Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 071667
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File Number: 071667 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SLOT MACHINES IN MIAMI-DADE Introduced: 5/30/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 7/10/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A7
Notes: SEE #072242 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION CALLING SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AUTHORIZE SLOT MACHINES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 23 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION
Indexes:
  SLOT MACHINES
  SPECIAL ELECTION
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 7/10/2007 11A7 Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 11A7 Amended; Legislative File No. 072242 for the amended version)

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 6/12/2007 3G Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Joni Armstrong-Coffey. Hearing no comments or discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 5/30/2007 Assigned Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 6/12/2007

County Attorney 5/30/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CALLING SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMIDADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AUTHORIZE SLOT MACHINES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 23 OF THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION

BODY
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. A Countywide special election is hereby called and shall be held in MiamiDade County, Florida on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of Miami-Dade County the question of whether to authorize slot machines in existing pari-mutuel facilities as provided in Article X, Section 23 of the Florida Constitution.
Section 2. The question shall appear on the ballot in substantially the following form:
SLOT MACHINES IN PARI-MUTUEL FACILITIES
SHALL SLOT MACHINE GAMING BE PERMISSIBLE IN PARIMUTUEL FACILITIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AS AUTHORIZED BY, AND SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS OF, STATE LAW AND SUBJECT TO STATE TAXES ON ALL SLOT MACHINE REVENUES THAT MUST BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING STATEWIDE?

YES

NO

Section 3. Such question shall appear on the ballot as a separate question or proposal. Those qualified electors desiring to adopt or approve such proposal shall be instructed to vote "YES." Those qualified electors desiring to reject or disapprove the proposal shall be instructed to vote "NO."
Section 4. This special election shall be held and conducted in accordance with applicable provisions of the general laws of the State of Florida and the provisions of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter and Code.



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