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The Baker County press

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Title:
The Baker County press
Uniform Title:
Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Place of Publication:
Macclenny, FL
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Baker County Press, Inc., James C. McGauley- Publisher
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January 6, 2005
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2005
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English

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Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
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30.281318 x -82.12221

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Cf. Gregory, W. Amer. newspapers, 1937.:
Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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AUGUST 30BCHS swim tri-meet 4:30 p.m. Baker County YMCA The BCHS swim team opens its season in a tri-meet against Columbia and Baldwin.SEPTEMBER 4Tools to Quit Tobacco class 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Baker County Health Department, 480 W. Lowder St. AHEC and the county health department will give a Tools to Quit Tobacco two-hour class, including free supplies and materials, September 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.mBCMS Bobcats vs Lakeside BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION3 years for crack, heroin dealingPage 4 Senior prom nightPage 11 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS Coach cites bad play call Page 20 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comShould there be a truth in political advertising law?Yes 67% No 23% Undecided 10%Dylan sings anthem See page 11 See page 2 Police arrested a Macclenny man the evening of August 24 and neighborhood, including bullets that struck a neighbors vehicle and a nearby tree. verged on the residence of Claud Armstrong III, 38, on James Britt Road just beignored numerous requests to get on his knees and show his hands, according to the wyn. He did so after Sgt. Chris Walker threatened to release his K-9 Blitz. his Chevrolet truck brandishing a ment that a bullet believed ner belonging to his daughter Rachel. A bullet also struck a nearby tree. Mr. Armstrong was booked for criminal misarrest. 57, of Macclenny after he called 9-1-1 evening of August 20 and became unruly while being driven back to his residence. set, crying and breathing heavily on the roadside, saying he was coming from Union County and had been and cleared by a rescue team, and his behavior became more bizarre in the forcibly subdued. He was charged with misuse of the 9-1-1 system and with both misdemeanor and felony resisting arrest. was jailed the evening of August 23 for resisting arrest and disturbing of SR 125 waving his shirt and walking in front of cars. borough Road an hour and a half walk away when told he was being arrested.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA roughly half-a-milcit in the countys general noon of August 21 when county commissioners learned there will likely be more than $740,000 unbudget. er Cheryl Rewis made the about-face near the end of a more than hour-long hearing called to cut an $4 million in reserves or after commissioners scrutinized nine general fund Claud Armstrong IIIJailed for ring weapon under the inuence ... department heads are not spending what was budgeted ... Id say thats good.Commissioner James CroBaker County Decit vanishes into a surplusSee page 2 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS School Board District 4Artie Burnett 2464 Jody Anderson 2459State Representative District 10Chuck Brannan 9284 Marc Vann 7447Brannan tops Vann by 10%Burnett, Anderson set for recount FridayJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com closed with incumbent time challenger Jody Anderson. While Mr. Burnett finished with the most votes, the margin was close enough to require a ma chine recount tentatively set of Elections Nita Crawford. Asked how he was feeling after not winning or losing, Mr. Burnett said, Nervous. We got a machine recountlocal race, Chuck Brannan had built a much more com10 state house seat before Some thought he startMr. Brannan announced trict 10, which includes Baker, Columbia, Suwannee, 2017. Others encouraged him on the November ballot ated we ran an above board clean race. We didnt get in the gutter with anything. We stayed on our message, which we thought was a good message and we stuck to it. We didnt want to win any other way, said Mr. Brannan of Macclenny after City. felt like we could do the right thing and it would turn out said. Still, Mr. Brannan said he on nearly 4000 doors himself, not to mention the work He began visiting voters in Alachua County last November and branched out from there into Suwannee, Columbia and Hamilton counties. Suwannees the second largest county so we really focused on Suwannee a lot, said Mr. Brannan. Without laying that groundwork, he said, the recent weeks may have been See page 3

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Page 2 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018 $100,000 indigent medical care budget because the than $12,000 on such care in the last two years. for a critically-needed GIS this year, said county manmuch will be budgeted and from where. Commissioners discussed advertised on a government would come in addition to retirement and health insurcials said. Sheriff Scotty Rhoden recommended that range as er salary and train someone for the job, they could move with a higher salary. He also said the countys date and it needs to be addressed soon. Commissioners agreed, including Jimmy Anderson who wants a GIS worker mess we got. the estimated $77,000 GIS tirement and health insurClerk of Courts Stacie Harvey would later caution the board the that the levsimilar with other GIS job roughly the same as the countys current information technology director Nick Frilling. Commissioner James Bennett wasnt swayed, though. He said Mr. Frilling they have the right skills. Near the end of the meeting, however, Ms. Harvey commented that given Mr. Frillings more than two deson at the same level of sala... It doesnt feel good said. three ways between the all of which use GIS systems. Who deserves county donations? In other moves on the million general fund, at least two commissioners, Mr. Bennett and chairman Bobcut to the $117,000 the Baker County Council on Aging requested for 2018-19. save the reduction for the Council, however. quested $10,000, which was cut to $5000 by commisa reduction to $2500 last week. Commissioner James Croft said hed like to see the money fund the county vetCommissioner Bennett agreed that the funding should benefit all county veterans rather than one veterans organization. work for us, he said of the veterans council, but I remain committed that be vate organization to manage it into county functions to serve those veterans. Commissioner Cathy Rhoden concurred, saying the veterans council could the future as needed, rather I feel like if theres a need they can come before us, she said. Mr. Bennett went further saying any allocation to veterans council without any county oversight on how it money. He suggested budgeting allocating it to the veterans It sounds like were removing the $2500 so it would be zero. Is that what Im hearing? asked the chairman. Bennett said. Mr. Anderson said he adbut added the county doesnt require other organizations formation on how the counBut all of sudden we do it with the veterans? he said. Deficit evaporates After the additions and budget by commissionis said. But she had also just told the board that, Any cash remaining at the end of the year will contribute to balancing this budget. At this time we have about budget ... At least one commissioner, Mr. Bennett, was confused by the U-turn on the ceeding our revenues? At the end of the day, thats what Im trying to under are greater than our reve nues, we have not balanced trying to understand, what is ditures ...? asked commissioner Bennett. Rewis. would likely be $741,000 in so-called cash forward, return to the general fund bursements from FEMA for to offset the general fund shortfall. ed from FEMA for the initial district and county, but road Irma. ects for which essential information had yet to be of Emergency Manager, FEMAs sister agency at the state level, on August 20. ects in June. Basically what this is was budgeted for them. And Id say thats good, commented commissioner Croft. Other commissioners and county workers as well. It shows loyalty to our out there see it, added Mr. Anderson. ... Weve got a budget thats balanced? asked Mr. Bennett. stand you say earlier, Mr. saying how good it is and Im saying Im missing something. He then turned his attention to the countys reserves, noting that at one time the $13 million. to start building that cash nett. budget from last week hold steady, there should be cash forward to boost the roughly $4 million reserve. cient to maintain. If we have county, if we have a major ture and we have to front the money and wait for how Bennett said. ing suggested setting aside $1 million to reserves over the $5 million mark that Ms. Harvey, clerk of courts and faster timetable, however. in dragging this out so long. this, he said. sideration two weeks later From page 1 Like us on Facebook! GET READY FOR BACK TO School! 50%OFF All Computers & Laptops 50%OFFAll Wind Instruments259-78001159 S. 6th Street Macclenny Terrenia Staier, RealtorServing Baker County and Northeast Florida Cell 904-945-2488 xw904-964-5424603 E. Call Street Starke Carpet, Tile & Furniture Cleaning CALL 275-4379$953 ROOMS FORFREE IN-HOME ESTIMATES.Room size is less than 200 square feet. Minimum charge of $95. Expires September 14, 2018. THINGS TO DO6 p.m. Memorial Stadium, 169 W. Shuey Ave. The BCMS Bobcat football team makes its 2018 home debut against Lakeside in a Northeast Florida Athletic Conference North Division contest.SEPTEMBER 6Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 1 p.m. 2 p.m. Council on Aging senior center, 101 E. Macclenny Ave. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a low impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiness. The sessions include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every tness level and ability for people ages 60 and up. LOCATION: Baker County Council on Aging101 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL. 32063 TIME: 1-2 p.m. DAYS: Mondays & Thursdays DATES: 9/6 10/29/2018 COST: FREE CONTACT: For registration and information call Northeast Florida AHEC (904) 4820189.BCHS swim vs Suwannee and Hilliard 4:30 p.m. Baker County YMCA, 98 W Lowder St.The BCHS swim team hosts Suwannee. 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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 3JON SHUMAKEtwo hours of each other on August 25, including one three times the legal limit. on U.S. 90 after he was by looking into the distance. smelled of alcohol and the drinking two shots of vodka earlier. test. After initially denying he ultimately gave two sammore than three times the limit of .08. Gainesville man who for merly resided in Glen St. Mary was jailed just after sobriety test after he admitted to smoking marijuana Justin Raulerson, 19, on SR Challenger that matched Mr. Raulerson was driving. strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. er Hilliard he had smoked ready to smoke again, account. bloodshot and watery eyes and had trouble maintain ing his balance. He was taken to county ety test. A Glen St. Mary man faces one count of aggravated domestic battery on his brother during an early afternoon argument at their mothers house on Confeddriving a golf cart eastbound across the back that broke attacked after admonishing his brother for cursing at their mother while they were cleaning out a garage. ments there by the accused. In other arrests, Matthew Weichman, 32, was arrestchild abuse by striking his 12-year-old daughter on the face after she asked to leave early from the accuseds girlfriends residence on CR 229 south of Sanderson. Savage, the mother of the teen and second child, had a joint custody agreement in which he got them on weekhe had neither a license or turned to the mother be cause Mr. Weichman did not wrist, and he became angry mother. Sgt. Patrick McGauley arrested Rita Robbins, 58, of Glen St. Mary the late evening of August 21 for violatby going to the residence of 75-year-old Alfred Johnson, her boyfriend. She claimed she went there to retrieve her medication. rested Kenneth Miller, 31, of Sanderson at county jail on August 23 on a March war court on a domestic violence charge. Robert S. Wheeler, 51, of Sanderson was arrested August 20 for aggravated battery against a 52-yearold Sanderson woman on face and head with his dragging her by the hair through her home late that evening. Police were called to the home by another woman whom the victim was on the the attack after the victim returned home about 10 victims truck with the 9mm handgun. Mr. Wheeler was arrested last week back at her residence on John Farms Road. rfnntbb b AC REPAIR SPECIALnbANY AIR CONDITIONING REPAIRSPlus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 8/31/18. Find more great deals at WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COM OIL CHANGEPLUS A MULTI-POINT VEHICLE INSPECTIONUp to 5 qt. of oil. On most vehicles. Plus tax, if applicable. Not valid with other offers. Coupon valid at vehicle check-in. See dealer for offer details. Expires 8/31/18. rr FREE TIRE ROTATIONWITH PURCHASE OF 4 TIRES & OIL CHANGEReceive free tire rotation with purchase of oil change and 4 tires for the life of the tires. Not valid with any other offers. Must present coupon at time of service Expires 8/31/18. Want a Lift? Lift Chair Headquarters KICK BACK & RELAX... it also helps you up BAKER SQUARE SHOPPING CENTERMacclenny || 259-5655 Remember your beloved veteran with a beautiful roadside memorial.A cross and a ag will be erected to honor our service members for a two week period at Veterans Day and Memorial Day.Contact Charlotte Oden for information and an application 904-226-480 ever. Awaiting Mr. Brannan on the November ballot are crat Ronald Williams II. Were half way. Well take a day or two off and start marching toward November, said Mr. Brannan, who thanked the voters and everyone in Baker CounI congratulate Mr. Branwish him the best of luck in the general election, Mr. The Lake City Reporter County breaks for Scott, Lawson, DeSantis, Graham Baker County voters favored incumbent ConHouse. sonville mayor Alvin Brown stretching from Jacksonville half ago that I would stand tall for you ... Ive been doing the general election. While the county also bernatorial candidate Gwen the local vote, she narrowly Santis won both Baker County and the state in his bid to be the GOP nominee for governor. He took half statewide. Governor Rick Scott A handful of voters at the day afternoon shared their thoughts on the candidates general. Im glad its over, com crat Joe Burch. Ive never heard so much mud-slinging in my life. rights and combat calls by Mr. Gillum to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. ed for Mr. Gillum because he graduated from FAMU, where she had family ties. because he was an incum bent doing a good job in her view. voted for Mr. Putnam, the states agriculture commissioner, because she believes he shares her values on families and guns. She said she voted against Governor Scott, however, because state workers re ter credited an endorsement by Pam Bondi for her vote in favor of Ashley Moody. From page 1Local results in statewide races Breaks stick across his brothers backSample more than 3 times legal limit Daniel LillyVoters Matt Sawyer and Lialan Padgett after casting their ballots. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm nightly8981 S. SR 228 Macclenny

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comMacclenny city commisone-on-one with city staff regarding the $10.4 million crease of roughly $1 million thanks to a federal grant for grant with just $50,000 and the budget allots close to $145,000 in contingency current budget. erate about $55,000 more revenue than the current year, or some $850,000, due to growth in the city and While there are no acrossthe-board raises budgeted the county managers salary about $12,000 to $92,400 earlier this year and fire We feel like we have a very good budget here, said City Manager Phil Rhoden the evening of August 21 at city hall. As usual the con tingency is lower than what cult times were having and with the mindset that raisweve stretched it as much as we think we can. But we erate with the budget were meetings with commissioners, he said a common theme was concern from the board members about whether enough was budgeted for $142,000, according to city finance clerk Melisabout $1000. enough], said Mr. Rhoden. We have a great team together. Weve built rela where we need to be. We are budget from having to do ... are some $1.5 million in state grants and loans, the majority of which are forgival grant money and increases in utility fees and sales year, which starts October 1. ongoing sewer rehabilitation mental budget during the commission meeting last week, about $127,000 from FEMA reimbursements from Hurricane Irma will be earmarked to the utility fund to buy a new backhoe and vehicle and some $150,000 in utility fund reserves will that the city manager said cannot be delayed any longer. As a result, the water de$174,000 to nearly $1.2 ed from nearly $100,000 ect under construction now. Mr. Rhoden, the city in the area of River Circle and Christie Court. city budgeted $350,000 to $150,000 budgeted this $40,000. maintenance allocation fell $142,000 for emergency reIn other budget highSome $211,000 in carfrom the current year. Most of it, $111,000, was budget to collect yard debris with FEMA funds to cover the reSome $35,000 was set aside to buy a new vehicle, laborers, and $15,000 was the $50,000 match for the City attorney Frank Maloney secured a $5000 increase in his annual fees, which includes a monthly retainer of $3500 and $3000 for any additional legal ser vices not covered under the monthly retainer. Another $20,000 was budgeted for outside legal services. Mr. Rhoden noted his fees havent changed in nine years and the increase in angotiated down from $10,000 requested by Mr. Maloney, who was absent last week. get increased $42,512 for Information Services he worked with the sher the city limits at all times, some $349,000 a year. He or roughly $175,000 a year, to arrive at some $174,000, to the budgeted figure of $180,000. We feel this is a fair amount ..., said Mr. Rhoden, adding that it would be office via a new contract, rather than to the county as We got tired of being a during the ensuing discussion. Sheriff Scotty Rhoden said he met individually with commissioners on the matter and that he understands the city and county govern ments. We want to continue commissioners, who agreed ties. ton, but Ive looked through the budget and this what we can do ... . He said it also shows city residents theyre getting something additionServing Baker County for over 39 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 5 pmClosed 12-1 for lunch259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 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Michael Smith, 50, was adjudicated guilty by Judge James Colaw in the transaction that Macedonia and involved 1.5 grams of crack and $150 worth of heroin. It was one of three handed down that day. who admitted to violating terms of her for aggravated assault and two counts of domestic battery. She was ordered to serve one year and a week. Willie Albritton III, aggravated domestic battery by strangulation; 87 and alcohol evaluation, community service, batterers intervention class. drug and alcohol evaluation, community service. drug and alcohol evaluation. community service. bation, mental health and substance abuse evaluation, community service, cal evidence; 120 days in jail, two-year hol evaluation, community service. hol evaluation, community service. service. alcohol evaluation, community service. Justin Miller, aggravated abuse/ tion, community service. contraband into county jail; 131 days in jail. more than 20 grams of marijuana with counts each) 10 days in jail, three-year drug and alcohol evaluation, community service. community service, drug and alcohol evaluation. cohol evaluation, community service. Chandler Wood, carry concealed Crystal Ann Baker, neglect of a service, narcotics anonymous meetings. ger management class.Three years for selling crack, heroin Michael SmithArc needs help sible volunteers in a num ber of roles to assist the with disabilities. ning booths during community events, fund-raising and clerical tasks. Cer tain activities can even by done from home. Contact Quinn Ban at 259-2509 in Baker CounMacclenny office is located Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 5MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF County commissioners last week strengthened a commitment to continue working with the Florida First, they re-designated Baker County as one of 14 in North Central Florida identified by the state as a (RAO) and, thus, qualified to receive state incentives for documenting the terms and conditions of the RAO, formerly known as the Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) designa tion. Both agenda items were of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and the Commission, both of which designated by the governor and has to be renewed every five years, Mr. Register told the board, adding moments later that the MOA, howev er, was a new requirement in order to continue receiving state assistance. ever known of this being City of Macclenny got one, also, identical to this one. Mr. Register directed the of the agreement, which re contact in all matters and activities relating to the North Central RAO. nization actively engaged within the county to serve ment matters and activities relating to the North Central Florida Inc. (EFI). idas business and governorganization for the state, working closely with a netery year for the last several years, has designated me as contact, Mr. Register said, to communicate with Enterin the area. Since he already has been filling the role defined in the agreement, he said, the board need look no further. I volunteer, since thats what Ive been doing anyway, Mr. Register said. He then cited another re quirement in the MOA calling for the commission to training events offered by other state or national ecoedge and skills sets required Regularly attend the the RAO regional economic at national or regional ecoing events or trade shows, and ment Council. Again, Mr. Register said ed duties and, in fact, chairs the North Florida Economic ment organization. He further recommended that Commissioner James serve as the countys con tact with the North Central RAO since he is a member of naming Mr. Register and Commissioner Bennett as the countys designees. 6763 Woodlawn Rd. Macclenny 259-5840 FASTWAY FOOD GRAND REOPENING/FUNDRAISER SEPT. 3Monday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pmFree hotdogs and chips from noon to 3 pm Raffle DrawingsFundraiser benefit for the BCMS/BCHS bandsVendors on-site. If you would like to setup a booth call 259-5840 by Thursday. Be sure to come inside the store and see the changes. We plan to continue holding monthly fundraisers to show our support for the community. STARTING FRIDAY SCREEN 1KEN JEONG inFriday 7:30 Saturday 5:10, 8:00 Sunday 4:45, 7:05 Wednesday-Thursday 7:15 STARTING FRIDAY SCREEN 2MARK WAHLBERG inFriday 7:00, 9:00 Saturday 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 Sunday 5:00, 7:00 Wednesday-Thursday 7:30 Florida Twin TheatreAll Seats $6.00 before 6 pm 964-5451 101 W. Call St., StarkeVisit us online at www.FloridaTwinTheatre.com rf NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL!Classes for ages 3 & up! We oer...ntbfffb We are happy to be adding PIANO LESSONS this season!To view class schedules or enroll online visit fabulousfootworks.com or visit our oce every Thursday 6:30 to 8pm904-259-1818CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4th!6924 E Mt. Vernon Suite 101 Glen St. Mary Saturdays, Sept. 1 & 8$2.00 Hot dogs & $1.00 drinksCheck out our community awareness information table on weekdays August 31 September 9 from 11 am to 2 pm in front of the store!Contact Quinn Ban386.688.0385 or 904.259.2509Baker County 678 W. Macclenny Ave.We are committed to providing advocacy and quality services for people with disabilities since 1981 ROUNDUP Chosen charity for 2 weeks!August 31 September 9 www.arcn .com Quali-Built Homes, Inc. Locally owned and operatedDon Burnsed 904-408-1392 Joe Muncy 904-631-0720 Custom Homes Remodels RoofsCBC 1254669 CCC 1328486 (Licensed & Insured) Metal, Shingle & Flat Roofs JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com of the sewage system at the county jail for nearly $21,000. board August 22 that an underground grinder connected to the City of Maccovers. We began to work on it over the weekend and had some trucks come out and worked with us to try to get come out and look at it. It looks like the teeth on the grinder are worn down. ly. Regardless, however, the turnovertime, he said. tem functioning was $1800, including out the sewage and about $480 for the grinder is so you cant get into the has built. We have it ready to go if the But if we do that, we then have to manit because they wont let it go through lation, which he said should have been years ago. of the grinder installed a decade ago, it, reasoned board chairman Ed Barber. ers accountant Michael Givens. He suggested the board look ahead as well stallation of the new grinder if needed, may be able to install the new one, too. Sheriffs office finance manager mate counts remain high at the facility. eral detainees, largely from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) but also the Marshals Service, was 370 was 389. Our Marshals count is better than its oners as the average number needed to nancing arrangement. debt service costs by $2 million or more with a low-interest loan from the fedweeks. As far as we know, so far, so good ... , Mr. Barber said. current bond debt used to build and a decade ago. es for some $24,000 in June and July He said he requested detail on those the IRS, which had deemed the debt holders and the trustee contend the inadditional interest began accruing the date the new bonds were issued on July 11, 2017. In my mind, Ive kind of linked the two, said Mr. Givens. Im reluctant to send the $24,000 without getting at least an answer from them that makes sense on the $14,000 ... . calculation was correct, Mr. Givens said sent an email to the trustee with no re Were trying to resolve this, he told Board members Jack Baker Jr. and ing for August 29 to consider a settleagainst its former bond counsel, Sell & Melton of Macon, GA, which issued an BAKER CORRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONReplacing key sewage part OKdBAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONEconomic development pact renewedAn Orange Park man faclia after a small amount of tially smoked joints were at Baker Correctional in the west county. morning of August 25 that a of drugs in a 2005 Suzuki belonging to 41-year-old Eddie Harvey. itors lot where vehicles are routinely scanned by a dog looking for contraband. grounds. In another recent drug of Macclenny was charged on August 20 with violating itive for cocaine, not comsion fee. Pot in car at BCI

