CRC - 2017                                                  P 66
       By Commissioner Lee
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    1                         A proposal to amend                       
    2         Section 2 of Article IV and to create a new section in
    3         Article XII of the State Constitution to require the
    4         Lieutenant Governor to serve as the Secretary of State
    5         and perform the secretary’s duties and to authorize
    6         the Lieutenant Governor to cast tiebreaking votes on
    7         any measure on which the Senate is equally divided.
    9  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
   10  Florida:
   12         Section 2 of Article IV of the State Constitution is
   13  amended to read:
   14                             ARTICLE IV                            
   15                              EXECUTIVE                            
   16         SECTION 2. Lieutenant governor.—There shall be a lieutenant
   17  governor, who shall:
   18         (a) Serve as the secretary of state and keep the records of
   19  the official acts of the legislative and executive departments.
   20         (b) Have authority to cast the tiebreaking vote on final
   21  passage of any measure on which the senate is equally divided.
   22         (c) Perform such duties pertaining to the office of
   23  governor as shall be assigned by the governor, except when
   24  otherwise provided by law, and such other duties as may be
   25  prescribed by law.
   27         A new section is added to Article XII of the State
   28  Constitution to read:
   29                             ARTICLE XII                           
   30                              SCHEDULE                             
   31         Duties of the lieutenant governor.—The amendment to Section
   32  2 of Article IV, relating to the duties of the lieutenant
   33  governor, and the creation of this section shall take effect
   34  January 8, 2019. Upon the effective date of this revision, the
   35  term “secretary of state” shall be substituted for the term
   36  “custodian of state records” throughout the constitution, except
   37  for Article XII.