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The Calhoun-Liberty journal

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Title:
The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title:
Calhoun Liberty journal
Place of Publication:
Bristol, FL
Publisher:
Liberty Journal, Inc., Johnny Eubanks- Publisher, Teresa Eubanks- Editor
Creation Date:
January 5, 2005
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2005
Frequency:
Weekly
regular
Language:
English

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Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates:
30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in Sept. 1991.
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Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding:
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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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Copyright Calhoun-Liberty Journal. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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33425067 ( OCLC )
AKN4565 ( NOTIS )
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Sheriff's Log............2 Arrest Reports............2 Events and Community Calendar..................... 5 Birthdays.................7 Late Night Laughs.......8 Sean of the South..........9 Job Market...........16 Obituaries....11 Legal Notices....12, 13, 14, 15 Horoscope, Sudoku and Classieds................17 CALHOUN COUNTY UNOFFICIAL AUG. 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS (INCLUDES ABSENTEES) COUNTY OFFICES SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 Clifford Newsome ............................ 322 Ivey McClain ....................................247 Robert Elbert Pickron ........................77 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 5 Danny Hassig .................................. 343 Crystal Ebersole ..............................149 HALF CENT SALES TAX Yes ............................................... 1,658 No ....................................................727 CITY OF ALTHA CHARTER AMENDMENT Yes ..................................................... 45 No ......................................................16 STATE DEMOCRAT CONGRESS REP., DISTRICT 2 Brandon Peters ................................ 601 Bob Rackleff .....................................520 GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR Gwen Graham .................................. 634 Andrew Gillum ..................................220 Jeff Greene .......................................138 Chris King ..........................................62 Philip Levine .....................................98 Alex Lundy Lundmark ....................32 John Wetherbee ...............................76 ATTORNEY GENERAL Sean Shaw ...................................... 762 Ryan Torrens ...................................361 AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER Nicole Nikki Fried .......................... 507 Jeffrey Duane Porter ........................316 Roy David Walker .............................336 REPUBLICAN UNITED STATES SENATOR Rick Scott ........................................ 878 Roque Rocky De La Fuente ..........113 GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR Adam H. Putnam .............................. 496 Don Baldauf ........................................6 Ron DeSantis ..................................447 Timothy M. Devine ..............................3 Bob Langford .....................................11 John Joseph Mercadante ....................2 Bruce Nathan .....................................10 Bob White ..........................................19 ATTORNEY GENERAL Ashley Moody ................................... 526 Frank White ......................................436 AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER Denise Grimsley ............................... 433 Matt Caldwell ...................................370 Mike McCalister ...............................109 Baxter Troutman ................................60 LIBERTY COUNTY UNOFFICIAL AUG. 28, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS (INCLUDES ABSENTEES) COUNTY OFFICES JUDGE Kenneth Hosford .......................... 1,588 David Jackson Summers ...............802 COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 2 Dexter Barber ................................ 1,004 Garland Revell .................................781 COUNTY COMMISSION, DIST. 4 Doyle Brown ................................. 1,144 James Bo Sanders .........................879 Bennett J.B. Alford ..........................334 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 Darrell Doobie Hayes ................... 1,490 Cathia Schmarje ..............................879 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 4 Kyle Peddie .................................... 1,335 Joe Combs ....................................1,030 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 5 Charles Boo Morris ..................... 1,064 Clint Pullam ......................................516 James S. Jamie Chester .................745 STATE NONPARTISAN 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIRCUIT JUDGE D. Christine Thurman ................... 1,061 Lisa Barclay Fountain ......................348 David Frank ......................................700 DEMOCRAT CONGRESS REP., DISTRICT 2 Brandon Peters ................................ 761 Bob Rackleff .....................................625 GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR Gwen Graham .................................. 741 Andrew Gillum .................................235 Jeff Greene .......................................187 Chris King ..........................................94 Philip Levine ....................................108 Alex Lundy Lundmark .....................49 John Wetherbee ................................92 ATTORNEY GENERAL Sean Shaw ....................................... 894 Ryan Torrens ....................................439 AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER Nicole Nikki Fried ........................... 532 Jeffrey Duane Porter .........................398 Roy David Walker .............................463 REPUBLICAN UNITED STATES SENATOR Rick Scott ......................................... 