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Page 6 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF mission last week conJoe Pietrangelo, a veteran as the new administrator of the Baker County Health cial in Bradford and Union counties. Mr. Pietrangelo, who began his new duties immediately following the unanicounty commission on August 21, fills a vacancy creatcommissioners last week to introduce the man he recommended for the job. over the last several years to recruit and identify talent in Health and to recommend cers in the state of Florida, Mr. Myers told commissioners. So, Im here tonight to lo to you for your consideration. Mr. Myers said the state surgeon generals office had it official. Joe is well educated, hes in our state, hes held various administrative roles in across the state, and Im very currence, Mr. Myers said. Commissioner James Bennett offered a motion to seconded by Commissioner James Croft, followed by unanimous consent of the entire board. Afterward, Commissioner Jimmy An derson asked if anyone in the audience, which included several ers, would like to make any comment lavey, who ran the local years before her retirement two years ago, was the first miration for her successor. I am very thankful that and was selected by the deweeks together because I ties] and hes done a very fine job. I think that he will serve you well and Ive got his number and Ill be glad to When she asked if com missioners had any questions or comments for her, board chair Bobby Steele shoes to fill. Amen! al minutes various com ticularly meeting the needs of low-income residents. Mr. Pietrangelo assured the board that his mission will be to continue meeting the health needs of the community reach even in the future. Baker County health deto meet the needs of its residents, he es that would in any way de tract from the services. Wed like to augment what we do with services that address en care of even more needs out here. Our job is really to will be honored. At the conclusion of Mr. Pietrangelos comments of everyone living in Baker County. As a young boy growing Anderson said, his family didnt have a whole lot of money but they never went without medical care. Everyone in the health said. And I have been in the County with the facility we have right now. He said the local health services, including a firstclass dental clinic, doctors and a variety of education styles. I travel all over Florida and Baker County health de this state, Mr. Anderson you want to see how a health go look at the Baker County Mr. Pietrangelo acknowledged the commissioners comments and confirmed that Baker County is known munities strive to emulate. the audience, Commissioner Anderson made a final comment. As a commissioner I just want to say to each and every one of yall thats here and those that arent here that I because Ive used you and I know what youre doing for families in this community, he said. there but youve got something in your heart that most giver, and that means a lot to me. Before the board moved on to other agenda items Ms. more thing I have to say. tell you every staff member truly do. And I thank every According to the Floriwebsite, Mr. Pietrangelo became health administra tor in Bradford and Union counties in 2013 following two counties. and management of several Start, Healthy Communinence education and tobacco services and activities; and versity of Miamis Project Outreach. A former social worker with a masters degree from Rutgers University, Mr. Piacademic course work in the Human Services Studies University, according to the 259-2525 7163 E. Mt. 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Some people say if you want to see how a health department should be run go look at the Baker County health department.Commissioner Jimmy Anderson Newly-appointed health department administrator Joe Pietrangelo (center right) with his boss, Paul Myers (center left), and department employees. Photo courtesy of Joe PietrangeloHealth administrator ocially appointedPolice served several warrants for violation of Brett A. Johnson, 49 was arrested August 23 court for arraignment on two counts of misdemean or theft and one count of battery after the state atcharges in July. Mr. Johnson alleged victim Robert Crawford, been living with for about a week, on June 30 after the men consumed a large amount of alcohol. broken ribs and said Mr. wallet with credit cards beer. Kenneth A. Miller, 31, of Sanderson was also jailed August 23 for missing his arraignment date on charges of domestic battery against his girlfriend while she was holding her 15-month-old daughter back in January. count in February. 35, of Jacksonville was arrested August 24 for once March, 2017 at Walmart. Its the second time shes been arrested for not case. She was released on her own recognizance in court records show. Joceyln A. Cunningham, 45, of Macclenny was arrested the same day on counts of leaving the scene of an accident without leaving any informa tion in early June of this year. Her latest failure to sued August 15, court records indicate. Stacy R. Padgett, 38, of Macclenny was arrested two days earlier for failing ming from a driving on 2017 and was violated less than three months later. Court records show she was arrested last February for violating terms of court in March. John E. Bailey, 55, of Jacksonville was arrested August 22 for violating he was sentenced to 15 for lewd and lascivious assault on a child under cords. He was violated August 17. of Glen St. Mary was arrested August 19 for violating terms of his drug was arrested last February his second arrest for vioJune. arrested on August 22 for felony battery on an em was summoned to the hosclenny by NEFSH security to investigate the incident evening. a nurses station and asked to retrieve a Bible and legal room. She did so and said when she brought them to the slammed her against a shelf, grabbed her by the buttocks and licked her on the face. Once freed, Ms. Gray said she was grabbed a second time around the waist and kiss her. bari refused to give a state ment. man, 27, of Glen St. Mary was arrested earlier in August for violating terms of fronted the accused at a gas he had been drinking and involved in a minor accition ban him from intake of alcohol. 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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 7 BAKER COUNTY CLERK OFFICE NOTICE OF ACTIONThe Clerk of Courts provides public notice of the intent to include the following director position in the Florida Retirement Systems Senior Management Service Class eective October 1, 2018, Assistant Clerk of Court. Additional information may be obtained by writing to the Clerk of Court, Attn: Stacie Harvey, 339 E. Macclenny, FL 32063. MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Ordinarily, budget transthe county commission with little debate. But a request to a bit of a stir before finally rector Cheryl Rewis submitted a request to amend the current budget, which ends ring $520,000 from a gas It will take our budtold commissioners. Just for clarity, these are funds coming from restricted funds, which is gas be used for anything else? asked Commissioner James Bennett. Correct, Ms. Rewis reAnd were doing this bein our budget? the commissioner asked. Correct, she said. When he asked how much agenda attachment listing 59 $4.1 million. What is the $520,000 trying to see, Commissioner Bennett said. Ms. Rewis said she didnt know the answer and since Robert Fletcher was unavailable to answer questions she handed off the question to County Manager Kennie Bennett said that evidently somethings already been menting it with $520,000. I ey, but what is it going for? ed the commissioner of the boards decision in January to allocate $520,000 a year years. In terms of which roads will be done, she said, ert Fletcher will determine make the budget transfer request any clearer for Commissioner Bennett. Well, what is clear, he said, is that were not go we doing a budget amendment in the current year for $520,000 when we know were not going to use that 30)? act amount. He (Mr. Fletcher) has said he started working on roads but he does not what were doing is going in January. Were starting to so were just asking for that Commissioner Bennett once again objected to the transfer request so close to the end of the 2017-18 fiscal year before the new budget year begins October 1. I have a concern with $520,000 funds transfer left in the fiscal year, he half a million dollars and we havent gone after quotes (bids). Or, I dont know that we have. bids have been awarded for missioner Bennett was surWe awarded the bids before we had money in the budget? he asked. We had money in the budget. It just wasnt allocated correctly, which is why were trying to correct it, the county manager said. just sitting in the (restricted it for something else. Commissioner Bennett then said if the money is there, in the budget, we wouldnt be doing a budget amendment. bank account but it wasnt budgeted, he said. Im ects? Fletcher arrived and stated included in the current budthat if the $520,000 is transwould remain in that budget ects on the list in the coming year. At last, Commissioner Bennett was satisfied and the budget amendment,but not before asking Mr. Fletchas a list of those remaining In other business the Northeast Florida Regional the areas of affordable housenergy, regional health, natural resources and transregion. Commissioner Jimmy regional council, asked for on the agenda to show the for the umbrella agency in light of Clay Countys deciyear. I wanted to do everyCounty back involved with the seven counties in the re gional council, he said. I the resolution to each county in the counties. for a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities for a new the county manager said in a letter requesting the boards ter statistics, around 2.7 milare euthanized each year in because they do not have litters that could have been neutering. to reduce the number of animals euthanized in Baker County every year and offer they may not be able to afford at this time. Awarded a $14,950 contract to George P. Coyle & Sons, Inc., a Jacksonville submitted the sole bid to install aluminum awnings at the county animal control dogs and visitors to the kennels. ities grant. Well finally get some shade out there, said Com missioner Bobby Steele, board chair.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION We had money in the budget. It just wasnt allocated correctly, which is why were trying to correct it.County manager Kennie Downing $520K to fund paving projectsJON SHUMAKE warrant out of Columbia County was arrestafter he left the scene of a crash because he didnt have a valid license. Marleon Farmer, 30, of Macclenny was taken into custody for leaving the scene of carries a felony charge, after he was located at a South Boulevard residence. mitted driving was consistent with a rear balt also involved in the crash. cense charges as well as an active warrant for scene because he did not have a license, ac heavy front end damage and gray transfer he was traveling eastbound when the Camry Camry. After the collision, the Camry turned left onto South Ninth Street and traveled northed the vehicle driven by Mr. Farmer several blocks from the crash site before Sgt. K.M. vehicle, according to authorities. In another incident, a Brevard County Qwentez Keels, 23, admitted to initially using his brothers name and date of birth Sgt. Boatright smelled both raw and burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, and both the driver and Mr. Keels said it was smoked a few minutes earlier and none was left. A quick search did not locate any narcotics. sonation and misdemeanor resisting without which had a no arrest condition, the ser JON SHUMAKEA Glen St. Mary woman was arrested the evening of Aufrom the Macclenny Walmart. ing for some but not all of them at self-checkout and then Nearly $140 in miscellaneous toiletries, $97.44 worth of $45.12 in other miscellaneous items were stolen and recovered. week. lice to do so. She was additionally charged with resisting without vitwo months and the residence belonging to someone else. A 15-year-old boy was jailed the night of August 24 after to leave the fence line surrounding the front entrance of Me morial Stadium where the teen was cussing and yelling at someone of the other side of the fence.Grand the arrest at Walmart; two trespassing arrestsHabitual oender jailed aer leaving a crash siteSELL IT AND MAKE SOME MONEY!PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$7.00for 20 wordsDeadline Monday at 5:00T B C P Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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Page 8 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018 It was quite a busy week end down on my end of the home on Friday afternoon to do the color commentary for the Wildcats game with Press Shumake. him. Hes always wanted to do color commentary, in if that isnt a secret dream career. Its not as easy as it seems. I did it once or twice with Bobby Hart and was terrible at it. Kelley says I remember it as being worse than it actually was, but Im not so sure about that. Bobby and I covered the Wildcats away game to well-named, because the stadium is literally in the schools backyard. it wasnt for the visiting teams use, so Bobby and I It was a long way from the my main jobs. Bobby, who had been calling the games for years, me along as best as he could with questions and combecause you dont want dead air and that was another one of my jobs, being chatty enough that there was no dead air. Anyone who knows me knows I am not chatty. Small talk is not my forte and I am usually the cause of dead air rather than its remedy. But somehow I managed to get through it. I recall that they werent quick to ask me back, though. By the end of quarter last week, was clicking right and he really enjoyed himself. On Saturday afternoon is always a nerve-wracking is a hard song for anyone to sing. It ranges from very low to very high and every Anthem singer from Frances Scott Key on has worics. while he sang. It was an When we got there we thats that. truck and sat there grinning doggy-style like he wantout of the truck to do his truck and back in the back seat and lay down for ured it was his owner must have the same truck. We waited in the bowels of the stadium in the green cons wide receivers were Jags wide receiver Ernest Wilford, who is now on the JSO. One of the issues for singers is the echo in the stadium, which can mean that the singer doesnt hear what he or she just sang for worried about that, but they he could hear himself. we were escorted down on football team was introduced and got a lot of love bell and Myles Jack, who came over and shook hands. sense for the size of these 330 he is a virtual giant. He is also a friendly giant with a great smile. duced and began to sing. It was very stressful, but he did a great job. Even when not to be distracted. It was His mama and sister cried think I held my breath the whole time. After that we got to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the game. Go Wildcats. Go Jags. to the back of ones mind candidate assuring you he or she is for (in this neck of the woods) conservative government, family values, the Second Amendment and so on. Similar to the duced mailings. Same with your best face. nears, things change. In some races the message becomes negative, and often misleading. Such was the case recent ly when Chuck Brannan, a favorite-son candidate for resides in Macclenny, took a broadside from a mailing of dubious origins that ata bosom buddy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Brannan, thanks to Obamas arm around his shoulder. I confess, my reaction was laugher. dates in north Florida who Clinton, but Mr. Brannan aint one of them. didnt fool anyone in Bak er County, I surmise, but other counties where Chuck Brannan is less well-known (this column was written before the election results were known). election day, obviously to limit the time the target of an attack has for damage control. Well-informed voters arent swayed generally, but the great number of voters election time nears could, and in many cases, can be. fect in a close election where are the margin of victory. Which brings us all back function, and the elector ate can be trusted to make the correct decisions, only when voters remain well-in formed. ing trend in recent decades. Increasing numbers of el igible voters are woefully this week a survey found cant name one member of the more citizens fail to inform themselves about our governmental institutions resent us, the more late tive. BAKER SOCIALIZING MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD ImpressionsJim McGauley Hit pieces eective on uninformed false advertising in the the heart of our democracy and the U.S. Constitu tion. While there are laws from false consumer advertising, including legal remedies by the Federal consumers defrauded by misleading or untruthful brand ads, there are no tising laws. Why is that? It essen tially boils down to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which Courts have come down on both sides of the issues, both striking down truth laws, fearing that the govgovernment using such laws. On the other hand, in fessor named William P. Marshall in 2004, unthe legitimacy and creditem. we turned to readers last week, asking where they come down on this Constitutional conundrum. Should we have truth in Or should voters be left to decide? Jason Randall: If that were the case, there If a law says the word Patriotic. If a congressman calls himself a Constitu tionalist, he or she will avoid the constitution to make money from donors. have someone using an unsecure email as President than someone with Nick Apromollo: litical ads as false. Kimberly Walker-Laidman: If they did that nobody would have any ads! Gary ONeil: And I have a bridge I want to sell you. Cathy Mendolera: seriously, defamation of character should be illegal in any arena. One major Alexander Robertson: really hurts.Busy weekend for Gerard family Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 9JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com County Prevention Coalition conducted a communers during the coalitions monthly meeting at the abuse, mainly among the by identifying community stakeholders, assets and the largest substance abuse isty. whats going on in our comgood things, where we can out various constituencies als and the elderly. here, including local nar cotics and alcoholics anon law enforcement, schools and advocates like County Judge Joey Williams and county commissioner Cathy Rhoden, who founded a county task force to combat In terms of the major tobacco, alcohol, marijuana Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, who works ditional marijuana, even though they dont include ers high. It still has some of the cannabinoids which induce stimulant, she said. ... It will not get you stoned, allegedly. I would argue that it does. legalization of medical mar ijuana in Florida and how er alternative to traditional smoking, all concern Ms. Rhoden, in addition to the lack of research on the longing. Administration was set to 2019 but now the agency is 2022. It raises concerns about And the kids think, because there, these are OK. Medical job is to educate the kids that these are still chemicals and youre hurting yourself. She suggested the coaliretailers similar to the training the coalition has done with restaurant and store alcohol. uids are also sold online, however. Its really not that hard Kids in our high school have these, whether they are buying them themselves or In other news from the trivia nights at Calendars will now be held monthly and include a round of questions about alcohol and tobacco. this month at Heritage Park Rhoden said, giving out event and at summer meal sites after the event. coalition and other local and hold the event indoors at the fairgrounds. 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(Beilenson) NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The Baker County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget for 2018-2019. A public hearing to make a TENTATIVE DECISION on the budget AND PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE will be held on:September 4, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the Baker County Administration Building55 North Third Street Macclenny, FL 32063 Freedom, Flags and the corner. Below is the schedule for entries in the table setting, home arts, baker goods and horticulthrough Saturday evening recommended. Check in for the home arts contest entries will be Baked goods contest Wednesday afternoon and only. Horticulture entries Questions should be directed to Nancy MasDates, times for fair contestsby Judge Joey Williams during regular county court Rodney Keith Brooks, registration, non-assigned warrant issued. rassing communications, warrant issued. (2nd or 3rd conviction); hours community service GBB (Give Back to Baker (GBB) community service, warrant issued. warrant issued. Rachel Econom, failure diction meetings, GBB, no school, obtain license. Markelya Ford, no valid drivers license; charge theft; 53 days in jail. tion, 50 hours community diction meetings, no alcotion of domestic violence injunction (two counts); theft, false statement to restitution. Kentivas McFadden, no valid drivers license; court costs. man Jr., game law violaMelissa O. ONeail, James Earl Reed Jr., issued. warrant issued. Clayton Whitehead, restitution. James Whittakjail.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com high aquifer levels, signaling a high risk for In some areas of the district we contin Floridan Aquifer is more saturated than it has been for numerous years. While most of Baker County saw a few inches less of rainfall on average in August ommended the Suwannee management disIdentify a location to move low-lying valuables and animals to higher ground. Clear drainage ways and ditches of fallen trees or debris. levels in your area so you have a reference over our already-wet conditions, we will very across the district, said Ms. Baird. According to the St. Johns River Water annual totals remain above average across the district. ommends taking advantage of the rainfall for lawn irrigation. rainfall. Individuals who irrigate their lawns are encouraged to take advantage of the summer rains and watch the weather, wait to water. When a lawn has received enough water from rainfall, the district encourages turn back on only when needed.COUNTY COURT PREVENTION COALITIONSentences from August 22 Photos by Joel AddingtonPrevention Coalition partners brainstorm during a community mapping exercise last week. Emily Phillips writes down community assets.Recommended precautions for high-risk ooding zonesMapping gaps in ght against drug use bakercountypress.com

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Page 10 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclennywww.calvarybaptistmacclenny.com 259-4529 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Associate Pastor: Shane Conner Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FLSunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 amSunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm Pastor Bro. 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Buddy Armstrong of Glen St. MaryClaud Buddy James Armstrong II, Center in Jacksonville. He was born March 15, 1957 in Miami, Florida to the late Claud James Armstrong and orably served in the United States Air Force, then later became a lead tech He retired after 40 faithful years of service. In his early years Claud was a torcycle enthusiast. He was a member of the Patriots of America Motorcycle Club. Claud was a God-fearing man who loved his family Mr. Armstrong is survived by the love of his life, Angela Anthony Armstrong and Whitley Ellise Armstrong. A celebration of Clauds life was held on Saturday, AuServices in Macclenny.Frank Bosley, 72, onetime residentFrank A. Bosley, 72, of Homosassa, Warren, MI and Baker County before moving to Homosassa two years ago. Mr. Bosley retired from the United States Army as an SFC after 22 years of Wurzburg, Germany, a member of the A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Bosley will National Cemetery in Bushnell. Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Funeral Friday for Blair Harrison with his family by his side. Blair was Zona Sue Halle, his grandson Colby Blair Harrison and his mother-in-law Helen Austin. He enjoyed working with his family at a young age on their dairy farm and he had a love for horses and enjoyed raising them in his later years. Blair was loved by many and nothing meant more to him than being he went that he didnt have a friend, and he never met a stranger. Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Harrison; daughters Robyn (Preston) Huntley and Susan neral service will be held on Friday, August 31 at 11 a.m. at Wayne Limbaugh, former top deputy He was born January 8, 1973 in Jack honorably served his country in the United States Navy and considered it Wayne was an avid Florida Gator and Jacksonville Jaguar fan. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and grilling out. Wayne loved his dog Buddy, but Jana Nicolay of Jacksonville; grandson Markell King. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Margaret Matthews of Baldwinily by her side. She was born in South Carolina and resided Matthews Sr. and son Marty Matthews. Survivors include her son Charles R. Matthews Jr. Woodle and Ronald Woodle; sisters Nobie McElveen, son), Charles R. Matthews III (Jeanean), Mandy Strayer Matthews; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous other family and friends. at Brandy Branch Cemetery. Giddens-Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements.Very grateful many friends and loved the recent illness and so much to her throughout her illness, and the lowing her death leave our family sincerely humbled. the brothers and sisters of We are eternally grateful. Claud Armstrong Frank Bosley Wayne Limbaugh Inman Harrison Crawford family reunion Sept. 3 Emma Crawford will hold will be furnished. 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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 11JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comIt was a busy weekend for and recording artist re Always About a Woman Friday and sang the National Anthem at the Jaguars day. He said he was honored to be asked to sing the anthem for an organization he loves and believes in so much. I dont know if there is another song in the American catalog of music that holds more weight and Monday. Now, with that being tremely nervous about singing it. I wanted to do it justice and make everygood to me, nerves got in the way here and there, but thankfully, the highest notes werent out of reach. He hummed the song be fore launching into a minin front of thousands of football fans. um, the announcements, thing was loud and slightly delayed in surround sound, he remembered. So I found my in-ear monitors, and straight so I wouldnt lose my key. anything unique with the song, however. ... It was a little quick er than I normally would sing it. I also took out a vocal run or two. I didnt think too much about making the anthem mine, I mostly thought about not messing dont really believe it should focused on singing it with emotion, a sense of rever Singing on such a big stage was tough, even more nerve-wracking! I just had focus my thoughts on the meaning of the song, what it means to truly be an American. I didnt really hear the reactions of the fans in the moment because I was so focused on singing and not listening to my voice coming back to me in delay, but after I was done and walking back under the stadium, a me and said I did a good job. writer felt dwarfed by the staff he dealt with were well. about through social medates and he selected SatEP release but also due to his schedule and wanting to ensure his family could join him. able for download and where. months in the making and funded by donors, Mr. Gerard wrote in an Instagram lease. He also thanked his collaborators, including Church, Blake and Reid Par rish, singer Karli Webster, ... I had so many en mentally and emotionally I didnt and couldnt have done this alone. A lot of you guys come back for seconds.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the Council on Aging joined forces last Friday to give local seniors a night to remember. More than 30 guests attended the Senior Prom night at the Ag Center the evening of August 24 for dinner, music and dancing, most of them donning formal attire for occasion. for the community and they ish! said the Council on Agfeller by email. Rose Ginda, 87, wore a white gown and was joined by her date Pat Wagoner. at the long-running annual tic. She was later selected in her crown and has been wearing it to the center, said Ms. Rockefeller, addSusan Whittle of Glen St. Mary had also not been food and well-dressed attendees. Everybody looks so elegant, she said from behind Mary Gay of Sanderson visits the COA senior center in downtown Macclenny nearly every day and wore an Irish green gown with by her granddaughter Melissa Eisenhauer. Ms. Gay said it was her added Ms. Eisenhauer. time last weekend as well. said it was nice to get out and socialize with others in the community. If you dont get out and do things, you never know whats going on, said Mr. Among the highlights, said Ms. Rockefeller, were and the dancing. and we couldve danced undid line dancing, the Cuban Shuffle and the Wobble, she recalled. off, including gifts, cakes and gift cards. We would like to say thank you to everyone who was even better than last ley was in charge of it this year. We loved his enthusiasm and eagerness to make it great. Also, he says, they year, said Ms. Rockefeller. 380 N. 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The Taylors were on an 11-day Baltic Sea cruise that took them also to Oslo, Berlin, St. Petersburg and other cities. Mr. Taylor is a 1977 graduate of Baker County High School and the son of the late Betty Harvey Searcy of Taylor. He is in the process of assuming ownership of the family land. Traveling to exotic places? Send us a copy of your photo on location c/o editor@bakercountypress. com and include pertinent details. Sadie FergusonNew arrival nounce the arrival of Sadie Belle Ferguson on August 9, 2018 at UF Shands Gainesville. Sadie weighed seven was 20 inches long. She joins siblings KeeKinsley, Kolt and Stone. Fill the boot this weekendBaker County firefighters again this year will be collecting money for he ciation. around the nation reflects volunteers man intersections seeking donations to cle-debilitating diseases. Watch for the firefighters this Saturday and Sun-

