Florida Senate - 2021 SJR 540 By Senator Farmer 34-00617-21 2021540__ 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. 7 8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 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; supermajority vote 19 required.—The legislature may not, except by a general law 20 passed by a two-thirds vote of each house, preempt to the state 21 a field of regulation or other subject of legislation not 22 preempted to it by this Constitution. 23 24 ARTICLE XII 25 SCHEDULE 26 Preemption to the state.—This section and Section 22 of 27 Article III, which requires approval by a supermajority vote of 28 each house of the legislature for a general law that preempts a 29 subject of legislation to the state, shall take effect January 30 1, 2024. 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 SUPERMAJORITY VOTE FOR LEGISLATIVE PREEMPTION.—Proposing an 37 amendment to the State Constitution, to take effect on January 38 1, 2024, to prohibit the Legislature from preempting to the 39 state any subject of legislation unless approved by a two-thirds 40 vote of each house.