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Support of Constitutional Revision
Prohibiting unfunded state mandates without super-majority vote
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9/97(r9mo%consfl)Vk <br /> i <br /> RESOLUTION NO.97-116 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, <br /> TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION COMMISSION OF <br /> THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF A <br /> CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION PROHIBITING UNFUNDED <br /> STATE MANDATES WITHOUT A SUPER-MAJORITY <br /> VOTE OF THE LEGISLATURE. <br /> WHEREAS, the Constitutional Revision Commission has invited comments from local <br /> govemments and the public about ways to improve the Florida Constitution;and <br /> WHEREAS, Indian River County is concerned with the Legislature's ability to issue <br /> unfunded mandates to local governments since local governments should control their <br /> spending decisions;and <br /> WHEREAS, Indian River County would like it to be constitutionally required that any <br /> state mandate be passed by a super-majority vote of the Legislature, and not by a simple- <br /> majority vote as it is now;and <br /> WHEREAS, Indian River County feels that this constitutional revision is necessary to <br /> protect its citizens and taxpayers; <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board urges the <br /> Constitutional Revision Commission to recommend that it be added to the state constitution that <br /> unfunded state mandates are prohibited unless passed by a super-majority vote. <br /> The resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner Tippin, and the motion was <br /> seconded by Commissioner Ginn,and, upon being put to a vote,the vote was as follows: <br /> Chairman Carolyn K. Eggert Aye <br /> Vice Chairman John W.Tippin Aye <br /> Commissioner Kenneth R.Macht Absent <br /> Commissioner Caroline D.Ginn Aye <br /> Commissioner Fran B.Adams Aye <br /> The Chairman thereupon declared the resolution duly passed and adopted this 7th day <br /> of October, 1997. <br /> BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> INDIAN RIVER COUNTY,FLORIDA <br /> By <br /> arolyn K. rt <br /> Je a.on, Cl ,C ChaiffrWnv <br /> APPROVED AC TO FORM <br /> A T LEG Ur F C!LNCY: <br /> Charles P. Viluna^� <br /> County A1101ney <br />
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