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5/1/89(WGC0RD)LEGAL(WGC/nhm) <br />RESOLUTION NO. 89- 44 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA, IN OPPOSITION TO HOUSE BILL <br />1529 AND SENATE BILL 499 RELATING TO <br />ELECTIONS. <br />WHEREAS, Section 6 of House Bill 1529 amends <br />Florida Statute 101.294 to -wit: <br />"No governing body shall purchase or <br />cause to be purchased any voting <br />equipment unless such voting equipment <br />has been certified for use in this state <br />by the Department of State and the <br />p´┐Żurchase contract has been reviewec´┐Ż'fT <br />t 5eepartmeni <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the Florida Association of Counties and <br />the Florida Association of Supervisors of Elections were not <br />consulted during the creation of election bills known as <br />House Bill 1529 and Senate Bill 499; and <br />WHEREAS, the amendatory language may involve <br />substantial delay in the execution of purchase agreements <br />for voting equipment already certified for use in the state <br />by the Department of State; and <br />WHEREAS, such de!ays may frustrate desired and <br />necessary purchases for the Supervisor of Elections Office; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the elections for federal, state, and <br />county officials are paid for by the Boards of County <br />Commissioners and administered by the Supervisors of <br />Elections; and <br />WHEREAS, such review of purchase contracts by the <br />Department of State may be an improper interference with the <br />home rule of a county as set out in Article VIII of the <br />Constitution of the Florida; and <br />WHEREAS, such review of purchase contracts by the <br />Department of State may be an improper interference with the <br />specific authority to expend funds, enter into contractual <br />E <br />