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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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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
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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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SEPTEMBER 30 Amelia River Cruises benet for St. Marys Riverkeeper 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Join the St. Marys Riverkeeper on September 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm for a relaxing, two-hour evening on Amelia River Cruises, with keynote speakers, live entertainment, and light snacks/drinks, to help raise money for the St. Marys Riverkeeper! SMRK is working with local and state ocials and citizens to clean up the St. Marys River by monitoring the E.coli levels and water quality of the river, replacing/repairing leaking septic tanks and educating the public about the value of a healthy river. BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONBCHS still without school gradePage 4 R.O.A.R. honorees Page 7 AT AGLANCE THINGS TO DO MORE NEWS Toe-to-toe with champsPage 15 Go vote ...bakercountypress.comWho has your vote in the race of US Senate?Bill Nelson 21%Rick Scott 72%Undecided 6%Echols leads BCHS team See page 18 rf WWW.BURKINSCHEVY.COMntbtbbnbnb ntbtbbnbnb ntbtbbnbnb ntbtbbnbnb ntbtbbnbnb ntbtbbnbnb See page 3JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA 22-year-old Union Correctional Institution employee was arrested Monday for raping a coworker at her Macclenny home the evening of September 9. The victim, 21, described the attack by Matthew R. Campbell to Detective Robert Simpkins, saying he refused to stop kissing her despite her protests and then held her down and choked her. She also said the suspect struck her several times during the attack. friend and coworker about their supervisor, which led to Mr. Campbell being asshift so he would not have contact with her. Its unclear from Det. Simpkins arrest report when or how police were contacted, but the victim shared screen shots of messages between she and the suspect this week. In the messages Mr. Campbell admitted to the rape and apologized for his acfrom split-personality disorder, Det. Simpkins report shows. The same day, Septem ber 24, the investigator interviewed Mr. Campbell at waived his right to remain silent. After initially claiming the sex was consensual, Matthew would even tually admit that he has a very aggressive sexual personality, and is assertive in nature ... [and] to placing his hands around [the victims] neck and striking her in the butt and face several times during the said. Mr. Campbell would go on to describe how he is unable to control himself when sexually aroused and admitted to nearly raping a previous victim as a young teenager. He received counseling after that incident, he said, but was never clinically diagnosed with a personality or sexual disorder. The suspect was arrested after the interview for gree felony.Prison employee rapes his coworkerJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comJoy Ruhes ornate felt Christmas stockings were among the best-inshow winners at this years coun ty fair. The stockings bright and full of beads were inspired by her late daughter. Three years ago Kelli Dowling-Car ter died at the age of 39 following a lifetime struggle with a rare combination of two genetic diseases. Kelli was my world, said Ms. Ruhe, who cared for her daughter at their home in Sanderson after Kelli was concilla Christmas stockings which come terials and instructions after seeing one posted in a bereavement group she runs on Facebook. I was looking for something to memorialize my daughter at Christmas to try and fill that empty place in my heart, she said. I planned to leave a letter to her in the stocking each Christmas. She found the produe to her grief. Theyre quite de tailed instructions but your brain just doesnt work after losing a child, she said. Then last July she found the perfect kit to memorialize Kelli, who as a child would frequently sing the nursery the house. She drove us nuts with that song, said Ms. Ruhe. featured bunnies and mice as well as bears, which Kelli collected, and the primary color was purple, her favorite. They were very beady and very sparkly, she said. Kelli sparkled in life. She was an amazing person. Ms. Ruhe started making the stockPhotos by Joel Addington/courtesy of Alicia LambornGeorge Barg (left) and his father William Barg pose with the latters best-in-show tables.Joy Ruhes best-in-show Christmas stockings. Kyle Browns best-in-show bat ower.Purple holiday stockings in late daughters memorySee page 2 Stories behind the ribbons MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF County commissioners granted a request to in Sheriffs Office budget on September 18 to replace the latest revenue cut from the City of Macclenny from $295,599 this year to $180,000 next year for police protection inside the city limits. The county commission voted 4-1 to add $116,000 to the sheriffs budget for law enforcement in fiscal year 2018-19 beginning October 1, which officials said will require a budget amendment at the October 2 commis sion meeting to formalize the budget change. Sheriff Scotty Rhoden and his department finance manager, Jeffrey Cox, said an already tight budget would be stretched to the e people that live in Macclenny pay county taxes and theyre my county people, too, and they need (law enforcement) coverage, too, just like everybody else.County commissioner Cathy Rhoden Adds $116K to sheris budgetSee page 3

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Page 2 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2018ings last November and credits them with helping her cope with her daughters loss. It put me in a great place emotionally. It was very ca thartic, said Ms. Ruhe this week. She spends about 100 hours on each stocking and has made 13 stockings so far, giving some away to oth er bereaved parents. Im working on one with carousel horses now. Its addictive. I tell people who want to try it you better be careful because its like crack cocaine, said Ms. Ruhe. She said she was shocked to the win best-in-show title at the fair because there are so many talented craft peoAmong them are a father-son team of woodworkers who went head-to-head in that division of the county fair home arts contest. shops at their Macclenny homes. They plan to launch a business selling their creations and teaching others the make furniture and other home goods out of wood. tables caught the eye of contest judges who awarded him the best-in-show ribbon. One is a replica of an antique sewing table from the 1880s made from northern Cherry wood. They usually have a ments but I didnt do that on these because no one does [sews] that way anymore, learned carpentry from his father and passed on that knowledge to his 59-yearold son, who is a former School. Ive been woodworking most of my life, he said. ... I suppose its hereditary. My dad did a little of it, and the same thing with [my son]. He observed me. Thats how Im mostly self-taught. own design for a second award-winning table, also made from Cherry. It was inspired by a table he saw on a TV commercial. about it was the height. I had to create all the dimen sions and build it, said the 87-year-old Navy veteran who doesnt use blueprints for his projects. The tables took about 80 hours to make while the grandfather clocks that sit his living room took twice that long. He enjoys working with his hands and being cre ative. I dont take credit for it. Somebody gives us this ability, whether we know it or The most difficult part of woodworking, according to the retired electrician, is dealing with the mistakes. We like to say measure twice and cut once, but sometimes you got to alter your plan as you go along. You make a little mistake and you have to change your plan. Youll always make some mistakes. Repeat winners in the horticulture contest Macclenny won co-best-inshow honors in the fair horticulture competition for the second year in a row. known for its unusual black petals shaped somewhat like a bat, were among his ribbon-winning entries and took best-in-show. He racked up $86 for all his ribbons this year, compared to $110 last year. were worth $10, merit awards were $5, blue ribbons were $3, red ribbons were $2 and white ribbons were $1. The show awarded $443 in prize money in all. her entries, including her best-in-show rabbits foot fern. The hanging tropical fern doesnt need soil and easily replicates itself from cuttings. It was about 3 inches of her winning entry. And all that from the very same little itty-bitty piece It loves the Florida weather and it has stayed outside because weve had so much rain, she said of the low maintenance fern. Its an extremely interesting plant to me. Other top ribbon totals: Denise Melton, $75; $27; and Carol Anderson, $26. Livestock show results Swine: Grand champichampion Aubrey Fuss. Open swine: Grand champion Sierra Graham, reserve Swine senior showmanship: First Hunter Lauramore, second Chase Smith and third Aubrey Fuss. Swine intermediate showmanship: Gracie er second and Tucker Crews third. Swine junior show manship: Cooper Clark first, Jessa Hilson second Steer: Grand champion Mackenzie Carter and reserve champion Madalynn Hand. Homegrown steer: Grand champion Abby Harvey and reserve champion Jayden Crawford. Registered beef: Grand champion brangus bull and grand champion brangus female Penny Davis, reserve champion brangus champion brangus female pion short horn female Gracie Milton and grand champion black angus female Nancy Murray. Commercial beef: Hilson and Gracie Milton. Commercial beef se nior showmanship : NanCarter second, Madalynn Hand third. Commercial beef intermediate showmanship : Gracie Milton first, Goats dairy regis tered doe: Grand champichampion Jessa Hilson. Goats dairy commercial doe : Grand champion Jessa Hilson and reserve chamGoats meat registered doe: Hilson, reserve champion Jessa Hilson. Goats meat commercial doe : Grand serve champion Jonathan Goats senior show manship : Claira Sluski Goats intermediate showmanship es second and Katie Sluski third. Goats junior showmanship Rabbits Kathryn Sluski, Florida ua Swindell, Lionhead; second runner-up Cameron Swindell, Lionhead. Rabbits best of breeds: Kathryn Sluski, Florida White; Joshua Swindell, Holland Lop; Waylon Fish, Dutch; Cartwright Fish, Lionhead and Kathryn dell, Lionhead. Poultry Gracie Milton, Old English best male standard Aubrey Rock; best male bantam Gracie Milton, Old English Rock; and best male and fe male miscellaneous Garrett Poultry senior showmanship : Claira Sluski Intermediate showmanship: Regan Thrush Matthew Turner third. Ju nior showmanship: AuCloverbud Showmanship: wright Fish, Waylon Fish and Dalton Whitney. Table setting results Katie Small won the in termediate division and best-in-show, Carrie Webber, Emily Griffis, Amber Padgett and Shauna Jef ferson won the senior division; and Emily Phillips won the adult division. The fair theme contest was won by Emily Lee and her USA wreath.BAKER COUNTY COMMISSIONUtility bill help may be eligible to receive between $475-$600 assistance with summer electric bills depending on federal poverty guidelines, income and family size. 