act active and operational after being declared void 35 by the Supreme Court or a lower state or county court if adopted 36 within 5 years after the court’s ruling. The amendment provides 37 that the resolution is not subject to veto by the Governor and 38 takes effect immediately.