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CS/CS/HB 7037: Constitutional Amendments

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; State Affairs Committee ; Grant, J. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Beltran ; Eagle ; Roth

Constitutional Amendments; Amending provisions related to constitutional amendments including requirements of the Secretary of State, signature verification for initiative petitions, Supreme Court advisory opinion, petition collector registration, signature validity, petition forms, cost of signature verification, timelines for signature verification, requirements of the Financial Impact Estimating Conference, ballot statements, & availability of amendments at polling stations.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/10/2020 House - Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/17/2020 House • Filed
    1/21/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 408
    1/22/2020 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee; State Affairs Committee -HJ 419
    1/27/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 01/29/20, 12:30 pm, Webster Hall
    1/29/2020 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 20 NAYS 10 -HJ 472
    • Now in State Affairs Committee -HJ 472
    2/4/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- State Affairs Committee, 02/06/20, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
    2/6/2020 House • CS by- State Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 7 -HJ 527
    • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    2/7/2020 House • CS by State Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 524
    • CS referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 530
    • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 530
    2/14/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/18/20, 3:00 pm, Sumner Hall
    2/18/2020 House • CS/CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 6 -HJ 629
    2/20/2020 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
    • CS/CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 627
    2/21/2020 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 638
    3/2/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20
    3/5/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 755
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/6/2020 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 824
    3/9/2020 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 948
    3/10/2020 House • Temporarily postponed, on 3rd Reading -HJ 1020
    • Laid on Table - Companion bill(s) CS/CS/CS/SB 1794 passed -HJ 1070

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  • CS/CS/HB 7037, Committee Substitute 2 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/20/2020 at 12:47 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1794 (er) Constitutional Amendments Hutson Similar Last Action: 4/9/2020 Chapter No. 2020-15

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 4 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations.

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  • CS/HB 7037, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 2/6/2020 at 5:05 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 4/9/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1794 (c2) Constitutional Amendments Hutson Compare Last Action: 4/9/2020 Chapter No. 2020-15

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    457949 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Grant, J. 2/17/2020
    7:52 PM
    Adopted
    2/18/2020
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    106.07 Reports; certification and filing. Page 14 (pdf)

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  • HB 7037, Original Filed Version Posted 1/17/2020 at 4:27 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Committee (Post-Meeting) 1/29/2020 (pdf)
    State Affairs Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/6/2020 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1794 (c1) Constitutional Amendments Proposed by Initiative Hutson Similar Last Action: 4/9/2020 Chapter No. 2020-15
    S 1820 Mail Ballot Elections Rader Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Ethics and Elections

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    506625 - Amendment
    Remove lines 348-358
    Grant, J. 2/5/2020
    5:37 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/6/2020
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution. Page 2 (pdf)
    16.061 Initiative petitions. Page 3 (pdf)
    100.371 Initiatives; procedure for placement on ballot. Page 3 (pdf)
    101.161 Referenda; ballots. Page 12 (pdf)
    101.171 Copy of constitutional amendment to be available at voting locations. Page 14 (pdf)
    106.07 Reports; certification and filing. Page 15 (pdf)

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