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LIVE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BACK IN MACCLENNY, FLDCCWWRESTLING.COMBURGERS & BRAWLS Family Friendly Wrestling Action! Donate a gift to Gifts of Hope charity and be entered to win tons of prizes! LIVE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING BACK IN MACCLENNY, FL & BRAWLS DCCWWRESTLING.COM INSIDE INSIDE INSIDE INSIDE VENUE VENUE DCCWWRESTLING.COM DCCWWRESTLING.COM SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: TONY STORM GHETTO SUPERSTARHayden Price E y El Nio & Hembra Kato Seth Daniels & MANY MORE!!SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6Doors open 6:00 pm | Bell Time 7:00 pm Adults $10 | Kids 12 & under $5Baker County Fairgrounds5567 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny From page 1Ribbons: Woodwork in their blood PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Sharon Boyetts best-in-show rabbits foot fern.MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF In a joint agreement approved by the county commission last week, Property Appraiser Tim Sweat will hire a specialist who will exchange geographic and land information on Sheriffs Office. Its a shared position, Mr. Sweat told commissioners on September 18, during his second appearance before the board to explain his proposal. I thought itd be a good idea if we all got together. The county had a need, we had a need and the sheriff had a need. Under the terms of an interlocal agreement the salary and benefits amount of $83,860 for a Geographic Information System (GIS) professional will be placed in the property appraisers budget but the cost will be shared by all three parties to the agreement. For the first year, in the 2018-19 budget starting October 1, the shared costs were set at $46,894 (56 percent) for the property appraiser, $20,194 (24 percent) for the sheriffs 911 operation, and $16,772 (20 percent) for any county department that needs mapping services. of the GIS specialist will fluctuate, depending upon the needs at any given time, Mr. Sweat said, which Commissioner Jimmy Anderson said was understandable. Id rather be flexible, Commissioner Anderson said. If we need them we need them, if the sheriff needs them he needs them, if you need them you need them. Its just going to take a partnership. Mr. Sweat said the GIS specialist should work for either party whenever theyre needed, not simply one day a week for 20 percent of their time, for example. Just because Im paying the lions share, thats not saying I want the lions share of the time, Mr. Sweat said. Commissioner Anderson said he didnt have a problem with the interlocal agreement because it involves three separate branches of county government sharing in the costs. He further said having a GIS specialist in the property appraisers office to do work for all three branches and cross train other county employees is a great idea from a budgetary standpoint. The agreement was not acceptable to all five commissionCroft voted against the measure for somewhat different reasons. was necessary because the commission, the property appraiser and the sheriff are all different parts of the same county government within the same overall budget. He likened the situation to having to write an agreement between recreation (department) and animal control (department) for picking up animals on recreational property. I mean, were all the same local government. Mr. Sweat said he was simply following the direction given to him by someone in the Florida Department of Revenue, which has oversight authority over his budget even though it is subject to local approval of the county commission, as well. Why theres a need for an interlocal agreement I question I think theres a serious question as to whether or not youve been given correct guidance. Mr. Croft, on the other hand, voted against the agreement because he said he thought the county might be able to find someone qualified to perform the GIS duties at a lower cost than what were looking at. We might get someone in this position much cheaper, he said, adding he had contacted Columbia County and was told the person handling GIS duties there for about 20 years was drawing a salary of only about $49,000. Cathy Rhoden won the argument 3-2. Mr. Sweat said his office recently lost a GIS employee who resigned, effective September 30, and he has an even higher qualified GIS specialist in mind to fill the position at a considerable savings to the county. The county had budgeted $84,062 for training, salary and benefits for a GIS position next year, while Mr. Sweat said he had budgeted $46,894 for the position his office lost. Those two amounts together would equal $130,956, so with the new interlocal agreement the salary and benefits would total $83,860, which is to me a savings to the county of $47,096 for the 2018-19 budget, he said. The property appraiser confirmed this week that former county Community Development director Chris Milton, who land acquisition analyst, will fill the GIS position. Mr. Sweat said Mr. Milton is more than qualified for the role and hopes he will start on October 1. Officials said a budget amendment will have to be made next month to true up all the numbers following last weeks changes, which were not included in the new budget passed at the same meeting. The board unanimously approved resolutions adopting a $37 million spending package in 2018-19, as well as continuing the existing property tax rate of 7.2916 mills, or roughly $7.30 for every $1,000 of taxable valuation, in 2018-19. Id rather be exible. If we need them we need them, if the sheri needs them, he needs them, if you need them, you need them. Its just going to take a partnership.Commissioner Jimmy Anderson Three agencies to split information, cost of GIS role Subscribe online and SAVEwww.bakercountypress.com ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meetings Mon. Sat. @ 8 pm 8981 S. SR 228, Macclenny Meeting Monday @ 6:30 pm 93 N. 5th St., Macclenny

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 3 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 9/29/18. 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 9/29/18. 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 9/29/18. THINGS TO DOOCTOBER 1 Town hall: Defeating the drug crisis in Baker County 7 8 p.m. First Baptist of Cuyler will host a town hall meeting on defeating the drug and opioid crisis in Baker County through community education. It will take place October 1 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.OCTOBER 2 BCMS Bobcats vs Oakleaf 6 p.m. Memorial Stadium, 169 W. Shuey Ave.The BCMS Bobcat football team hosts Oakleaf in its nal regular-season home game.Pot Luck at Arc North Florida 6 7 p.m. The Arc North Floridas Farmers and Rancher & Outsiders Fireside Chat will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at 678 W. Macclenny Ave. Show o your good grub by bringing a side dish its an old-fashioned covered dish event. Please RSVP by September 25 to Quinn Ban at (904) 259-2509 or (386) 688-0385. The Arc is currently recruiting mature and responsible volunteers. Donate your time even from home! For more information please contact: Quinn Ban at (386) 688-0385 or (904) 259-2509 or visit www. arcn.comOCTOBER 4 BCHS swim Senior Night 4:30 p.m. Baker County YMCA, 98 W Lowder St.The BCHS swim team will honor its seniors during its tri-meet against Yulee and Middleburg. From page 1 SEE A PICTURE YOU WANT?Purchase a download at www.bakercountypress.com FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28Please join us for an evening of live music, worship & praise!We are excited to announce our guest speaker Jonathan Dugger along with his praise & worship team featuring Justin Dugger 50 W. Minnesota Ave. Macclenny Starts at 7pm 259-2525 Open Sun-Sat 5:30 am-2:30 pmSundayChicken & Dumplings or Fried Ribs Wednesday :Fried/baked pork-chopsThursday: BBQ/fried ribsFriday:Fried catsh or fried shrimp breaking point and that a financial crisis could occur next year without the additional funds. When the sheriff submitted his budget proposal in June, Mr. Cox told commissioners, it was based on the assumption that the city would continue appropriating the existing funding amount next year: $295,599. Well, we have since learned that the city has reduced our funding down to $180,000, he said. The difference is almost $116,000. So what we requested was for the county to make up that difference from what the city reduced us. The 39 percent cut was the latest in a series of similar budget reductions by the city that Mr. Cox said have gradually shrunk annual payments to the sheriffs de partment in the past three years from nearly $800,000 and led to the termination of eight employees during that period of time. The first time the sheriff and Mr. Cox stated their case for the additional funds on September 4, commissioners couldnt take any action because the proposal hadnt been placed on the agenda for consideration. discussion that the request would have been denied on a 2-2 tie vote. Commissioners Croft both spoke against it, while Jimmy Anderson and were supportive. Commissioner Cathy Rhoden was absent. At the suggestion of Commissioner Anderson on September 4 the proposal was placed on the September 18 agenda for consideration again, this time by the full board. We discussed this pretty heavily the last time we met, said Mr. Cox. Were just here to entertain any questions you have or that you might want to discuss. I think last time we had pretty much a stalemate, said Commissioner An derson. I think the reason were here tonight is so Mrs. Rhoden can voice her opinion and I think her opinion is valued by the whole board. He then asked the sheriff and Mr. Cox if they would give a short synopsis of what happened with the city and why they asked the county commission to make up the funding loss. Mr. Cox restated the impact the citys funding re ductions have had on the sheriffs budget, but also re iterated that Macclenny residents pay county taxes and are entitled to law enforcement protection the same as county residents. He further noted that the sheriffs office must continue to provide protection inside the city limits, regardless of any additional payments from the city for law en forcement services, because thats where the majority of our calls come from. Mr. Cox and Sheriff Rhoden also both stated that whether the $116,000 request was granted or not, there would be no employee layoffs in the administration or law enforcement positions, especially now that crime has been on a downCommissioner Rhoden, a Drug and Opioid Task Force, was glad to hear that crime has been going down in the county but she said drug addiction is becoming a major problem in Northeast Flor more work needs to be done fighting the opioid crisis. Well, I probably know better than any commissioner on this board what the sheriff faces, being on the task force, said Commissioner Rhoden. I hope it gets better but, honestly, I dont think it will. If we think it is then we need to get our heads out of the sand. Mr. Cox said one of the most rapidly rising costs facing the sheriffs office is inmate health care and for those newly arrested who must be taken to the hospital for evaluation before they can be taken to jail. Were making more arrests and a lot of those people are strung out on drugs, he said, adding that the department only budgeted $15,000 this year for medical evaluation of suspects prior to booking in the county jail and were already up to I think about $66,000. When Commissioner Rhoden asked Mr. Cox if the sheriffs office would have to come back next year re questing more money if the additional $116,000 were granted, he said probably not unless something drastic happens like Hurricane Irma last year. Mrs. Rhoden, whose district includes most of Macclenny, said she didnt see any difference between the needs of people in unincorporated county areas and those inside Macclenny city limits. The people that live in Macclenny pay county taxes and theyre my county people, too, and they need (law enforcement) coverage, too, just like everybody else, she said. And we all know that most of the drugs and violent crime happens in the city. The only vote against the sheriffs funding request last week came from Commissioner Croft, who had stated two weeks earlier that he was not in favor of picking up the City of Macclennys slack. however, reversed his previous position and supported the measure after all, conceding that the City of Macclenny isnt required to give us one penny and the sheriff still must provide protection for the entire county, including Macclenny. with the sheriff on whether a deputy should be assigned full time within the city limits of Macclenny, acknowledging nonetheless that such a decision is up to the sheriff. the county commission next year with a plea for more the sheriff first should look for ways to cut operating expenses to make budgetary ends meet. From page 1Additional money for sheri OKd 4-1The following case dispositions were ordered by Judge Joey Williams during regular county court session on September 20: Mohamed Ahamed, giving alcohol to a person under 21; 15 days in jail, valid drivers license; court costs. Jennifer Davis, posses sion of drug paraphernalia, battery; 34 days in jail, 12-month probation, no intoxicants unless prescribed, no contact with anyone where intoxicants are present, parenting class, attend group addiction meetings, community service. Gregory Dellea, battery (three counts); charge dropped. Earl Frazer Jr., criminal mischief; charge dropped. Cesar Galvan, marijua na possession, paraphernalia possession (three counts); 12-month progroup addiction meetings. idation-threat with death or serious bodily harm; 365 days in jail, 12-month probation. Jessie Jenkins, disorderly conduct; two days in jail, six-month probation, hours community service. ing arrest; two days in jail, six-month probation, $200 meetings. William Lewis, misuse of the 9-1-1 system; failed to appear, warrant issued. Crystal Miller, petty theft; charge dropped. mischief; failed to appear, warrant issued. Thomas Roark, domes tic battery; failed to appear, warrant issued. driving on a suspended license (DWLS), non-assigned license tag, resisting arrest, petty theft; failed to appear, warrant issued.COUNTY COURTDispositions from Sept. 20 ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE CALENDAR ATbakercountypress.com www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2018A Sanderson man who accompanied his wife to the Macclenny Wendys ear lier this month when she attacked an employee was himself arrested for domestic battery on the wife on September 23. arrested at the Fraser Hospital emergency room just after dawn after bringing in for treatment of a large abrasion and swelling to the left side of her face from when husband allegedly struck her during an arguJohn Williams Road. Jared Sharman she was attacked shortly after the accused returned home about 5 a.m. and she confronted him about incriminating messaging on