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Page 12 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State for Florida, do hereby give notice that the following proposed amendments and revisions to the Florida Constitution will be presented in each county on the 2018 General Election ballot. The language for these amendments may also be found at FloridaPublicNotices.com, at DOS.Elections.MyFlorida. com/initiatives, and at this newspapers website. NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 37 BALLOT TITLE: Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benets, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fty thousand dollars and up to seventy-ve thousand dollars, and on the assessed valuation greater than one hundred thousand dollars and up to one hundred twenty-ve thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specied therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding fty thousand dollars to a person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, who has attained age sixty-ve, and whose household income, as dened by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to a person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fty thousand dollars, as determined in the rst tax year that the owner applies and is eligible for the exemption, and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-ve years, who has attained age sixty-ve, and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these additional exemptions, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, serviceconnected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, an ofcial letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identies the disability as combat related and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection is self-executing and does not require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specied therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to: (1) The surviving spouse of a veteran who died from service-connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) The surviving spouse of a rst responder who died in the line of duty. (3) A rst responder who is totally and permanently disabled as a result of an injury or injuries sustained in the line of duty. Causal connection between a disability and service in the line of duty shall not be presumed but must be determined as provided by general law. For purposes of this paragraph, the term disability does not include a chronic condition or chronic disease, unless the injury sustained in the line of duty was the sole cause of the chronic condition or chronic disease. As used in this subsection and as further dened by general law, the term rst responder means a law enforcement ofcer, a correctional ofcer, a reghter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic, and the term in the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a rst responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 37. Increased homestead exemption. This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII increasing the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies shall take effect January 1, 2019. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE XII, SECTION 27 BALLOT TITLE: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments BALLOT SUMMARY: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect, which limit property tax assessment increases on specied nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments. (a) The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benet from the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 2008, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take effect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating subsections (g)(f) and (h)(g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specied real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall rst limit assessments beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (f) and (g) of Section 4 of Article VII are repealed effective January 1, 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (f) and (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2019. (b) The amendment to subsection (a) abrogating the scheduled repeal of subsections (g) and (h) of Section 4 of Article VII of the State Constitution as it existed in 2017, shall take effect January 1, 2019. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 29 BALLOT TITLE: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law, it must be approved by Florida voters pursuant to Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution. Affects articles X and XI. Denes casino gambling and claries that this amendment does not conict with federal law regarding state/tribal compacts. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: The amendments impact on state and local government revenues and costs, if any, cannot be determined at this time because of its unknown effect on gambling operations that have not been approved by voters through a constitutional amendment proposed by a citizens initiative petition process. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE X, FLORIDA CONSTITUTION, is amended to include the following new section: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida. (a) This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida. This amendment requires a vote by citizens initiative pursuant to Article XI, section 3, in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law. This section amends this Article; and also affects Article XI, by making citizens initiatives the exclusive method of authorizing casino gambling. (b) As used in this section, casino gambling means any of the types of games typically found in casinos and that are within the denition of Class III gaming in the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. (IGRA), and in 25 C.F.R. .4, upon adoption of this amendment, and any that are added to such denition of Class III gaming in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, any house banking game, including but not limited to card games such as baccarat, chemin de fer, blackjack (21), and pai gow (if played as house banking games); any player-banked game that simulates a house banking game, such as California black jack; casino games such as roulette, craps, and keno; any slot machines as dened in 15 U.S.C. 1171(a)(1); and any other game not authorized by Article X, section 15, whether or not dened as a slot machine, in which outcomes are determined by random number generator or are similarly assigned randomly, such as instant or historical racing. As used herein, casino gambling includes any electronic gambling devices, simulated gambling devices, video lottery devices, internet sweepstakes devices, and any other form of electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of any game of chance, slot machine, or casino-style game, regardless of how such devices are dened under IGRA. As used herein, casino gambling does not include pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, dog racing, or jai alai exhibitions. For purposes of this section, gambling and gaming are synonymous. (c) Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the right of the Legislature to exercise its authority through general law to restrict, regulate, or tax any gaming or gambling activities. In addition, nothing herein shall be construed to limit the ability of the state or Native American tribes to negotiate gaming compacts pursuant to the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act for the conduct of casino gambling on tribal lands, or to affect any existing gambling on tribal lands pursuant to compacts executed by the state and Native American tribes pursuant to IGRA. (d) This section is effective upon approval by the voters, is self-executing, and no Legislative implementation is required. (e) If any part of this section is held invalid for any reason, the remaining portion or portions shall be severed from the invalid portion and given the fullest possible force and effect. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4 BALLOT TITLE: Voting Restoration Amendment BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: The precise effect of this amendment on state and local government costs cannot be determined, but the operation of current voter registration laws, combined with an increased number of felons registering to vote, will produce higher overall costs relative to the processes in place today. The impact, if any, on state and local government revenues cannot be determined. The scal impact of any future legislation that implements a different process cannot be reasonably determined. FULL TEXT: Article VI, Section 4. Disqualications. (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualied to vote or hold ofce until restoration of civil rights or removal of disability Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any disqualication from voting arising from a felony conviction shall terminate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation. (b) No person convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense shall be qualied to vote until restoration of civil rights. ( b c ) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to any of the following ofces: (1) Florida representative, (2) Florida senator, (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, (4) any ofce of the Florida cabinet, (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or (6) U.S. Senator from Florida if, by the end of the current term of ofce, the person will have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that ofce for eight consecutive years. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 19 BALLOT TITLE: Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits the legislature from imposing, authorizing, or raising a state tax or fee except through legislation approved by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature in a bill containing no other subject. This proposal does not authorize a state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by the Constitution and does not apply to fees or taxes imposed or authorized to be imposed by a county, municipality, school board, or special district. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 19. Supermajority vote required to impose, authorize, or raise state taxes or fees. (a) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO IMPOSE OR AUTHORIZE NEW STATE TAX OR FEE. No new state tax or fee may be imposed or authorized by the legislature except through legislation approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (b) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO RAISE STATE TAXES OR FEES. No state tax or fee may be raised by the legislature except through legislation approved by two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (c) APPLICABILITY. This section does not authorize the imposition of any state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by this Constitution, and does not apply to any tax or fee imposed by, or authorized to be imposed by, a county, municipality, school board, or special district. (d) DEFINITIONS. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) Fee means any charge or payment required by law, including any fee for service, fee or cost for licenses, and charge for service. (2) Raise means: a. To increase or authorize an increase in the rate of a state tax or fee imposed on a percentage or per mill basis; b. To increase or authorize an increase in the amount of a state tax or fee imposed on a at or xed amount basis; or c. To decrease or eliminate a state tax or fee exemption or credit. (e) SINGLE-SUBJECT. A state tax or fee imposed, authorized, or raised under this section must be contained in a separate bill that contains no other subject. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE I, SECTION 16 ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 8 AND 21 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges BALLOT SUMMARY: Creates constitutional rights for victims of crime; requires courts to facilitate victims rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes. Requires judges and hearing ofcers to independently interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to government agencys interpretation. Raises mandatory retirement age of state justices and judges from seventy to seventy-ve years; deletes authorization to complete judicial term if one-half of term has been served by retirement age. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 16. Rights of accused and of victims. (a) In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall, upon demand, be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, and shall be furnished a copy of the charges, and shall have the right to have compulsory process for witnesses, to confront at trial adverse witnesses, to be heard in person, by counsel or both, and to have a speedy and public trial by impartial jury in the county where the crime was committed. If the county is not known, the indictment or information may charge venue in two or more counties conjunctively and proof that the crime was committed in that area shall be sufcient; but before pleading the accused may elect in which of those counties the trial will take place. Venue for prosecution of crimes committed beyond the boundaries of the state shall be xed by law. (b) To preserve and protect the right of crime victims to achieve justice, ensure a meaningful role throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems for crime victims, and ensure that crime victims rights and interests are respected and protected by law in a manner no less vigorous than protections afforded to criminal defendants and juvenile delinquents, every victim is entitled to the following rights, beginning at the time of his or her victimization: (1) The right to due process and to be treated with fairness and respect for the victims dignity. (2) The right to be free from intimidation, harassment, and abuse. (3) The right, within the judicial process, to be reasonably protected from the accused and any person acting on behalf of the accused. However, nothing contained herein is intended to create a special relationship between the crime victim and any law enforcement agency or ofce absent a special relationship or duty as dened by Florida law. (4) The right to have the safety and welfare of the victim and the victims family considered when setting bail, including setting pretrial release conditions that protect the safety and welfare of the victim and the victims family. (5) The right to prevent the disclosure of information or records that could be used to locate or harass the victim or the victims family, or which could disclose condential or privileged information of the victim. (6) A victim shall have the following specic rights upon request: a. The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of, and to be present at, all public proceedings involving the criminal conduct, including, but not limited to, trial, plea, sentencing, or adjudication, even if the victim will be a witness at the proceeding, notwithstanding any rule to the contrary. A victim shall also be provided reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any release or escape of the defendant or delinquent, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated. b. The right to be heard in any public proceeding involving pretrial or other release from any form of legal constraint, plea, sentencing, adjudication, or parole, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is implicated. c. The right to confer with the prosecuting attorney concerning any plea agreements, participation in pretrial diversion programs, release, restitution, sentencing, or any other disposition of the case. d. The right to provide information regarding the impact of the offenders conduct on the victim and the victims family to the individual responsible for conducting any presentence investigation or compiling any presentence investigation report, and to have any such information considered in any sentencing recommendations submitted to the court. e. The right to receive a copy of any presentence report, and any other report or record relevant to the exercise of a victims right, except for such portions made condential or exempt by law. f. The right to be informed of the conviction, sentence, adjudication, place and time of incarceration, or other disposition of the convicted offender, any scheduled release date of the offender, and the release of or the escape of the offender from custody. g. The right to be informed of all postconviction processes and procedures, to participate in such processes and procedures, to provide information to the release authority to be considered before any release decision is made, and to be notied of any release decision regarding the offender. The parole or early release authority shall extend the right to be heard to any person harmed by the offender. h. The right to be informed of clemency and expungement procedures, to provide information to the governor, the court, any clemency board, and other authority in these procedures, and to have that information considered before a clemency or expungement decision is made; and to be notied of such decision in advance of any release of the offender. (7) The rights of the victim, as provided in subparagraph (6)a., subparagraph (6)b., or subparagraph (6)c., that apply to any rst appearance proceeding are satised by a reasonable attempt by the appropriate agency to notify the victim and convey the victims views to the court. (8) The right to the prompt return of the victims property when no longer needed as evidence in the case. (9) The right to full and timely restitution in every case and from each convicted offender for all losses suffered, both directly and indirectly, by the victim as a result of the criminal conduct. (10) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay, and to a prompt and nal conclusion of the case and any related postjudgment proceedings. a. The state attorney may le a good faith demand for a speedy trial and the trial court shall hold a calendar call, with notice, within fteen days of the ling demand, to schedule a trial to commence on a date at least ve days but no more than sixty days after the date of the calendar call unless the trial judge enters an order with specic ndings of fact justifying a trial date more than sixty days after the calendar call. b. All state-level appeals and collateral attacks on any judgment must be complete within two years from the date of appeal in non-capital cases and within ve years from the date of appeal in capital cases, unless a court enters an order with specic ndings as to why the court was unable to comply with this subparagraph and the circumstances causing the delay. Each year, the chief judge of any district court of appeal or the chief justice of the supreme court shall report on a case-bycase basis to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate all cases where the court entered an order regarding inability to comply with this subparagraph. The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subparagraph. (11) The right to be informed of these rights, and to be informed that victims can seek the advice of an attorney with respect to their rights. This information shall be made available to the general public and provided to all crime victims in the form of a card or by other means intended to effectively advise the victim of their rights under this section. (c) The victim, the retained attorney of the victim, a lawful representative of the victim, or the ofce of the state attorney upon request of the victim, may assert and seek enforcement of the rights enumerated in this section and any other right afforded to a victim by law in any trial or appellate court, or before any other authority with jurisdiction over the case, as a matter of right. The court or other authority with jurisdiction shall act promptly on such a request, affording a remedy by due course of law for the violation of any right. The reasons for any decision regarding the disposition of a victims right shall be clearly stated on the record. (d) The granting of the rights enumerated in this section to victims may not be construed to deny or impair any other rights possessed by victims. The provisions of this section apply throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes, are self-executing, and do not require implementing legislation. This section may not be construed to create any cause of action for damages against the state or a political subdivision of the state, or any ofcer, employee, or agent of the state or its political subdivisions. (e) As used in this section, a victim is a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or nancial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act or against whom the crime or delinquent act is committed. The term victim includes the victims lawful representative, the parent or guardian of a minor, or the next of kin of a homicide victim, except upon a showing that the interest of such individual would be in actual or potential conict with the interests of the victim. The term victim does not include the accused. The terms crime and criminal include delinquent acts and conduct Victims of crime or their lawful representatives, including the next of kin of homicide victims, are entitled to the right to be informed, to be present, and to be heard when relevant, at all crucial stages of criminal proceedings, to the extent that these rights do not interfere with the constitutional rights of the accused ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 8. Eligibility.No person shall be eligible for ofce of justice or judge of any court unless the person is an elector of the state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy-ve seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served No person is eligible for the ofce of justice of the supreme court or judge of a district court of appeal unless the person is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a member of the bar of Florida. No person is eligible for the ofce of circuit judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding ve years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is eligible for the ofce of county court judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding ve years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the ofce of county court judge in a county having a population of 40,000 or less if the person is a member in good standing of the bar of Florida. SECTION 21. Judicial interpretation of statutes and rules.In interpreting a state statute or rule, a state court or an ofcer hearing an administrative action pursuant to general law may not defer to an administrative agencys interpretation of such statute or rule, and must instead interpret such statute or rule de novo. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Eligibility of justices and judges.The amendment to Section 8 of Article V, which increases the age at which a justice or judge is no longer eligible to serve in judicial ofce except upon temporary assignment, shall take effect July 1, 2019. NO. 7 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE IX, SECTIONS 7 AND 8 ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benets; Public Colleges and Universities BALLOT SUMMARY: Grants mandatory payment of death benets and waiver of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors of certain rst responders and military members who die performing ofcial duties. Requires supermajority votes by university trustees and state university system board of governors to raise or impose all legislatively authorized fees if law requires approval by those bodies. Establishes existing state college system as constitutional entity; provides governance structure. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benet of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of gover nance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and ve citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of ve years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, dening the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be conrmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board. (e) FEES. Any proposal or action of a constituent university to raise, impose, or authorize any fee, as authorized by law, must be approved by at least nine afrmative votes of the members of the board of trustees of the constituent university, if approval by the board of trustees is required by general law, and at least twelve afrmative votes of the members of the board of governors, if approval by the board of governors is required by general law, in order to take effect. A fee under this subsection shall not include tuition. SECTION 8. State College System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence and to provide access to undergraduate education to the students of this state; to originate articulated pathways to a baccalaureate degree; to ensure superior commitment to teaching and learning; and to respond quickly and efciently to meet the demand of communities by aligning certicate and degree programs with local and regional workforce needs, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state college system of Florida. (b) STATE COLLEGE SYSTEM. There shall be a single state college system comprised of all public community and state colleges. A local board of trustees shall govern each state college system institution and the state board of education shall supervise the state college system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each state college system institution shall be governed by a local board of trustees dedicated to the purposes of the state college system. A member of a board of trustees must be a resident of the service delivery area of the college. The powers and duties of the boards of trustees shall be provided by law. Each member shall be appointed by the governor to staggered 4-year terms, subject to conrmation by the senate. (d) ROLE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. The state board of education shall supervise the state college system as provided by law. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS Death benets for survivors of rst responders and military members. (a) A death benet shall be paid by the employing agency when a reghter; a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation ofcer; or a member of the Florida National Guard, while engaged in the performance of their ofcial duties, is: (1) Accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which results in the loss of the individuals life, provided that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such bodily injury is not intentionally self-inicted; or (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. (b) A death benet shall be paid by funds from general revenue when an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces is: (1) Accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which results in the loss of the individuals life, provided that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such bodily injury is not intentionally self-inicted; or (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. (c) If a reghter; a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation ofcer; or an active duty member of the Florida National Guard or United States Armed Forces is accidentally killed as specied in paragraphs (a)(1) and (b)(1), or unlawfully and intentionally killed as specied in paragraphs (a)(2) and (b) (2), the state shall waive certain educational expenses that the child or spouse of the deceased rst responder or military member incurs while obtaining a career certicate, an undergraduate education, or a postgraduate education. (d) An eligible rst responder must have been working for the State of Florida or any of its political subdivisions or agencies at the time of death. An eligible military member must have been a resident of this state or his or her duty post must have been within this state at the time of death. (e) The legislature shall implement this section by general law. (f) This section shall take effect on July 1, 2019. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE IX, SECTION 4, NEW SECTION ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools BALLOT SUMMARY: Creates a term limit of eight consecutive years for school board members and requires the legislature to provide for the promotion of civic literacy in public schools. Currently, district school boards have a constitutional duty to operate, control, and supervise all public schools. The amendment maintains a school boards duties to public schools it establishes, but permits the state to operate, control, and supervise public schools not established by the school board. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 4. School districts; school boards. (a) Each county shall constitute a school district; provided, two or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the electors of each county pursuant to law, may be combined into one school district. In each school district there shall be a school board composed of ve or more members chosen by vote of the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately staggered terms of four years, as provided by law. A person may not appear on the ballot for re-election to the ofce of school board if, by the end of the current term of ofce, the person would have served, or but for resignation would have served, in that ofce for eight consecutive years. (b) The school board shall operate, control, and supervise all free public schools established by the district school board within the school district and determine the rate of school district taxes within the limits prescribed herein. Two or more school districts may operate and nance joint educational programs. SECTION Civic literacy. As education is essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the legislature shall provide by law for the promotion of civic literacy in order to ensure that students enrolled in public education understand and are prepared to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a constitutional republic. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Limitation on terms of ofce for members of a district school board.This section and the amendment to Section 4 of Article IX imposing term limits for the terms of ofce for members of a district school board shall take effect on the date it is approved by the electorate, but no service in a term of ofce which commenced prior to November 6, 2018, will be counted against the limitation imposed by this amendment. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE II, SECTION 7 ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 BALLOT TITLE: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state-owned waters between the mean high water line and the states outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local vapor ordinances. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty. (a) It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and of excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources. (b) Those in the Everglades Agricultural Area who cause water pollution within the Everglades Protection Area or the Everglades Agricultural Area shall be primarily responsible for paying the costs of the abatement of that pollution. For the purposes of this subsection, the terms Everglades Protection Area and Everglades Agricultural Area shall have the meanings as dened in statutes in effect on January 1, 1996. (c) To protect the people of Florida and their environment, drilling for exploration or extraction of oil or natural gas is prohibited on lands beneath all state waters which have not been alienated and that lie between the mean high water line and the outermost boundaries of the states territorial seas. This prohibition does not apply to the transportation of oil and gas products produced outside of such waters. This subsection is self-executing. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 20. Workplaces without tobacco smoke or vapor . (a) PROHIBITION. As a Florida health initiative to protect people from the health hazards of second-hand tobacco smoke and vapor tobacco smoking and the use of vapor-generating electronic devices are is prohibited in enclosed indoor workplaces. This section does not preclude the adoption of ordinances that impose more restrictive regulation on the use of vapor-generating electronic devices than is provided in this section. (b) EXCEPTIONS. As further explained in the denitions below, tobacco smoking and the use of vapor-generating electronic devices may be permitted in private residences whenever they are not being used commercially to provide child care, adult care, or health care, or any combination thereof; and further may be permitted in retail tobacco shops, vapor-generating electronic device retailers, designated smoking guest rooms at hotels and other public lodging establishments; and stand-alone bars. However, nothing in this section or in its implementing legislation or regulations shall prohibit the owner, lessee, or other person in control of the use of an enclosed indoor workplace from further prohibiting or limiting smoking or the use of vapor-generating electronic devices therein. (c) DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the stated meanings: (1) Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying, or possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and any other lighted tobacco product. (2) Second-hand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker. (3) Work means any persons providing any employment or employment-type service for or at the request of another individual or individuals or any public or private entity, whether for compensation or not, whether full or part-time, whether legally or not. Work includes, without limitation, any such service performed by an employee, independent contractor, agent, partner, proprietor, manager, ofcer, director, apprentice, trainee, associate, servant, volunteer, and the like. (4) Enclosed indoor workplace means any place where one or more persons engages in work, and which place is predominantly or totally bounded on all sides and above by physical barriers, regardless of whether such barriers consist of or include uncovered openings, screened or otherwise partially covered openings; or open or closed windows, jalousies, doors, or the like. This section applies to all such enclosed indoor workplaces without regard to whether work is occurring at any given time. (5) Commercial use of a private residence means any time during which the owner, lessee, or other person occupying or controlling the use of the private residence is furnishing in the private residence, or causing or allowing to be furnished in the private residence, child care, adult care, or health care, or any combination thereof, and receiving or expecting to receive compensation therefor. (6) Retail tobacco shop means any enclosed indoor workplace dedicated to or predominantly for the retail sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and accessories for such products, in which the sale of other products or services is merely incidental. (7) Designated smoking guest rooms at public lodging establishments means the sleeping rooms and directly associated private areas, such as bathrooms, living rooms, and kitchen areas, if any, rented to guests for their exclusive transient occupancy in public lodging establishments including hotels, motels, resort condominiums, transient apartments, transient lodging establishments, rooming houses, boarding houses, resort dwellings, bed and breakfast inns, and the like; and designated by the person or persons having management authority over such public lodging establishment as rooms in which smoking may be permitted. (8) Stand-alone bar means any place of business devoted during any time of operation predominantly or totally to serving alcoholic beverages, intoxicating beverages, or intoxicating liquors, or any combination thereof, for consumption on the licensed premises; in which the serving of food, if any, is merely incidental to the consumption of any such beverage; and that is not located within, and does not share any common entryway or common indoor area with, any other enclosed indoor workplace including any business for which the sale of food or any other product or service is more than an incidental source of gross revenue. (9) Vapor-generating electronic device means any product that employs an electronic, a chemical, or a mechanical means capable of producing vapor or aerosol from a nicotine product or any other substance, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product, any replacement cartridge for such device, and any other container of a solution or other substance intended to be used with or within an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product. (10) Vapor-generating electronic device retailer means any enclosed indoor workplace dedicated to or predominantly for the retail sale of vapor-generating electronic devices and components, parts, and accessories for such products, in which the sale of other products or services is merely incidental. (d) LEGISLATION. In the next regular legislative session occurring after voter approval of this section or any amendment to this section amendment the Florida legislature shall adopt legislation to implement this section and any amendment to this section amendment in a manner consistent with its broad purpose and stated terms, and having an effective date no later than July 1 of the year following voter approval. Such legislation shall include, without limitation, civil penalties for violations of this section; provisions for administrative enforcement; and the requirement and authorization of agency rules for implementation and enforcement. This section does not Nothing herein shall preclude the legislature from enacting any law constituting or allowing a more restrictive regulation of tobacco smoking or the use of vapor-generating electronic devices than is provided in this section. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE III, SECTION 3 ARTICLE IV, SECTIONS 4 AND 11 ARTICLE VIII, SECTIONS 1 AND 6 BALLOT TITLE: State and Local Government Structure and Operation BALLOT SUMMARY: Requires legislature to retain department of veterans affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties, or eliminate election of these ofces. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in evennumbered years from March to January; removes legislatures authorization to x another date. Creates ofce of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE III LEGISLATURE SECTION 3. Sessions of the legislature. (a) ORGANIZATION SESSIONS. On the fourteenth day following each general election the legislature shall convene for the exclusive purpose of organization and selection of ofcers. (b) REGULAR SESSIONS. A regular session of the legislature shall convene on the rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in March of each odd-numbered year, and on the second rst Tuesday after the rst Monday in January March, or such other date as may be xed by law, of each even-numbered year. (c) SPECIAL SESSIONS. (1) The governor, by proclamation stating the purpose, may convene the legislature in special session during which only such legislative business may be transacted as is within the purview of the proclamation, or of a communication from the governor, or is introduced by consent of two-thirds of the membership of each house. (2) A special session of the legislature may be convened as provided by law. (d) LENGTH OF SESSIONS. A regular session of the legislature shall not exceed sixty consecutive days, and a special session shall not exceed twenty consecutive days, unless extended beyond such limit by a three-fths vote of each house. During such an extension no new business may be taken up in either house without the consent of two-thirds of its membership. (e) ADJOURNMENT. Neither house shall adjourn for more than seventy-two consecutive hours except pursuant to concurrent resolution. (f) ADJOURNMENT BY GOVERNOR. If, during any regular or special session, the two houses cannot agree upon a time for adjournment, the governor may adjourn the session sine die or to any date within the period authorized for such session; provided that, at least twenty-four hours before adjourning the session, and while neither house is in recess, each house shall be given formal written notice of the governors intention to do so, and agreement reached within that period by both houses on a time for adjournment shall prevail. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE SECTION 4. Cabinet. (a) There shall be a cabinet composed of an attorney general, a chief nancial ofcer, and a commissioner of agriculture. In addition to the powers and duties specied herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by law. In the event of a tie vote of the governor and cabinet, the side on which the governor voted shall be deemed to prevail. (b) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal ofcer. There is created in the ofce of the attorney general the position of statewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the state attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having occurred, in two or more judicial circuits as part of a related transaction, or when any such offense is affecting or has affected two or more judicial circuits as provided by general law. The statewide prosecutor shall be appointed by the attorney general from not less than three persons nominated by the judicial nominating commission for the supreme court, or as otherwise provided by general law. (c) The chief nancial ofcer shall serve as the chief scal ofcer of the state, and shall settle and approve accounts against the state, and shall keep all state funds and securities. (d) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision of matters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise provided by law. (e) The governor as chair, the chief nancial ofcer, and the attorney general shall constitute the state board of administration, which shall succeed to all the power, control, and authority of the state board of administration established pursuant to Article IX, Section 16 of the Constitution of 1885, and which shall continue as a body at least for the life of Article XII, Section 9(c). (f) The governor as chair, the chief nancial ofcer, the attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the trustees of the internal improvement trust fund and the land acquisition trust fund as provided by law. (g) The governor as chair, the chief nancial ofcer, the attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement. The Ofce of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism is created within the Department of Law Enforcement. The Ofce of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism shall provide support for prosecutors and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that investigate or analyze information relating to attempts or acts of terrorism or that prosecute terrorism, and shall perform any other duties that are provided by law. SECTION 11. Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs.The legislature, by general law, shall provide for a may provide for the establishment of the Department of Veterans Veterans Affairs and prescribe its duties. The head of the department is the governor and cabinet. ARTICLE VIII LOCAL GOVERNMENT SECTION 1. Counties. (a) POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The state shall be divided by law into political subdivisions called counties. Counties may be created, abolished or changed by law, with provision for payment or apportionment of the public debt. (b) COUNTY FUNDS. The care, custody and method of disbursing county funds shall be provided by general law. (c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuant to general or special law, a county government may be established by charter which shall be adopted, amended or repealed only upon vote of the electors of the county in a special election called for that purpose. (d) COUNTY OFFICERS. There shall be elected by the electors of each county, for terms of four years, a sheriff, a tax collector, a property appraiser, a supervisor of elections, and a clerk of the circuit court; except, when provided by county charter or special law approved by vote of the electors of the county, any county ofcer may be chosen in another manner therein specied, or any county ofce may be abolished when all the duties of the ofce prescribed by general law are transferred to another ofce Unless When not otherwise provided by county charter or special law approved by vote of the electors or pursuant to Article V, section 16, the clerk of the circuit court shall be ex ofcio clerk of the board of county commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds. Notwithstanding subsection 6(e) of this article, a county charter may not abolish the ofce of a sheriff, a tax collector, a property appraiser, a supervisor of elections, or a clerk of the circuit court; transfer the duties of those ofcers to another ofcer or ofce; change the length of the four-year term of ofce; or establish any manner of selection other than by election by the electors of the county. (e) COMMISSIONERS. Except when otherwise provided by county charter, the governing body of each county shall be a LEGAL NOTICES

