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.
    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; 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.
   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                           
   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.