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CS/P 47: JUDICIARY, Eligibility; bar membership

PROPOSAL by Executive ; William “Bill” Schifino, Jr. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Hank Coxe

JUDICIARY, Eligibility; bar membership; Section 8 of Article V and to create a new section in Article XII of the State Constitution to require a person to have at least ten years membership in a bar in the United States of America, the preceding five of which must be in The Florida Bar, in order to be eligible to serve in the office of circuit or county judge.

Last Action: 3/19/2018 - Failed commitment to Style and Drafting; YEAS 12 NAYS 21
Location: Failed passage
Proposal Text: Web Page | PDF
Committee References:
  1. Judicial (JU)
  2. Executive (EX)

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  • Proposal History

    Date Action
    10/30/2017 • Filed
    11/10/2017 • Referred to Judicial; Executive
    11/17/2017 • On Committee agenda-- Judicial, 11/28/17, 1:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida
    11/28/2017 • Favorable by Judicial; YEAS 9 NAYS 0
    12/4/2017 • Now in Executive
    1/12/2018 • On Committee agenda-- Executive, 01/19/18, 8:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida
    1/19/2018 • CS by- Executive; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
    3/15/2018 • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/19/18
    3/19/2018 • Failed commitment to Style and Drafting; YEAS 12 NAYS 21

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  • CS/P 47, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Proposal Version) Posted 1/19/2018 at 6:25 PM

    Proposal Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Executive (Post-Meeting) 2/14/2018 (pdf)

    Floor Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    109314 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Schifino 3/14/2018
    11:08 AM
    Adopted
    3/19/2018
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 387958 - Amendment to Amendment (109314)
    Delete lines 18 - 20 and insert:
    Coxe 3/16/2018
    4:07 PM
    Withdrawn
    3/19/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/19/2018 1:04 PM Senate 12 Yeas - 21 Nays

    Citations - Constitution (2)

    Article Section Location in Proposal Location In Proposal Help
    Article V Section 8 Page 1 (pdf)
    Article XII Page 2 (pdf)

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  • P 47, Original Filed Version Posted 10/30/2017 at 4:02 PM

    Proposal Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Judicial (Pre-Meeting) 11/27/2017 (pdf)
    Executive (Pre-Meeting) 1/17/2018 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    896148 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the proposing clause and insert:
    Executive
    (Diaz)
    1/17/2018
    10:42 PM
    Favorable
    1/19/2018
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    11/28/2017 1:00 PM Judicial 9 Yeas - 0 Nays
    1/19/2018 8:00 AM Executive 6 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Constitution (2)

    Article Section Location in Proposal Location In Proposal Help
    Article V Section 8 Page 1 (pdf)
    Article XII Page 2 (pdf)

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