Facebook with another woman. She said he then ordered her to sit on a couch, and be gan snapping a belt in her direction yelling obscenities before pinning her down and punching her as she attempted to get away. According to police, Mr. his wife when questioned by Detective Ricky Crews. The evening of Septemhis wife when she attacked her sister-in-law at Wendys and accused her of spreading rumors about their relationship. In another incident, this one at midday on September 19 in west Macclenny, Deputy John Taylor arrested Kenson for brandishing a knife Leslie Starling, 35, both also of Sanderson. Ms. Starling told the ofwas intoxicated, became angry and made stabbing and slashing motions at her and Mr. Gaskins as they were en route in the same vehicle to purchase groceries. Once at county jail charged with aggravated belligerent, cursing at the deputy and resisting going through a door into the booking area. He suddenly let go and fell forward on his face, resulting in a visit to Fraser Hospital for medical clearance. Campus Deputy Kelby Crawford arrested a 14-yearold boy for attacking a fellow rider on a school bus the afternoon of September 17. The student, attending the Cats Academy for dis ruptive students next to Keller Intermediate, has twice been expelled for similar behavior, according to the time was on in-school suspension. An on-board video conthe other boy after attempting to take a hat from him. He is charged with battery and disorderly conduct. BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Pulled Pork Lunch $5 donation FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th11am-2pmWomans clubHELP SUPPORT BAKER COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans & brownie! Your choice of delivery, eat in, take out, or curb side144 S. 5th Street Macclenny Across from libraryFOR TICKETS: 259.7981 TO ORDER DAY OF DINNER: 408.8394 Serving 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. MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF tember 18 authorized County Manager Kennie Downing to enter into contract ne gotiations with North Florida Professional Services Inc. of Lake City for the engineering and design for an access road to 1500 pri vately-owned wooded acres for economic development in Woodstock Industrial Park in As the county has received funding from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for design and construction of (the proposed access road), professional design and engineering services are required to prepare the project for bidding, the county manager said in a report listing North Florida Professional Services (NFPS) as the preferred company for the job. NFPS was ranked tops among seven firms that responded to the countys Request for Qualifications and submitted proposals on August 20. The proposals were reviewed and ranked by the road superintendent, assistant road superintendent and the county man ager, which resulted in a short list of three: NFPS, Eisman & Russo and England, Thims & Miller, both of Jacksonville. NFPS scored 93, followed by Eisman & Russo with 90 and England, Thims & Miller with 89. It is recommended to enter into negotiations with the highest ranked consultant for this project, the county manager said. The negotiated contract will be brought be fore the board for award and final approval. Nearly $2.3 million was included for the half-mile-long, two-lane road in a $10 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for six projects statewide. Located between U.S. 90 and I-10 with 1.5 miles of track frontage along CSX rail line, Woodstock Industrial Park is considered to be prime property for advanced manufacturing and distribution development. The county commissions also: nett to serve as liaison between the county commission, the Land Planning Agency, county administration and community development staff in the preparation of an amended comprehensive plan over the next several months. In preparation of the update to the (comprehensive) plan, Susan Fraser, acting community development director, and myself have been brainstorming ideas to better assist the county with this update, the coun ty manager said in a memorandum to the board. After discussing the process for the update and our strategy over the next few months, both Susan and I feel it would be best to have a Comprehensive Plan Liaison. She said the purpose of the liaison is to help ensure that the information included in the update best represents the desire of the county commission and the future direction of the county. Accepted a $90,909 solid waste grant from Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help cover the costs of tipping fees at New River Landfill in Raiford, Road design awardedFrom $2.3M in state funds JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com ty High School has bounced back and forth between Department of Education (FDOE) and a C-rating, nearly reaching A-status in the process. grades were released ear ly last summer, the high school was slapped with an incomplete or I label. According to the state, about 30 percent of Floridas schools on average receive the unsettling label each year. This year the total was 29 out of the states 97 brick-and-mortar and virtual schools. Now, roughly three months after the release of has no state-issued grade to say when a grade should be expected. Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Raulerson, meanwhile, said she expects following the states request for additional information, which the district has provided. respond to several questions from The Press about: What information was provided to FDOE. Whether statements from FDOE that no wrongdoing was suspected in the states investigation came before or after the additional information was provided. Whether there were allegations of impropriety in the administration of state tests, and if so, who made the allegations. After the release of the grades in late June several conservative state lawmak ers asked that FDOE review results from Duval, Manatee and Polk counties, alleging low-performing students were not tested, leading to The questions bulleted above were posed to the school district after The Press made inquiries to FDOE regarding the high schools lack of a grade for 2018. FDOE press secretary Audrey Walden said by email that school grades are withheld and designated incomplete if the data does not accurately represent the progress of the school. Though she declined to she said grades can be withheld when the share of students tested is less than 95 percent of the schools student population, or when before, during, or following the administration of any state assessment, the valid ity or integrity of the test administration or results are under review and investigation based upon allegations of test administration and security violations ... Districts have the option to appeal the percent tested through an appeals process and that once an investigation and review is concluded and a determination by FDOE that the data accurately represents the progress of a school, the state will assign a letter grade, she said. Ms. Walden would not circumstances kept it from receiving a letter grade last June due to a state statute governing testing administration and security. She cited a portion of the statute mandating that identifying information for schools under investigation remain concealed from the public until the investigations are complete. The statute reads that an investigation is considered active so long as it is ongoing and there is a reasonable, good faith anticipation ing will be made in the fore seeable future. Nonetheless, FDOE declined to speculate on when ished. The school districts Ann Watts, who oversees state testing at the local level, characterized the states investigation as a routine review that resulted from an anomaly in the states statistical model analysis. I called Floridas Scor inquire about the notice, she explained by email. I was informed that many times there are patterns in the analysis that just cannot be explained by data alone. The representative in dicated that many schools are requested to provide additional information. He stated the anomaly can be caused by something as simple as students being told if in doubt choose answer C or students may have had instruction that didnt focus on some of the tested standards. He also stressed that the requested information did not indicate that any done anything wrong during the test administration. Superintendent Rauler son made similar assurances by email. She said the state asked for more information to conduct a forensic analysis sures and that such reviews are used to dig deeper into the data and are not to be interpreted as accusatory or indicative of malicious in tent by the school or coun ty. Our high school has provided the requested infor mation and anticipate the release of their school grade in the very near future ..., she wrote. Shes hoping the states investigation will confirm high academic performance spring and the high schools state. Keeping our fingers crossed that we are an A! You may hear shouting from across Macclenny if that is the case. Our data looks good, she wrote.BCHS given an incomplete grade; investigation ongoing An Orange Park woman who believed she was in Middleburg on her way home early on September 22 was arrested for drunk driving on Interstate 10 near Glen St. Mary. Trooper C.C. Williams said he was alerted shortly after 1 a.m. of a westbound vehicle swerving in and out of travel lanes, striking a guard rail and nearly colliding with other vehicles. Police caught up with the 2015 Kia after it drifted into the median and became stuck near CR 125. was visibly impaired as she exited her vehicle and had difficulty maintaining her balance, said Trooper Wilety tests and her blood alcohol level measured .188 at county jail. eted for failure to drive in a single lane, leaving the scene after colliding with the guard rail and crossing the median. A female passenger, also from Orange Park, was uninjured. In an incident that occurred earlier this month, rested Jesse Umphress, 19, of Glen St. Mary for being impaired when his pickup truck struck two other vehicles while leaving the parking lot of Motel 6 in Macclenny the late evening of September 12. Mr. Umphress had earlier been drinking with friends from the scene past witnesses who saw the accidents. A friend phoned him and coaxed him to return to the scene. He told the trooper he left the scene scared because he had been drinking. He exhibited signs of impairment submitted to a urine test for the presence of drugs be cause his blood-alcohol level fell below that considered drunk. lated arrests: Deputy James Crews ar rested Stephen Holdampf, 44, of Macclenny late on September 18 when he was caught driving a Chevrolet Equinox with seven earli er license suspensions and nine suspended convictions. The deputy was serving a warrant on the suspect that evening and was informed by his father that Mr. Holdamph had driven to the store. A bond surrender warrant was served at county jail on September 21 on Ste vie Gibson, 39, of Sander son for felony driving on a revoked licenseDrunk driver blew a .188Wife beating arrest at ER Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! LLCFREE ESTMATESLIC.#CCC1330274LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC12595582593300IN GOD WE TRUST. Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CarePrivate Spacious Indoor/Outdoor RunsComplete Bath, De-flea & Groom ......... $22-$27 Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip ............... $12-$17 Boarding (per actual day)..................... $5-$10 24-hour RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273 DONT TOSS IT, SELL IT.Why send that lamp to the curb? Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.T B C P 259-2400 Place your ad online www.