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 13 board of county commissioners composed of ve or seven members serving staggered terms of four years. After each decennial census the board of county commissioners shall divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissioner residing in each district shall be elected as provided by law. (f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties not operating under county charters shall have such power of self-government as is provided by general or special law. The board of county commissioners of a county not operating under a charter may enact, in a manner prescribed by general law, county ordinances not inconsistent with general or special law, but an ordinance in conict with a municipal ordinance shall not be effective within the municipality to the extent of such conict. (g) CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties operating under county charters shall have all powers of local self-government not inconsistent with general law, or with special law approved by vote of the electors. The governing body of a county operating under a charter may enact county ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide which shall prevail in the event of conict between county and municipal ordinances. (h) TAXES; LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation for services rendered by the county exclusively for the benet of the property or residents in unincorporated areas. (i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county ordinance shall be led with the custodian of state records and shall become effective at such time thereafter as is provided by general law. (j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violating county ordinances shall be prosecuted and punished as provided by law. (k) COUNTY SEAT. In every county there shall be a county seat at which shall be located the principal ofces and permanent records of all county ofcers. The county seat may not be moved except as provided by general law. Branch ofces for the conduct of county business may be established elsewhere in the county by resolution of the governing body of the county in the manner prescribed by law. No instrument shall be deemed recorded until led at the county seat, or a branch ofce designated by the governing body of the county for the recording of instruments, according to law. SECTION 6. Schedule to Article VIII. (a) This article shall replace all of Article VIII of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, except those sections expressly retained and made a part of this article by reference. (b) COUNTIES; COUNTY SEATS; MUNICIPALITIES; DISTRICTS. The status of the following items as they exist on the date this article becomes effective is recognized and shall be continued until changed in accordance with law: the counties of the state; their status with respect to the legality of the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines and beers; the method of selection of county ofcers; the performance of municipal functions by county ofcers; the county seats; and the municipalities and special districts of the state, their powers, jurisdiction and government. (c) OFFICERS TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE. Every person holding ofce when this article becomes effective shall continue in ofce for the remainder of the term if that ofce is not abolished. If the ofce is abolished the incumbent shall be paid adequate compensation, to be xed by law, for the loss of emoluments for the remainder of the term. (d) ORDINANCES. Local laws relating only to unincorporated areas of a county on the effective date of this article may be amended or repealed by county ordinance. (e) CONSOLIDATION AND HOME RULE. Article VIII, Sections 9, 10, 11 and 24, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall remain in full force and effect as to each county affected, as if this article had not been adopted, until that county shall expressly adopt a charter or home rule plan pursuant to this article. All provisions of the Metropolitan Dade County Home Rule Charter, heretofore or hereafter adopted by the electors of Dade County pursuant to Article VIII, Section 11, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, shall be valid, and any amendments to such charter shall be valid; provided that the said provisions of such charter and the said amendments thereto are authorized under said Article VIII, Section 11, of the Constitution of 1885, as amended. (f) DADE COUNTY; POWERS CONFERRED UPON MUNICIPALITIES. To the extent not inconsistent with the powers of existing municipalities or general law, the Metropolitan Government of Dade County may exercise all the powers conferred now or hereafter by general law upon municipalities. (g) SELECTION AND DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICERS. (1) Except as provided in this subsection, the amendment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection and duties of county ofcers, shall take effect January 5, 2021, but shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general elections for county constitutional ofcers in 2020. (2) For Miami-Dade County and Broward County, the amendment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection and duties of county ofcers, shall take effect January 7, 2025, but shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general elections for county constitutional ofcers in 2024. (h)(g) DELETION OF OBSOLETE SCHEDULE ITEMS. The legislature shall have power, by joint resolution, to delete from this article any subsection of this Section 6, including this subsection, when all events to which the subsection to be deleted is or could become applicable have occurred. A legislative determination of fact made as a basis for application of this subsection shall be subject to judicial review. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE I, SECTION 2 ARTICLE X, SECTIONS 9 AND 19 BALLOT TITLE: Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes BALLOT SUMMARY: Removes discriminatory language related to real property rights. Removes obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not affect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 2. Basic rights.All natural persons, female and male alike, are equal before the law and have inalienable rights, among which are the right to enjoy and defend life and liberty, to pursue happiness, to be rewarded for industry, and to acquire, possess and protect property; except that the ownership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizenship may be regulated or prohibited by law No person shall be deprived of any right because of race, religion, national origin, or physical disability. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 9. Repeal of criminal statutes.Repeal or amendment of a criminal statute shall not affect prosecution or punishment for any crime previously committed before such repeal. SECTION 19. Repealed High speed ground transportation system.To reduce trafc congestion and provide alternatives to the traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in the public interest that a high speed ground transportation system consisting of a monorail, xed guideway or magnetic levitation system, capable of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, be developed and operated in the State of Florida to provide high speed ground transportation by innovative, efcient and effective technologies consisting of dedicated rails or guideways separated from motor vehicular trafc that will link the ve largest urban areas of the State as determined by the Legislature and provide for access to existing air and ground transportation facilities and services. The Legislature, the Cabinet and the Governor are hereby directed to proceed with the development of such a system by the State and/or by a private entity pursuant to state approval and authorization, including the acquisition of right-of-way, the nancing of design and construction of the system, and the operation of the system, as provided by specic appropriation and by law, with construction to begin on or before November 1, 2003 NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE II, SECTION 8 ARTICLE V, SECTION 13 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Lobbying and Abuse of Ofce by Public Ofcers BALLOT SUMMARY: Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public ofcers; creates restrictions on lobbying for compensation by serving public ofcers and former justices and judges; provides exceptions; prohibits abuse of a public position by public ofcers and employees to obtain a personal benet. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 8. Ethics in government. A public ofce is a public trust. The people shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right: (a) All elected constitutional ofcers and candidates for such ofces and, as may be determined by law, other public ofcers, candidates, and employees shall le full and public disclosure of their nancial interests. (b) All elected public ofcers and candidates for such ofces shall le full and public disclosure of their campaign nances. (c) Any public ofcer or employee who breaches the public trust for private gain and any person or entity inducing such breach shall be liable to the state for all nancial benets obtained by such actions. The manner of recovery and additional damages may be provided by law. (d) Any public ofcer or employee who is convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be subject to forfeiture of rights and privileges under a public retirement system or pension plan in such manner as may be provided by law. (e) No member of the legislature or statewide elected ofcer shall personally represent another person or entity for compensation before the government body or agency of which the individual was an ofcer or member for a period of two years following vacation of ofce. No member of the legislature shall personally represent another person or entity for compensation during term of ofce before any state agency other than judicial tribunals. Similar restrictions on other public ofcers and employees may be established by law. (f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, the term public ofcer means a statewide elected ofcer, a member of the legislature, a county commissioner, a county ofcer pursuant to Article VIII or county charter, a school board member, a superintendent of schools, an elected municipal ofcer, an elected special district ofcer in a special district with ad valorem taxing authority, or a person serving as a secretary, an executive director, or other agency head of a department of the executive branch of state government. (2) A public ofcer shall not lobby for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement before the federal government, the legislature, any state government body or agency, or any political subdivision of this state, during his or her term of ofce. (3) A public ofcer shall not lobby for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement for a period of six years after vacation of public position, as follows: a. A statewide elected ofcer or member of the legislature shall not lobby the legislature or any state government body or agency. b. A person serving as a secretary, an executive director, or other agency head of a department of the executive branch of state government shall not lobby the legislature, the governor, the executive ofce of the governor, members of the cabinet, a department that is headed by a member of the cabinet, or his or her former department. c. A county commissioner, a county ofcer pursuant to Article VIII or county charter, a school board member, a superintendent of schools, an elected municipal ofcer, or an elected special district ofcer in a special district with ad valorem taxing authority shall not lobby his or her former agency or governing bod y. (4) This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit a public ofcer from carrying out the duties of his or her public ofce. (5) The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subsection, including, but not limited to, dening terms and providing penalties for violations. Any such law shall not contain provisions on any other subject. (g)(f) There shall be an independent commission to conduct investigations and make public reports on all complaints concerning breach of public trust by public ofcers or employees not within the jurisdiction of the judicial qualications commission. (h)(1)(g) A code of ethics for all state employees and nonjudicial ofcers prohibiting conict between public duty and private interests shall be prescribed by law. (2) A public ofcer or public employee shall not abuse his or her public position in order to obtain a disproportionate benet for himself or herself; his or her spouse, children, or employer; or for any business with which he or she contracts; in which he or she is an ofcer, a partner, a director, or a proprietor; or in which he or she owns an interest. The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, by rule in accordance with statutory procedures governing administrative rulemaking, dene the term disproportionate benet and prescribe the requisite intent for nding a violation of this prohibition for purposes of enforcing this paragraph. Appropriate penalties shall be prescribed by law. (i)(h) This section shall not be construed to limit disclosures and prohibitions which may be established by law to preserve the public trust and avoid conicts between public duties and private interests. (j)(i) ScheduleOn the effective date of this amendment and until changed by law: (1) Full and public disclosure of nancial interests shall mean ling with the custodian of state records by July 1 of each year a sworn statement showing net worth and identifying each asset and liability in excess of $1,000 and its value together with one of the following: a. A copy of the persons most recent federal income tax return; or b. A sworn statement which identies each separate source and amount of income which exceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and the rules under which they are to be led shall be prescribed by the independent commission established in subsection (g) (f) and such rules shall include disclosure of secondary sources of income. (2) Persons holding statewide elective ofces shall also le disclosure of their nancial interests pursuant to paragraph (1) subsection (i)(1) (3) The independent commission provided for in subsection (g) (f) shall mean the Florida Commission on Ethics. ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 13. Ethics in the judiciary Prohibited activities . (a) All justices and judges shall devote full time to their judicial duties. A justice or judge They shall not engage in the practice of law or hold ofce in any political party. (b) A former justice or former judge shall not lobby for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement before the legislative or executive branches of state government for a period of six years after he or she vacates his or her judicial position. The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subsection, including, but not limited to, dening terms and providing penalties for violations. Any such law shall not contain provisions on any other subject. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibitions regarding lobbying for compensation and abuse of public position by public ofcers and public employees. The amendments to Section 8 of Article II and Section 13 of Artic le V shall take effect December 31, 2022; except that the amendments to Section 8(h) of Article II shall take effect December 31, 2020, and: (a) The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, by rule, dene the term disproportionate benet and prescribe the requisite intent for nding a violation of the prohibition against abuse of public position by October 1, 2019, as specied in Section 8(h) of Article II. (b) Following the adoption of rules pursuant to subsection (a), the legislature shall enact implementing legislation establishing penalties for violations of the prohibition against abuse of public position to take effect December 31, 2020. NO. 13 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Ends Dog Racing BALLOT SUMMARY: Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS Prohibition on racing of and wagering on greyhounds or other dogs.-The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. After December 31, 2020, a person authorized to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel operations may not race greyhounds or any member of the Canis Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager for money or any other thing of value in this state, and persons in this state may not wager money or any other thing of value on the outcome of a live dog race occurring in this state. The failure to conduct greyhound racing or wagering on greyhound racing after December 31, 2018, does not constitute grounds to revoke or deny renewal of other related gaming licenses held by a person who is a licensed greyhound permitholder on January 1, 2018, and does not affect the eligibility of such permitholder, or such permitholders facility, to conduct other pari-mutuel activities authorized by general law. By general law, the legislature shall specify civil or criminal penalties for violations of this section and for activities that aid or abet violations of this section. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibition on racing of or wagering on greyhounds or other dogs.-The amendment to Article X, which prohibits the racing of or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, and the creation of this section, shall take effect upon the approval of the electors.8/30cPROPUESTAS DE ENMIENDAS Y REVISIONES CONSTITUCIONALES PARA LA ELECCION GENERAL DEL 2018 Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado de la Florida, por el presente notico que las siguientes enmiendas constitucionales propuestas y revisiones estarn presentes en la papeleta de las elecciones generales en cada condado de la eleccin general del 2018. El lenguaje para estas enmiendas tambin se puede encontrar en FloridaPublicNotices.com, en DOS.Elections. MyFlorida.com/initiatives, y en el sitio web de este peridico. N. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 6 ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 37 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Aumento de la Exencin sobre los Impuestos a la propiedad de la Vivienda Familiar (Homestead) RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado con el n de aumentar la exencin scal de la vivienda familiar mediante la exencin de la tasacin scal de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar superior a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares. La enmienda entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO VII FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIN SECCIN 6. Exenciones scales para la vivienda familiar. (a) Todas las personas que tengan titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantengan en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, u otra que dependa legal o naturalmente del propietario, quedarn exentos de la tributacin sobre los mismos, a excepcin de las imposiciones para benecios especiales, hasta la tasacin scal de veinticinco mil dlares y, respecto a todos los otros gravmenes a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, sobre la tasacin scal superior a cincuenta mil dlares y hasta setenta y cinco mil dlares, y sobre la tasacin scal superior a cien mil dlares y hasta ciento veinticinco mil dlares, una vez que se establezca el derecho sobre estos segn lo prescribe la ley. La titularidad sobre los bienes races podr ser legal o equitativa, mancomunada, solidaria, en comn, como condominio, o indirectamente mediante la tenencia de acciones o la participacin que representen el derecho del propietario o socio en una sociedad que tenga el dominio o los derechos de arrendamiento que inicialmente superen noventa y ocho aos. La exencin no se aplicar respecto a ningn registro de evaluacin hasta que primero un organismo estatal designado por la ley general determine que dicho registro cumple las disposiciones de la Seccin 4. Esta exencin se revocar en la fecha de entrada en vigencia de cualquier enmienda a este Artculo que disponga la tasacin de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar a un valor inferior al valor justo. (b) No se le permitir ms de una exencin a ninguna persona o unidad familiar respecto a ninguna unidad residencial. Ninguna exencin superar el valor de los bienes races tasables al propietario o, en caso de posesin mediante acciones o participacin en una sociedad, el valor de la proporcin que devengue de la membresa en la corporacin sobre el valor tasado de la propiedad. (c) De conformidad con la ley general y con sujecin a las condiciones que se especican en la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr entregarles a los arrendatarios que sean residentes permanentes una reduccin scal ad valorem sobre todos los gravmenes scales ad valorem. Dicha reduccin scal ad valorem se establecer de la forma y en el monto que disponga la ley general. (d) El poder legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, permitirles a los condados o municipios, para efectos de sus gravmenes scales respectivos y con sujecin a las disposiciones de la ley general, conceder cualquiera de las siguientes exenciones scales adicionales para la vivienda familiar o ambas: (1) Una exencin que no supere cincuenta mil dlares para una persona que tenga titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantenga en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos ingresos del hogar, segn lo dene la ley general, no superen veinte mil dlares; o (2) Una exencin equivalente al valor tasado de la propiedad para una persona que tenga titularidad legal o equitativa sobre los bienes races con un valor justo inferior a doscientos cincuenta mil dlares, segn se determine en el primer ao scal que aplique el propietario y que cumpla los requisitos para la exencin, y que haya mantenido en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario durante al menos veinticinco aos, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos ingresos del hogar no superen la limitacin sobre ingresos que se prescribe en el prrafo (1). La ley general debe permitirles a los condados y municipios conceder dichas exenciones adicionales, dentro de los lmites que se prescriben en esta subseccin, mediante una ordenanza que se adopte de la manera que lo prescribe la ley general, y debe disponer el ajuste peridico de la limitacin sobre ingresos que se prescribe en esta subseccin respecto a los cambios en el costo de vida. (e) Cada veterano que tenga 65 aos o ms y que se encuentre total o parcialmente discapacitado recibir un descuento del monto del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la vivienda familiar que posea el veterano y donde el mismo resida si la discapacidad hubiera sido causada por el combate y el veterano hubiera sido dado de baja con honor tras retirarse del servicio militar. El descuento se expresar en un porcentaje equivalente al porcentaje de la discapacidad permanente vinculada al servicio del veterano, segn lo determine el Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de los Estados Unidos. Para optar al descuento que concede esta subseccin, el solicitante debe presentarle al tasador de propiedades del condado, a ms tardar el 1 de marzo, una carta ocial del Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de los Estados Unidos mediante la que se indique el porcentaje de la discapacidad vinculada al servicio del veterano y las pruebas que demuestren de manera razonable que la discapacidad fue causada por el combate, as como tambin una copia de la baja honorable del veterano. Si el tasador de propiedades rechaza la solicitud de descuento, el tasador debe noticarle al solicitante por escrito los motivos del rechazo, y el veterano podr volver a realizar la solicitud. El Poder Legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, ceder del requerimiento anual de solicitudes en los aos posteriores. Esta subseccin tiene efecto inmediato y no necesita legislacin de implementacin. (f) De conformidad con la ley general y con sujecin a las condiciones y limitaciones que se especican en la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr entregarle una deduccin scal ad valorem equivalente al monto total o una parte del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la vivienda familiar a: (1) La cnyuge sobreviviente de un veterano que haya muerto durante su servicio activo en calidad de miembro de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos. (2) La cnyuge sobreviviente de un miembro de primeros auxilios que haya muerto en acto de servicio. (3) Un miembro de primeros auxilios que se encuentre totalmente y permanentemente discapacitado a causa de una lesin o lesiones que haya sufrido en acto de servicio. La conexin causal entre una discapacidad y el acto de servicio no debe presumirse, sino que debe determinarse segn lo dispone la ley general. Para efectos de este prrafo, el trmino discapacidad no incluye una condicin crnica o enfermedad crnica, a menos que la lesin que se haya sufrido en acto de servicio hubiera sido la nica causa de la condicin crnica y la enfermedad crnica. Segn se usa en esta subseccin y segn lo dena ms extensamente la ley general, el trmino miembro de primeros auxilios hace referencia a un ocial de la polica, un ocial correccional, un bombero, un tcnico mdico de emergencia o un paramdico, y el trmino en servicio activo signica que surge a raz del desempeo real del servicio que sea necesario en virtud del trabajo como miembro de primeros auxilios. ARTCULO XII ANEXO SECCIN 37. Aumento de exencin scal para la vivienda familiar. Esta seccin y la enmienda a la Seccin 6 del Artculo VII mediante las que se aumenta la exencin scal para la vivienda familiar a travs de la exencin de la tasacin scal de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar superior a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, entrarn en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. N. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 27 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Limitaciones sobre las Tasaciones Fiscales de las Propiedades RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado con el n de conservar de manera permanente las disposiciones actualmente vigentes, las que limitan el aumento de las tasaciones scales sobre las propiedades en propiedades determinadas especcas que no sean destinadas a la vivienda familiar, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, a un 10% anual. Si se aprueba, la enmienda eliminar la revocacin programada de dichas disposiciones para el 2019 y entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO XII ANEXO SECCIN 27. Exenciones scales sobre las propiedades y limitaciones sobre las tasaciones scales sobre las propiedades. (a) Las enmiendas a las Secciones 3, 4 y 6 del Artculo VII, que disponen una exencin de $25.000 para los bienes muebles tangibles, que disponen una exencin scal adicional para la propiedad de la vivienda principal de $25.000, que autorizan el traspaso de los benecios acumulados de las limitaciones sobre la tasacin de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar, y esta seccin, si se le presenta a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en una eleccin especial que la ley autoriz que se realizara el 29 de enero de 2008, entrarn en vigencia con la aprobacin de los electores y operarn de manera retroactiva hasta el 1 de enero de 2008 o, si se le presentan a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en la prxima eleccin general, entrarn en vigencia el 1 de enero del ao posterior a dicha eleccin general. Las enmiendas a la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII mediante las que se crean las subsecciones (g) (f) y (h)(g) de dicha seccin, mediante las que se crea una limitacin sobre el aumento de la tasacin anual para las propiedades determinadas especcas, entrarn en vigencia con la aprobacin de los electores y primero limitarn las tasaciones a partir del 1 de enero de 2009, si se aprueban en una eleccin especial que se realice el 29 de enero de 2008, o primero limitarn las tasaciones a partir del 1 de enero de 2010, si se aprueban en la eleccin general que se realice en noviembre de 2008. Las subsecciones (f) y (g) de la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII se revocan con fecha 1 de enero de 2019; sin embargo, el poder legislativo, mediante resolucin conjunta, propondr una enmienda mediante la que se abrogue la revocacin de las subsecciones (f) y (g), la que se les presentar a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en la eleccin general de 2018 y, si se aprueba, entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. (b) La enmienda a la subseccin (a) mediante la que se abroga la revocacin programada de las subsecciones (g) y (h) de la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII de la Constitucin del Estado que exista en 2017 entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. N. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 29 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Control de Apuestas en Florida por parte de los Votantes RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: La presente enmienda garantiza que los votantes de Florida tengan el derecho exclusivo a decidir si autorizar o no las apuestas en casinos, exigiendo que para que estas sean autorizadas conforme a la ley de Florida, deban ser primero aprobadas por los votantes de Florida de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3 de la Constitucin de Florida. Afecta los artculos X y XI. Dene las apuestas en casinos y aclara que la presente enmienda no discrepa con la ley federal respecto a los convenios entre tribus y el estado. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: El impacto de la enmienda en los ingresos pblicos y costos del gobierno estatal y local, si los hubiere, no pueden determinarse en este momento. Esto debido a que se desconoce su efecto en las operaciones de apuestas que no hayan sido aprobadas por los votantes mediante una enmienda constitucional propuesta a travs de un proceso de peticin de iniciativa por parte de los ciudadanos. TEXTO COMPLETO: EL ARTCULO X DE LA CONSTITUCIN DE FLORIDA se enmienda para que incluya la siguiente nueva seccin: Control de Apuestas en Florida por parte de los Votantes. (a) La presente enmienda garantiza que los votantes de Florida tengan el derecho exclusivo a decidir si autorizar o no las apuestas en casinos en el Estado de Florida. La presente enmienda requiere del voto mediante una iniciativa de los ciudadanos de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3, para que las apuestas en casinos sean autorizadas conforme a la ley de Florida. Esta seccin enmienda el presente Artculo; y adems afecta al Artculo XI, al hacer que las iniciativas de los ciudadanos sean el mtodo exclusivo de autorizar las apuestas en casinos. (b) Segn se utiliza en la presente seccin, apuestas en casinos hace referencia a cualquiera de los tipos de juegos que suelen encontrarse en los casinos y que se ajustan a la denicin de juegos Clase III de la Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act [Ley Federal de Regulacin de Juegos entre la Poblacin Indgena], 25 U.S.C. 2701 y ss. (IGRA), y en el 25 C.F.R. .4 una vez que se adopte la presente enmienda, y cualquiera que se agregue a dicha denicin de juegos Clase III en el futuro. Esto incluye, sin limitacin, cualquier juego donde la casa participe y pueda ganar, lo que incluye, sin limitacin, juegos de cartas como bacar, chemin de fer, blackjack (21), y pai gow (si se practican como juegos donde la casa participe) cualquier juego bancado por los jugadores que simule un juego donde la casa participe, como el black jack de California; juegos de casino como la ruleta, el pase ingls y el keno; cualquier mquina tragamonedas segn se denen en 15 U.S.C. 1171(a)(1); y cualquier otro juego no autorizado por el Artculo X, Seccin 15, ya sea si se dene como una mquina tragamonedas o no, en el que los resultados sean determinados por un generador de nmer os aleatorios o se asignen de manera similar al azar, como instant o historical racing. Segn se utiliza en el presente, apuestas en casinos incluye dispositivos electrnicos de apuestas dispositivos de apuestas simuladas, dispositivos de video lotera, dispositivos de concursos por Internet, y cualquier otra forma de rplica electrnica o electromecnica de cualquier juego de azar, mquina tragamonedas, o juego de casino, independientemente de la manera en que dichos dispositivos sean denidos conforme a la IGRA. Segn se utiliza en el presente, apuestas en casinos no incluye apuestas mutuas en carreras de caballos, carreras de perros o exhibiciones de cesta punta. Para efectos de la presente seccin, apuestas y juegos son sinnimos. (c) Ninguna disposicin aqu empleada se considerar como que limita el derecho del Congreso a ejercer su autoridad a travs de la ley general para restringir, regular o gravar cualquier actividad de apuestas o juegos. Adems, ninguna disposicin aqu empleada se interpretar como que limita la capacidad del estado o de las tribus americanas nativas de negociar convenios en materia de juegos de conformidad con la Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act con el n de realizar apuestas en casinos en tierras tribales, o de afectar las apuestas existentes en tierras tribales de conformidad con los convenios formalizados por el estado y las tribus americanas nativas segn establece la IGRA. (d) La presente seccin tiene vigencia una vez aprobada por los votantes, tiene efecto inmediato y no se requiere ninguna implementacin legislativa. (e) Si cualquier parte de la presente seccin se considera invlida por cualquier razn, la parte o partes restantes sern separadas de la parte invlida y se les asignar la mayor vigencia posible. N. 4 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VI, SECCIN 4 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Enmienda de Restablecimiento de Derechos al Voto RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: La presente enmienda restablece los derechos de votacin de los Floridanos que han sido condenados por delitos graves despus de que cumplan todos los trminos de su sentencia, lo que incluye la libertad condicional o provisional. La enmienda no regira para aquellos condenados por homicidio o delitos sexuales, a quienes se les seguira prohibiendo de manera permanente votar, a menos que el Gobernador y el Gabinete votaran para restablecer sus derechos de votacin segn cada caso en particular. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: Los efectos precisos de la presente enmienda en los costos del gobierno estatal y local no pueden determinarse. Sin embargo, la vigencia de las leyes actuales de inscripcin de votantes, as como el mayor nmero de personas condenadas por delitos graves que se inscriban para votar, producir mayores costos generales en relacin a los procesos que existen actualmente. El impacto, si lo hubiere, en los ingresos pblicos del gobierno estatal y local no puede deter minarse. El impacto scal de cualquier legislacin futura que implemente un proceso distinto no puede determinarse de manera razonable. TEXTO COMPLETO: Artculo VI, Seccin 4. Descalicacin. (a) Ninguna persona que haya sido condenada por un delito grave, o que haya sido declarada mentalmente incompetente en este o cualquier otro estado, estar habilitada para votar u ocupar un cargo pblico hasta que se restablezcan sus derechos civiles o hasta que desaparezca su discapacidad. Salvo segn se disponga en la subseccin (b) de la presente seccin, cualquier descalicacin votar que surja a raz de una condena por delito grave se extinguir, y los derechos de votacin se restablecern, una vez que se cumplan todos los trminos de la sentencia, incluyendo la libertad condicional o provisional. (b) Ninguna persona que haya sido condenada por homicidio o por un delito sexual grave estar habilitada para votar hasta que se restablezcan sus derechos civiles. (b c) Ninguna persona podr ser candidata a la reeleccin para ninguno de los siguientes cargos: (1) Representante de Florida, (2) Senador de Florida, (3) Vicegobernador de Florida, (4) Cualquier cargo del gabinete de Florida, (5) Representante de EE. UU. de Florida, o (6) Senador de EE. UU. de Florida Si, al trmino del perodo de su cargo, la persona ha ocupado (o, si no fuera por renuncia, hubiera ocupado) dicho cargo por ocho aos consecutivos. N. 5 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 19 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Voto Mayoritario Requerido para Imponer, Autorizar o Aumentar los Impuestos o Tasas Estatales RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se prohbe al sistema legislativo imponer, autorizar o aumentar los impuestos o tasas estatales, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin a travs de una ley que no contenga ninguna otra materia. Esta propuesta no autoriza un impuesto o tasa estatal que est prohibido por la Constitucin y no aplica a ningn impuesto o tasa impuesta por, o autorizada para su imposicin por, un condado, municipalidad, junta escolar o distrito especial. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO VII FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIN SECCIN 19. Para imponer, autorizar o elevar los impuestos o tasas estatales se requiere una mayora calicada de votos. (a) VOTO MAYORITARIO REQUERIDO PARA IMPONER O AUTORIZAR NUEVOS IMPUESTOS O TASAS ESTATALES. Ningn impuesto o tasa estatal pueden ser impuestos o autorizados por el sistema legislativo, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin y la misma haya sido presentada al Gobernador para su aprobacin de acuerdo con lo establecido en el Artculo III, Seccin 8. (b) VOTO MAYORITARIO REQUERIDO PARA AUMENTAR LOS IMPUESTOS O TASAS. Ningn impuesto o tasa estatal pueden ser aumentados por el sistema legislativo, a excepcin de cuando dos tercios de la membresa de cada casa del sistema legislativo hayan aprobado la legislacin y la misma haya sido presentada al Gobernador para su aprobacin de acuerdo con lo establecido en el Artculo III, Seccin 8. (c) APLICABILIDAD. Esta seccin no autoriza la imposicin de ningn impuesto o tasa estatal que estn prohibidos por la Constitucin, y no aplica a ningn impuesto o tasa impuesta por, o autorizada para su imposicin por, un condado, municipalidad, junta escolar o distrito especial. (d) DEFINICIONES. Conforme sern utilizados en esta seccin, los siguientes trminos contarn con los siguientes signicados: (1) Tasa se reere a cualquier cobro o pago requerido por la ley, incluyendo tasas de servicio, tasas o costos de emisin de licencias, y cargos por servicios. (2) Aumento se reere a: a. Aumentar o autorizar el aumento en la tasa de un impuesto estatal o una tasa impuesta sobre una base porcentual o por cada mil; b. Aumentar o autorizar el aumento en la cantidad de impuestos o tasas estatales que son calculados sobre una base plana o ja; o c. Disminuir o eliminar una exoneracin o crdito sobre un impuesto o tasa estatal. (e) MATERIA NICA. Los impuestos o tasas estatales impuestos, autorizados o aumentados bajo esta seccin deben estar contenidos en una ley separada que no contenga ninguna otra materia. N. 6 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 16 ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 8 Y 21 ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Derechos de las Vctimas de Delitos; Jueces RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Establece derechos constitucionales para las vctimas de delitos; exige que los tribunales faciliten los derechos de las vctimas; autoriza a las vctimas a hacer respetar sus derechos durante los procesos penales y de justicia juvenil. Exige que los jueces y los ociales de audiencia interpreten de manera independiente los estatutos y las reglas en lugar de deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia gubernamental. Aumenta la edad obligatoria de jubilacin de jueces y magistrados estatales desde setenta a setenta y cinco aos; elimina la autorizacin para completar el trmino judicial si la mitad del plazo se ha cumplido antes de la edad de jubilacin. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 16. Derechos del acusado y de las vctimas. (a) En todos los procesamientos penales, el acusado deber, bajo pedido, ser informado de la naturaleza y causa de la acusacin, asimismo se le proporcionar una copia de los cargos, y tendr derecho a tener medidas compulsivas para la comparecencia de testigos, a enfrentar testigos adversos en el juicio, a ser escuchado en persona, por un abogado o ambos, y a tener un juicio rpido y pblico impartido por un jurado imparcial en el condado donde se cometi el crimen. Si no se conoce el condado, la acusacin o informacin podr cobrar lugar en dos o ms condados de manera conjunta y la prueba de que el crimen fue cometido en esa rea ser suciente; sin embargo, antes de declararse, el acusado podr elegir en cul de estos condados se llevar a cabo el juicio. El lugar para el enjuiciamiento de los delitos cometidos fuera de los lmites del estado ser jado por la ley. (b) Para preservar y proteger el derecho de las vctimas de delitos a alcanzar la justicia, garantizar a las vctimas de delitos un papel signicativo en todos los sistemas de justicia penal y juvenil, y asegurar que los derechos e intereses de las vctimas de delitos sean respetados y protegidos por la ley de una manera no menos vigorosa que las protecciones otorgadas a los acusados penales y delincuentes juveniles, toda vctima tendr los siguientes derechos, a partir del momento de su victimizacin: (1) El derecho al debido proceso y a ser tratado con rectitud y respeto por la dignidad propia. (2) El derecho a ser libre de intimidacin, acoso y abuso. (3) El derecho, dentro del proceso judicial, de estar razonablemente protegido del acusado y de cualquier persona que acte en nombre del acusado. Sin embargo, nada de lo contenido en este documento tiene la intencin de crear una relacin especial entre la vctima del delito y cualquier agencia u ocina de aplicacin de la ley que no tenga una relacin o deber especial segn lo dena la ley de la Florida. (4) El derecho a tener en cuenta la seguridad y el bienestar de la vctima y de la familia de la vctima al establecer la anza, incluyendo el establecimiento de condiciones de libertad provisional que protejan la seguridad y el bienestar de la vctima y de la familia de la vctima. (5) El derecho a evitar la divulgacin de informacin o registros que puedan ser utilizados para localizar o acosar a la vctima o la familia de la vctima, o que puedan revelar informacin condencial o privilegiada de la vctima. (6) Una vctima tendr los siguientes derechos especcos bajo pedido: a. El derecho a recibir una noticacin razonable, precisa y oportuna, y a estar presente en todos los procedimientos pblicos que involucren la conducta delictiva, incluidos, entre otros: juicio, declaracin de culpabilidad, sentencia, o adjudicacin, incluso si la vctima ser un testigo en el procedimiento y a pesar de cualquier regla en lo contrario. A la vctima tambin se le proporcionar una noticacin razonable, precisa y oportuna de cualquier liberacin o escape del acusado o del delincuente, y de cualquier procedimiento durante el cual algn derecho de la vctima est implicado. b. El derecho a ser escuchado en cualquier procedimiento pblico que implique la libertad provisional u otro tipo de liberacin de cualquier forma de restriccin legal, declaracin de culpabilidad, sentencia, adjudicacin o libertad condicional, y en cualquier procedimiento durante el cual algn derecho de la vctima est implicado. c. El derecho de consultar con el scal sobre cualquier acuerdo de culpabilidad, participacin en programas alternativos previos al juicio, liberacin, restitucin, sentencia o cualquier otra disposicin del caso. d. El derecho a proporcionar informacin sobre el impacto de la conducta del delincuente sobre la vctima y la familia de la vctima a la persona responsable de llevar a cabo cualquier investigacin previa a la sentencia, a compilar cualquier informe de investigacin previo a la sentencia, y a hacer considerar cualquier informacin de este tipo en cualquier recomendacin de sentencia presentada al tribunal. e. El derecho a recibir una copia de cualquier informe previo a la sentencia y cualquier otro informe o registro relevante para el ejercicio del derecho de la vctima, a excepcin de aquellas partes que sean condenciales o estn exentas por ley. f. El derecho a ser informado de la condena, sentencia, adjudicacin, lugar y tiempo de encarcelamiento u otra disposicin del delincuente convicto, as como de cualquier fecha programada para la excarcelacin del delincuente, y de la liberacin o el escape del delincuente de la custodia. g. El derecho a ser informado de todos los procesos y procedimientos posteriores a la condena, a participar en tales procesos y procedimientos, a proporcionar informacin a la autoridad de liberacin para que sea considerada antes de que se tome una decisin de liberacin, y a ser noticado de cualquier decisin de liberacin con respecto al delincuente. La autoridad de libertad condicional o de libertad anticipada extender el derecho a ser escuchado a cualquier persona perjudicada por el delincuente. h. El derecho a ser informado de los procedimientos de indulto y expurgo, a proporcionar informacin al gobernador, al tribunal, a cualquier junta de indulto y otras autoridades en estos procedimientos, a que esa informacin se considere antes de que se tome una decisin de clemencia o expurgo; y a ser noticado de tal decisin antes de cualquier liberacin del delincuente. (7) Los derechos de la vctima, segn lo dispuesto en el subprrafo (6) a., subprrafo (6) b., O subprrafo (6) c., que apliquen a cualquier primer procedimiento de comparecencia se cumplirn mediante un intento razonable por parte de la agencia competente para noticar a la vctima y transmitir las opiniones de la vctima al tribunal. (8) El derecho a la pronta devolucin de la propiedad de la vctima cuando ya no sea necesaria como evidencia en el caso. (9) El derecho a la restitucin completa y oportuna, en cada caso y por parte de cada delincuente condenado, por motivo de todas las prdidas sufridas por la vctima como resultado de la conducta delictiva, tanto directa como indirectamente. (10) El derecho a procedimientos sin demoras irrazonables, y a una pronta y nal conclusin del caso y de cualquier procedimiento posterior al juicio. a. El abogado del estado podr presentar una demanda de buena fe para un juicio rpido, y el tribunal de primera instancia deber celebrar una audiencia de sealamientos, bajo previo aviso, dentro de los quince das de la presentacin de la demanda, para programar un juicio que comience en una fecha de al menos cinco das pero no ms de sesenta das despus de la fecha de la llamada del calendario, a menos que el juez de primera instancia presente una orden con determinaciones de hecho que justiquen una fecha de prueba ms de sesenta das despus de la audiencia de sealamientos. b. Todas las apelaciones a nivel estatal y los ataques colaterales sobre cualquier sentencia debern completarse dentro de los dos aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos que no sean capitales y dentro de los cinco aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos capitales, a menos que un tribunal dicte una orden con conclusiones especcas acerca de por qu dicho tribunal no pudo cumplir con este subprrafo y las circunstancias que causaron el retraso. Cada ao, el juez principal de cualquier tribunal de apelacin del distrito o el presidente de la Suprema Corte informar caso por caso al presidente de la Cmara de Representantes y al presidente del Senado de todos los casos en que dicho tribunal introdujo una orden con respecto a la incapacidad de cumplir con este subprrafo. La legislatura podr promulgar legislacin para implementar este subprrafo. (11) El derecho a ser informado de estos derechos, y a ser informado de que las vctimas pueden buscar el consejo de un abogado con respecto a sus derechos. Esta informacin se pondr a disposicin del pblico en general y se propor cionar a todas las vctimas de delitos en forma de una tarjeta o por otros medios destinados a informar efectivamente a la vctima de sus derechos en virtud de esta seccin. (c) La vctima, el abogado retenido de la vctima, un representante legal de la vctima o la ocina del procurador del Estado, a peticin de la vctima, pueden hacer valer y solicitar el cumplimiento de los derechos enumerados en esta seccin y cualquier otro derecho otorgado a una vctima por ley en cualquier juicio o tribunal de apelacin, o ante cualquier otra autoridad con jurisdiccin sobre el caso, como cuestin de derecho. El tribunal u otra autoridad con jurisdiccin actuar con prontitud sobre dicha solicitud, ofreciendo una solucin jurdica de acuerdo con la ley por la violacin de cualquier derecho. Las razones de cualquier decisin con respecto a la disposicin del derecho de una vctima se indicarn claramente en el registro. (d) El otorgamiento de los derechos enumerados en esta seccin a las vctimas no puede interpretarse como denegacin o menoscabo de otros derechos que poseen las vctimas. Las disposiciones de esta seccin se aplican a todos los procesos penales y de justicia juvenil, son autoejecutables y no requieren una legislacin de implementacin. Esta seccin no podr ser interpretada para crear cualquier causa de accin por daos y perjuicios contra el estado o una subdivisin poltica del estado, o contra cualquier funcionario, empleado o agente del estado o sus subdivisiones polticas. (e) Como se usa en esta seccin, una vctima es una persona que sufre dao fsico, psicolgico o nanciero directo o amenazado como resultado de la perpetracin o intento de perpetracin de un delito o acto delincuencial o contra quien el delito o acto delincuente es cometido. El trmino vctima incluye al representante legtimo de la vctima, al padre o tutor de un menor o al familiar de una vctima de homicidio, excepto cuando se demuestre que el inters de dicho individuo estara en conicto real o potencial con los intereses de la vctima. El trmino vctima no incluye al acusado. Los trminos delito y delincuente incluyen conducta y actos delictivos. Las vctimas del crimen o sus representantes legtimos, incluidos los familiares de las vctimas de homicidios, tienen derecho a ser informados, a estar presentes, y a ser escuchados cuando sea pertinente, en todas las etapas cruciales de los procedimientos penales, en la medida en que estos derechos no intereran con los derechos constitucionales del acusado ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 8. Elegibilidad. Ninguna persona ser elegible para el cargo de juez de la corte suprema o juez de cualquier corte a menos que dicha persona sea electora del estado y residente de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. Ningn juez o magistrado servir despus de haber cumplido los setenta y cinco setenta aos de edad, excepto en el caso de una asignacin temporal, o para completar un trmino, la mitad del cual ya haya sido cumplido Ninguna persona es elegible para la Ocina de Justicia de la Corte Suprema o para ser juez de un tribunal de apelaciones de distrito, a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos diez aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. Ninguna persona es elegible para la ocina de juez del circuito a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. A menos que la ley general disponga lo contrario, ninguna persona es elegible para la ocina de juez del tribunal del condado, a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. A menos que la ley general disponga lo contrario, una persona ser elegible ya sea por eleccin o nombramiento a la ocina de juez del tribunal del condado en un condado cuya poblacin sea de 40,000 habitantes o menos, si la persona es un miembro acreditado del Colegio de Abogados de Florida. SECCIN 21. Interpretacin judicial de estatutos y reglas. Al interpretar un estatuto o norma estatal, un tribunal estatal o un funcionario atendiendo a una accin administrativa de conformidad con la ley general no podr deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia administrativa de tal estatuto o regla, y deber, por el contrario, interpretar dicho estatuto o regla por segunda vez. ARTCULO XII ANEXO Elegibilidad de magistrados y jueces. La enmienda a la Seccin 8 del Artculo V, que aumenta la edad a la que un juez o magistrado ya no es elegible para servir en un cargo judicial excepto por asignacin temporal, entrar en vigencia el 1 de julio de 2019. N. 7 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIONES 7 Y 8 ARTCULO X, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Benecios para los Sobrevivientes de Miembros de Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares; Colegios y Universidades Pblicas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Concede el pago obligatorio de benecios por fallecimiento y la exencin de ciertos gastos de educacin a los sobrevivientes calicados de ciertos miembros de primeros auxilios y miembros militares que mueran realizando tareas ociales. Exige una supermayora de votos de los administradores universitarios y de la junta de gobernadores del sistema universitario estatal para recaudar o imponer todas las tarifas autorizadas legislativamente si la ley requiere la aprobacin de dichos organismos. Establece el sistema de colegios estatales existente como una entidad constitucional; proporciona estructura de gobierno. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO IX EDUCACIN SECCIN 7. Sistema Universitario Estatal. (a) PROPSITOS. Con el n de lograr la excelencia a travs de la enseanza de los estudiantes, de avanzar la investigacin y de proveer servicios pblicos para el benecio de los ciudadanos de la Florida, sus comunidades y economas, el pueblo de la Florida establece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema universitario del estado de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. Habr solo un sistema universitario estatal que incluir todas las universidades pblicas. Una junta de deicomisarios administrar cada universidad pblica y una junta de gobernadores gobernar el sistema universitario del estado. (c) JUNTAS DE FIDEICOMISARIOS LOCALES. Cada universidad constituyente local ser administrada por una junta de deicomisarios constituida por trece miembros dedicados a los nes del sistema universitario estatal. La junta de gober nadores establecer las facultades y los deberes de la junta de deicomisarios. Cada junta de deicomisarios consistir de seis ciudadanos miembros nombrados por el gobernador y cinco ciudadanos miembros nombrados por la junta de gobernadores. Los miembros nombrados debern ser conrmados por el Senado y servirn por perodos escalonados de cinco aos como provisto por ley. El presidente del senado de la facultad, o su equivalente, y el presidente del cuerpo estudiantil de la universidad tambin sern miembros. (d) JUNTA ESTATAL DE GOBERNADORES. La junta de gobernadores ser un organismo empresarial consistente de diecisiete miembros. La junta deber operar, regular, controlar, y ser plenamente responsable por el manejo de todo el sistema universitario. Estas responsabilidades incluyen, sin limitacin, la denicin de la misin propia de cada universidad constituyente y su articulacin con escuelas gratuitas pblicas y centros de formacin profesional, asegurando la coor dinacin, buena planicacin, y funcionamiento del sistema, y la evitacin de la duplicacin excesiva de instalaciones o programas. La direccin de la junta estar sujeta a los poderes de la legislatura de asignar los gastos de los fondos, y la junta rendir cuentas sobre esos gastos conforme a lo previsto por ley. El gobernador nombrar a la junta catorce ciudadanos dedicados a los nes del sistema universitario estatal. Los miembros nombrados debern ser conrmados por el Senado y servirn trminos escalonados de siete aos como dispuesto por ley. El comisionado de la educacin, el

