Florida Economic Impact Statements, Amendment 2 (2002)

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The Florida Economic Impact Statements Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 2002 election ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

The amendment added Article XI, Section 5 of the Florida Constitution to require the legislature to create a law providing for an economic impact statement of initiatives before they appear on the ballot.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,583,379 78.01%
No1,010,25421.99%

Results via: the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections

Text of measure

The ballot title read:

Economic Impact Statements for Proposed Constitutional Amendments or Revisions[1][2]

The ballot summary read:

Requires the Legislature to provide by general law for the provision of an economic impact statement to the public prior to the public voting on an amendment of the Florida Constitution proposed by initiative.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.--

(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitution, or any part of it, shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the joint resolution, initiative petition or report of revision commission, constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform commission proposing it is filed with the custodian of state records, unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature and limited to a single amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after such filing.

(b) The legislature shall provide by general law, prior to the holding of an election pursuant to this section, for the provision of a statement to the public regarding the probable financial impact of any amendment proposed by initiative pursuant to Section 3.

(c) (b) Once in the tenth week, and once in the sixth week immediately preceding the week in which the election is held, the proposed amendment or revision, with notice of the date of election at which it will be submitted to the electors, shall be published in one newspaper of general circulation in each county in which a newspaper is published.

(d) (c) If the proposed amendment or revision is approved by vote of the electors, it shall be effective as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the election, or on such other date as may be specified in the amendment or revision.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Economic Impact Statements for Proposed Constitutional Amendments or Revisions," Florida Department of State, Division of Elections
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.