415 Roque Rocky De La Fuente ...........58 GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR Adam H. Putnam ............................. 243 Don Baldauf .........................................2 Ron DeSantis ..................................172 Timothy M. Devine ...............................7 Bob Langford .....................................12 John Joseph Mercadante ...................3 Bruce Nathan ......................................5 Bob White ............................................9 ATTORNEY GENERAL Ashley Moody ................................... 256 Frank White ......................................172 AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER Matt Caldwell ................................... 181 Denise Grimsley ...............................172 Mike McCalister .................................60 Baxter Troutman ...............................31 J OURNAL Wednesday August 29 2018 Vol. 38 No. 35 The CalhounLIBERTY 50 includes tax Correctional Ofcer charged with battery against co-worker .............PAGE 4 VOTERS APPROVE REVISION OF TOWN CHARTER Five candidates ll Altha Town Council seats by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Clarksville man in critical condition after being ejected in Tues. crash by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Driver who hit him charged with DUI Bristol man dies after car strikes motorcycle by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor ANDREW D. JOHNSON Eric Mann Semi crashes on CR 67; SR 71 wreck shears pole PAGE 3 Farm Bureau offering $250 minigrants for class projects PAGE 7 FHP provides 15 tasers and holsters to Liberty PAGE 3 Man charged with taking and cashing PAGE 2 Man arrested for theft of motorcycle in Bristol PAGE 2

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTY AUGUST 27 Trevor Dante McAlpine, non-support of children or spouse, CCSO. Heather Marie Dykes, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, CCSO. AUGUST 26 Johnny Dwayne Vickers, out of county war rant, possession of methamphetamine, posses sion of drug equipment, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. Mario Lamont Daniels, out of county war rant, CCSO. AUGUST 24 Nathaniel Lee Young, violation of conditional release, failure to appear for felony offense, CCSO. Maria Rena Thurman, convicted felon reg istration, CCSO. William Douglas Jensen, CCSO. Durwin Jay Goodman, convicted felon reg istration, CCSO. Crystal Alacia Goodman, convicted felon registration, CCSO. AUGUST 23 Davarrious Winbush, convicted felon regis tration, CCSO. Amanda Mosley, convicted felon registra tion, CCSO. Debra Anne Morales, out of county warrant, CCSO. Albert Lee Milton, disorderly public intoxica tion, CCSO. AUGUST 22 Sheena Aleis McKinney, VOP, CCSO. Terrell Joseph Ringler, VOP, CCSO. Christopher Wade Ridley, non-support of children or spouse, CCSO. Sheena Aleis McKinney, VOP, CCSO. Henry Fain, non-support of children or spouse, out of county warrant, fraud, theft of more than$300 but less than $5,000, BPD. AUGUST 21 Joshua Donald Rudd, two counts of fraud, CCSO. LIBERTY COUNTY AUGUST 27 Ivan Charles Wagoner, grand theft of auto mobile, LCSO. William Holley, holding for court, LCSO. Donterious Gee, VOP, LCSO. Chris Lee Brown, battery by person detained in prison or jail facility, LCSO. AUGUST 26 Heather M. Dykes, out of county warrant, LCSO. Chris Lee Brown, failure to appear, LCSO. AUGUST 24 Karen Helene Summerlin, serving weekends, LCSO. Curtis Lee Harris, serving weekends, LCSO. Chet Allen Geiger, holding for court, LCSO. Richard Archie Faircloth, holding for court, LCSO. AUGUST 23 Amanda Smith, VOP, LCSO. James Sikes, possession, manufacture or sale of still material liquor, LCSO. AUGUST 22 Rana Marie Parker, holding for Gulf, GCSO. Sheena McKinney, VOP, LCSO. Georgia Ann Brock,violation of conditional release LCSO. AUGUST 20 Christopher Hevener, failure to appear, LCSO. __________________________________________________ Listings include name followed by charge and represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The true meaning of Labor Day is remembering those who have given their time, best efforts and worked hard in their lives for this blessed country. We will be CLOSED Monday, Sept. 3. HOURS: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 17316 NE SR 65 in Hosford HOSFORD Family Practice LIBERTY COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE HAPPY LABOR DAY! Chipley man charged with having meth & marijuana A Chipley man was arrested after methamphet amine, marijuana and drug equipment were found When he pulled the driver over, she explained that she was frightened by a bug that had gotten on her her while her two passengers, both white males, remained was anything illegal in the ve then wrote up a warning for failing to maintain a single board held the following: a grams of marijuana sion of methamphetamine, possession of drug equip JOHNNY D. VICKERS Clarksville man charged with attempting to withdraw nearly $500 from account tempts to withdraw funds from to a report from the Calhoun JOSHUA DONALD RUDD Man arrested for stealing envelope from the board and He then went to another HENRY FAIN Bristol man in custody for stealing motorcycle A Bristol man who reportedly showed up in Ki volvement when they got a tip from a Kinard resident, who said that when Wagoner ar said he told her it was stolen IVAN C. WAGONER

