Section 4. Additional Method of Revising or Amending Constitution. As a method of revising the entire constitution of Florida, and as an additional method of revising or amending any portion or portions of it, either branch of the legislature, at any regular session, or at any special or extraordinary session called for the purpose, may propose by joint resolution a revision of the entire constitution or a revision or amendment of any portion or portions thereof and may direct and provide for an election thereon.
If the joint resolution is adopted by vote of three-fifths (3/5) of the members elected to each house, the yeas and nays shall be entered upon their respective journals, and the proposed revision or amendment shall be submitted to the electors of the state for ratification or rejection at the next general election held more than seventy (70) days after the adoption of the resolution unless, by vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members elected to each house, the legislature shall provide for submission at a special election at an earlier date. The secretary of state shall cause notice of the proposed revision or amendment and of the date of the election thereon to be published twice in one newspaper in each county in which a newspaper is published, the first publication to be not more than ten (10) or less than eight (8) weeks before the election and the second publication to be at least one (1) week after the first and not less than four (4) weeks before the election. If the proposed revision or amendment receives the favorable vote of a majority of the electors voting thereon, it shall take effect at noon on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the January following the election if voted upon in a general election, and on the sixtieth (60th) day after the election if voted upon in a special election, or in either case on any date designated therein.