Florida Senate - 2020                                   SJR 1674
       By Senator Farmer
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    1                       Senate Joint Resolution                     
    2         A joint resolution proposing the creation of Section
    3         22 in Article III and a new section in Article XII of
    4         the State Constitution to require a supermajority of
    5         each house to approve a general law preempting a
    6         subject of legislation to the state.
    8  Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         That the following creation of Section 22 in Article III
   11  and a new section in Article XII of the State Constitution are
   12  agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of this state
   13  for approval or rejection at the next general election or at an
   14  earlier special election specifically authorized by law for that
   15  purpose:
   16                             ARTICLE III                           
   17                             LEGISLATURE                           
   18         SECTION 22. Preemption to the state.—The legislature may
   19  not, except by a general law passed by a two-thirds vote of each
   20  house, preempt to the state a field of regulation or other
   21  subject of legislation not preempted to it by this Constitution.
   23                             ARTICLE XII                           
   24                              SCHEDULE                             
   25         Preemption to the state.—This section and Section 22 of
   26  Article III, which requires approval by a supermajority vote of
   27  each house of the legislature for a general law that preempts a
   28  subject of legislation to the state, shall take effect January
   29  1, 2022.
   31         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be
   32  placed on the ballot:
   33                      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT                     
   34                       ARTICLE III, SECTION 22                     
   35                             ARTICLE XII                           
   36         LEGISLATIVE PREEMPTION.—Proposing an amendment to the State
   37  Constitution, to take effect on January 1, 2022, to prohibit the
   38  Legislature from preempting to the state any subject of
   39  legislation unless approved by a two-thirds vote of each house.