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Our Bristol and Blountstown branches will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the holiday. We appreciate all the hard workers of this great nation! CALHOUN LIBERTY EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 17394 NW Charlie John St. 10640 NW Main Street The Hospital Board, Administration and Staff would like to wish you all a HAPPY LABOR DAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3! Our Workforce is what makes this Country great. We are proud to serve you and we applaud your efforts. Thanks America! CALHOUN-LIBERTY HOSPITAL & PRIMARY CARE CLINIC Major Chris Blackmon, left, and Sheriff Eddie Joe White. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Major Chris Black mon presented Liberty County Sheriff (LCSO) Eddie Joe White and Havana Police Depart ment Lieutenant Ridgeway Stone with TASERS on Thursday, Aug. 23. FHP gave TASERS, taser holsters, and spare cartridges to both agencies. LCSO received 15 TASERS plus addi tional holsters, etc.; and Havana PD re ceived 10 TASERS, plus holsters, etc. Had the agencies had to purchase the TASERS shown in the picture, the cost would have been more than $800 each. The donation saved Liberty County taxpay ers over $ 12,000 and saved the city of Havana taxpayers over $ 8,000. This cooperative effort not only provides another layer of safety tinues to strengthen the working rela tionship between FHP and other law enforcement agencies. FHP presents Liberty County An Ozark, AL man sustained minor injuries after losing control of the 2006 International Semi he was driving through Liberty County on Aug. 22. According to FHP Trooper Craig Gaines, Coran King, 34, was headed south on CR 67, near FR 13, around 9:20 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a left turn, causing the trailer tires to go onto the east shoulder. As he made a sharp turn to get corrected, which caused the cab and trailer to stop on the west shoulder. King was transported to Calhoun Liberty Hospital, where he was treat ed for a laceration to the back of his head and his left arm. The truck is registered to U.S. Foods. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO Driver OK after semi crash on CR 67 Crash shears off lower half of pole A Blountstown woman escaped seri ous injury after suffering a medical issue and losing consciousness while traveling north on SR 71 near NW Williams Road around 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. According to FHP, Angela Jordan, 43, traveled into a ditch and struck a culvert before her 2011 Ford Mustang hit a utility pole, shearing off the lower half. The top section of the pole is shown at right still hanging from power lines. Ambulance personnel responded and treated the driver at the scene for minor injuries. JEAN WEEKS PHOTO

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 LIBERTY COUNTY Sheriff Eddie Joe White & Staff Our administrative Monday, Sept. 3 It is an honor to serve the Citizens of Liberty County ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS Laban Bontrager, DMD 12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Bristol Dental Clinic Monica Bontrager, DMD HAVE A SAFE & WONDERFUL HOLIDAY! Rhonda Lewis and Lisa Shuler LIBERTY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CLOSED rfntrbrfrfrnUnlimited talk feature for direct U.S. communications between 2 people; others (e.g. conference & chat lines, etc.) may cost extra. ffnCoveragefrrrfrrnNetwork Management: rslowed, suspended, terminated or restrictedrfrff frrfrfrfnTerms and Conditions (including arbitration provision)rntnrfrfrfntr rrtntfn Qualify and switch to the Most Loved Brand in Wireless.trfrr$9.25 a monthnPlan includes: ftrtb ffrfr nffffffrrfrn frffrrfrrff frffrfrrfrrrfff nffrrrf frfrfrrrrfrf bfntfffrrrfr tfrfrrnrffrfrfrf rrrtfnrntnn Are you eligible?rrrfff rrfrrrfrf nrfrftrrfrr rfrfnSee if you qualify and learn how to apply at www.T-Mobile.com/lifeline or call 1-800-937-8997. 216117 Studio# 215130 Q2 2018 Lifeline Print AdVersion A lip216117_mch_prt_Q22018Lifeline_VersionA_3_50x6. inddPrint Code: Contact: Michael McCorkle 214.259.3540 Studio Artist: JRS Built At: 100%Print Scale: None4-Color Process: BlackPlaced Images:None Document Fonts:Tele (Grotesk Nor, Grotesk Fet, Grotesk Ultra)7-31-2018 1:18 PM Mech Trim: 3.5 x 6 Mech Live: 3.25 x 5.75 Mech Bleed: None Final Trim: 3.5 x 6 Final Live: 3.25 x 5.75 Final Bleed: 3.5 x 6 S:3.25 S:5.75 T:3.5 T:6 B:3.5 B:6 To our Liberty Co. and City of Bristol WASTE PRO CUSTOMERS Your solid waste collection will be delayed one day due to the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Sept. 3. Waste Pro would like to thank you and wish you all a happy and safe holiday. INVENTORY REDUCTION Beths TUPPERWARE TO ORDER: bethseubanks41@aol.com Call (850) 570-0235 CCI ofcer arrested for battery on female correctional ofcer by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A staff member at Calhoun Cor rectional Institution was charged with battery against a law enforce cer and held her against her will, according to a report from the Cal houn County Sheriffs The incident was witnessed by another working the overnight The victim said she was doing some paper work at the internal gate of the prison around speak with her on a private matter, him to wait a moment and said she He then leaned in to whisper some thing to her and she responded by saying that she would speak with him on the William Douglas Jen was nearby and noticed Jensen commented, theres some hanky panky going on at the center gate, the female plied by making a rude She said Jensen then came into the building where she and the oth According to her account, Jensen told her, Im tired of all you fe males doing that and not following pinned her to the desk, grabbed her by the hair, then grabbed her arm and then took hold of her shirt below her right shoulder as she yelled, Willie stop! several The witness agreed with her account except stated that when in the womens hair, he thought it was horseplay until he heard the tone of the victims voice telling Jensen was booked into the Cal WILLIAM D. JENSEN Help us preserve our areas heritage by volunteering your time and talents at the... Help us preserve our communitys heritage by volunteering your time and talents at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. Dont just stand there. Volunteer!Panhandle Pioneer SettlementBlountstowns Very Own Living-History Museum Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 9,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007, and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty preven tion. To learn more about how you can help, visit our website at: www.AlaquaAnim alRefuge.org/HowToHelp Adoptables from them and is ready getting pampered and PHONE: Email Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The JOURNAL