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Con el n de lograr la excelencia y proporcionar acceso a la educacin universitaria a los estudiantes de este estado; de originar caminos articulados para un grado de bachillerato; de garantizar un compromiso superior con la enseanza y el aprendizaje; y de responder de manera rpida y eciente a la demanda de las comunidades mediante la alineacin de los certicados y programas de grado con las necesidades locales y regionales de la fuerza de trabajo, el pueblo de la Florida, en virtud de este acto, establece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema de colegios estatales de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA DE COLEGIOS ESTATALES. Habr un sistema de colegios estatales nico compuesto por todos los institutos de formacin profesional y colegios estatales pblicos. Una junta directiva local deber gobernar cada institucin del sistema de colegios estatales y la junta de educacin del estado deber supervisar el sistema de colegios estatales. (c) JUNTAS DIRECTIVAS LOCALES. Cada institucin del sistema de colegios estatales estar gobernada por una junta directiva local dedicada a los propsitos del sistema de colegios estatales. Un miembro de la junta directiva debe ser residente del rea en el cual el colegio preste sus servicios. Los poderes y deberes de las juntas directivas sern provistos por la ley. Cada miembro ser designado por el gobernador en trminos escalonados de 4 aos, sujeto a la conrmacin del Senado. (d) PAPEL DE LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIN DEL ESTADO. La junta de educacin del estado supervisar el sistema de colegios estatales segn lo estipule la ley. ARTCULO X MISCELNEO Benecios para los Sobrevivientes de Miembros de Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares. (a) La agencia empleadora pagar un benecio por fallecimiento cuando un bombero; un paramdico; un tcnico mdico de emergencia; un polica, un ocial de correccional, un ocial de libertad condicional; o un miembro de la Guardia Nacional de Florida, mientras participan en el desempeo de sus deberes ociales, sea: (1) Accidentalmente asesinado o reciba lesiones corporales accidentales que resulten en la prdida de la vida de la persona, siempre que tal asesinato no sea el resultado de un suicidio y que tal lesin corporal no sea auto inigida intencionalmente; o (2) Muera o sea asesinado ilcita e intencionalmente como resultado de tal acto ilcito e intencional o sea asesinado durante el servicio activo. (b) Un benecio por fallecimiento se pagar con fondos provenientes de los ingresos generales cuando un miembro en servicio activo de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos sea: (1) Accidentalmente asesinado o reciba lesiones corporales accidentales que resulten en la prdida de la vida de la persona, siempre que tal asesinato no sea el resultado de un suicidio y que tal lesin corporal no sea autoinigida intencionalmente; o (2) Muera o sea asesinado ilcita e intencionalmente como resultado de tal acto ilcito e intencional o sea asesinado durante el servicio activo. (c) Si un bombero; un paramdico; un tcnico mdico de emergencia; un polica, un ocial correccional u ocial de libertad condicional; o un miembro de servicio activo de la Guardia Nacional de la Florida o las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados Unidos es asesinado accidentalmente como se especica en los prrafos (a)(1) y (b)(1) o asesinado ilcita e intencionalmente segn lo especicado en los prrafos (a)(2) y (b)(2), el estado deber exonerar ciertos gastos educativos que el nio o el cnyuge del miembro de primeros auxilios o militar fallecido incurra al obtener un certicado vocacional, una educacin de pregrado o una educacin de posgrado. (d) Un miembro de primeros auxilios elegible debe haber estado trabajando para el Estado de Florida o cualquiera de sus subdivisiones polticas o agencias en el momento de su muerte. Un miembro militar elegible debe haber sido residente de este estado o que su puesto de trabajo haya pertenecido al mismo en el momento de su muerte. (e) La legislatura implementar esta seccin por ley general. (f) Esta seccin entrar en vigencia el 1 de julio de 2019. N. 8 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIN 4, NUEVA SECCIN ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Lmites y Deberes del Termino de la Junta Escolar; Escuelas Pblicas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Establece un lmite de mandato de ocho aos consecutivos para los miembros de la junta escolar y requiere que la legislatura provea fondos para la promocin de la alfabetizacin cvica en las escuelas pblicas. Actualmente, las juntas escolares del distrito tienen el deber constitucional de operar, controlar y supervisar todas las escuelas pblicas. La enmienda mantiene los deberes de una junta escolar a las escuelas pblicas que establezca, pero permite que el estado opere, controle y supervise las escuelas pblicas no establecidas por la junta escolar. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO IX EDUCACIN SECCIN 4. Distritos escolares; juntas escolares. (a) Cada condado constituir un distrito escolar; sin embargo, dos o ms condados contiguos, con el voto de los electores de cada condado conforme a ley, podrn ser combinados en un distrito escolar. En cada distrito escolar habr una junta escolar compuesta de cinco o ms miembros electos por el voto de los electores en una eleccin no-partidista, para mandatos de cuatro aos apropiadamente escalonados, segn lo dispuesto por ley. Una persona no puede aparecer en la boleta para la reeleccin a la ocina de la junta escolar si, para el nal del mandato actual, la persona hubiese servido, o hubiese servido si no fuese por su renuncia, durante ocho aos consecutivos. (b) La junta escolar deber operar, controlar, y supervisar todas las escuelas gratuitas pblicas establecidas por la junta escolar del distrito dentro del distrito escolar y deber determinar la tasa de impuestos del distrito escolar dentro de los lmites establecidos en este documento. Dos o ms distritos escolares podrn operar y nanciar programas educativos comunes. SECCIN. Alfabetizacin cvica. Como la educacin es esencial para la preservacin de los derechos y las libertades de las personas, la legislatura deber proveer fondos por ley para la promocin de la alfabetizacin cvica con el n de garantizar que los estudiantes matriculados en la educacin pblica comprendan y estn preparados para ejercer sus derechos y responsabilidades como ciudadanos de una repblica constitucional. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Limitacin del mandato para los miembros de una junta escolar del distrito. Esta seccin y la enmienda a la Seccin 4 del Artculo IX que imponen lmites a los trminos de los mandatos de los miembros de la junta escolar del distrito entrarn en vigor en la fecha en que sean aprobadas por el electorado, pero ningn servicio en un mandato que comenz antes del 6 de noviembre de 2018, se contar en contra de la limitacin impuesta por esta enmienda. N. 9 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO II, SECCIN 7 ARTICULO X, SECCIN 20 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Prohibicin de la Perforacin de Petrleo y Gas en Alta Mar; Prohibicin del Fumado de Cigarrillos Electrnicos en Lugares de Trabajo Encerrados. RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Prohbe la perforacin para la exploracin o extraccin de petrleo y gas natural debajo de todas las aguas estatales entre la lnea de media alta y los lmites territoriales ms alejados del estado. Agrega, con excepciones, el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor a la prohibicin actual de consumo de tabaco en lugares de trabajo encerrados; permite ordenanzas locales de vapor ms restrictivas. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II DISPOSICIONES GENERALES SECCIN 7. Recursos naturales y belleza escnica. (a) Ser la poltica de este estado conservar y proteger sus recursos naturales y belleza escnica. La ley establecer disposiciones adecuadas para la reduccin de la contaminacin del aire y el agua y del ruido excesivo e innecesario y para la conservacin y proteccin de los recursos naturales. (b) Aquellos en el rea Agrcola de los Everglades que causen contaminacin del agua dentro del rea de Proteccin de los Everglades o el rea Agrcola de los Everglades sern los principales responsables de pagar los costos de la reduccin de esa contaminacin. Para propsito de esta subseccin, los trminos rea Agricultural de los Everglades y rea Protegida de los Everglades tendrn la misma denicin como las deniciones contenidas en las leyes en efecto el 1 de enero de 1996. (c) Para proteger a la poblacin de Florida y su entorno, la perforacin para exploracin o extraccin de petrleo o gas natural est prohibida en tierras debajo de todas las aguas estatales que no se hayan alienado y que se encuentren entre la lnea de media alta y los lmites exteriores de los mares territoriales del estado. Esta prohibicin no aplica al transporte de productos de petrleo y gas producidos fuera de dichas aguas. Esta subseccin es autoejecutable. ARTCULO X MISCELNEO SECCIN 20. Lugares de trabajo sin humo o vapor de tabaco. (a) PROHIBICIN. Como una iniciativa de salud para proteger a las personas de los riesgos de salud del humo y del vapor de tabaco de segunda mano, el consumo de tabaco y el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor estn prohibidos est prohibido en lugares de trabajo encerrados dentro del estado de Florida. Esta seccin no excluye la adopcin de ordenanzas que impongan una regulacin ms restrictiva sobre el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor que la proporcionada en esta seccin. (b) EXCEPCIONES. Como se explica en las deniciones siguientes, se puede permitir el consumo de tabaco y el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor en residencias privadas siempre que no se utilicen comercialmente para proporcionar cuidado infantil, cuidado de adultos, atencin mdica, o cualquier combinacin de los mismos; y, adems, puede permitirse en tiendas minoristas de tabaco, minoristas de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor habitaciones designadas para fumadores en hoteles y otros establecimientos pblicos de alojamiento; y en bares independientes. Sin embargo, nada en esta seccin o en su legislacin de aplicacin o reglamentos, le prohbe al propietario, arrendatario u otra persona en el control de la utilizacin de un lugar de trabajo encerrado el derecho de imponer prohibiciones o limitaciones ms estrictas con respecto a fumar o usar dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor en el lugar. (c) DEFINICIONES. A los nes de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los signicados indicados: (1) Fumar signica inhalar, exhalar, quemar, transportar o poseer cualquier producto de tabaco encendido, incluidos cigarrillos, habanos, tabaco para pipa y cualquier otro producto de tabaco encendido. (2) Humo de segunda mano, tambin conocido como humo de tabaco ambiental (HTA), signica humo emitido por el tabaco encendido, humeante o en combustin cuando el fumador no est inhalando; humo emitido en la boquilla durante el soplo; y humo exhalado por el fumador. (3) Trabajo signica cualquier empleo o servicio de empleo provedo por una persona a peticin de otra persona o personas o de cualquier entidad pblica o privada, ya sea pago o no, ya sea a tiempo completo o parcial, ya sea legal o no. Trabajo incluye, sin limitaciones, cualquier servicio realizado por un empleado, contratista independiente, agente, socio, propietario, gerente, funcionario, director, aprendiz, pasante, asociado, servidor, voluntario y similares. (4) Lugar de trabajo encerrado signica cualquier lugar donde una o ms personas se dediquen al trabajo, cuyo espacio est predominante o totalmente delimitado por barreras fsicas en todos los lados y por encima, independientemente de si tales barreras constituyen o incluyen aberturas descubiertas, aberturas parcialmente cubiertas o con pantallas; ventanas abiertas o cerradas, persianas, puertas o similares. Esta seccin aplica a todos los lugares de trabajo encerrados sin importar si el trabajo se est produciendo en un momento dado. (5) El uso Comercial de una residencia privada signica cualquier perodo durante el cual el propietario, arrendatario u otra persona que ocupe o controle el uso de la residencia privada est suministrando o permitiendo que se suministre: cuidado de nios, cuidado de adultos mayores, atencin mdica, o cualquier combinacin de los mismos en la residencia privada, y que reciba o espere recibir una compensacin por ello. (6) Tienda minorista de tabaco signica cualquier lugar de trabajo encerrado dedicado principalmente a la venta al por menor de tabaco, productos de tabaco y accesorios para tales productos, en el cual la venta de otros productos o servicios sea meramente incidental. (7) Habitaciones designadas para fumadores en establecimientos pblicos de alojamiento signica los dormitorios y reas privadas directamente asociadas, tales como baos, salas de estar y reas de cocina, si las hay, alquiladas a huspedes para su ocupacin transitoria exclusiva en establecimientos pblicos de alojamiento, incluyendo hoteles, moteles, condominios de resorts, apartamentos transitorios, establecimientos de alojamiento transitorio, casas de hospedaje, pensiones, viviendas de complejos tursticos, posadas de alojamiento y desayuno y similares; que sean designadas por la persona o personas que tienen autoridad de gestin sobre el establecimiento de alojamiento pblico como habitaciones en las que se permite fumar. (8) Bar independiente se reere a un lugar de negocios dedicado, durante cualquier momento de su operacin, en mayor parte o totalmente a servir bebidas alcohlicas, bebidas embriagantes, licores embriagantes, o cualquier combinacin de los mismos para su consumo en las instalaciones autorizadas; en el cual el servicio de alimentos, si lo hay, es meramente secundario al consumo de tales bebidas; y que no se encuentra dentro, ni comparte, cualquier entrada o rea interior comn con ningn otro lugar de trabajo encerrado que incluya cualquier negocio para el cual la venta de alimentos o cualquier otro producto o servicio sea ms que una fuente incidental de ingresos brutos. (9) Dispositivo electrnico generador de vapor signica cualquier producto que emplee un medio electrnico, qumico o mecnico capaz de producir vapor o aerosol a partir de un producto de nicotina o cualquier otra sustancia, incluidos, entre otros, un cigarrillo electrnico, cigarro electrnico, pipa electrnica u otro dispositivo o producto similar, cualquier cartucho de recambio para dicho dispositivo y cualquier otro recipiente de una solucin u otra sustancia destinada a ser utilizada con o dentro de un cigarrillo electrnico, cigarro electrnico, pipa electrnica u otro dispositivo o producto similar. (10) Minorista de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor se reere a cualquier lugar de trabajo encerrado dedicado principalmente a la venta al por menor de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor, y componentes y accesorios para tales productos, en el que la venta de otros productos o servicios sea meramente incidental. (d) LEGISLACIN. En la prxima sesin legislativa regular que se produzca despus de la aprobacin de esta seccin o cualquier enmienda a esta seccin enmienda por parte de los votantes, la Legislatura de Florida aprobar legislacin para implementar esta seccin y cualquier enmienda a esta seccin enmienda de una manera consistente con su objetivo general y trminos establecidos, y con una fecha de vigencia a ms tardar del 1 de julio del ao siguiente de la aprobacin de los votantes. Dicha legislacin deber incluir, sin limitaciones, sanciones civiles por violaciones de esta seccin; disposiciones para la aplicacin de medidas administrativas; y el requisito y autorizacin de las reglas de la agencia para su implementacin y cumplimiento. Esta seccin no Nada de lo contenido le prohbe a la Legislatura promulgar una ley que constituya o que permita una regulacin ms restrictiva sobre el consumo de tabaco y el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor que la proporcionada en esta seccin. N. 10 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO III, SECCIN 3 ARTCULO IV, SECCIONES 4 Y 11 ARTCULO VIII, SECCIONES 1 Y 6 TTULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Estructura y Operacin del Gobierno Estatal y Local RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Requiere legislatura para conservar el Departamento de Asuntos de Veteranos. Asegura la eleccin de alguaciles, tasadores de propiedad, supervisores de elecciones, recaudadores de impuestos y secretarios de tribunal en todos los condados; elimina la capacidad de los estatutos del condado para abolir, cambiar el mandato, transferir deberes o eliminar la eleccin de estas ocinas. Cambia la fecha de inicio de la sesin legislativa anual en los aos pares de marzo a enero; elimina la autorizacin de la legislatura para jar otra fecha. Crea una ocina de seguridad nacional y contraterrorismo dentro del departamento de aplicacin de la ley. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO III LEGISLATURA SECCIN 3. Sesiones de la legislatura. (a) SESIONES DE ORGANIZACIN. En el decimocuarto da despus de cada eleccin general, la Legislatura se convocar en sesin con el propsito exclusivo de la organizacin y seleccin de ociales. (b) SESIONES REGULARES. Una sesin regular de la legislatura se convocar el primer martes despus del primer lunes de marzo de cada ao impar, y en el segundo primer martes despus del primer lunes de enero marzo, o en cualquier otra fecha que pueda ser jada por ley, de cada ao par. (c) SESIONES ESPECIALES. (1) El gobernador, mediante una proclamacin que declare el propsito, podr convocar a la legislatura en sesin especial, durante la cual slo se tratar actividad legislativa que sea relevante a la proclamacin, o a una comunicacin del gobernador, o que se introduzca con el consentimiento de dos tercios de los miembros de cada cmara. (2) Una sesin especial de la legislatura podr ser convocada segn sea dispuesto por ley. (d) DURACIN DE LAS SESIONES. Una sesin regular de la legislatura no podr durar ms de sesenta das consecutivos, y una sesin especial no durar ms de veinte das consecutivos, a menos de que sea extendida ms all de ese lmite por un voto de tres quintas partes de cada cmara. Durante dicha extensin ningn asunto nuevo podr ser tratado en ninguna de las cmaras sin el consentimiento de dos tercios de sus miembros. (e) POSTERGACIN. Ninguna de las cmaras podr postergarse por ms de setenta y dos horas consecutivas, a menos que sea en virtud de una resolucin concurrente. (f) POSTERGACIN POR EL GOBERNADOR. Si durante alguna sesin regular o especial las dos cmaras no pueden acordar sobre el tiempo de postergacin, el gobernador podr postergar la sesin sine die o a cualquier fecha durante el perodo autorizado para esas sesiones, siempre y cuando, por lo menos veinticuatro horas antes de postergar la sesin y mientras ninguna cmara est en receso, cada cmara reciba aviso formal y por escrito de la intencin del gobernador. Un acuerdo alcanzado por ambas cmaras acerca del momento de postergacin durante ese perodo deber prevalecer. ARTCULO IV EJECUTIVO SECCIN 4. Gabinete. (a) Existir un gabinete compuesto de un scal general, un jefe nanciero, y un comisionado de agricultura. En adicin a los poderes y deberes especicados aqu, podrn ejercer tales poderes y desempear tales deberes como pueda ser provisto por ley. En caso de una votacin empate entre el gobernador y el gabinete, el lado en cul el gobernador vot a favor se considerar prevaleciente. (b) El scal general deber ser el jefe legal estatal. Ser creada en la ocina del scal general la posicin de scal del estado. El scal del estado tendr jurisdiccin concurrente con los abogados del estado para procesar la violacin de leyes criminales que han o hayan ocurrido en dos o ms circuitos judiciales como parte de una transaccin relacionada, o cuando cualquier tal delito est afectando o haya afectado a dos o ms circuitos judiciales tal y como provisto por ley general. El scal del estado ser nombrado por el scal general de entre no menos de tres personas nominadas por la comisin de nominaciones judiciales para la Corte Suprema, o como sea provisto por ley general. (c) El director de nanzas servir como el principal funcionario nanciero del estado, saldar y aprobar cuentas debidas por el estado, y almacenar todos los fondos y valores del estado. (d) El comisionado de agricultura tendr supervisin sobre asuntos relacionados con la agricultura excepto cuando sea provisto de lo contrario por ley. (e) El gobernador como presidente, el director de nanzas, y el scal general constituirn la junta estatal de administracin, la cual asumir todo el poder, control, y autoridad de la junta estatal de administracin establecida por el Artculo IX, Seccin 16 de la Constitucin de 1885, y la cual continuar como entidad por lo menos durante la vida del Artculo XII, Seccin 9(c). El gobernador como presidente, el director de nanzas, el scal general, y el comisionado de agricultura constituirn los administradores duciarios del deicomiso de mejora interna y del deicomiso de adquisicin de tierras como provisto por ley. (g) El gobernador como presidente, el director de nanzas, el scal general, y el comisionado de agricultura constituyen la directiva de agencia del Departamento de Investigaciones Criminales. La Ocina de Seguridad Domstica y Contrater rorismo se crea dentro del Departamento de Aplicacin de la Ley. La Ocina de Seguridad Domstica y Contraterrorismo proporcionar apoyo a los scales y agencias de aplicacin de la ley federal, estatal y local que investiguen o analicen informacin relacionada con intentos y actos de terrorismo o que sancionen el terrorismo, y realizar cualquier otro cometido que establezca la ley. SECCIN 11. Departamento de Asuntos Veteranos de Veteranos. La legislatura, por ley general, deber organizar podr organizar la creacin de un Departamento de Asuntos Veteranos de Veteranos y prescribir sus deberes La directiva del departamento son el gobernador y el gabinete. ARTCULO VIII GOBIERNO LOCAL SECCIN 1. Condados. (a) SUBDIVISIONES POLTICAS. El estado se dividir, por ley, en subdivisiones polticas llamadas condados. Los Condados podrn ser creados, abolidos o cambiados por ley, con provisiones para el pago o reparticin de la deuda pblica. (b) FONDOS DEL CONDADO. El cuidado, custodia y mtodo de distribuir los fondos del condado ser provisto por ley general. (c) GOBIERNO. Mediante ley general o especial, un gobierno del condado podr ser establecido por carta orgnica la cual se adoptar, enmendar, o revocar solo con el voto de los electores del condado en una eleccin especial convocada para ese propsito. (d) OFICIALES DEL CONDADO. Sern electos por los electores de cada condado, por trminos de cuatro aos, un alguacil, un recaudador de impuestos, un tasador de propiedades, un supervisor de elecciones, y un secretario de la corte de circuito; excepto que, cuando lo disponga la carta orgnica o una ley especial aprobada por el voto de los electores del condado, cualquier funcionario del condado puede ser elegido de otra manera que est especicada en ella, o cualquier ocina del condado puede ser abolida cuando todos los deberes de la ocina prescritos por ley general sean transferidos a otra ocina A menos que Cuando no por ley especial aprobada por la carta orgnica o voto de los electores o de conformidad con el Artculo V, Seccin 16, disponga lo contrario, el secretario de la corte de circuito ser secretario ex ocio de la junta de comisionados del condado, auditor, registrador y custodio de todos los fondos del condado. Sin perjuicio de la subseccin 6(e) de este artculo, la carta del condado no puede abolir la ocina de un alguacil, un recaudador de impuestos, un tasador de propiedades, un supervisor de elecciones o un secretario del tribunal de circuito; transferir los deberes de esos ociales a otro ocial u ocina; cambiar la duracin del mandato de cuatro aos; o establecer cualquier forma de seleccin que no sea por eleccin de los electores del condado. (e) COMISIONADOS. Excepto cuando sea previsto de otra manera por la carta orgnica del condado, el cuerpo gober nante de cada condado ser una junta de comisionados del condado compuesto de cinco o siete miembros sirviendo trminos escalonados de cuatro aos. Despus de cada censo decenal el cuerpo de comisionados del condado dividir el condado en distritos de territorio contiguos lo ms iguales en poblacin posible. Un comisionado residiendo en cada distrito ser electo como previsto por ley. (f) GOBIERNO SIN CARTA ORGNICA Condados que no operen bajo cartas orgnicas tendrn tal poder de autogobier no como sea previsto por ley general o especial. La junta de comisionados de un condado sin carta orgnica podr promulgar, en manera prescrita por ley general, ordenanzas de condado que no sean inconsistentes con ley general o especial, pero una ordenanza en conicto con una ordenanza municipal no ser vlida dentro del municipio en medida de tal conicto. (g) GOBIERNO DE CARTA ORGNICA Condados actuando bajo cartas orgnicas de condados tendrn todos los poderes de autogobierno local que no sean inconsistentes con ley general, o con ley especial aprobada por voto de los electores. El cuerpo gobernante de un condado actuando bajo una carta orgnica podr promulgar ordenanzas del condado no inconsistentes con ley general. La carta orgnica proporcionar aquello que deba prevalecer en caso de conicto entre ordenanzas del condado y ordenanzas municipales. (h) IMPUESTOS; LIMITACIONES. Propiedad situada dentro de municipios no ser sujeta a impuestos por servicios provistos por el condado exclusivamente para benecio de la propiedad o de los residentes en reas no incorporadas. (i) ORDENANZAS DEL CONDADO. Cada ordenanza del condado se archivar con el custodio de los registros estatales y entrar en vigor a tal tiempo de all en adelante como sea previsto por ley general. (j) VIOLACIN DE ORDENANZAS. Personas que violen las ordenanzas del condado sern procesadas y castigadas segn lo dispuesto por la ley. (k) SEDE DEL CONDADO. En cada condado habr una sede del condado donde estarn localizadas las ocinas principales y registros permanentes de todos los ociales del condado. La sede del condado no podr ser movida excepto sea previsto por ley general. Ocinas sucursales para conducir asuntos del condado podrn ser establecidas en otras partes del condado por resolucin del cuerpo gobernante en la manera prescrita por ley. Ningn instrumento se considerar registrado hasta que sea archivado en la sede del condado, o en una ocina sucursal designada por el cuerpo gober nante del condado para el registro de instrumentos de acuerdo con la ley. SECCIN 6. Anexo al Artculo VIII. (a) Este artculo remplazar todo el Artculo VIII de la Constitucin de 1885, como fue enmendada, excepto aquellas secciones retenidas expresamente y hechas parte de este artculo por referencia. (b) CONDADOS; SEDE DE CONDADO; MUNICIPIOS; DISTRITOS. El estado de los siguientes puntos, tal y como existan en la fecha en que este artculo tome efecto, es reconocido y ser prolongado hasta que se cambie de acuerdo con la ley: los condados del estado; su condicin con respecto a la legalidad de la venta de licores intoxicantes, vinos y cervezas; el mtodo de seleccin de los ociales del condado; el desempeo de funciones municipales por ociales del condado; las sedes de los condados; los municipios y distritos especiales del estado, sus poderes, jurisdiccin y gobierno. (c) OFICIALES A CONTINUAR EN EL CARGO. Toda persona que ocupe un cargo cuando este artculo tome efecto continuar en el cargo por el resto de su trmino si dicho cargo no es abolido. Si el cargo es abolido, al titular del cargo le ser pagada una compensacin adecuada, la cual ser jada por ley, por la prdida de emolumentos del resto del trmino. (d) ORDENANZAS. Las leyes locales relacionadas solamente con reas no incorporadas del condado que estn en existencia en la fecha en que este artculo tome efecto podrn ser enmendadas o derogadas por ordenanza del condado. (e) CONSOLIDACIN Y AUTONOMA DEL GOBIERNO LOCAL. El Articulo VIII, Secciones 9, 10, 11 y 24, de la Constitucin de 1885, segn enmendada, permanecer en plena vigencia y efecto en cuanto a cada condado afectado, como si este artculo nunca hubiera sido adoptado, hasta que aquel condado adopte expresamente una carta orgnica o plan de autonoma gubernamental mediante este artculo. Todas las provisiones de La Carta Orgnica de Autonoma Gubernamental del Condado de Dade, adoptadas hasta ahora o de aqu en adelante por los electores del Condado de Dade, en conformidad con el Articulo VIII, Seccin 11, de la Constitucin de 1885, segn enmendada, sern vlidas, y cualquier enmienda a tal carta orgnica ser vlida; siempre y cuando dichas provisiones de la carta orgnica y dichas enmiendas a la misma sean autorizadas bajo dicho Artculo VIII, Seccin 11, de la Constitucin de 1885, segn enmendada. (f) CONDADO DE DADE; PODERES CONFERIDOS SOBRE MUNICIPIOS. En la medida en que no sea inconsistente con los poderes de municipios existentes o ley general, El Gobierno Metropolitano del Condado de Dade podr ejercer todos los poderes conferidos ahora o de aqu en adelante por ley general a los municipios. (g) SELECCIN Y OBLIGACIONES DE LOS OFICIALES DEL CONDADO. (1) Salvo lo dispuesto en esta subseccin, la enmienda a la Seccin 1 de este artculo, relacionada con la seleccin y obligaciones de los funcionarios del condado, entrar en vigencia el 5 de enero de 2021, pero regir con respecto a la calicacin y la celebracin de las elecciones primarias y generales para ociales constitucionales del condado en 2020. (2) Para el Condado de Miami-Dade y el Condado de Broward, la enmienda a la Seccin 1 de este artculo, relacionada con la seleccin y obligaciones de los ociales del condado, entrar en vigencia el 7 de enero de 2025, pero regir con respecto a la calicacin y la celebracin de las elecciones primarias y generales para ociales constitucionales del condado en 2024. (h)(g) SUPRESIN DE ARTCULOS OBSOLETOS DEL APNDICE. La legislatura tendr el poder, a travs de resolucin conjunta, de borrar de este artculo cualquier subseccin de esta Seccin 6, incluyendo esta subseccin, cuando todos los eventos a los cuales la subseccin que ser borrada es o podra ser aplicable hayan ocurrido. Una determinacin legislativa hecha como base para la aplicacin de esta subseccin deber ser sujeta a revisin judicial. N. 11 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 2 ARTICULO X, SECCIONES 9 Y 19 TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Derechos de Propiedad; Eliminacin de la Disposicin Obsoleta; Estatutos Criminales RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Elimina el lenguaje discriminatorio relacionado con los derechos de propiedades determinadas. Elimina el lenguaje obsoleto derogado por los votantes. Elimina la disposicin de que la enmienda de un estatuto penal no afectar el enjuiciamiento o las sanciones para un delito cometido antes de la enmienda; retiene la disposicin actual que permite el enjuiciamiento de un delito cometido antes de la derogacin de un estatuto penal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 2. Derechos bsicos.Todas las personas naturales, tanto mujeres como hombres, son iguales ante la ley y tienen derechos inalienables, entre los que se encuentran el derecho a disfrutar y a defender la vida y la libertad, a buscar la felicidad, a ser recompensados por la industria y a adquirir, poseer y proteger propiedad; excepto que la posesin, la herencia, la disposicin y la posesin de propiedades determinadas por parte de extranjeros no elegibles para la ciudadana puede estar regulada o prohibida por la ley Ninguna persona ser privada de ningn derecho debido a su raza, religin, origen nacional o discapacidad fsica. ARTCULO X MISCELNEO SECCIN 9. Derogacin de los estatutos penales. La derogacin o enmienda de una ley penal no afectar el enjuiciamiento o castigo por cualquier delito cometido previamente antes de dicha derogacin. SECCIN 19. Derogada Sistema de transporte terrestre de alta velocidad. Para reducir la congestin del trco y proporcionar alternativas al pblico que viaja, se declara de inters pblico que un sistema de transporte terrestre de alta velocidad compuesto por un monorral, lnea ferroviaria o sistema de levitacin magntica, capaz de alcanzar velocidades superiores a 120 millas por hora, sea desarrollado y operado en el Estado de Florida con el n de proporcionar transporte terrestre de alta velocidad mediante tecnologas innovadoras, ecientes y efectivas que incorporen rieles o carriles separados del trco de vehculos automotores y enlacen las cinco reas urbanas ms grandes del Estado segn lo determinado por la Legislatura, y de proporcionar acceso a las instalaciones y servicios de transporte terrestre y areo ya existentes. Se ordena a la Legislatura, al Gabinete y al Gobernador a proceder con el desarrollo de dicho sistema por parte del Estado y/o de una entidad privada en conformidad con la aprobacin y autorizacin del Estado, incluida la adquisicin de los derechos de va, el nanciamiento del diseo y la construccin de este sistema, y la operacin del sistema, como provisto por apropiacin especca y por ley, con la construccin para comenzar el da 1 de noviembre de 2003 o antes de esa fecha N. 12 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO II, SECCIN 8 ARTCULO V, SECCIN 13 ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Cabildeo y Abuso de Poder por parte de Funcionarios Pblicos RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Expande las restricciones actuales sobre el cabildeo para obtener compensacin por parte de ex funcionarios pblicos; crea restricciones al cabildeo por compensacin para funcionarios pblicos en servicio y ex magistrados y jueces; proporciona excepciones; prohbe el abuso de un cargo pblico por parte de funcionarios pblicos y empleados para obtener un benecio personal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II PROVISIONES GENERALES SECCIN 8. tica en el gobierno. Una ocina pblica constituye un fondo pblico. El pueblo tiene el derecho de proteger y sostener ese fondo contra el abuso. Para asegurar este derecho: (a) Todo funcionario constitucional electo, los candidatos para tales cargos, y otros funcionarios pblicos, candidatos, y empleados, debern presentar pblica y completamente las revelaciones de sus intereses nancieros cuando sea dispuesto por ley. (b) Todos los funcionarios pblicos electos y candidatos para tales cargos debern presentar pblica y completamente las revelaciones de las nanzas de sus campaas. (c) Cualquier funcionario pblico o empleado que viole el fondo pblico para obtener benecios privados y cualquier persona o entidad que induzca tal infraccin deber responder al estado por todos los benecios econmicos obtenidos por sus acciones. El modo de recuperacin y daos adicionales pueden ser previstos por ley. (d) Cualquier funcionario pblico o empleado que haya sido condenado por un delito grave por violar el fondo publico estar sujeto a perder sus derechos y privilegios bajo el sistema de retiro pblico o plan de pensin en la manera en que pueda ser provisto por ley. (e) Ningn miembro de la legislatura u ocial estatal electo podr representar bajo pago a otra persona o entidad ante una agencia o cuerpo gubernamental del cual el individuo fue funcionario o miembro por un periodo de dos aos despus de vacar su cargo. Ningn miembro de la legislatura personalmente representar bajo pago a otra persona o entidad durante el plazo de su cargo ante cualquier agencia estatal que no sea un tribunal judicial. Restricciones similares contra otros funcionarios pblicos o empleados podrn ser establecidas por ley. (f) (1) Para los nes de esta subseccin, el trmino funcionario pblico signica un funcionario electo estatal, un miembro de la legislatura, un comisionado del condado, un funcionario del condado de conformidad con el Artculo VIII o con el estatuto del condado, un miembro de la junta escolar, un superintendente de escuelas, un funcionario municipal electo, un ocial de distrito especial elegido en un distrito especial con autoridad tributaria ad valorem, o una persona que sirva como secretaria, directora ejecutiva u otra agencia jefe de departamento de la rama ejecutiva del gobierno del estado. (2) Un funcionario pblico no cabildear para obtener compensacin sobre asuntos de poltica, asignaciones o adquisiciones ante el gobierno federal, la legislatura, cualquier agencia u organismo del gobierno estatal o cualquier subdivisin poltica de este estado, durante su mandato. (3) Un funcionario pblico no cabildear para que se le pague una indemnizacin en asuntos de polticas, asignaciones o adquisiciones durante un perodo de seis aos despus de que su cargo pblico sea vacante, como se indica a continuacin: a. Un funcionario electo a nivel estatal o un miembro de la legislatura no cabildear a la legislatura ni a ningn organismo o agencia del gobierno estatal. b. Una persona que se desempee como secretaria, directora ejecutiva u otro jefe de agencia de departamento de la rama ejecutiva del gobierno estatal no cabildear a la legislatura, al gobernador, a la ocina ejecutiva del gobernador, a los miembros del gabinete, a ningn departamento que sea encabezado por un miembro del gabinete, o a su depar tamento anterior. c. Un comisionado del condado, un funcionario del condado de conformidad con el Artculo VIII o el estatuto del condado, un miembro del consejo escolar, un superintendente de escuelas, un funcionario municipal electo o un funcionario del distrito especial elegido en un distrito especial con autoridad tributaria ad valorem no cabildear a su antigua agencia u organismo de gobierno. (4) Esta subseccin no se interpretar como que prohbe a un funcionario pblico llevar a cabo los deberes de su cargo pblico. (5) La legislatura podr promulgar legislacin para implementar esta subseccin, que incluya, entre otras cosas, la denicin de trminos y la imposicin de sanciones por violaciones. Dicha ley no deber contener disposiciones sobre ningn otro tema. (g)(f) Habr una comisin independiente para conducir investigaciones y hacer reportes pblicos sobre todas las denuncias concernientes a infracciones contra el fondo pblico por funcionarios pblicos o empleados no dentro de la jurisdiccin de la comisin de calicaciones judiciales. (h)(1)(g) Un Cdigo de tica para todos los empleados estatales y funcionarios no judiciales que prohba conicto entre cargos pblicos e intereses privados ser previsto por ley. (2) Un funcionario o empleado pblico no deber abusar de su posicin pblica para obtener un benecio desproporcionado para s mismo; su cnyuge, hijos o empleador; o para cualquier negocio con el que contrate; en el que l o ella sea un ocial, un socio, un director o un propietario; o en el que posea algn inters. La Comisin de tica de Florida deber, por norma de conformidad con los procedimientos legales que rigen la reglamentacin administrativa, denir el trmino benecio desproporcionado y prescribir la intencin requerida para encontrar una violacin de esta prohibicin a los efectos de hacer cumplir este prrafo. Las penalizaciones apropiadas sern prescritas por ley. (i)(h) Esta seccin no se interpretar para limitar revelaciones y prohibiciones que puedan ser establecidas para preser var el bien pblico y evitar conictos entre las funciones pblicas y los intereses privados. (j)(i) Apndice. En la fecha en que esta enmienda sea efectiva y hasta que sea cambiada por ley: (1) La revelacin pblica y completa de intereses nancieros signicar presentar con el custodio de los registros estatales antes del 1 de julio de cada ao una declaracin jurada mostrando el patrimonio completo e identicando cada activo y deuda de ms de $1000 y su valor junto con uno de los siguientes: a. Una copia de la declaracin federal de impuestos sobre ingresos ms reciente de la persona; o b. Una declaracin jurada que identique cada fuente y cantidad de ingreso que supere los $1000. Los formularios para tal declaracin y las reglas bajo las cuales sern archivados sern prescritos por la comisin independiente establecida en subseccin (g) (f) y tales reglas incluirn la declaracin de fuentes secundarias de ingresos. (2) Personas ocupando cargos estatales electos tambin debern presentar revelaciones de sus intereses nancieros de acuerdo con el prrafo (1) la subseccin (i)(1) (3) La comisin independiente establecida en subseccin (g) (f) ser la Comisin de tica de la Florida. ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 13 tica en el Poder Judicial. Actividades Prohibidas Todos los jueces se dedicarn a tiempo completo a sus funciones judiciales. Un magistrado o juez Estos no podr participar en el ejercicio de la abogaca o desempear cargos en ningn partido poltico. (b) Un ex magistrado o ex juez no cabildear para obtener compensacin sobre asuntos de poltica, asignaciones o adquisiciones ante las ramas legislativas o ejecutivas del gobierno estatal por un perodo de seis aos despus de que l o ella desocupe su puesto judicial. La legislatura puede promulgar legislacin para implementar esta subseccin, que incluya, entre otros, la denicin de trminos y la imposicin de sanciones por violaciones. Dicha ley no deber contener disposiciones sobre ningn otro tema. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Prohibiciones respecto al cabildeo por compensacin y contra el abuso de la posicin pblica por parte de funcionarios y empleados pblicos. Las enmiendas a la Seccin 8 del Artculo II y a la Seccin 13 del Artculo V entrarn en vigencia el 31 de diciembre de 2022; excepto las enmiendas a la Seccin 8 (h) del Artculo II que entrarn en vigencia el 31 de diciembre de 2020, y: (a) La Comisin de tica de Florida denir, por regla, el trmino benecio desproporcionado y prescribir la intencin requerida para encontrar una violacin de la prohibicin contra el abuso de la posicin pblica antes del 1 de octubre de 2019, como se especica en la Seccin 8 (h) del Artculo II. (b) Luego de la adopcin de las reglas de conformidad con la subseccin (a), la legislatura deber promulgar una legislacin de implementacin que establezca sanciones por violaciones a la prohibicin contra el abuso de la posicin pblica a partir del 31 de diciembre de 2020. N. 13 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, NUEVA SECCIN ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TITULO DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Fin a las Carreras Caninas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Elimina progresivamente las carreras caninas comerciales relacionadas con apuestas para el 2020. Otras actividades de juego no se ven afectadas. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO X MISCELNEO Prohibicin de competir y apostar con galgos u otros perros. El trato humano a los animales es un valor fundamental de las personas del estado de Florida. Despus del 31 de diciembre de 2020, una persona autorizada para llevar a cabo operaciones de juego o apuestas mutuas no podr competir con galgos o ningn otro miembro de la subespecie Canis Familiaris en cualquier apuesta por dinero u otros objetos de valor en este estado, y las personas en este estado no podrn apostar dinero o cualquier otra cosa de valor al resultado de una carrera canina que se produzca en el estado. La no realizacin de carreras o apuestas en carreras de galgos despus del 31 de diciembre de 2018 no constituye motivo para revocar o denegar la renovacin de otras licencias de juego relacionadas que posea una persona con licencia autorizada para carreras de galgos el 1 de enero de 2018, y no afectar la elegibilidad de dicha persona autorizada, o de las instalaciones de dicha persona para llevar a cabo otras actividades de apuestas mutuas autorizadas por la ley general. Por ley general, la legislatura deber especicar sanciones civiles o penales por infracciones de esta seccin y por actividades que ayuden o contribuyan a infringir esta seccin. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Prohibicin de competir o apostar con galgos u otros perros.La enmienda al Artculo X, que prohbe competir o apostar con galgos y otros perros, y la creacin de esta seccin, entrarn en vigencia con la aprobacin de los electores. r ffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff rffntb f b nfffn b f fffn fnffffnfff fnfffffnn ff

