Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 110663
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File Number: 110663 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AMEND HOME RULE CHARTER CREATION 5 YEARS OF CHARTER REVIEW Introduced: 3/23/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/24/2011
Agenda Date: 3/24/2011 Agenda Item Number:
Notes: SPECIAL ITEM NO. 14 [SEE LN# 110691 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED Title: ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, [ ], FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI- DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE: FOR THE CREATION EVERY FIVE YEARS OF A CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE TO PROPOSE CHARTER REVISIONS; TO PROHIBIT AN ELECTED COUNTY CHARTER OFFICER FROM SERVING AS A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE; TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE ELECTORATE; AND TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION FOR ITS CONSIDERATION AT ITS NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
Indexes: HOME RULE CHARTER
  SPECIAL ELECTION
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 3/24/2011 Special Item No. 14 Amended
REPORT: Note: See Special Agenda Item No. 14 Amended, Legislative File No. 110691 for the amended version.

County Attorney 3/23/2011 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan

Legislative Text


TITLE
ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, [ ], FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE: FOR THE CREATION EVERY FIVE YEARS OF A CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE TO PROPOSE CHARTER REVISIONS; TO PROHIBIT AN ELECTED COUNTY CHARTER OFFICER FROM SERVING AS A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE; TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE ELECTORATE; AND TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION FOR ITS CONSIDERATION AT ITS NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING

BODY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. A countywide special election, to be held in conjunction with a primary election, is hereby called and shall be held in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Tuesday, [ ], 2011, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of Miami-Dade County the proposal for amendment to the Home Rule Charter in the form attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Section 2. Notice of such election shall be published in accordance with Section 100.342, Florida Statutes.
Section 3. The result of such election shall be determined by a majority of the qualified electors of Miami-Dade County voting upon the proposal. The polls at such election shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the day of such election. All qualified electors of Miami-Dade County, Florida shall be entitled to vote at said election. The County registration books shall remain open at the Office of the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections until twenty-nine (29) days prior to the date of such election, at which time the registration books will close in accordance with the provisions of general election laws. The question shall appear on the ballot in substantially the following form:
HOME RULE CHARTER AMENDMENT
RELATING TO CREATION, APPOINTMENT AND
POWER OF CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE

SHALL THE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR CREATION EVERY FIVE YEARS OF A CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE TO PROPOSE CHARTER REVISIONS; TO PROHIBIT ELECTED COUNTY CHARTER OFFICER FROM SERVING AS MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE; TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO THE ELECTORATE; AND TO SUBMIT THOSE REVISIONS APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF THE TASK FORCE DIRECTLY TO COUNTY COMMISSION FOR ITS CONSIDERATION


YES

NO

Section 4. The form of the ballot shall be in accordance with the requirements of general election laws.
Section 5. Early voting shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of general election laws.
Section 6. Absentee paper ballots may be used by qualified electors of Miami-Dade County for voting on this question. The form of such absentee ballot shall be in accordance with the requirements prescribed by general election laws.
Section 7. A sample ballot showing the manner in which the question or proposal aforesaid will appear at this election shall be published and provided in accordance with the applicable provisions of general election laws.
Section 8. This special election on the proposal aforesaid shall be held and conducted in accordance with applicable provisions of the general laws relating to elections and the provisions of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter. The County Mayor or his or her designee, the Finance Director, and the Clerk of the County Commission are hereby authorized and directed to take all appropriate actions necessary to carry into effect and accomplish the provisions of this resolution. This election shall be a nonpartisan election. Election officials in connection with this election shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of general election laws.
Section 9. This election shall be canvassed by the County Canvassing Board, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.07 of the Home Rule Charter.



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