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PUB 700317: The Executive; Single 6-Year Terms by Loyal Millett - Withdrawn by the Submitter

ARTICLE IV: EXECUTIVE, Section 5. Election of governor, lieutenant governor and cabinet members; qualifications; terms.

SECTION 5.Election of governor, lieutenant governor and cabinet members; qualifications; terms.
  1. At a state-wide general election in each calendar year the number of which is even but not a multiple of four, Commencing at the 2020 general election, the electors shall choose a governor and a lieutenant governor and members of the cabinet each for a term of four six years beginning on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the succeeding year. In primary elections, candidates for the office of governor may choose to run without a lieutenant governor candidate. In the general election, all candidates for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor shall form joint candidacies in a manner prescribed by law so that each voter shall cast a single vote for a candidate for governor and a candidate for lieutenant governor running together.
  2. When elected, the governor, lieutenant governor and each cabinet member must be an elector not less than thirty years of age who has resided in the state for the preceding seven years. The attorney general must have been a member of the bar of Florida for the preceding five years. No person who has, or but for resignation would have, served as governor or acting governor for more than six years in two consecutive terms shall be elected governor for the succeeding term.
  3. Under no circumstances shall any person who has, or but for resignation would have, served as governor, lieutenant-governor, or any member of the cabinet, or acted as governor, lieutenant-governor, or any member of the cabinet, for more than six years.
  4. The persons who are holding the offices of governor, lieutenant-governor, and members of the cabinet at the time of the 2020 general election shall not be eligible for election to any of the said offices until the 2026 general election. This subsection (d) shall be automatically repealed January 1, 2021.

ARTICLE IV: EXECUTIVE, Section 11. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SECTION 11. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The legislature, by general law, may provide for the establishment of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

ARTICLE IV: EXECUTIVE, Section 12. Department of Elderly Affairs.

SECTION 12. Department of Elderly Affairs.

The legislature may create a Department of Elderly Affairs and prescribe its duties. The provisions governing the administration of the department must comply with Section 6 of Article IV of the State Constitution.

ARTICLE VI: SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Section 4. Disqualifications.

SECTION 4.Disqualifications.
  1. No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualified to vote or hold office until restoration of civil rights or removal of disability.
  2. No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to any of the following offices:
    1. Florida representative,
    2. Florida senator,
    3. any county elective office, or
    4. any municipal elective office
    5. Florida Lieutenant governor,
    6. any office of the Florida cabinet,
    7. U.S. Representative from Florida, or
    8. U.S. Senator from Florida

    if, by the end of the current term of office, the person will have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that office for eight consecutive years.