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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $20. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFF Johnny Eubanks....................Publisher Teresa Eubanks..........................Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Domenick Esgro.................Advertising Patricia Sherrod...Production Assistant OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Wednesday, Aug. 29 Thursday Aug. 30 Friday, Aug. 31 Saturday, Sept. 1 Monday, Sept. 3 Sunday, Sept. 2 Tuesday, Sept. 4 Wildflower alert Ovateleaf Indian Pantain by Eleanor Dietrich, Florida Panhandle There are several species of Indian plantain that grow in our area, but this ( Arnoglossum ovatum ) is the most common one. The plant can reach up to six feet in height, and the ovate shaped leaves are up to a foot long and half a foot wide. The surfaces of the leaves usually have a whitish cast. There are It was used by American Indians for medicinal purposes, hence the common name. Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance (www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlewildflowers/) On this Day in History 2005 Hurricane Katrina slams into the Gulf Coast Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford BIRTHDAYS: Camden Arnold, Peggy Cox, Dennis Revell and Kristin Yon BHS Football 6:30 p.m. CT at Florida High in Tallahassee LCHS Football 7:30 p.m. ET BIRTHDAYS: Huntington Brooks Longfellow Storytime 10:30 a.m. ET at Hosford Library BIRTHDAYS: Mitch Larkins, Joanne Rankin & Stephanie Doran BIRTHDAYS: Carmen Nguyen, Karen Dudley, Joey Peacock and Jimmy Kelly Grief Support 5 p.m. CT at Blountstown United Methodist Church LC Bulldog Club 7 p.m. ET BIRTHDAYS: Brad Bailey, Toby Garnett & Jacob Tolbert Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board 1 p.m. CT at Calhoun County Senior Citizens Center in Blountstown and 3:30 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol AA meeting 6 to 7 p.m. ET at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford Dixie Masonic Lodge #109 7 p.m. CT at the Dixie Lodge,Blountstown BIRTHDAYS: Kathy Knight, Donnie Read, D.J. Strong, Helen Larkins, Ronald Worrell, Katrina Lane & Sara Brown PANAMA CITY During the month of September, the Northwest Regional Library System (NWRLS) is joining with libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Your library card is the best back-to-school resource out there! Disneys The Incredibles are Library Card Sign-up Month honorary chairs, helping to pro mote the value of a library card and bring atten tion to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through educa tion. Early literacy classes spark a love of reading and learning at a young age to encourage school readiness. NWRLS branches offer free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) programs for school aged students. Select branches provide access to 3D printers, LEGOs, coding classes and the ability to experience Virtual Reality through PlayStation VR or Oculus Rift headsets (Virtual Reality for ages 13 and up). Educational programming takes place throughout the year for children and adults. Throughout the school year, our library offers a variety of programs to stimu National Library Card Sign-Up Month is Sept. late an interest in reading and learn ing, said Sarah Burris, Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator. We have programs for all ages, from early literacy to continuing education. We teach technology skills, provide phenomenal childrens classes, bring in guest speakers on various topics, and inspire creativity through craft pro grams. Its an exciting place to be! Libraries are an essential part of the educational infrastructure of any com munity and we are here to assist you this school year. Your library card al lows you to check out up to 20 items at a time with access to books, audio books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, DVDs, ukuleles, dulcimers, eReader devices, and cake pans. You also have access to online research databases, including Encyclopedia Britannica and the Flor ida Electronic Library. All branches have Wi-Fi and computer access avail able for your research and homework needs. One incredible new service that NWRLS offers is ArtistWorks for Li braries. ArtistWorks provides unlimit ed access to online video instruction for music and art lessons. The lessons can be completed at your own pace from beginner to advanced skillsets. Music lessons include band instruments, pia no, ukulele, and more. All you need is your library card and internet access to begin free lessons today! This service has been generously sponsored by Bay Arts Alliance and the Ukulele Orches tra of St. Andrews. For more informa tion about ArtistWorks for Libraries, visit www.nwrls.comartistworks.html. NWRLS has branches in Panama City, Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Bristol and Hosford For more information about The Blountstown High School Classes of 1988 and 1989 are having a joint 30th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. CT at W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Please RSVP by Sept. 6. It will cost $20 per person. Make check payable to: CLECU (Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union). Memo: Elizabeth Bennett, class reunion 1988/89 and mail it to CLECU: 17394 NW Charlie Johns St, Blountstown, FL 32424. ATTN: Mi chelle We will also be gathering at the BHS Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. CT in the parking lot for burgers before the game. We will take up an offering to help cover the cost of the food. The Reunion Committee does not want money to be the reason we don't get to see you! Contact (850) 573-7793 with any questions and/or to let us know you are coming! Will also meet at Homecoming Game at Neal Civic Center Bring your family and friends for free train rides over a mile around the park and across a trestle bridge this Sat urday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. ET at Veterans Memorial Railroad in Bristol. Also, for your enjoyment is a play ground, walking trail, RR Caboose, picnic pavilions and an air conditioned depot. Train rides Sept. 8 at VMP in Bristol The Apalachee Regional Planning Council announces a meeting to which all persons are invited. The Liberty County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Tues day, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Vet erans Memorial Park Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo Jacobs Way, Bristol. The agenda will include its regular quarterly business items, policies and procedures, bylaws updates and elec For additional information contact Kwentin Eastberg, TD Program Co ordinator at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council