Florida Senate - 2020 SJR 60 By Senator Book 32-00022A-20 202060__ 1 Senate Joint Resolution 2 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 7 3 of Article III of the State Constitution to provide 4 that neither house of the Legislature may vote on a 5 bill that would affect access to abortion services 6 unless at least half of the members of that house are 7 women. 8 9 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 That the following amendment to Section 7 of Article III of 12 the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 13 the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 14 general election or at an earlier special election specifically 15 authorized by law for that purpose: 16 ARTICLE III 17 LEGISLATURE 18 SECTION 7. Passage of bills.—Any bill may originate in 19 either house and after passage in one may be amended in the 20 other; however, neither house may vote on a bill that would 21 affect access to abortion services unless at least half of the 22 members of that house are women. A bill
Itshall be read in each 23 house on three separate days, unless this requirement ruleis 24 waived by two-thirds vote; provided the publication of its title 25 in the journal of a house shall satisfy the requirement for the 26 first reading in that house. On each reading, it shall be read 27 by title only, unless one-third of the members present desire it 28 read in full. On final passage, the vote of each member voting 29 shall be entered on the journal. Passage of a bill shall require 30 a majority vote in each house. Each bill and joint resolution 31 passed in both houses shall be signed by the presiding officers 32 of the respective houses and by the secretary of the senate and 33 the clerk of the house of representatives during the session or 34 as soon as practicable after its adjournment sine die. 35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 36 placed on the ballot: 37 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 38 ARTICLE III, SECTION 7 39 REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN.—Proposing an amendment to the 40 State Constitution to provide that neither house of the 41 Legislature may vote on a bill that would affect access to 42 abortion services unless at least half of the members of that 43 house are women.