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 5SCHOOL BOARD Big Green Egg6567 U.S. 90 Glen Saint Mary 904-259-3451 Big Green Egg $ 799 $ $ 799 799 Weber Genesis II E-310 Natural Gas Grill Natural Gas Grill $ 699 SEPTIC TANKS andDRAINFIELDS New Systems & Repairs Sump Pump Replacement Inspection LetterCFC056961FREE ESTIMATESCALL JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING904-259-4580 JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comtrict facilities manager Denny Wells used words like nightmare and killer to describe a critical piece of equipment at Macclenny Elementary School the main power breaker made and now discontinued by German manufacturer Siemens during last weeks school board meeting. Thats when the board voted 5-0 to spend $73,400 on an Eaton replacement breaker from the Jacksonville firm AEC Electrical Contracting. It will be custom built for the school during the next three months for installation in late December, Mr. Wells said. AEC was the low bidder of three received for the project that were as high as $109,029. The current 18-year-old Siemens breaker was so bad and they had so much trouble with it that they got rid of it, he said. They sold all the parts and pieces to a company in California. A refurbished Siemens breaker could be purchased for some $35,000 but the warranty only lasts one year, Mr. Wells explained. He said one of the hardest phone calls hes made on the job was to Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson notifying her that if the current breaker stops functioning a replacement would take months to acquire. Mr. Wells said the cur rent breaker is working now but the issue has been when its tripped by a lightning strike for instance it doesnt reset itself. Weve sweated through many thunderstorms, he said, adding that, If it does reset it. Siemens has been less than helpful in working with the district and its engineers er. Mr. Wells said the com $75,000 but he declined. In other businesses last week, the school board: erty tax, or millage, rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year as well as its final budget of about $59.2 million. The millage rate is 6.248 or roughly $6.25 per $1000 of taxable property value. The rate is slightly less than the so-called rollback rate, or the rate required to generate the same amount in revenue as the current year. Its over 3 mills less than it was when I got on this board, commented school Approved revisions to the Student Code of Conduct, including new lan guage regarding serious breaches of conduct and administering medication to students on campus. Added to the list of 2o serious zero-tolerance of fenses was using a wireless communications device to commit a criminal act, spreading rumors to cause harm or disrupt school/ district setting and any threats to do harm. While parents are encouraged to arrange for students to take medications outside of school hours, medications may be given at school if ordered by a doctor and approved by a parent or guardian. New to the code, however, is a requirement that the initial dose of any medication is administered possibility of an adverse reaction. Approved a Professional Development Plan for teachers outlining student performance on the Florida Standards Assessment and results from surveys about what kind of training teachers feel they need the most to improve students scores. The surveys showed that data analysis and classroom management were the top areas where training was re quested. The plan also shows about 10 percent of teachers are currently teaching such, they must be pursuing professional development to attain the appropriate credentials. There are 33 out of roughly 300 teachers teaching out of their field and most of them are new to the district. Some, however, are out specific ESE subject certifications or teachers ments for reading or teaching English as a second language. Still, 90 percent of teachperformance evaluations. A link to a list of out-ofis available at https://www. bakerk12.org/page/1549. Approved a $1980 con tract with Florida Gateway College for George Haynes to teach water treatment plant operation courses to eight students at the high school. The courses will prepare the students to take the It was so bad and they had so much trouble with it that they got rid of it. ey sold all the parts and pieces to a company in Calidfornia.Denny Wells, district facilities manager New breaker is neededties to the residence of the childrens mother south of Sanderson on September 18, and resulted in her arrest for growing marijuana behind the house in a trash-strewn yard, and further back in the woods. Campus deputy Jeremiah Combs said Amanda Weichman, 31, admitted the plants noted that Ms. Weichman initially would not answer the door, though police suspected her presence because her vehicle was parked outside. Instead, she sent her older children, a 12-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl, to say they were the only ones home. Sgt. Combs then asked the two why they had missed 15 days of school, and the boy replied he had no excuse but his sister had a skin rash and she had a doctors note to excuse them for four days. About that time, a 3-year-old child peeked out a front window and one of the older children brought the mother to the door. Detective Keith Parker took over the investigation of the pot plants that were uprooted and taken to county jail as evidence. The Department of Families and Children was also called in to begin an investigation of conditions at the residence and Ms. Weichmans tending to the marijuana plants with children present. In an unrelated case in Sanderson the same day police spoke with Woodrow K. the door and checked his criminal history from having guns. Detective Thomas Dyal returned to his residence on September 24 to inquire about said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. grams of meth and 26 grams of marijuana inside the home. A .22-caliber pistol was also recovered from the truck in addition to the ony drug possession. In another drug-related case, Tiffany Warren, 21, of Keystone Heights was arrestson about midday on September 23 for possession of one Oxycodone pill and a small piece of a second one found in her parked 2002 Ford. The prisons Capt. William Daniel sumsweep of the parking lot during a visiting session. Ms. Warren was charged with felony possession and introduction of contraband onto prison property. In a non-drug arrest, passenger Phillip Fedler, 18, of Jacksonville was charged on September 17 with possession of a .40 caliber pistol in a rear waistband of his pants. He did not have a conceal-carry permit. Chevrolet driven by Richard Mills, 27, of Middleburg for having an unreadable tag light, and learned that the driver was on probation and thus subject to search. He was not arrested. A video surveillance tape was key to police making an arrest of a convenience store employee for dipping into the also stole. ter viewing the tape, and Deputy Jared Sharman arrested Jacovan Hollings, 23, at his Sixth Street address following an interview during which he admitted the theft claiming, I only done it a couple times. eral times placed $1 in the register but removed $30 lottery tickets. He was booked at county jail for grand theft. allegedly skipping out on payments for rent-to-own merchandise. Steven Wilkerson, 38, of Macclenny on a $1049 contract on which he owes Rent-A-Vision $648 for a PlayStation. from an original $955 contract.Couple injured in hit and runThe Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information about a U-Haul truck involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday about 2 p.m. on I-10 eastbound near mile marker 342 in Duval County. The crash injured two people on a motorcycle from Macclenny, Carlos Victoria, 40, and Jennitaken to UF Health for treatment. Ms. Victoria was seriously hurt, FHP said, while Mr. Victoria had minor injuries. helmets at the time. The U-Haul was pulling a trailer with a shed on it. FHP can be reached by dialing *FHP or *347.Truancy complaint results in an arrest for growing potEmployee is caught stealing lotto cards www.bakercountypress.com Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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Page 6 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2018JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Coalition is sponsoring a homecoming dance for all high school students next month as a safe and fun way to celebrate the fall season. the dance is envisioned as a drugand alcohol-free event to end homecoming week in a positive way, explained coalition director Lea Rhoden and coordinator Taryn Rackley during a meeting with partners last week at It will take place October 13 the Saturday after the homecoming game from 8 p.m. to midnight at the fairgrounds. It relays that message to [students] that we can have fun without having to do those things, said Ms. Rackley of drugs and alcohol. Campus deputies will also be on hand to ensure students behave and that homecoming high jinks from years past dont mar the event. The coalitions youth group on campus is promoting the dance among its and selling tickets, which are $5 October 1-5 or $10 at the door. The dance will feature a mechanical bull, food, music and a carriage; and formal dress attire is not re quired. Rather students should come in semi-formal attire which for the boys means suits and ties or dress pants and collared shirts, and for girls church dresses, party dresses or semi-formal skirts and blouses. One of the dance flyers students are hanging on campus addresses what to wear and not wear to the dance. On the latter list: ripped or torn clothes. ... Think Cinderellas ball meets hoedown, said Ms. Rhoden, adding that students appear excited about the dance, which will benecheer team and the junior class. The kids were amazing, she said of student government representatives. We couldnt have had a better meeting with them. They said thank you proba bly like 15 times ... because its something they want to do and its just for them so theyre excited. Theres all kinds of buzz on Twitter and Facebook, SnapChat, she said. The director said having the dance off campus in an air-conditioned venue is something shes wanted to do for a long time. I was a student here 20 years ago and we had a homecoming dance in the gym after the football game, so you can imagine we all looked hot and sweaty ... It was fun, but it wasnt a true homecoming dance, Ms. Rhoden said. Volunteers are also needed to help decorate the fairgrounds exhibition all for the event. In other news from the September 20 meeting: The state recently released statewide survey results on youth tobacco use showing 60 percent increase in vaping among middle and high schoolers in Florida year-over-year. One in three high school students in the state have tried vaping devices, also known as electronic cigarettes, and one in four are current users, said Ms. Rhoden. She also said 44 percent of middle school students reported being current users of vaping products, up from 5 percent the prior year. Theyre starting young er, she said of the statistics from Tobacco Free Florida and the state. The coalition expects to get county-level survey re sults next month, which will show whether the statewide County. Ms. Rhoden said there have been 18 citations issued for tobacco possession on local campuses, nearly all were for students hav ing a popular vaping device known as the Juul. The health educator Hayden Stevens said he hopes to revitalize the countys tobacco-free partnership by seeking community volunteers to monitor tobacco marketing at local stores and meeting monthly rather than quarterly. The partnership meetings have also moved from the health department to the middle school. The next meeting will October 10 at 3 p.m. with the students in the schools SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) club. The prevention coalition will host a Halloween-themed trivia night at Calendars on October 30 at 6 p.m. The trivia will also feature questions about drug and alcohol abuse. Future trivia nights will take place on November 20 and December 18. 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 WE HAVE BOATS, MOTORS, FISHING POLES & REELS1159 S. 6th Street Macclenny 259-7800 GOING FISHING? @BakerPawn or change your current voter registration for the November 6thGeneral ElectionVoter registration forms (includes party, address and name changes) are 32 N. Fifth Street, Suite A, Macclenny | 259-6339 | bakerelections.com Register to vote Voter Registration Book closing date is October 9, 2018All registration and political party changes must be made before October 9 to be in effect for the General election. Coalition sponsors homecoming dance Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonCoalition partners discuss rise in vaping among state youths. Lilly Belle BrinerBorn August 31William and Phillip nounce the arrival of their was born on August 31 and was 6.6 pounds and 19-1/2 inches long. Lillys parents are Ranof Macclenny. Her grand dy and Sally Harvey of Taylor. Great-grandmothers include Frankie Tidwell of Valdosta and Catherine Grant of Taylor. MWC dinnersThe Womens Club of Macclenny will hold its annual pulled pork dinner on September 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Wom ans Club on South Fifth Street. Tickets are on sale now for $5. Call Amy Norton, 259-7981 or Melinda Padgett, 408-8394.Taylor School reunion 9/29The Taylor School reunion will be held on September 29 at 5:00 pm at the home of Eric and Sherrie Raulerson, Glen St. Mary. Please bring your favorite meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages provided. Taylor school students, family, and friendswe hope to see you there! All past students of the Sanderson Olustee School are invited to a reunion on September 29 at the Crews Farm on Cattle Gap Road off CR 125 South at 10 For more information, call Johnnie Croft at (386) 365-0019.Olustee reunionThe GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny held their monthly meeting Sep tember 20 with two guest speakers. Cathy Richardson the various rewards proschools. The club encourages local families to particiEducation, Coke Rewards and the Tyson A+ program (go to: projectAplus.tyson. com for information on this program). She also spoke about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students, a volunteer program, serving students in our local schools. The second guest speaker was Andrea Pelfrey accompanied by Carrie Dopwas the recipient of the leadership program initiis a workshop held at FSU during the summer open to high school sophomores selected by their respective schools to further leader ship skills. Ms. Pelfrey maintains a 4.0+ GPA. During the program she participated in sessions on team build ing skills, creating laws and brainstorming ways to make their communities better places. Her team fonortheast Florida. Club members celebrat ing birthdays in August and September received sparkly tiaras. There will be a pulled pork lunch fundraiser Friday, September 28 to help fund the clubs annual es are $5 and will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The clubs next regular meeting will be Thursday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. at 144 S. Fifth Street. All ladies are cordially invited.Guest speakers from schools Obituaries and a photo are printed free of charge. CHECK IT OUT...bakercountypress.com

