Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1078 By Senator Wright 14-01264-20 20201078__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to a special election; providing for a 3 special election to be held on August 18, 2020, 4 pursuant to Section 5, Article XI of the State 5 Constitution, for the approval or rejection by the 6 electors of this state of amendments to the State 7 Constitution, proposed by joint resolution, relating 8 to an ad valorem tax discount for spouses of certain 9 deceased veterans who had permanent, combat-related 10 disabilities, the transfer of the ad valorem tax 11 discount to another permanent residence of the 12 surviving spouse under specified conditions, and an 13 effective date if such amendments are adopted; 14 providing for publication of notice and election 15 procedures; providing a contingent effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Pursuant to Section 5, Article XI of the State 20 Constitution, there shall be a special election on August 18, 21 2020, to be held concurrently with other statewide elections 22 held on that date, if any, at which there shall be submitted to 23 the electors of this state for approval or rejection the 24 amendments to the State Constitution proposed in Senate Joint 25 Resolution ___, 2020 Regular Session, or a similar joint 26 resolution having substantially the same specific intent and 27 purpose. 28 Section 2. Publication of notice shall be in accordance 29 with Section 5, Article XI of the State Constitution. The 30 special election shall be held in the same manner in which other 31 special elections are held. 32 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, 33 if enacted by a vote of at least three-fourths of the membership 34 of each house of the Legislature and if Senate Joint Resolution 35 ___, 2020 Regular Session, or a similar joint resolution having 36 substantially the same specific intent and purpose, is adopted 37 by both houses of the Legislature.