at (850) 488-6211, ext. 105 or by email at keastberg@ thearpc.com. Liberty Disadvantaged Coordinating Board to meet in Bristol Sept. 4 Amvets Post #231 to host Turkey Shoots Amvets Post #231 will be hosting a turkey shoot every Saturday beginning Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at 21128 SR 231 at the corner of CR 167 in Fountain. For more information, call (850) 762-3030. Note of Thanks Thank you to the many people who have reached out to us in this time of shock, hurt and pain. Thank you for the visits, food, cards, the hugs, the prayers and the love you have shown us. Thank you to Rev. Matt Basford and Rev. John McDaniel for doing the fu neral service. We thank Marlon Peavy and staff for handling the funeral and the com passion they showed us. CARRABELLE The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend will host the Amazing Boat Poker Run at the Sunset Isle RV and Yacht Club on Car rabelles Timber Island on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Boat Poker Run event will in spirits, auctions and much more. For more information, go to www. Charity Boat Poker Run planned Sept. 15 Blountstown Rotary Club 12 p.m. noon CT at Calhoun County Senior Citizens Centerin Blountstown O n t h i s D a y i n H i s t o r y 1998 Google is incorporated

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 Happy Golden Pharmacy your Tiger Come get yours while supplies last! We will be OPEN on Monday, September 3! Holiday Hours: 9 a.m. 1 p.m. CT Sincerely, Carla Hand and Staff ...will be closed on 2018 In observance of... We appreciate everything you do! JUVENILE DEVELOPMENT, INC. A Florida Non-Profit Corporation MV5496 C ITY T IRE C O. "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" driving from the tire store to the parts place and CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TOYO TIRES "Authorized Dealer" CLOSED CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 3. IT IS A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF CALHOUN COUNTY. www.calhounsheriff.com IN OBSERVANCE OF Labor Day Floridas statewide alligator harvest, nation ally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustain able use of a renewable natural resource, began Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 countywide permits, as a meth od to help manage the al ligator population. Alligators are a con servation success story in Florida. They were included on the original federal endangered spe cies list in 1967. Conser vation efforts allowed the population to rebound, and they were removed from the list in 1987. To day, the states alligator population is estimated at 1.3 million alligators and has been stable for many years. For over 30 years, the Statewide Alligator Har vest Program has been providing sustainable hunting opportunities throughout the state. The FWC establishes man agement units with ap propriate harvest quotas based on research and proven science to ensure the long-term well-being of the alligator resource. Recreational alligator hunting is just one part of the FWCs overall ap proach to managing the species. The FWCs State wide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) is an other. People who believe a threat to people, pets or property should call FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) FWC-GATOR (866-3924286). When someone concerned about an alli gator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, we will dispatch an FWC-con tracted nuisance alliga tor trapper to resolve the situation. In addition, as part of a comprehensive effort to achieve alligator man agement goals, the FWC has issued an additional 21 Targeted Harvest Area permits that encompass 79 new areas. THA per mits allow a managing authority to work directly with a designated FWCcontracted nuisance al ligator trapper, making the process for removing nuisance alligators more proactive and stream lined. THA permits, which have been in use for al the areas boundaries, the duration of the permit and how many alligators can be removed. Cur rently, there are 260 THA permits issued that cover 1,460 sites throughout the state with more THAs expected to be added. Serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida. The FWC works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed about safely coexisting with alliga tors, including providing informational tools such as a video, infographic, and brochure. FWC issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits After six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassees Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Rec reational Boating & Fishing Foun dations contest to rank the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation. It was recog life-viewing opportunities, paddle trails, boat ramps, bike/walking trails, playground and familyfriendly amenities. Lake Piney Z FMA was select ed from a list of locations in all 50 states a list made for moms and by moms. More than 30,000 votes were cast nationwide in this con test. We could not be happier that Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was recognized as fourth on RBFFs list of the Top 10 MomApproved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation, said Jon Fury, inter im director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sions (FWC) Division of Fresh water Fisheries Management. The lake offers impeccable op portunities for Floridas residents and guests to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities right in the heart of the states capital city. Lake Piney Z is a 193-acre lake in Leon County that is a part of the Lafayette Chain of Lakes. In 1996, Lake Piney Z was pumped dry, exposing the lake century. Accumulated muck was multiple locations without a water craft. The lake was stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear native vegetation was planted along the northwestern shore to attractors (sunken brush piles) near an increased chance of success. The lake is managed by the FWC as a Fish Management Area in cooperation with the city of Tal lahassee and Leon County. Current Z can be found at www.MyFWC. com/Fishing/Freshwater by click ing on Recreational Regulations and then Northwest in the Table of Contents. A Fish Management Area is a pond, lake or other body of water established for the management tive effort with the local county. The FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries manages about 80 water bodies throughout the state that are designated as Fish Management Areas. For more information about Lake Piney Z, email Katie Wood side at Katie.Woodside@MyFWC. com. The complete list of the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat can be found at www. TakeMeFishing.org. RBFF is a sion is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural re sources. FWC PHOTO Lake Piney Z named a top momOUTDOORS