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 15gram along Interstate 10 County. While the Road Rang the Jacksonville area since on Interstate 75 and is now launching new service routes on Interstate 10. Ranger service area will now the current service offered in 301) in Columbia County vice in this area will be availfrom Madison County to U.S. 41 in Columbia County. services during incidents to safety for motorists. Since 2000, the Road Rangers have made more than 4.3 million service assists, with Road Ranger Service Patrol dents, removes debris from assistance to stranded motorists. When Road Rangers tive coverage areas, monitor any new incidents they observe. Motorists can request Road Ranger service by dialing *347 (*FHP). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CA-000095 JOHNNY EPPS, Plaintiff, vs. ONEDIA GUNTER, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; CORINE WRIGHT, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; JAMES EPPS, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; JERINE BIVINS, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; LEON WOOLBRIGHT, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; CHRISTINE CURRY, deceased and her heirs, assigns, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against her, or any of them all the unknown persons; and NATHAN EPPS, deceased and his heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming through, by under, or against him, or any of them all the unknown persons; Defendants, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Any known or unknown natural person, and, when described as such, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive: ONEDIA GUNTER, CORINE WRIGHT, JAMES EPPS, JERINE BIVINS, LEON WOOLBRIGHT, CHRISTINE CURRY and NATHAN EPPS. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Partition the following real property in Baker County Florida described as: SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION TWO IN TOWNSHIP THREE, SOUTH OF RANGE TWENTY EAST, CONTAINING 40 ACRES, MORE OR LESS has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney whose name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before September 10, 2018, and le the original with the Clerk of Court, either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 9th day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Hugh D. Fish, Jr. PO Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-6606 8/16-9/6c BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Baker County Board of County Commissioners will hold a meeting at Baker County Administration, Commission Chambers on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The sole purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Countys Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant application for improvements to the childrens playground equipment at King Ruise and Jonesville Parks. Any interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Williams, Grants Coordinator, at 386-752-4675. 8/30c CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 oclock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for nal reading: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY, FLORIDA, GRANTING CLAY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (CLAY ELECTRIC), ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, A THIRTY (30) YEAR NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC SERVICE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE THE CITY AND ITS CITIZENS WITH ELECTRIC SERVICES (THE FRANCHISE) WHICH PROVIDES THEREIN THE RIGHTS, REQUIREMENT, AND OBLIGATIONS OF CLAY ELECTRIC UNDER THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE, INCLUDING THE OBLIGATION OF CLAY ELECTRIC TO PAY THE CITY A MONTHLY FRANCHISE FEE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR THE INCLUSION OF THIS ORDINANCE IN THE CITY CODE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Anyone having an interest in the nal reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting. 8/30c PUBLIC NOTICE Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on September 14, 2018, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2014 Hyundai Elantra VIN# 5NPDH4AE2EH524711 8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-286 April Grifs, Petitioner, and Jason Benoit, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR NAME CHANGE OF A MINOR CHILD TO: Jason Benoit LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 185 NW Lynear Place, Lake City, FL 32055 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on April Grifs whose address is 6417 CW Webb Road, Macclenny, FL 32063, on or before September 13, 2018, and le the original with the clerk of this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ofce. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts ofce notied of your current address. (You may le Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks ofce. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: August 14, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk 8/16-9/6p IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2017-CA-000096 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER, Plaintiff, vs. JOHNNY A. SIMMONS, SR. A/K/A JOHNNY A. SIMMONS, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2018, and entered in Case No. 02-2017CA-000096 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Mr. Cooper, is the Plaintiff and, Carol Simmons, Johnny A. Simmons, Sr. a/k/a Johnny A. Simmons, Old Nursery Plantation Owners Association, Inc., Unknown Party #1 n/k/a Brittney Haigler, Unknown Party #2 n/k/a Matthew Simmons, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 15th day of November, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 51, OLD NURSERY PLANTATION, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 85 AND 85A THROUGH J CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7784 WINDER ROAD, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 21st day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 8/23-8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000036 CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF OPHELIA CRAVEY KLOTZ; ET AL, Defendant(s) _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF OPHELIA CRAVEY KLOTZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 704 NORTH 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF OPHELIA CRAVEY KLOTZ LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 704 NORTH 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED of an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Baker County: LOT 6, FOREST PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 62, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 704 NORTH 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida; Case No. 2018-CA-000036; and is styled CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF OPHELIA CRAVEY KLOTZ; JOHN LEWIS KLOTZ A/K/A JOHN L. KLOTZ; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Kelley L. Church, Esq., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 900, Orlando, FL 32801, on or before September 24, 2018, (or 30 days from the rst date of publication) and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you. DATED: August 13, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Julie B. Combs As Deputy Clerk Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 900 Orlando, FL 32801-3454 Phone: (855) 287-0240 Fax: (855) 287-0211 8/23-8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-00107 U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. CARL L WEST AKA CARL WEST, et al, Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 21, 2018, and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-00107 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust, is the Plaintiff and Carl L. West a/k/a Carl West, Loretta J. West, Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 18th day of October, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 29 & 30, BLOCK B, MCCLENNY II, UNIT II, A SUBDIVISION RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 64-65 IN CURRENT RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 4209 HICKORY ST, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 23rd day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 8/30-9/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 18000010CAMXAX Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Ernie L. Hall, Jr., et al., Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 8, 2018 entered in Case No. 18000010CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Cir cuit, in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the Plaintiff and Janet Marie Bullock f/k/a Janet B. Hall a/k/a Janet Marie Hall a/k/a Janet Hall f/k/a Janet Marie Bullock-Arnold; Unknown Spouse of Janet Marie Bullock f/k/a Janet B. Hall a/k/a Janet Marie Hall a/k/a Janet Hall f/k/a Janet Marie Bullock-Arnold; Ernie Hall a/k/a Ernie L. Hall, Jr. a/k/a Ernie Leroy Hall; Unknown Spouse of Ernie Hall a/k/a Ernie L. Hall, Jr. a/k/a Ernie Leroy Hall are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the east door of the courthouse at 339 E. Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 15th day of November, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BLOCK 1, LOTS 33 AND 34, DEERFIELD SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 SECTION 36 AND ALL THAT PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 35, LYING EAST OF THE CENTERLINE OF BLACK BOTTOM DRIVE ALL IN TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington As Deputy Clerk Brock & Scott PLLC 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 8/23-8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 18-000035CP In Re: The Estate Of BETTY HARVEY SEARCY, Deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BET TY HARVEY SEARCY, deceased, whose date of death was April 18, 2018, is pending in the Cir cuit Court for Duval County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is August 30, 2018. Personal Representative: Clay A. Smith 4720 Secret Harbor Drive North Jacksonville, Florida 32257 Attorney for Personal Representative: William B. McMenamy Florida Bar Number: 292346 Stephen P. Holmgren Florida Bar Number: 117761 Donahoo & Mcmenamy, P.a. 245 Riverside Avenue, Suite 450 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Telephone: (904) 354-8080 Fax: (904) 791-9563 E-Mail: eservice@dmjaxlaw.com 8/30-9/20c The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Baker County Council on Aging Transit Building, 9264 Buck Starling Road, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. All interested persons are invited to attend. The Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modications for access to this meeting upon request. Requests should be received at least 72-hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow time to provide the requested service. For more information, contact the Northeast Florida Regional Council at (904) 279-0880 between 8ampm, Monday through Friday. 8/30c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on September 14, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 1999 Plymouth Van VIN# 1P4GP44G5XB820237 8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2018-CA-0103 NELDA C. CREWS and JAMES DAVID CREWS, her Husband, JACK L. CUSHMAN And MARY N. CUSHMAN, his wife, Plaintiffs, vs. A.A. GEITGEY and LUCY M. GEITGEY, his Wife, NELLIE G. WORKMAN and HARLEY J. WORKMAN, her husband, GRACE M. LUCKIE, JOHN O. GEITGEY, KATHRYN F. KLEIN And CHARLES W. KLEIN, her husband, ALL OF WHOM ARE KNOWN TO BE DECEASED; And all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and if dead, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and, if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective estates, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against those unknown natural, per sons, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, creditors, lienors or any other party claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation, existing or dissolved, or other legal entity named as defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties, or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: A.A. GEITGEY, deceased LUCY GEITGEY, deceased NELLIE G. WORKMAN, deceased HARLEY J. WORKMAN, deceased GRACE M. LUCKIE, deceased JOHN O. GEITGEY, deceased KATHRYN F. KLEIN, deceased CHARLES W. KLEIN, deceased YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title on the following property in Baker County, Florida: PART OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA BEGIN AT INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF MADISON STREET (A 66 RIGHT-OF-WAY) WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF CLINTON AVENUE (A 66 RIGHT-OF-WAY). THENCE NORTH 78O30 EAST A DISTANCE OF 127.62 FEET ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID MADISON STREET; THENCE NORTH 11O22 WEST A DISTANCE OF 150.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78O43 WEST A DISTANCE OF 127.84 FEET TO SAID EAST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF CLINTON AVENUE: THENCE SOUTH 11O28 EAST ON SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 150.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO, BEING THE SAME LAND AS: A LOT BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 79 OF THE TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA, THEN RUN NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 150 FEET, THEN RUN EAST ERLY PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 125 FEET, THEN RUN SOUTHERLY PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 150 TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK, AND THEN RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID BLOCK 125 FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.44 ACRES MORE OR LESS. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of the notice and on or before the 28th day of September, 2018, and to le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 23rd day of August, 2018. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk Of Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 8/30-9/20c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baker County School District School Board will hold the following public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The following items will be considered at the public hearing: 2018-2019 Student Progression Plan and 2018-2019 Code of Conduct. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The documents will be available for preview on Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.) at the Superintendents Ofce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning, Wednesday, August 15, 2018. You may also access the document on our district website at www.bakerk12.org. Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/16-9/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2017-CA-000080 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10, Plaintiff, vs. CATHERINE M. COLLINGWOOD A/K/A CATHERINE MARLENE COLLINGWOOD, et al, Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 14, 2018, and entered in Case No. 022017-CA-000080 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certicateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10, is the Plaintiff and Catherine M. Collingwood a/k/a Catherine Marlene Collingwood, Daniel Collingwood a/k/a Daniel Jay Collingwood, Unknown Party #1 n/k/a Michael Collingwood, Unknown Party #2 n/k/a Stacey Hodges, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Cir cuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 18th day of October, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 9, FOREST PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 738 NORTH 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 21st day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 8/23-8/30c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000108CAMXAX WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY IN ITS CAPACITY AS OWNER TRUSTEE OF MATAWIN VENTURES TRUST SERIES 2017-3, Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS R. RAULERSON, et al, Defendants. _________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure led August 8, 2018 entered in Civil Case No. 17000108CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, MacClenny, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue Room 113, MacClenny, FL. 32063 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 15th day of November, 2018 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE PINES AND SAID SUBDIVISION BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID LOT 2 BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 125 (FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 125), A 100 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00`30 WEST, ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 430.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY, NORTH 00`30 WEST, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 87`27 EAST, NOW DEPARTING FROM THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 295.00 FEET TO THE NE CORNER OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY AND A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF PINE LOOP ROAD, A 50.00 FOOT COUNTY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00`16 EAST, ALONG THE SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 130.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87`05 WEST, NOW DEPARTING FROM SAID WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 296.36 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of August, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court As Clerk of the Court By: Tina Carrington Deputy Clerk Mccalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC 110 SE 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (407) 674-1850 8/23-8/30c LEGAL NOTICES Road Ranger is expanding into Baker