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 7 Photos by Jim McGauleyChamber awards to Lions, True Value store Christian-themed comedienne (bottom left) Juanita Lolita (her stage name) from central Florida was featured as the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerces annual banquet and awards ceremony Tuesday evening in front of respectable crowd at Raiford Road Church. In rap id-re fashion, she delivered self-deprecating jokes about marriage, being a woman and general observations on everyday life. Toward the end of her very inspiring and entertaining address she described how she left a long-term job at Publix and risked everything on the stage career (she credited God for leading here there). First came open mic nights and then a contest where one of the judges owned several comedy clubs in the Orlando area. Since then her career has taken o with appearances on major television networks the Christian network and World Series of Comedy network. Chamber director Darryl Register (above center left) presented the Ginger Barber Community Service Award to the Macclenny Lions Club, which formed in 1935, making it the second oldest Lions Club in Florida. Pic tured above with Mr. Register represent ing Lions is President Neil ODonnell (far left) and representing Rhodens True Value Hardware in Glen, the Business Award winner, are Deirdre and Chris Rhoden. The Rhodens purchased the hardware store in 2015 and have since invested $225,000 in the business. Trey Sinclair (right), vice president of the Chambers board of directors, welcomed the crowd to the Chambers 38th annual banquet. 334-8285 Broken Spring Replacement New Garage Door Installation & Repair Automatic Garage Opener Installation & RepairOwner: Geoffry MoranMORAN GARAGE DOOR SERVICES We repair and replace all types & brands of garage doors First Baptist ChurchOF MACCLENNYIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESAdult Bible Groups 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior PastorListen on WFBB 97.5 FM Locally Sundays @ 9:00 am Video Live-Streamed on Facebook Sundays @ 11:00 am @ rstbaptistmacclenny Sunday Worship Video Broadcast Viewed anytime at ww.fbcmac.com Time to put on those princess dresses and hero costumes, Fairytales and Princesses opens this week. This is a show for the whole family with instantly recogniz able characters, great songs and dances and plenty of surprises. Fairytales and Princesses runs September 27, 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and September 30 at 2 p.m. Next week the run is October 4, 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. and October 7 at 2 p.m. There is a special Milk and Cookie Matinee on October 6 at 10 a.m. by calling 259-6286. General admission is $5 and on sale at the door while seats last. The Milk and Cookie Matinee is reservation only. The show has great songs like Let it Go, I Just Wanna Be King, Friend Like Me, Part of Your World, Im Wishing, Re, Shiny Bare Necessities, When Will My Life Begin, Belle and many more. For extra fun, kids can dress in costume. Come a little early for photos with the characters. The special Milk and Cookie Matinee allows kids to interact with the characters, get photos and autographs and selections from the show, but remember, all seats are reserved. The cast is a mixture of school and community theatre perter, Jackson Helms, Alexis Garner, Alexandra Oakes, Kaysin Rowe, Denny Wells, Jake Manalo, Lucas Cox, Charlie RowReagan, Anna Carter, Aybree Gonzalez, Ava Manalo, Lilah Manalo, Anniston Gurganious, Eden Crews, Caitlyn Fennell, Mackenzie Norrell, Abby Hodges, Mackenzie Crews, Lauren Cox, Harper Archambault, River Neri, and Maddie Hauge. Fairytales and Princesses is sponsored by First Federal graphed by Kaylan Davis. Snow White (Blayne Fraser) and Cinderella (Loriann Bliss) sing A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes in BCHS Dramas Fairytales and Princesses.Magical musical moments at BCHS Photo courtesy of Traci WheelerSeptember R.O.A.R. honorees announcedCongratulations to the following Baker County Middle School students who were selected by their teachers as the R.O.A.R. students of the month for September. These students consistently model the expectations of Respect, Organization, Attitude and Responsibility. They were treated to a pizza lunch on September 19 and received a gift bag from the BCMS PBIS Team. Congratulations, Bobcats! The honorees were 6th graders Tyshawn Alford, Elaina Bowles, Layla Boyarovsky, Bethany Canaday, Evan Irish, Brody Rhoden, Brittany Swindell and Elissa Wood; 7th graders Kassidee Boyette, Mikayla Geiger, Carly Johnson, Ma-Khai Mosely, Derrick Ruise, Hardy Staord, Caitlin Stetler and Sara Worsham; and 8th graders Lyndi Barrios, Emma Hunt, Christopher Kirt, Kohl McCloud, Taiven Rhoden, Jasmine Roberson, Caleb South and Mandy Thomas. SUBSCRIBE and SAVE at www.bakercountypress.com

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Page 8 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2018 Governor Rick Scott was recently blind-sided at a campaign stop in Venice by protesters decrying the toxic algae outbreak in that area. To be sure Gov. Scott has amassed a dismal record on the environment during much of the last eight years, save his current electhat multiple algae blooms are fouling at least three coastlines in Florida. Its just one example of Gov. Scott being politically pliable. He has evolved, J.M. (Mac) Stipanovich, a strategist and lobbyist who ad vised two former Republican governors, told the Tampa Bay Times. If you wrote a wrote one this week, youd be describing two starkly different men. Thats because he sticks after issue the environment, gun regulation, immigration, healthcare then makes a list of talking points to deliver over the airwaves, usually around election time. His policy positions are driven by political polls, not principles, which of course is far too common in state and national politics these days on all sides. Conservative or liber al or middle of the road, I would love to see political leaders show some spine, some gumption, some grit in the face of opposition. Where are the leaders with the courage of their convictions? Why not stand by them and let the politics work itself out, win or lose? How refreshing would that be? I know what youre thinking thats why conservatives love President Trump, because he tells it like it is, hes not afraid to be politi cally incorrect, hes doesnt not real courage. Its just be ing rude, childish and, yes, insensitive. Thats just his personality, you say. Fine. President changes positions like he changes socks, both on policy and on people. Like Gov. Scott, hes polit ically rudderless. Unlike the governor though, President Trump tends to stand his ground when opposition often rears its head, whether its from the media, protesters and even his own advisors. When the governor was faced with opposition at a Cuban restaurant in Venice last week, he scrambled for cover. He entered through the back door to avoid protesters out front. He didnt make a speech and didnt take questions from the press. After spending just 10 minutes with supporters inside, shaking hands and posing for photos, he slid out the back door. Perhaps the quick in-andout was designed to divert media attention from the protest, but instead, thats what became the news. And that made him look weak and cowardly. What he should have done was defend his environmental record. When I questioned that record to a prominent local Republican with knowledge about environmental regulations, he did just that, putting the blame for algae blooms ev erywhere but at the feet of the governor. Why couldnt Gov. Scott wont he do that? I suspect its because he politically on the campaign trail to talk about the environmental damage thats occurred under his watch, even if he can cite some too-little-too-late actions he and state lawmakers have taken in recent years. In all fairness, the damage can be traced back to decades of pro-growth and pro-industry policies pursued by Florida politicians at the expense of the environment. Gov. Scott just pushed on the gas instead of pumping the brakes. For those of us still following events in Washington to satisfy our news addiction (a form of mental self-abuse in itself), the ongoing circus over the appointment of Rick Kavanaugh to a vacant Supreme Court seat presents a les son worth noting. Recent history (the past half-century) has seen a general erosion in the role (at least on the part of conservatives) of the High Courts true function. The court, with its life time appointments de signed to eliminate politi cal pressure preying on the minds of justices, was established by the Founding Fathers as an interpreter of the law, to examine legisla its constitutionality. Its frightening to see that most Americans today cannot name the three branches of the federal government (executive, legis lative, judicial). They are by brilliant design meant to be separate yet but co-equal. One branch thus is not to usurp constitutionally conferred responsibilities the United States Constitution and its 33 amendments. And it is in this sense the formula has fallen short. Though in times past the High Court has issued the Dred Scott case in 1857 that a slave whose owners moved to a free state could not be an American citizen (subsequently supersed ed by the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and later the 14th Amendment), generally the three-tiered separation Closer to present day, it wasnt until the rise of the radical Left of the 1960s and its adjunct arm of newage feminism that Americans witnessed perhaps the most bizarre judicial magic show when the Warren Court in 1973, by a vote of 7-2, invented the right of privacy in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. Abortion thus was awarded federal protec tion, and hundreds of attempts to limit its scope or bring it back for states to decide have in most part failed. If you suspect that this was legislating from the bench or overstepping into another branch of government, then you see why, since then, Democrats have been so protective to retain a so-called liberal majori ty on the High Court. Oddly, many of us cast votes for Donald Trump precisely because he promised to veer the High Court to the right, and thus more in line with the Founding Fathers. We just didnt like coding the law giving us enlightened concepts like unisex bathrooms and taking away a businesss right to back away from selling a wedding cake to a gay couple because of religious beliefs. The Left has had a relifor decades. Now its under direct threat, and what youre witnessing this week of how desperately they want to keep liberal-lean ing judges. There are many other nuances to this debate, but thats the gist of it in the eyes of your humble smalltown weekly newspaper the courts theirs.ImpressionsJim McGauley On Point In PrintJoel Addington I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete./s/ James C. McGauley, Publisher Date of filing: September 25, 2018 Extent & nature of circulation Average No. Copies No. Copies of Single Each Issues During Issue Published Preceding 12 Months Nearest to Filing DateTotal no. copies (net press run) 5000 4800 Paid/requested outside county subscriptions 183 159 Paid in-county subscriptions 465 513 Sales through dealers & carriers, street vendors counter sales, and other non-USPS paid distribution 4100 3700 Other classes mailed through the USPS 0 0 TOTAL PAID AND/OR REQUESTED CIRCULATION 4748 4372 Free distribution by mail outside county 6 6 Free distribution by mail in-county 10 10 Free distribution by mail other classes 0 0 mailed through the USPS Free distribution outside the mail 150 275 TOTAL FREE DISTRIBUTION 166 291 TOTAL DISTRIBUTION 4914 4663 Copies not distributed/returns from vendors 86 153 Paid Electronic Copies 270 275 TOTAL PAID PRINT COPIES + PAID ELECTRONIC COPIES 5018 4647 TOTAL PRINT DISTRIBUTION + PAID ELECTRONIC COPIES 5184 4938 PERCENT PAID AND/OR REQUESTED CIRCULATION 97% 94% STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP & CIRCULATION Title of Publication: The Baker County PressPublishing weekly each Thursday, 52 issues annually $25.00 annual subscription cost in Baker County, $45.00 annually outside Baker County.Complete mailing address of known office of publication: P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063; General business offices address: 104 South Fifth St., Macclenny, FL 32063.Full name & complete mailing addresses of Publisher and Editor:James C. McGauley, P.O. Box 598, 104 South 5th Street, Macclenny, FL. 32063. Full name & complete mailing addresses of Managing Editor: Joel Addington, P.O. Box 598, 104 South 5th Street, Macclenny, FL. 32063. Owner: Baker County Press, Inc.,(a Florida corporation wholly owned by James C. McGauley), same address as above. Known bond holders, mortgagees and other security holders owning or holding one percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: None.Issue date for circulation data below: September 13, 2018 Publication No. USPS 040-280 Date of filing: September 25, 2018 Le terried its SCOTUS hold is slipping awayWhere have all the leaders gone? BAKER SOCIALIZING