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 21539 Chester Street, HOSFORD A G F LORIST Erma Jeans (850) 379-3323 STOREWIDE 30 % OFF ABSOLUTELY NO EXCLUSIONS! Annual SALE CLOSED ON SUNDAY 50 % OFF UP TO AUG. 29 SEPT. 8 BRYAN JAMES J SMITH st birthdayS HUNTINGTON BROOKS LONGFELLOW 6 Happy Labor Day America! Blountstown HEALTH & REHAB Our labor force is second to none, and we feel the same way about our staff! Join our award winning team! JOB FAIR: Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4-6 p.m. CT BLOUNTSTOWN Registra tion is set for Friday, Aug. 31 for the food assistance program that provides eligible seniors in Cal houn County with an opportunity to receive a free package of food each month. After registering at Blount stown First Pentecostal Holiness Church, eligible residents will re ceive monthly packages contain ing about 30 pounds of food such as cheese, canned chicken or tuna, shelf-stable milk, beans, rice, ce real and juice. The program, called the Com modity Supplemental Food Pro gram, or CSFP, is administered by the Florida Department of Agricul ture & Consumer Services and is managed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend. With about 6,000 foodinsecure seniors living in the rural areas of the Big Bend, the CSFP Program is meant to provide as sistance to seniors in rural counties such as Calhoun. Second Harvest is proud to continue working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA to provide seniors with free, supplemental food, said Shan non Piotrowski, Second Harvests Director of Programs and Agency for seniors who are struggling to obtain nutritious food while also paying the bills every month. The monthly food packages are available to seniors living in Cal houn County who are at least 60 years old, with an income at or below 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Seniors must preregister to receive food. The next registration opportunity is this Fri day, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon CT at Blountstown First Pentecostal Holiness Church, located at 17000 Angle St. Seniors who wish to register must bring a photo ID, and those determined to be eligible will be food pick-up date. To learn more about the CSFP or Second Harvest of the Big Bend, please contact Dan Warren at (850) 879-3285 or by email at dwarren@ Registration approaching for senior food program GAINESVILLE Pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow the bud gets for their classrooms by teaching their students about agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering mul who are engaged in classroom instruction at the preK to 12th grade levels for the 2018-19 school year. Grants of up to $250 each will be awarded for origi nal and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture among students. Agriculture impacts every person daily, from MARIANNA The Chipola College Artist Series welcomes Atlan ta-based Chi Town Tran sit Authority, Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. CT in the Prough Center for the Arts. This newly-formed seven-piece band has been wowing audiences and bringing back the legendary sounds of the band Chicago. The group has made a life study of the music of Chicago to bring the soul and sound of the original group as never heard or seen before. All the hits from or 6 To 4," to "Beginnings," to "Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? will be covered in this concert that will be sure to com mand encores and stand ing ovations. For trombonist Lau rence Cohen, Chicagos early years particularly offer up musical gems. Perhaps thats why the tribute bands name is inspired by the name of Chicagos debut album from 1969, Chicago Transit Authority. Cohen said, At the time Chicago was emerging, their horns were used in an extreme ly innovative way. Many s bands had horns in the background, but with Chicago, they are front and center. We blend of a lot of things rock n roll, jazz, bebop and classical. Learn more at www. ctaband.com. A Meet the Artist Reception for season ticket holders will be hosted by Tyndall Federal Credit Union. Season tickets for all shows are $60 and in clude VIP entry to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season. Single event tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola stu dents and employees. Individual tickets for Chi Town Transit Author ity are on sale now. Re maining show tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 31. Online tickets may be printed at home or willcall tickets will be avail night of the show. Box Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. will be closed on college holidays. For information, call (850) 718-2420 or pur chase online at www. the food they eat to the clothes they wear, said Michele Curts, Florida Farm Bureau leadership programs coordinator. Its vital that students understand the impor tance of agriculture and teachers see how easy it is to integrate agriculture into all subjects like math, science, language arts and social studies. Grant applications are due Monday, Oct. 1. Recipi Nov. 16 via email. Educators can apply for the grant forms/grant. The Mini-Grant Program is part of the Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Committees commitment to support agricultural education in classrooms across Florida. A total of up to $20,000 will be awarded in mini-grants throughout the 201819 school year. Last year, 55 Florida teachers received grant funding for agricultural projects. Florida Farm Bureau has awarded more than $200,000 in total grants toward promoting agriculture in the classroom since the programs inception in 1998. Florida Farm Bureau is the states largest general agricultural organization, representing more than 146,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Late Night Laughs THE IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY WASHINGTON The imperial presiden cy has been long in the making, and it has ar rived. When presiden tial candidate Donald Trump bragged he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and not lose a single vote, he was right, and not just because staunch supporters from the GOP base would turn a blind eye. Trump knows, as president, he can get away with almost anything because the Founding Fathers were fallible and failed a fact he seems to instinctively comprehend. Anyone 35-years-old or older who was born in the United States can be president. There are criminal background check, or security clear the Founding Fathers, there are also no require ments. The Founding Fathers envisioned three coequal branches but that has never been the case. equals since the beginning. President Thomas Jefferson ignored the Con stitution and arranged for the Louisiana Pur chase, and only retroactively sought congressio nal approval. President Andrew Jackson ignored Chief Justice John Marshall when the Supreme Court overruled the Indian Removal Act. Land hungry settlers cheered on the president. Indians did not have a vote and the Supreme Court did not and does not have an enforcement arm. The infa mous Trail of Tears was the result. President Franklin Roosevelts Executive Order 9066 forced the internment of JapaneseAmerican citizens during World War II. The legislative branch has fared little better. Congress routinely bends to the will of the ex ecutive over war powers, a power the Consti tution gives to Congress and which just about every modern president has successfully ignored. In short, the power of the president is nearly unlimited and President Richard Nixon cynically summed it up in a postpresidential interview: When the president does it, that means it is not illegal. This is so because the safeguards are set so high, including impeachment which requires a majority vote in the house, but a two-thirds vote to convict in the Senate President Trumps thirds of both the House and Senate members are required to override a presidential veto. And there virtually is no restraint on the presidents power as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces other than the refusal by a patriotic ser vicemember to carry out an illegal order. The Founding Fathers did not envision a se verely polarized nation, nor did they anticipate a compliant Congress or a politically-motivated Supreme Court. They did not foresee the poten tial for presidential abuses of power inherent in the power to pardon, to commence military ac tions, to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, to di vulge state secrets, or even to engage in criminal activities (on the theory that sitting presidents cannot be indicted). What is of note here are not the current presi dents well-known list of extra-constitutional activities, but the fact that the Founding Fathers, past presidents, compliant congresses, and pow erless courts have made his imperial presidency possible. Now, with his former campaign manager and personal lawyer in legal straits that could impli cate him, President Trump cut to the chase. I dont know how you could impeach somebody whos done a great job, he told Fox News. The operative word is, how. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND by Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift COMMENTARY Someone is suing Canada Dry Ginger Ale be announce my lawsuit against Panda Express. The campaign manager guilty; the personal attorney guilty; the deputy campaign manager guilty and the national security adviser Cabi net meetings are now going to be held on visit ing days at Leavenworth. BILL MAHER the people is gluten. JIMMY KIMMEL BILL MAHER Democrats and some Republicans are voicing being worried that the Pride Parade is going to SETH MEYERS going to jail BILL MAHER Omarosa released another secret recording. On tive about the White House. Then Melania said, JIMMY FALLON President Trump tweeted that there is nothing Twitter bird rolled its eyes. SETH MEYERS Democrats give up when I turn out. Only Don ald Trump would consider it a compliment that JAMES CORDEN President Trump and Kim Jong Un reportedly sia investigation done in the next two or three JAMES CORDEN

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY Sean Dietrich writes about life in the American South. His columns have ap peared in South Magazine, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine and the Tal lahassee Democrat. He shares his observations and chron icles his interaction with friends, family and strangers he meets along the way while sharing glimpses of daily life in our little corner of America. He has written several books which can be found on Amazon.com. R Tallassee, Alabama What a night. Im in a tiny town. An ancient theater. I am stand ing where Hank Williams stood. Im about to sing and tell stories to an audience. Im clutching a penny so hard it leaves a mark on my palm. The penny bears the birth date of my late father upon it. It was in this room that The Drifter him self once performed to a full house, singing through a tin-can microphone. The Mount Vernon Theater hasnt changed much since Hank. It is your all-American brick building. A ticket booth, folding seats, stage, velvet curtains. Im a kid in an opry house. What a night. Anyway, one reason Im here is to record Fifty episodes might not sound like much of an achievement and its not, really. But if youre me, its a big deal. Nobody expected much out of me when I was a kid. Take, for example, the day my father taught me to ride a bicycle. He jogged beside my bike, holding my seat for balance, cheering, You can do it! Then he released me. I rolled forward. I wobbled. I fell. I tumbled. I bled. My mother gave me ice cream for supper. I wanted to please my father so badly. I wanted to pedal a bicycle, then shout, LOOK DADDY! I DIDNT FALL! But all I could do was skin my knees, and look like a clown doing it. Years after he died, I found a penny with his birthdate. It reminded me of the man who once loved me enough to jog beside my bike, even though I inevitably disappointed him. But right now Im not disappointed about a thing. I can see the audience through the cur tains. And I am overcome. Im clutching this penny tight. What a cotton-picking night. The Goat Hill String Band plays