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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title IV
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Chapter 15
SECRETARY OF STATE
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F.S. 15.21
15.21 Initiative petitions; s. 3, Art. XI, State Constitution.
(1) The Secretary of State shall immediately submit an initiative petition to the Attorney General if the sponsor has:
(a) Registered as a political committee pursuant to s. 106.03;
(b) Submitted the ballot title, substance, and text of the proposed revision or amendment to the Secretary of State pursuant to ss. 100.371 and 101.161; and
(c) Obtained a letter from the Division of Elections confirming that the sponsor has submitted to the appropriate supervisors for verification, and the supervisors have verified, forms signed and dated equal to 25 percent of the number of electors statewide required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts of the state.
(2) If the Secretary of State has submitted an initiative petition to the Attorney General pursuant to subsection (1) but the validity of the signatures for such initiative petition has expired pursuant to s. 100.371(11)(a) before securing ballot placement, the Secretary of State must promptly notify the Attorney General. The Secretary of State may resubmit the initiative petition to the Attorney General if the initiative petition is later circulated for placement on the ballot of a subsequent general election and the criteria under subsection (1) are satisfied.
History.s. 1, ch. 87-363; s. 1, ch. 2002-390; s. 1, ch. 2004-33; s. 1, ch. 2020-15; s. 1, ch. 2022-73.