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Page 16 T B C P ursday, August 30, 2018 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless other wise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for accuracy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agency for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment respon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse adver tising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. FOR SALE Green Valencia peanuts for sale, $30 a bushel. 386-752-3434. 7/5-8/30p Burn barrels for sale, 55 gallon, steel, $10 each. 912-843-8198, 386-365-4894. 8/23-8/30p Surplus vehicles & equipment auction in Walton County, Satur day, September 15, 2018. Registration: 8:00 am; start: 9:30 am; location: Walton County Fairgrounds, 790 North 9th Street, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433. Preview: Friday, September 14, 9:oo am 3:30 pm. For details, visit: www.auctionsinternational.com or call: 800-5361401, Ext. 110. 8/30p MISCELLANEOUS Alterations: basic hemming, zipper repair, and basic alterations, next day service on some items. Marva Williams, 904-868-8604, 904-2752770. 5/17-11/8p Gwens Handyman Services: We repair what your husband xed, were your right hand handyman. 904-259-9128, 904-397-3400. 8/30p Donate your car, 877-654-3662. Fast free towing, 24 hour response, maximum tax deduction, United Breast Cancer FDN: Providing breast cancer information and support programs. 8/30p Lung cancer? And age 60+? You and your family may be entitled to signicant cash award. Call 855259-0557 for information. No risk, no money out of pocket. 8/30p We install 6 seamless gutters, pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Monday Saturday at 8 pm. Call Wanda at 904-994-7750. 2 AUTOMOBILES 014 Leprechaun 319DS Class C by Coachmen, 32, 2 slides, low miles, many extras, $70,000. Call for details, 904-536-1844. 8/23-9/27p ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. Call 259-6786. 11/20tfc We pick up unwanted animals for free: horses, goats, and cows. Livestock transport services available. 904-222-5054. 8/23-9/13p HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no re sponsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic itations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Aviation Grads work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others. Start here with hands on training for FAA cer tication. Financial aid if qualied. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649. 8/30p Full-time oil change and tire technician, experience helpful. Apply in person at Jimmys Auto Repair, 959 West Macclenny Avenue, Monday Firday, 8:00 am 6:00 pm, Drug Free Workplace. 8/30c Ofce help needed, full-time position, duties include cleaning and parts running. Drug Free Workplace, background check required, apply in person at 130 Lane Avenue North, Jacksonville, FL 32254. 8/30-9/6p Semi-truck repair shop looking for motivated individual to perform truck repairs, will train the right candidate, full-time position, drug test required, apply in person at 130 Lane Ave North, Jacksonville, FL 32254. 8/30-9/6p Okefenoke REMC is now accepting applications for a customer service representative, Nahunta Ofce. Applications can be printed from the website (OREMC.com) or picked up at any of our ofces Monday Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm. Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 7th at 5:00 pm at any of our ofces or emailed to customer.service@oremc.com (The Co-op reserves the right to cancel any and all bids) Okefenoke REMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace. 8/30c The Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for Planner (Director of Community Development). This person provides a wide range of functions relating to the Baker County Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan through interpretation and implementation; performs plan review and coordination and other comprehensive planning, development and code enforcement activities. Minimum Bachelors degree in urban/regional planning, economic development, community development or a related eld from an accredited college or university and two years of planning/zoning experience is required; OR Any Bachelors degree with ve (5) years experience in a Planning and Zoning Department of a government agency. Must have an approachable personality and the ability to learn quickly. Excellent typing and computer skills with ability to operate Microsoft applications, such as excel, outlook, and word prociently. Application and complete job description is available at the Baker County Administration Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 or e-mail Cathy Williams HR Director at cathy.williams@bakercounty.org, phone 904-259-0207. This position is open until lled. Salary$50,000 $60,000 annually DOQ. Baker County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or Veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected reason. 8/30-9/6c Full-Time Paramedic/Emt: The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications until 4:00pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 for full-time PARAMEDIC/EMT. Must be a Florida certied Paramedic/EMT with cur rent AHA certication as Healthcare provider and ACLS (paramedic) certied. EVOC training in a 16 hour course is also required. Additional training and certication in emer gency response related areas will be a plus. Full benets provided, salary dependent on experience and certications. Only qualied applicants need to apply. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained from either the Baker County Administration Ofce at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 or Baker County Emergency Services, 1190 W. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 also online at www.baker county.org/jobs Baker County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or Veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected reason. 8/30-9/6c Truck Driver: The Baker County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of Truck Driver. This is a full-time position @ 40 hours per week; four 10-hour days, Monday-Thursday. Salary for this position is $21,320 annually/$10.25 per hour. Benets include Florida Retirement, paid vacation/sick leave and paid holidays. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma required. Valid Class B CDL drivers license is required and a clean driving record acceptable to the county insurance provider. Must be able to carry out written and oral instructions. Former roll-off truck experience a plus. Applications and complete job description is available at the Human Resources Ofce located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Flor ida, 32063 or online at www.bakercounty.org/jobs. Deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 4:00pm. Baker County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or Veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected reason. 8/23-8/30c P. Marin Harvesting, Inc. is seeking 14 people to temporarily har vest apples in Hendersonville, NC 09/16/2018 to 10/31/2018. Piece rates may be offered depending on crop activity, but $11.46 an hr.is guaranteed. of contract guar anteed. Work tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Free housing, for those that cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. All applicants will have to complete an interview before employment is granted. For more information, contact your nearest state workforce agency or Primitivo Marin @ (863) 368-1671 and mention job number 10906489. 8/23-8/30p Lawn maintenance positions with established service, experience preferred, but willing to train, year-round work. Also looking for experienced foreman with good driving record. Must have reliable transportation. 904-444-3444. 8/2-8/30p Macclenny Nursing & Rehab is seeking RNs & LPNs full/part time. Day and Night shifts available. CNAs full/part time. Shifts available for 3-11 and 11-7. New wage scale! Must pass a criminal background check! Apply in person at 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny or call 904-259-4873 or email Masdc@ southernltc.com. EE/AA/Employer/M/F/V/D. 11/16tfc HELP WANTED-Accepting applications for electrician and AC duct installer. Must have experience and valid drivers license. Apply in per son at Dependable located at 203 E. Macclenny Avenue. 904-259-6546 or submit application on our website at dependableacandelectric.com. 1/21tfc Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. Call 904-2595877. 2/21tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Looking for service repair man. Mobile Homes. Vehicle/Drivers License required. Jared, 904-259-4663, jm_martin23@yahoo.com. 1/18tfc Wayne Frier Macclenny. Need T&T Contractors. Mud / Paint / Trim. Jar ed, 904-259-4663, jm_martin23@ yahoo.com. 1/18tfc BUSINESS OPP. REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For sale or rent: 3 BR, 2 BA SW, just across the state line off of Highway 185, front porch, carport, 1 high and dry acres with oak trees, very clean, $74,900 possible owner nancing with down payment or $900/month rent. 912281-7993, 912-281-9053, 912550-4563 home. 8/23-8/30p Home for sale by owner: 3 BR, 1 BA on 2.7 acres, Georgia bend area, $63,000. 912-843-8198, 386-365-4894. 8/23-8/30p 3 BR, 1 BA beautiful Ranch style house in Taylor, 1250 sq.ft., CH/A, LR, DR, tiled kitchen tiled bathroom, hardwood ooring, carport, screened front porch, .90 acre, $139,900. 912-550-4563, 912281-7993. 8/23-8/30p Wayne Frier Macclenny, I buy land. Cash paid immediately. Call 904-259-4663. 3/9tfc FOR RENT Large DW, MH with porches, 4 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, $1000/security deposit, $1000/month. Call Guy Purvis, 904-252-4242. 8/30p Huge singlewide, 2 Large BR, 2 Large BA, Glen area. Must see, extra clean, S.A.O. References, taking phone applications, $1200/deposit, $850/month. 904-259-2121. 8/2tfc 2 BR, 1 BA MH in the Georgia bend area, garbage, water, sewer, and lawn care included. $450/move in fee, $450/month, rst months rent pro-rated. 912-843-8165, 904219-2690. 8/16tfc 2 BR, 2 BA MH located in Macclenny, 10025 Persimmon Road, 1024 sq. ft., on a 1 acre lot, service animals only, rst/last/$500 security deposit is required to move in, $850/month. Call 904-259-8444 or email vtfpropertymanagement@ yahoo.com for more information or to get an application. 8/9tfc 1 BR, 1 BA apartment located in Macclenny, 491 East Michigan Avenue #1. Water, sewer, and garbage included, service animals only, rst/last/$400 security deposit is required to move in, $600/month. Call 904-259-8444 or email vtfpropertymanagement@yahoo. com for more information or to get an application. 8/9tfc 3 BR, 2 BA, $660/month, rst/last/ security deposit. 912-843-8118. 5/17tfc 4 Lot for rent. Ready for a mobile home. Call 904-259-6735. 2/9tfc COMMERCIAL FR Ofce space on US 90, near the courthouse, $535/deposit, $535/ month. 904-259-6546, 904-7593818. 6/21tfc Commercial ofce or retail space, 1800 sq. ft., CH/A, new paint and ooring, rent well below market value, no rst/last required. 904259-6271, 904-591-8200. 1/18tfc MOBILE HOMES No money down! Use your land. 3 BR, $399/month. 4 BR, $499/ month. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c 3 BR, 2 BA homes starting at $38,900. Includes delivery, set-up, skirting, central heat/air conditioning. Call Pat 904-225-0884. 8/19tfc Lot model sale! $1000 in free fur niture included. Huge 4 bedroom. $79,900. Many homes to choose from, waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c Brand new 2018, 2 BR home. $37,900 with free thermal windows. waynefriermacclenny.com 904-259-4663. 8/23-9/13c I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS 904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, 13092 North County Road 23A, Macclenny, at the corner of Tim Crews Road and Lowder Street. Three family sale: furniture, clothes, and much more. Saturday, 8:00 am 1:00 pm, 5244 Blue Hole Road, 121 north to the Georgia line, follow the signs. Tools, furniture, household, baby things, too much to list. LV Hiers/Stone TransportNow accepting applications for Class A or B driverswith hazmat CDLApply in person at253 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny Or call 904-259-2314 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT 904-225-0884 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 CURRENTLY HIRINGin the Dietary department forFood Support Workers & Support Service AidesMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Support service aide : no requirements Food support worker : Valid drivers license and one year of cooking and prepping food experience. CLOSING DATE IS AUGUST 31, 2018 To apply go to www.peoplerst.comIf you need assistance lling out an application please come to the Dietary department and we will help you. Northeast Florida State Hospital