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 9Eggs in PurgatoryRecipe courtesy of Laura Vitale Servings: 4 Eggs: 1 jar (23 ounces) Bertolli Rustic Cut Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce 1/2 cup water 4 eggs salt, to taste pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Bread: 4 slices ciabatta, sliced about 1/2-inch thick 1 1/2 tablespoons Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 large clove garlic, peeled but not chopped To make eggs: In large skillet with high sides over medium-high heat, add marinara sauce. Pour water into empty jar, swish it around to lift any sauce left in jar and pour it over sauce in skillet. Bring to low boil. Using back of wooden spoon, make four small wells in sauce. Carefully crack eggs, one at a time, and drop each egg into a separate well in bubbling sauce. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each one, to taste; cover skillet with lid and cook 7-8 minutes, or until egg whites set. When eggs are cooked to desired doneness, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. To make bread: Char bread on bruschetta pan or indoor grill pan about 1 minute on each side until toasted. Once toasted, rub with clove of garlic on both sides then drizzle with olive oil. Serve eggs with hunks of charred garlic bread. Note : If using skillet larger than 12 inches, you can add eight eggs instead of four for additional servings. MORE CHOICES1161A S. 6TH STREET ~ MACCLENNY ~ 259-6296 www.wellsmac.comALL WELLS AND GOOD! Finding the right insurance for all the things you love for over 75 years! PUBLIC HEARINGSPECIAL USE PERMITThe Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA) will consider an application to grant a Special Use Permit for the construction of a wireless telecommunication tower on to the Special Use Permit requested. exception request. Persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should hours prior to the time of the hearing. ACROSS1. Tulip precursors 6. Le ____ des cygnes 9. Education-related acronym 13. Heads-up 14. Fertility clinic stock 15. A la ____ 16. Curl ones lip 17. Cubs home 18. The Goldbergs sibling 19. *Carpool ____ with James Corden 21. *Fallon is on when? 23. Crime scene evidence 24. Sounds of amazement 25. Tokyo, once 28. Strong hold 30. *Host of Good night, and good luck fame 35. Roll call document 37. End of prayer 39. Bowl unsuitable for water 40. Shakespeares king 41. Cocoyam, pl. 43. What egoist and egotist have in common, pl. 44. Encourage 46. Madam, to a cowboy 47. Pleasant gentle accent 48. Intellectual 50. Not us 52. Lusitanias last call 53. Sherlock Holmes assignment 55. Waikiki garland 57. *Lettermans successor 61. Do like in A River Runs Through It 65. To a bartender: The ____ 66. Argonauts propeller 68. Empower 69. Of a particular gray shade 70. By way of 71. Theatrical characters 72. Displeasure display 73. Australian runner 74. Editors Let it stand marksDOWN1. Derive pleasure 2. Forearm bone 3. Malicious look 4. Cabbage 5. Chris Hemsworths movie ____ 6. Ore deposit 7. Perpendicular to St. in NYC 8. Ann Patchetts novel Bel ____ 9. Hindu wrap 10. H.S. math class 11. Write on tombstone, e.g. 12. Animal protein 15. Population count 20. Gold unit 22. Omega of electrical resistance 24. Perform a surgery 25. *Talker and Oscar, Grammy and Emmy host 26. Muralist Rivera 27. _____ County with Streep 29. Mosque V.I.P. 31. Cambodian money 32. *Kellys ex 33. Convex molding 34. Adam and Mae 36. Ragtime turkey dance 38. *Jon Stewarts successor 42. Fresh Prince: ____ ya later! 45. In a pleasant manner 49. *Where some James Corden segments are set 51. *Former Weekend Update host 54. *Appliance on Rachael Ray Show set 56. ____ ____ me, then who? 57. Pointy part of a tooth 58. Nobel Peace Prize capital 59. Hula feast 60. Quilters stung 61. German Mrs. 62. Not in use 63. Edible fat 64. Hitlers Deputy 67. Go for the bulls eyeTHEME: TALK SHOWS FAMILY FEATURES Take time this fall to slow down and experience the pure delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining, where everyone has a seat at the table to enjoy simple and delicious dishes that boast ingredients. With a passion for the simplicity of Italian food and homemade Tuscan cooking, Italian-American chef Laura Vitale, host of Laura in the Kitchen, traveled to the small town of Lucca, Italy, where she reconnected with a region rooted in heritage, experienced rich traditions and embraced The Tuscan Way in crafting her own unique takes on classic dishes. Im incredibly inspired by the spirit of Tuscan cooking, Vitale said. It encourages you to get into the kitchen, embrace simple ingredients and cook something delicious for the ones you love. For your next fall entertaining occa sion, consider bringing Tuscany to your li Rustic Cut pasta sauce as the center piece. Try Vitales classic Eggs in Purgatory or other recipes like Prosciutto and Arugula Rustica Pizza and traditional Rias you bring your lively Tuscan-themed table to life: tone of the season. Try achiev ing this look with quality table accents that appear slightly distressed, faded or weathered. Thrift stores can be a surprising place to scout out your latest Tusof woods that complement the look and feel of the rustic tableware. Accompany them with softer linens for a variety of pleasing table textures. wish, to give your table vibrant pops of color to stand out among the darker, more rustic tones. Remember, homemade Tuscan cooking is about great company, a simple menu and making memRicotta BruschettaPrep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 20 1 loaf Italian bread, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices 2 tablespoons Bertolli Organic Mild Olive Oil 1 clove garlic 1 cup Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese Heat oven to 425 F. Arrange bread on baking sheet. Evenly brush with oil. Bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Rub toast evenly with garlic then top with sauce and cheese. Bake 5 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown. Serve hot.

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Page 10 T B C P ursday, September 27, 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. Timothy Alford CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Located at:251 West Ohio Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 Sunday:10:00 Sunday School/Bible Study 11:00 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening WorshipWednesday:6:00 Family Meal 7:00 Adult Service 7:00 Youth ServicesService Times...We would love to connect with you!For more information on what we do, how to contact us, or how to find our church, visit our website at: www.christianfellowshiptemple.com Connect Serve The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059SUNDAY SERVICES Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am Worship Services 11:00 amMinister Sam Kitching'A friendly church!' Family gratefulWe would like to thank everyone for the prayers, love, donations,and support that have been extended to us. We appreciate your continued prayers for healing and peace.The Family of Joel AshFrances Coleman of Baldwin dies away Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was the daugh ter of the late Willard Cecil Gaskins Sr. and Louvenia Lawson and was born in Lawtey. She was raised on the family School. Frances and her late husband Roy E. Coleman Sr. There she lived her faith, taught school children to read and supported the missionary work. Frances learned needle work early on from her Granny Gaskins and Granny Smith, and grew to become a talented seamstress. Following her beloved daddy, she always kept a garden, canning and preserving the fruits of her labor and sharing her produce with friends and neighbors. She lovingly fed and clothed her family, rearing six children. Other than her parents and husband, Mrs. Coleman was predeceased by her youngest son John Wesley Coleman; brothers John (Ruth) Gaskins, Jack Gaskins and Ronnie Lawson. She is survived by her children Alvin (Penny) (Philip) Schweckendieck and Roy Coleman Jr.; brothers and sisters Freddie (Claudine) Gaskins, Marie Gaskins, Cecil (Kathy) Gaskins, Debbie (Lynn) McKenzie; grandchildren Nicky (Daniel) Andrews, Tres (Amanda) Hicks, GySgt tin Schweckendieck, Joseph Schweckendieck, Jake Poston, Kaylobe (Christy) Coleman and Ashley Coleman; 10 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Oliver, Hudson, Charlotte, Ariannette, Angela Grace, Zoey, Kylie, Lane and Adelynn. The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Coleman was held on Gospel singThe Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary will resume its Friday night gospel sings on September 28 at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.Service Friday for Shellie JordanShellie Allen Jordan Sr., 70, of Glen St. Mary passed away September 19, 2018 at UF Health Jacksonville. He was to the late Oliver Jordan and Thelma Dugger Jordan. Shellie was a lifelong a longtime career as a truck driver at Rays Nursery and later as an aide one at Northeast Florida State Hospital where he worked until retiring. His main passion in life was his family. Shellie was a family man who loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. He was predeceased by Mr. Jordan is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Harriett Parrish Jordan of Glen St. Mary; children Catina dren Mann, Emily, Jessie, Nicki, Devon and Holly; six great-grandchildren. A celebration of Shellies life will be held on Friday, Sep tember 28 at 11 a.m. at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Corinth Cemetery in Lake City.Tony Ravenkamp, former resident Anthony Tony Wayne Raven kamp, 46, of Jacksonville went home to his mother (Juanita) and brother (Joe) surrounded by family and friends at Haven Hospice on Saturday September 22, 2018. long resident of Jacksonville (Arlington) as well as Orange Park and Macclenny. He leaves behind his beloved Mark Ravenkamp, sister-in-law Donetta Ravenkamp and an abundance of family and friends who loved him very much. An avid golfer, a great billiard player and a tinkerer of all things with a motor, he was rarely without that infectious smile on his face. He attended Arlington Heights Elementary and Terry Parker High School and was a valued employee at Caliber Collision. We are all better for having known him. He loved helping others and his love knew no bounds. There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. at Corey-Ker Saturday September 29. Shellie Jordan Anthony Ravenkamp 380 N. Lowder Street | Macclenny259-2806 www.blackburncurryfh.com When your family experiences a time of need, let our family provide quality service at an affordable price.James M. Curry, Licensed Funeral Director Shannon M. Curry, Licensed Funeral DirectorJack A. Blackburn, L.F.D. Allen A. Crews, Funeral Associaterf Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 North Sanderson Sunday at 6:00 pm Monday Wednesday 7:30 pm nightlywithPastor Jerry Daniel & FamilyHis wife Dana will be ministering in song. Sunday at 6:00 pm Monday Wednesday 7:30 pm nightly Pastor Jerry & Family His wife Dana will be ministering in rf Come out and see what God has in store for you! SUBMIT YOUR ...News Tips Birth Announcements Weddings Engagements & More at bakercountypress.com ADD YOUR COMMUNITY EVENT TO THE ONLINE CALENDAR ATbakercountypress.com Read the obituaries online at www.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 11 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 board of county commissioners composed of ve or seven members serving staggered terms of four years. After each LEGAL NOTICES

