Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 082218
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File Number: 082218 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SCHOOL BOARD TO ADOPT RULE MANDATING UNIFORM Introduced: 7/14/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A18
Notes: SEE #082572 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO ADOPT A BOARD RULE MANDATING UNIFORM AND EQUITABLE VOTER’S REGISTRATION DRIVE PROGRAMS IN ALL HIGH SCHOOLS AT LEAST ANNUALLY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 082041]
Indexes: SCHOOL UNIFORM
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 9/2/2008 11A18 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A18 Amended; Legislative File No. 082572.

County Attorney 7/14/2008 Assigned Eric A. Rodriguez

Budget and Finance Committee 7/8/2008 2G AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. He advised that Commissioner Edmonson had requested to be listed as a co-sponsor. Commissioner Gimenez asked that this proposed resolution be amended to incorporate the language regarding “implement a uniform standard” from Agenda Item 2D, Legislative File No. 081998. In response to Commissioner Sosa’s inquiry regarding the fiscal impact of this proposed resolution, Mr. Lester Sola, Supervisor of Elections, Elections Department, noted the Elections Department provided blank voter registration applications to the School Board of Miami-Dade County at no cost to the County; the State of Florida provided applications to the County. He clarified this proposed resolution would require the School Board of Miami-Dade County to have a formal policy to distribute the voter registration applications and to provide all high school seniors the same opportunity to fill out the forms. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as amended to incorporate the language regarding “implement a uniform standard” from Agenda Item 2D, Legislative File No. 081998.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO ADOPT A BOARD RULE MANDATING UNIFORM AND EQUITABLE VOTERíS REGISTRATION DRIVE PROGRAMS IN ALL HIGH SCHOOLS AT LEAST ANNUALLY

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County Schools conducted a voluntary Voterís Registration drive in the fall of 2007, in an effort to afford students the opportunity to participate in Floridaís first January Presidential Primary; and
WHEREAS, The School Boardís voterís registration program is implemented on a system based on School Principalsí discretion, where each Principal may or may not choose to participate in the program; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Equal Opportunity Board has responsibility to advise the Board of County Commissioners regarding equal opportunity issues in the community; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Equal Opportunity Board on April 4, 2008 adopted a resolution recommending that the Board of County Commissioners urge the School Board to adopt a Board Rule mandating votersí registration drive programs in all high schools at least annually.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board of County Commissioners hereby urges the Miami-Dade County School Board to adopt a Board Rule mandating 1>>uniform and equitable<< votersí registration drive programs in all high schools at least annually.

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: words within double brackets are deleted, words within double arrows are added.



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