PUB 700072: Adding Prohibited Special Laws Passed by the Legislature by Martin Bates
ARTICLE III: LEGISLATURE, Section 11. Prohibited special laws.
SECTION 11.Prohibited special laws.
- There shall be no special law or general law of local application pertaining to:
- election, jurisdiction or duties of officers, except officers of municipalities, chartered counties, special districts or local governmental agencies;
- assessment or collection of taxes for state or county purposes, including extension of time therefor, relief of tax officers from due performance of their duties, and relief of their sureties from liability;
- rules of evidence in any court;
- punishment for crime;
- petit juries, including compensation of jurors, except establishment of jury commissions;
- change of civil or criminal venue;
- conditions precedent to bringing any civil or criminal proceedings, or limitations of time therefor;
- refund of money legally paid or remission of fines, penalties or forfeitures;
- creation, enforcement, extension or impairment of liens based on private contracts, or fixing of interest rates on private contracts;
- disposal of public property, including any interest therein, for private purposes;
- vacation of roads;
- private incorporation or grant of privilege to a private corporation;
- effectuation of invalid deeds, wills or other instruments, or change in the law of descent;
- change of name of any person;
- legitimation or adoption of persons;
- relief of minors from legal disabilities;
- transfer of any property interest of persons under legal disabilities or of estates of decedents;
- hunting or fresh water fishing;
- regulation of occupations which are regulated by a state agency; or
- any subject when prohibited by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house. Such law may be amended or repealed by like vote.
- In the enactment of general laws on other subjects, political subdivisions or other governmental entities may be classified only on a basis reasonably related to the subject of the law.