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Page 12 T B C P ursday, September 27, 2018 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. PROPUESTAS 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 presidente del consejo asesor del senado de la facultad, o su equivalente, y el presidente de la asociacin de estudiantes de la Florida, o su equivalente, sern tambin miembros de la junta. (e) TARIFAS. 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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 13 tarifa, segn lo autoriza la ley, debe ser aprobada por al menos nueve votos armativos de los miembros del consejo directivo de la universidad constituyente, en caso de que la aprobacin de la junta directiva sea requerida por la ley general, y al menos doce votos armativos de los miembros de la junta de gobernadores, en caso de que la ley general exija la aprobacin de la junta de gobernadores, para que entre en vigencia. Una tarifa bajo esta subseccin no incluir la matrcula. SECCIN 8. Sistema De Colegios Estatales. (a) PROPSITOS. 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. NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 194, Florida Statute, the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) for Baker County, Florida, shall meet on: October 4 2018 at 10:00 am. for its annual Organizational Meeting. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida for the following purposes: Appointment of VAB Attorney Elections of VAB Chairperson and Vice Chairperson Making contact information available to the public Announce availability of Department rules and related documentation Organizational operations All other matters brought before the board Pursuant to S.286.0105, F.S. any person who anticipates that he or she will appeal a decision of the VAB should make sure a verbatim of the proceeding is made. Questions should be directed to the VAB Deputy Clerk (904)259-0208. NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (TITLE II) In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the County of Baker will not discriminate against qualied individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modication of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of Baker County, should contact Sara Little at (904)259-3613 as soon as possible but no later than 5 business days before the scheduled event of meeting. This paragraph shall likewise apply to written requests by a physical handicapped per son needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes. A copy of the Countys Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be requested from the Board of County Commissioners at the telephone number listed above. Stacie D. Harvey Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board 9/27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2018-CP-0062 IN RE: The Estate of CHARLIE LEE HODGES, deceased. _________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLIE LEE HODGES, deceased, File Number 022018-CP-0062, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of rst publication of this Notice is September 27, 2018. Personal Representative: Jessica L. Hodges Attorney for Personal Representative: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-3155 Florida Bar No.: 142990 9/27-10/4c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2018-DR-326 Jose Pedro Hernandez Rios, Petitioner, and Kimberly Ann Hernandez Rios, Respondent, _________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE WITH NO DEPENDENT OR MINOR CHILD(REN) OR PROPERTY TO: Kimberly Ann Hernandez Rios LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5863 Southern States Road, Macclenny, FL 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been led against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jose Pedro Hernandez Rios whose address is 5863 Southern States Road, Macclenny, FL 32063 on or before October 25, 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: September 21, 2018. Clerk of the Court By: Melissa Haines Deputy Clerk 9/27-10/18p Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo VIN# KL1TD52655B415012 9/27c THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 15JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com bounced back from their home loss to Christs Church Academy with a victory at West Nassau on September 24. in District 4-6A) is scheduled to host Ridgeview, the three-time defending district champion, on Septem ber 27. A victory would give the Lady Cats the No. 1 seed in the District 4-6A tourna ment, which is set to start on October 16 at Ridgeview. The ladies are also scheduled to visit Trinity on October 1 before hosting West Nassau on October 2 for Senior Night. Ladies cant close out Christs Church went point for point with one of the states best teams for nearly three sets on September 20. In the end, though, Christs Church Academy sets, but the ladies couldnt close out the Lady Eagles in the 24-26, 21-25, 16-25 home loss. Julia Mang um led the defending Class 3A champions with nine nal of which allowed her team to side out to score the game-ending point. A slow start to the third set and a controversial call back into the match. Christs Church Academy took a 6-0 lead to open the maintain an 11-6 advantage. The Lady Cats appeared to side out with a kill, but they were called for four hits. The team argued the call but the referees ruling was upheld. er County as Christs Church Academy twice opened 11-point leads before putting the game away. The Lady Cats led for the them a 7-6 advantage. One the brink of taking the opening game with a 24-19 lead. The ladies couldnt score The Lady Eagles ended the set on a seven-point run to steal game. Anna Partyka had two aces during the run, one of which tied the score at 24-all and the other ended the set. After trailing by six points clawed back to take a lead. Makayla Clevenger all had two kills during the teams 9-2 run that helped it pull ahead 21-20. Clevengers back-to-back kills tied the score and a double contact call against Christs Church Academy gave the Lady Cats the lead. Once again, however, the Lady Eagles found a way to regain the edge. Mangum had three kills to close out the second set after Christs Church Academy equalized the score at 21-all. Cats in blocks (6) and aces had 19 assists and Launa Parker recorded 10 digs. The JV Lady Cats allowed a 21-15 second-set advantage slip away as they fell 16-25, 24-26 to Christs Church Academy. Abbey Prices kill broke the 23-all tie and put the JV ladies one point away from Christs Church Academy scored three straight points to close out the match. of which came in the second game and helped the team build a six-point advantage. She also tied Mariah Green and Kennady Godwin with three aces, and Grimes and Green both recorded one block. Godwin also led the JV Lady Cats with seven digs. B&W TREE & LAND SERVICESFull Line Of Tree And Land Services: Removal Trimming Clearing Pond Digging Bulldozer Loader Bucket Truck & More! 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A-Team had some long rallies with some big digs but struggled with passing and serving, she said about the loss to Lakeside. Lake City and Oakleaf, which brought the two teams records es. Peyton Martin led the A-Team in kills and assists as the squad won by twin scores of 25-15. Emma Richardson led the team in assists, coach Lauramore said, as it swept the Lady Yellow Jackets for the second time this season. and Nia Coleman led the team in serving, according to coach Lauramore. season on September 18 against Lake City. Abby Teague, County in kills, coach Lauramore said. Coleman, Haley Marker and Malayna Loadholtz led the ladies in serving. Photo by Debbie PelhamBrooke Clevenger hits the ball over the net.Lady Bobcats sit at .500, teams are 2nd in conference Photos by Jud JohnsonMadison Barton leaps to block the volley. Skye Miller spikes the ball over the net.Toe-to-toe with state champs Womens Center of Jax24HOUR RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE :904.721.7273

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 16JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com team had a perfect meet on September 20 at Middleburg. events, including 11 in which it swept the top two positions, as the team remained undefeated with a 223-117 The Cats also set 17 personal records. Mobley and Andrew Rosepiler each topped two individual events to help the boys outscore Middleburg events each as the Lady Cats more than doubled up the host team 119-50. Ash (29.00 seconds), Cheyenne Powell (29.38) (30.41) swept the top three positions in the Girls 50yard freestyle as all three swam personal bests. Ash 500 freestyle with a time of 5:59.29. Savanna Powell her previous best time with a second-place showing of 7:39.77. Mobley (1:01.20), Mason Platto (1:05.40) and Domenick Endel, who swam a bley (1:06.28) and Landon Prevatt (1:27.16) claimed the backstroke, in which Haydon 1:42.47. time of 1:26.66 earned her backstroke. Gracie Wainright (1:29.92) took second. Harris (1:46.20) finished Rosepiler (23.55) and Seth Crawford (24.65) both swam kota Walker scored with a Rosepiler set another 100 freestyle with a firstplace time of 54.78. Walker personal best time of 2:02.39 medley. Prevatt took second with a time of 2:33.92 and with a time of 4:20.35. Knight also set a personal record time of 1:05.89 in the 100 breaststroke en route to a first-place outing. Platto Altland (2:23.87) fourth. the top positions in the following individual events: Girls 100 freestyle: Cheyenne Powell swam a personal record of 1:07.93, Peterson clocked in at 1:08.56 and Thornton at 1:10.00. Girls 200 IM: Wainright (3:01.05) and Cheyenne Croft (3:04.60). Girls 100 backstroke: Croft (1:23.53) and Christina Slater (1:27.16). Harris freestyle with a time of a personal best third-place time of 2:42.57. Hannah Peterson capstyle with a time of 2:36.23. Savanna Powell (2:51.41) and Gracie Rogers (2:52.18) spectively, as they both set personal records. Crawford easily paced the style by more than a minute with a personal best time of 5:24.80. He joined Knight, Mobley and Platto on a pair of freestyle relay with a time of 1:39.01 and the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:43.07. Prevatt and Rosepiler recorded a second-place time of 1:46.40. Endel, Walker, Prevatt 200 medley relay with a time of 2:06.98. the meet by taking the top two spots in the Girls 200 medley relay. The A-Team Ash, Wainright, Peterson Rogers, Cheyenne Powell, Thornton and Croft swam a time of 2:31.61. The Girls 200 freestyle reton, Ash and Peterson had a Slater, Harris, Dezerae Eaton and Savanna Powell of 2:24.97. Croft, Slater, Rogers and Cheyenne Powell recorded in the Girls 400 freestyle rePowell, Wainright, Harris and Eaton claimed third with a time of 5:49.43. team is scheduled to travel to Stuart for the FSPA meet on September 28-29. Baker County edges out trimeet win strong late in its home trimeet on September 18, and edged out the Ridgeview Cardinals. Seven of the teams nine event wins came during the second half of the meet, and the Cats sank Ridgeview 185143. Crawford and Knight both won two individual events and were members of two ing the boys outscore Ridgeview 93-77 and the Cardinals 97-66. A pair of girls relay teams Lady Cats prevailed by nearly identical scores over the Snyder (93-77). Listed are the results for Crawford won both the in a time of 2 minutes, 1.41 seconds, and the 100 back stroke with a time of 1:03.50. Rosepiler took fourth in the freestyle with a time of 2:10.09, and Ryne Jacobs Walker (1:38.09) eighth in the backstroke. Knight (23.38) and Jacobs (27.02) swept the top two positions in the 50 freestyle. Altland swam a 10thplace time of 39.80. Knight also topped the 500 freestyle by more than a minute with a time of 5:03.26. Prevatt clocked a third-place time of 6:15.27 with a time of 9:46.41. Crawford and Knight were joined by Rosepiler and Mobley on the winning relay in a time of 1:41.94 in the place time of 3:38.82 in the 400 freestyle relay. ished second with a time of 1:48.13. In addition to the relay events, Mobley also won the time of 53.90. Endel (58.26) took second and Walker (1:08.41) claimed sixth. The Lady Cat relay team and Peterson won a pair of events, too. The ladies combined for a time of 2:03.13 in the 200 freestyle relay and 4:31.87 in the 400 freestyle relay. The Girls 200 freestyle vanna Powell, Harris and with a time of 2:34.14. The Girls 400 freestyle relay Powell, Slater and Thornton time of 4:42.82. er County claimed second through fourth places. She mer in the Girls 100 free style with a time of 1:04.25. third, Cheyenne Powell (1:09.69) fourth and Wainright (1:14.57) seventh. ond-place time of 2:26.18 in the Girls 200 freestyle, beating out teammates Croft (2:30.88) and Cheyenne Powell (2:36.39), who took third and fourth, respective ly. Ash also had two second-place showings in the and 100 backstroke (1:11.18) Slater (1:35.40) finished fourth, Savanna Powell (1:51.65) sixth and Cadee Crawford (2:25.25) seventh stroke, Wainright (1:22.78) claimed fourth, Thornton (1:17.64) sixth and Cadee Crawford (2:11.59) 10th. Thornton, who was twoin the backstroke, took second place by another close margin in the 50 freestyle. Her time of 32.07 was just ahead of teammate Rogers third-place outing of 33.32. a second off the winning pace in the 100 breaststroke with a second-place outing of ished sixth and Dalton Ray (1:35.52) came in eighth. Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jessica PrevattGracie Rogers swims the buttery without her goggles in Baker Countys home tri-meet victory over Ridgeview and Bishop Snyder.LoriAnn Bliss takes a breath while swimming the freestyle.Cats sweep events vs. MiddleburgJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com stars had a big week on the gridiron as eight teams featuring exalumni also had memorable games in defeat. All games were played on September 22 unless otherwise noted. Senior defensive lineman CeCe Jeffersons Florida Gators rolled 47-21 over the hosting Tennessee Volunteers in the annual Southeastern Conference rivalry game. Jefferson had three total tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Florida (3-1, 1-1 in the SEC) visits dogs (3-1, 0-1) in a conference game on September 29. The game will air on ESPN at 6 p.m. tinued their undefeated season with a 52-0 home blowout over Shorter. Redshirt sophomore defensive back tackles in the Gulf South Conference contest. Valdosta State jumped three positions to No. 13 in the Division II AFCA Coaches Poll following the victory. Mississippi College Choctaws (2-1, 0-1) in a conference game on September 29 at 8 p.m. The Edward Waters Tigers traveled to Tennessee and topped Cumberland University 24-17 for their second straight win. Freshman defensive lineman Tay Reed had the best game of his young tals tackles and one tackle for loss. West had two total tackles. The Tigers (2-2) begin MidSouth Conference competition on September 29 when they visit Keiser University (2-2). Sophomore cornerback Rod Haygood recorded three total tacktheir home opener. uled to host Lindsey Wilson College (3-0) on September 27. The game will air on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. Rookie running back Mike time during a regular-season NFL game on September 23, but his Minnesota Vikings were stunned yards on two attempts and also caught a pass. The Vikings (1-1-1) visit the Los Angeles Rams (3-0) on September 27. The Thursday Night Football game airs nationally on FOX at 8:20 p.m. chant tied a career-best with 12 total tackles and added a blocked punt, but his Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers fell 17-14 to gland Womens and Mens Athletic Conference schedule. Merchants monster game earned him WPI Male Student-Ath lete of the Week honors. WPI (2-2, 0-1) visits Maine Maritime (0-3, 0-1) at noon on September 29. two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle, but his Toronto Argonauts lost 30-29 to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. Toron to missed a potential game-winning remaining. The Argos (3-9) visit the Calgary Stampeders (10-2) on September 28. Freshman running back Seth Paige ran for four yards as his Georgia State Panthers lost 34-15 at home to the Western Michigan Georgia State (1-3) hosts the UL-Monroe Warhawks (2-2, 0-1) game of the season. The game will air on ESPN+ at 2 p.m. Cooper Hodges Appalachian State Mountaineers stomped visiting Gardner-Webb 72-7. The Mountaineers (2-1) host the South Alabama Jaguars (1-3, 1-0) in 29. The game will air on ESPN+ at 3:30 p.m. Freshman defensive back Jamon Jones Webber International Warriors stayed perfect with a 27-9 victory at Kentuckys Union College. The win moved the program into the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll at No. 22. The Warriors (4-0) open their Mid-South Conference schedule on September 29 when they host the Southeastern Fire (2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Travion Claytons Southern Miss Golden Eagles beat the visiting Rice Owls 40-22 for a successful start to Conference USA play. Southern Miss (2-1, 1-0) visits the No. 10 Auburn Tigers (3-1) on September 29. The non-conference game will air on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. Freshman running back Josh Haygoods Malone Pioneers lost 44-38 on the road to Kentucky Wesleyan in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference game. The Pioneers (1-2, 1-1) return home on September 29 against the Hillsdale Chargers (3-1, 2-0).Merchant is named WPIs male student-athlete of week

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ursday, September 27, 2018 T B C P Page 17 BCHS VS. PALATKASeptember 28 M 7 p.m.at 19 S. 18th StreetPalatka, FL 32177JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com football team recorded its second shutout of the season as it improved to 3-0. forced four turnovers and on September 24, and the squad blanked Mandarin 20-0 at Memorial Stadium. Three of the defenses takeaways came in the fourth quarter, including Carlos Jeffersons interception drive. The game was rescheduled from September 6 due to weather. We came out a little sloppy because its Monday, head coach Hank Farmer said. ... It doesnt feel right. the game progressed we got better and better and it just started to feel fun again. Those guys came out and started to fly around, especially defense. Defense played hard all night. The JV Cats turned two of the takeaways into touchdowns, including the dagger early in the fourth quarter. Toby Kinghorn forced a fumble on a strip sack, which Ty Adcock recovered at Mandrins 10 yard line with 8:41 left in the game. Jaymodd Ruise bounced the ensuing run to the right side and slipped into the end zone to to 20-0. Ruise rushed for a teamhigh 62 yards and two touchdowns. He exploded for a 38-yard scoring run in the third quarter, which saw him start left and then cut down the home sideline and out-run the defense to the end zone. His run was aided block. Anytime [Ruise] touches the ball he can go 30 yards because hes got the speed, the vision and hes very young, coach Farmer said. Hes only going to get better from here. Ruises second-quarter er Countys 14-play scoring drive that broke the scoreless tie just before halftime. Carson Crawford converted two fourth-down plays on the drive, including a fourthand-9 from Mandarins 12 yard line to extend the series. One play later, Crawford powered into the end zone on a 3-yard run with 11 sechalf. Anytime you jump up thats a great thing, coach Farmer said. We always teach our kids the score is 0-0. When you come out of halftime the score is 0-0. So even if we didnt get that touchdown we were still going to come out and play as hard as we could. The JV Mustangs near long scoring drive, which would have given the visitors a chance to take the lead. Mandarin appeared to intercept a pass and return territory, but a roughing the passer penalty negated the turnover and allowed the JV Cats to continue their drive. The penalty was the second of a pair of Mandarin miscues that ruined its chances to take first-half leads. Mandarin also began its line after a fourth-down snap sailed over punter snap by the JV Mustangs on mage caused the visitors to lose 20 yards, and they were eventually forced to punt. The JV Cats forced 10 plays of zero or negative yardage, and three of Manwas out of reach. Crawford rushed for 56 yards, and he and Ray combined to complete 4 of 9 passes for 31 yards. A rare Monday night game resulted in a quick ty. The program is scheduled to travel to Suwannee on September 27. Its an honor to be 3-0 right now. Weve got another game this week, coach Farmer said. ... Hopefully we can go 2-0 this week. Purchase these photos at www.bakercountypress.com Photos by Jud JohnsonJaymodd Ruise looks to run through the defense.Jamil JonesJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com Youth Wildcat football team remained undefeated in dominant fashion. Another eked out a victory in a draOverall, the Youth Cats won two out of three games on September 22 as the program began a three-week home stand at the Cat Den in Sanderson. 12-and-under team scored three minutes, and stunned Gainesvilles M2M Eagles 25-19. Ma-Khai Mosley scored three touchdowns in the game, including the goahead score to complete the come-from-behind victoscored a touchdown and Philip Jackson punched in an extra point. Jeuron Northington, Landon Lauramore, Chrisand Sammi Croft anchored Reed, Marques McKenzie, Kazmierczak, Croft, Emory tles led the defense, founder email on September 25. The 12U Wildcats are undersized but very tough and the line while small is very physical, he wrote. ... The 12U is a bunch of overachievers who will not quit. Head coach Gary Mosleys 10U team continued its undefeated season as it rolled 44-12 over the Eagles. has outscored its opponents 198-25 during its 5-0 start, The offensive line of James Miller, Tifton Davis, and Julius Smith opened holes for quarterback Trent Newmans, fullback Reggie Givens and halfbacks Chase Phillips, Jaden and Gavin Mosley, Nathan KatNewmans also threw a touchdown pass to Chase Phillips. Tay Walker and Elmore Thompson both added wrote. loss of the day came in the 8U game. Marlon Givens ries, but after that it was a poor showing, according to The 8U is a very young team with the majority of the starters being 7 years old, he explained. We will get better as they continue to learn this great game we love so much. didnt have a game. the Cat Den. It is beautiful and now we have a flag to salute when we start the day with a prayer and the National Anthem, he wrote. The Youth Cats are scheduled to host the Duval Tigers, who represent the Jackson High School area in Jack sonville, on September 29. Photos by Debbie PelhamChase Phillips runs by the defensive players.Reggie Keith carries a defender on his back in the 10-and-under teams 44-12 win over Gainevilles M2M Eagles.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR sports@bakercountypress.com the District 5-5A race this Friday night. success stories of 2018. 28 in a battle of two of the districts three undefeated teams. Palatka beat Ridgeview 39-26 on September 14 to open District 5-5A competition. With Orange Park (4-1, 1-0) hosting Ridgeview (3-2, 0-1) and Menendez (4-1, 0-1) visiting Clay (1-4, 0-1), the winner between the Cats and Panthers could potentially separate themselves from the rest of the pack early in the district slate. This is a huge game. The only thing better than 1-0 is 2-0, head coach Jamie Rodgers said on Tuesday. ... To be 2-0 and the guys that are 0-2 ... that makes it really tough on them to come back. If we can get this win Ill feel really good about it then we only got two or three weeks of district left. days to heal up and prepare for Palatka, which enters the game at 3-2 under new head coach Willie Fells. The Panthers have already surpassed their win total from 2017 and are tendencies under coaches. It poses some problems because theyve got a lot of difzone in on one thing. Most teams a lot of times they want to get real good at certain things, he said. ... Its not been like that so far. The tendencies are getting a little bit better getting this deep into the season, so we think weve got a pretty good idea. The Panthers spread the ball around to a variety of a 6-foot-5 athlete who also plays basketball has 634 yards with six touchdowns and only one interception this season. His two favorite targets are Treyvon Williams (17 catches for 404 yards and three TDs) and Abrie Williams (11 receptions for 106 yards and one score). Fazion Sutton (three TDs) and Wesley Roberts (two scores) also have multiple receiving touchdowns. Running back Jaylyn Session leads Palatka with 816 rushing yards and six scores. its defensive line to avoid blitzing, which would open holes at the second level of the defense. We dont have to do a lot of blitzing, and when you dont have to do a lot of blitzing that means you have a lot of guys in the back half to make plays, he said. ... Its good to be able to rush four and get some pressure on the quarterback. If we can do that I feel good about Friday night. If we have to start sending more people to try to help out with the pass rush then thats going to leave us more vulnerable on the back end. The Panthers have forced 17 turnovers so far this year, according to www.maxpreps.com, and DeShawn Shaw has accounted for three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Kdarious Poole leads the team with 41 tackles, and David Coach Rodgers said Palatkas defense is fast from sideline-to-sideline, which forces teams to run between the tackles. The Cats rushed for nearly 400 yards in its 48-21 blowout over Menendez on September 14. Although the game plan ty wont: The program wants to be a power running team that uses the run to create passing opportunities, coach Rodgers said. In the run game its probably going to be a lot of right-atget open, he said. Follow this sports editor on Twitter @JonBCPress for live updates from the game. Check www.bakercountypress.com following the district contest for a quick recap of the action, and read next weeks newspaper for in-depth coverage.10U Cats remain undefeatedJV Wildcats shut out MandarinDistrict contest against Palatka again host a free Chevy Youth Soccer Clinic at Raiford Road Church. Registration for the camp scheduled for October 4 is now open online at https://www.chevrolet.com/youth-sports. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Clinic Registration and choose the soccer clinic. The Macclenny clinic is listed under the Jacksonville area and use the password kick it to register. The camp, which is set to run from 6-9 p.m., is open to Club is asking those interested to register as soon as possible so they can know an approximate number of players attending. We are very excited to have this opportunity again and we hope to see you all out there again! the club wrote in a message.Bandits host free camp Moving is the best medicine. 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