Florida, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Proposal by legislature

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Florida, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Proposal by legislature
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Constitution of the State of Florida 1968
Article XI, Section 1
Amendment of a section or revision of one or more articles, or the whole, of this constitution may be proposed by joint resolution agreed to by three-fifths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The full text of the joint resolution and the vote of each member voting shall be entered on the journal of each house.

Section 5
[...]
(e)Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere in this constitution, if the proposed amendment or revision is approved by vote of at least sixty percent of the electors voting on the measure, it shall be effective as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the election, or on such other date as may be specified in the amendment or revision.

Section 7
Tax or fee limitation.Notwithstanding Article X, Section 12(d) of this constitution, no new State tax or fee shall be imposed on or after November 8, 1994 by any amendment to this constitution unless the proposed amendment is approved by not fewer than two-thirds of the voters voting in the election in which such proposed amendment is considered. [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Florida (accessed 12 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Amending or revising the state constitution via obligatory referendum.

Actors

Author:
Authority : 3/5 of both houses of legislature
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Amendment requires a 60% majority to pass unless introduces a new tax or fee, in which case it requires a 2/3 majority to pass (Florida Constitution, Article XI, Section 5).

Requirements

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Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Amendment requires a 60% majority to pass unless introduces a new tax or fee, in which case it requires a 2/3 majority to pass (Florida Constitution, Article XI, Section 5).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Constitution of the State of Florida 1968

Article XI
Section 3
[...]any such revision or amendment, except for those limiting the power of government to raise revenue, shall embrace but one subject and matter directly connected therewith. [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Florida 1968 (accessed 12 June 2017)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Florida Statutes
Title IX, Chapter 101.161
(1) [...] The ballot summary of the amendment or other public measure and the ballot title to appear on the ballot shall be embodied in the constitutional revision commission proposal, constitutional convention proposal, taxation and budget reform commission proposal, or enabling resolution or ordinance. The ballot summary of the amendment or other public measure shall be an explanatory statement, not exceeding 75 words in length, of the chief purpose of the measure.
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Unlike for citizen-initiated constitutional amendments, legislatively-referred obligatory referendums do not require a financial impact statement.

Source: Florida Statutes (accessed 12 June 2017)

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