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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

P 6005: State and Local Government Structure and Operation

PROPOSAL by Style and Drafting ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Carlos Beruff ; Pam Bondi ; Lisa Carlton ; Timothy Cerio ; Erika Donalds ; Don Gaetz ; Emery Gainey ; Brecht Heuchan ; Darlene Jordan ; Fred Karlinsky ; Belinda Keiser ; Frank Kruppenbacher ; Chris Nocco ; Carolyn Timmann

State and Local Government Structure and Operation; A proposal to amend Section 3 of Article III of the State Constitution to provide that the Legislature convene for regular session on the second Tuesday after the first Monday in January of each even-numbered year; amend Section 4 of Article IV of the State Constitution to establish the Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism within the Department of Law Enforcement; amend Section 11 of Article IV of the State Constitution to require, rather than authorize, the Legislature to provide for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and prescribe its duties by general law and to specify that the head of the department is the Governor and Cabinet; and amend Sections 1 and 6 of Article VIII of the State Constitution to remove authority for a county charter or a special law to provide for choosing specified county officers in a manner other than election and to prohibit a county charter from abolishing specified county officers, transferring duties of a county officer to another officer or office, changing the length of terms of county officers, or establishing any manner of selection of county officers other than by election.

Last Action: 5/9/2018 - Filed with Secretary of State
Location: Filed with Secretary of State
Proposal Text: Web Page | PDF



Proposal History

Date Action
3/30/2018 • Submitted for consideration by Style and Drafting
• On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/05/18, 10:00 am, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida -- Submitted as Committee Proposal; YEAS 9 NAYS 2
• On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/06/18, 9:00 am, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Meeting cancelled
4/6/2018 • Filed
4/9/2018 • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
4/11/2018 • Placed on Reports of Committees Calendar, 04/16/18
4/16/2018 • Adopted; YEAS 29 NAYS 8
5/9/2018 • Filed with Secretary of State