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This position is managerial work planning and directing a consultative operational aspects of service delivery and providing liaison and consultant capabilities for the solution of operational and management problems. This position provides oversight for the physical structure and maintenance of a 300 acres state mental health institution ensuring compliance with all safety and security protocols. This person tracks building upkeep as well as anticipated both long and short-term imAdvises higher level management on problems and policies related to programmatic and operational issues. This position requires a minimum of ten years supervisory experience in a Facilities Management environment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Contact Allison McDaniel 850-717-4267 STUDENT PROGRESSION ANNUAL REPORTFlorida Statute 1008.25(8)(b) mandates that the below data be provided to the public. The promotion and retention policies for each school are referenced and available to parents and students on the school districts website. District Results for BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLSStudents Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FSA)The following table shows FSA Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during the 2018 administration of the FSA in the district. Grade Level Total Number Tested Number Scoring at Level 1 Percent Scoring at Level 1 Number Scoring at Level 2 Percent Scoring at Level 2 Number Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 Percent Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 3 376 38 10 68 18 56 28 4 368 103 28 99 27 202 55 5 376 113 30 94 25 207 55 6 369 100 27 111 30 211 57 7 375 139 37 79 21 218 58 8 379 95 25 102 27 197 52 9 328 69 21 82 25 151 46 10 303 58 19 85 28 143 47Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10 The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for all students in grades 3 through 10 within the district. Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number Retained 9 1 1 14 13 7 0 0 End-of-Year Membership* 398 382 398 380 389 390 344 321 Percent Retained 2.26% .26% .25% 3.68% 3.34% 1.79% 0% 0%* End-of-year membership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the end of the year and for whom a decision on promotion status is required and reported. Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of Exemption This table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FSA reading requirement and promoted for good cause at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. ELL/LEP Students with Less than 2 Years in ESOL Students with Disabilities (SWD) not Tested on FSA per IEP Students Passing Alternative Assessment Students Demonstrating through Portfolio SWD Retained Once with 2+ Years of Remediation Students Retained Twice with 2 or More Years of Remediation Total Promoted with Cause 1 10 19 0 3 5 38

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 18JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com ers are used to winning. Conference titles since its to their collection in 2018. We are a national chamBCHS Wildcat football star day. As long as we do what us. offs last year for the first time since 2014, the Blazers have a tough road back to the ta State, West Florida and low, he said. We have a good foundation. Were going to have a strong year this year. season, which is scheduled against Albany State. He enters the season as a startsecond string safety after re cording two total tackles as a redshirt freshman. be a sure tackler. Im just trying to do the just want to do everything correct and just be the best I can for my team. reach those goals. He said for college football coming out of Baker County, but he didnt feel as ready mentally. season, he was able to gain a better understanding of the It feels real good just ically and mentally ready nothing to lose. Everything to show. Everything to give. Jefferson said he still ers and has advice for those the collegiate level. you even talk to a college coach, make sure you got thing theyll ask about, he said. ... Academically make sure youre straight or you We are a national championship team. As long as we do what were supposed to do I dont think no one can really stop us.VSU defensive back Mondrell Jeerson JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com volleyball team rebounded with a 25-17, 25-14, 27-25 August 28. forcing a fourth game after ingly broke a 24-all tie in their favor in the third game. But after a brief discussion determined to have used the wrong server, and the 2524 advantage swung Baker Countys direction. Allyson Crosslands kill on the ensuing volley sealed the teams first win of the season. after that first game said head coach Ashley Holton, referencing the squads loss realized this is not how they wanted their season to go. Now coming back after that and seeing this it shows me Madison Barton led the kills and eight blocks, in cluding a block that erased the third game. Raulerson both added eight kills. Five of Millers kills came during Baker Countys 7-2 run that ended the second game, which included er. Skye really turned it on that second set, coach her turning it on everybody started following it too. Four of Allyson Crossthree of which occurred game and 13 in the match. it and get in grooves its hard Rachel Mechum had 19 assists and Cassidi Beaver added 13 assists. ladies with 20 digs. She re get under the ball throughout the three games, and her When the kids see that hustle they hustle. When they see a kid giving it their all theyre going to do that kid. For our team it takes one kid to show that they are going to do that and the rest of the kids follow. 23, 25-10. Abbey Price led the ladies with eight aces and tied with Shelby Grimes and Jae Moore for the team lead with four kills. Five of Prices aces service run that turned Baker Countys comfortable lead second game. Mariah Green added three aces during the teams the second game, which also ended the match with a Cats their largest lead of the match. Courtney Barnard led the high 12 digs. Baker County is schedtrict action.FORMER CATS Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonDixie Raulerson (left) and Madison Barton leap to block Yulees volley. Barton led the Lady Cats with nine kills and eight blocks.Cassidi Beaver (left) and Allyson Crossland attempt to block the ball.Lady Cats sweep Yulee for rst winTo host Wolfson Aug. 30JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comleyball teams lost their season tie-breaking Game 3 after falling Asburys 8-0 match-ending run. including the match-ender, after aces during the second-set run, four straight aces during the but Peyton Martins kill landed in the back corner of the court burys long run. tled back into the second set after trailing by as many as visit Oakleaf on August 30 to Abby Teague returns the volley.Lady B-Cats lose season debutJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com less than a week away, colgrams featuring four former BCHS Wildcat football stars ers last weekend. Another former Cat made his 2018 debut following injury, and an undrafted free-agent rookie continued his battle had a game-high nine tackles on August 24 in his re turn from injury, but his 22 to the hosting Montreal Alouettes. Rookie running back Mike Boone led the Minne ing yards on August 24 in his teams 21-20 home win over the Seattle Seahawks in reduce their roster size to squad can be established tember 2. Freshmen defensive Brian West both recorded three total tackles in their collegiate debuts on August 25, but their Edshort in a 15-13 home loss to North Carolinas St. An but St. Edwards drained the clock after Edward Waters the game. 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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 19JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com season debut was any indication, the future of Baker County football is a bright one. downs offensively, defen on August 23, and blanked Ridgeview 44-0 at Memorial terback Carson Crawford ran for 79 yards and two touch downs, leading the Baker 204 yards. Crawfords first touchdown, a 44-yard run in which he made two defenders miss in the backfield, And it was all Baker Coun ty from there. He really set the tone. After he scored you could see everybody on the side night, head coach Hank Farmer said. ... A lot of by everyone. Baker Countys dominant defense limited Ridgeview to just 12 total yards and didnt four of which came on their ing minutes of the running clock. Freshman Ronnie Ellis touchdown, which gave the lead. Javontea Elliott also had a sack. Ellis and Elliott are among coach Farmer of the defenly when you got a lot of ninth graders starters on defense. Were young. game into a blowout with 28 and Noah Ray ran for second-quarter scores of 4 and Crawford added an 18-yard touchdown run. After Ridgeview went three-and-out following Crawfords score, freshman Jaymodd Ruise returned a down the home sideline. Coach Farmer said he August 17 at Baldwin. getting better and better, sticks together, work out, make sure they got grades right, make sure they got football, well be nice in the ally good. to visit Clay on August 30. Ronnie Ellis Jamil Jones runs the ball. Javontea Elliott (left) and Joseph Staord wrap up the ball carrier.Purchase these photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonJavontea Elliott hits the Ridgeview player in the JV Wildcat football teams 44-0 win on August 23.JV Cats shut out RidgeviewScore in all three phases of the gameJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comAn undefeated regular number of swimmers at the regional meet. A best-ever showing at the Class 2A state meet. team had its most successful 2017. Head coach Jonathan ry over into the new season, which is scheduled to start on August 30 in a home tri-meet against Baldwin and Columand entry is free. Coach Mobley said Bak er County once again has the regular season as long as the tice. Were going to be comWere still going to be comfor anybody. of veteran swimmers and newcomers as the roster is the two, coach Mobley said. ed to lead the boys team. In addition to the return ing state swimmers, Baker County has about a half-dozin 2018 who swam in the Region 1-2A meet. Among qualify for the Class 2A comtoo far from it last year, he said. Bliss advanced to last seasons Region 1-2A meet in both the 50-yard and 100yard freestyles. If she will get her mind right and her a chance as anybody. ly every season as it enters its seventh year. Having a continuing to move in the right direction, coach Mobley said. Id love to see a girl make it to state, he said. Weve gotten the boys there. Weve gotten boys relays there. Id like to continue that having boys swimming individual and relays there, and we can do that. Itd be nice to see some of the young laadvancing. We get more and more going to regionals, now weve got to get somebody Freshman Mady Bell cessful career from the incoming swimmer. tial. Strong swimmer, coach Mobley said. I look for good things out of her not only this year but in the years to come. includes larger meets such tional at Bolles and the FSPA meet in Stuart, is designed series is scheduled to begin trict 2-2A meet and continue November 2 with the Region 1-2A meet, both of which will be held at the Cecil Aquatics Center. is slated for November 17 in Stuart. to Stanton. Baker County swimming events, got the edge based on diving results. Ill look for us to have a chance, coach Mobley said. Obviously well be behind the eight street without havwhat it is. We cant it. We cant sugar coat it. Were just going to have to do everything we can on the swimming Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jon ShumakeBCHS Wildcat swimmers are in position to dive o the block.Domenick Endel swims the buttery late in the teams practice on August 23. Cheyenne Powell takes a breath while swimming.Coach: Swim team to be competitive, respectable

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ursday, August 30, 2018 T B C P Page 20JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com13 victory in Week 1 at Memorial Stadium. tions came in the fourth quarter of the seanear the goal line in the closing minutes that ended Baker Countys best chance to take the late lead. the 10 yard line stuck with coach Rodgers. talking with the team, I cost us the game the was my fault. what he does should never make that call and Baker County (0-1) ran the ball following a the second-down run, coach Rodgers to be aggressive on third down. which could have given the wanted to take advan didnt work out. ning the ball] was the thought of crowd and it shouldve been my thought, coach Rodgers said. ... I just wanted to nobody could have covered Will (Keinath) from that. three turnovers. ing both ways in that mud hole, coach Rodgers said. were led by senior running back John Greens fourth-down conversions, which included the game in the closing seconds. drives inside St. Augustine territory. suing drive ultimately resulted in Stanleys Baker County also had a chance to take the lead midway through the third quarter, but a goal situation from the 12 yard line. Stanley gave Baker County an early 3-0 advantage. ly now after that, coach Rodgers said. He should have got a chance to win the game the other night. the second quarter, which resulted in a new set of downs for St. Augustine. Quarterback Sammy Edwards took advantage of the new chance. He connected with scoring connections between the two. time than ours, coach Rodgers said of Baker Edwards also threw a 40-yard bomb to Ed14-3 midway through the second quarter. Rodger said. Baker Countys offense found enough Augustine defender. Will runs so good. Hes one of the fastest JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.comFollowing a Week 1 loss to St. Augustine in 2017, a bounce-back win over Ed ball teams 13-game winning streak and Cats are scheduled to visit the Commanders (1-0) on August 31. Personally Im ready to get back out coach Rodgers said following Mondays then we were able to beat Ribault who three-wins seasons, but with 15 returnturn the corner in head coach Kevin Sullivans third year. Coach Sullivan has a history of success with a 188-97 career record that included stints at Jackson and Atlantic Coast. track for the turnaround with their 38-0 Week 1 shutout over Westside. Senior running back Isaiah Flowers rushed for He breaks tackles, coach Rodgers said. him all the way to the ground because Ed Whites defense forced seven team with 12 tackles and two sacks, seven tackles and a sack. Shellman and Cedric Woodson also had down of the game. After committing four turnovers against St. Augustine, coach Rodgers said the Cats will have to take better care of the ball to rebound against the Commanders. nistic, he said. ... Some teams dont have seven (take aways) all year and they have seven in one game. We need to hang onto the football, Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonQuarterback Alex Bowen runs through the tackle attempts in Baker Countys 14-13 loss to St. Augustine on August 24.Cats fall by 1 to Yellow JacketsA swarm of Baker County defenders including Chris Smith (23) and Chase Crews (20) bring down the ball carrier. Chris Smith (left) and Tracy White John Green tries to power his way through the defense. BAKER COUNTY VS. ED WHITEAugust 31 M 7 p.m.at Commander Stadium1700 Old Middleburg Rd. JacksonvilleHopes to rebound at Ed White