Florida Senate - 2021 SJR 340 By Senator Diaz 36-00558-21 2021340__ 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 that a single-payor health care system may not be 5 enacted by the legislature except through legislation 6 approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house 7 of the legislature and presented to the Governor for 8 approval; providing definitions. 9 10 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 That the following creation of Section 22 of Article III of 13 the State Constitution is agreed to and shall be submitted to 14 the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next 15 general election or at an earlier special election specifically 16 authorized by law for that purpose: 17 ARTICLE III 18 LEGISLATURE 19 SECTION 22. Supermajority vote required to enact a single 20 payor health care system.— 21 (a) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO ENACT SINGLE-PAYOR 22 HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. The legislature may not enact a single-payor 23 health care system for providing comprehensive health care 24 services except through legislation approved by two-thirds of 25 the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to 26 the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. 27 (b) DEFINITIONS. As used in this section, the following 28 terms shall have the following meanings: 29 (1) “Comprehensive health care services” means the full 30 range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, 31 followup, and rehabilitation of patients. 32 (2) “Single-payor” means an entity that has been designated 33 by the Legislature as the sole administrator, collector, and 34 payor of funds for comprehensive health care services. 35 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following statement be 36 placed on the ballot: 37 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 38 ARTICLE III, SECTION 22 39 SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO ENACT A SINGLE-PAYOR HEALTH 40 CARE SYSTEM.—Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to 41 prohibit the legislature from enacting a single-payor health 42 care system for providing comprehensive health care services 43 except through legislation approved by two-thirds of the 44 membership of each house of the legislature.