footstomping melodies. A man in overalls, jumps from his chair. The music gets to him. The man starts moving his body in rhythm. Someone in the back row hollers, YEEE violin in two. Yee haw? Where am I? This is big fun. A real old-fashioned barn dance. We started this little broadcasted show one year ago. It all began one night when a buddy of mine heard my idea, then said: Give it a shot, man. What do you have to lose? It was crazy. And juvenile. We bought mics and recording equipment from a clas come to think of it, some of our recent shows are, too. But thats not the point here. The point is: this past year weve been having fun. Real fun. My wife and I have driven the entire Southeast. Weve put over one hundred thousand miles on our vehicle, and slept in cheap motels everywhere from Jacksonville to Raleigh. And shes been with me through it all. Weve recorded this small show at the aters, breweries, fairgrounds, city halls, Methodist churches, potlucks, poundcake contests, courthouses, college auditori ums, fellowship halls, ballrooms, city halls, school gymnasiums. And Im going to be perfectly honest: I have no idea what Im doing. I guess thats why Im clutching this stu pid penny. Because I dont deserve to be here. I should probably be hanging drywall, throwing a newspaper, or digging a ditch. But if you can believe it Lord knows I cant we have listeners in Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Oregon, California, Texas, Nevada, Virginia, and even the godless epicenter of my one-andonly panic attack in history, New York City. Earlier this week, a woman from Shang hai, China, emailed me. She is originally from Opelika. My husband and I listen to the show each week she wrote. And I just wanted to teach you to say, War Eagle! in Mandarin. Here it is: War @#$%^ Eagle, BABY! A man in Winnipeg, wrote: I was born and raised in South Ala bama. I miss home, brother My uncle died last week, and I couldnt get back for the fu neral. Thanks for helping me feel at home in a foreign world for a few minutes each week, brother And I dont even know where Winnipeg is. So this probably wasnt what you wanted to read today. And I dont blame you. In fact, I dont even know why Im writing this. Then again, maybe what you just read was actually written for a man I once knew. A man who loved Hank Williams. A man whose birthdate is on a penny Im holding. No matter how old I get, Id still like to make that man proud. What a night. Look, Daddy. I didnt fall. Licensed roofer and contractor, concrete work, landscaping, pressure cleaning, renovations, painting, vinyl and siding. Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer FOR FREE ESTIMATES Call (850) 674-8092 WILLIAM'S Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small" DAVI D JACKSON SUMMERS P. 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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 Kathy Brown, Clerk of Court Property Appraiser Tax Collector Supervisor of Elections THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURTHOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON Monday, Sept. 3 CA L HOUN LIBER T Y Aug. 29 Sept. 4 SCHOOL MENUS *LIBERTY COUNTY MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. *Breakfast includes a choice of cereal, toast & juice or milk. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: SIDES: THURSDAY, AUG. 30 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: S IDES FRIDAY, AUG. 31 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: MONDAY, SEPT. 3 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: DAILY SPECIAL: SIDES: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: THURSDAY, AUG. 30 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: FRIDAY, AUG. 31 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: MONDAY, SEPT. 3 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: TUESDAY, SEPT. 4 BREAKFAST: LUNCH: SIDES: MENUS Bristol DENTAL CLINIC Happy Labor Day With our thanks on Labor Day, Y o u r h o m e t o w n P h a r m a c y 1 1 0 4 9 N W S R 2 0 B R I S T O L 6 4 3 5 4 5 4 Contributing writer The Liberty County High School Bulldogs were on the road again for the second week in a row as they traveled to the sand hills of Bay County to take on the Deane Bozeman School Bucks last Friday night and the stands were wet, but pre-game showers had cleared by the time the captains met at mid The Bucks sent a short kick off to the Dawgs, sophomore Austin Waller (#23). After a few short runs and a failed fake punt attempt, the Bucks took over at the LCHS 35 yard line. With their backs to the wall early, the Bulldogs rose up on defense. Waller, senior Caleb Peddie (#70), and senior Anson John son (#51) each snuffed out Bozeman run plays, and junior Lucas Bar ber (#42) pressured the Buck quarterback on fourth down to cause an incompletion and got the ball back for the LCHS offense. Unfortunately, the Dawgs would have trou ble sustaining drives all night, and were forced to punt the ball back to play of the drive, the Buck running back took the hand-off and raced 63 yards for the touchdown. Barber sacked the Boze man quarterback on the two-point attempt, and the score stood at 0-6 quarter. Bozeman would go on to stop the Dawgs and manage to score on their next two posses sions, pushing their lead to 0-18 at the 11:50 mark of the second quarter. LCHS got their best scoring opportunity of the night when the Buck punt returner fumbled and Barber dove on the loose ball, setting the Dawgs up on the Boze man 21 yard line. On the over, senior quarterback Brady Peddie (#12) con nected with short pass to Waller, who tore through two Buck defenders on his way to the end zone. After the successful PAT from junior Crisanto Rangel (#7), the Bucks lead was cut to 7-18 with The Bucks seized the momentum right back with an 8 play, 70 yard touchdown drive, push ing the lead to 7-24, which would turn out to be the halftime score. The Sound of Liberty mance of the season, treating the fans to an exhibition of precision formation marching and great music. The bands halftime performances are something all Bull dog fans can look for ward to all season long. In the third quarter, the Bucks picked right up where they had left off, second half possessions, extending their lead to 7-37 with 8:45 in the third quarter. For their part, the Dawgs could not manage to consistently move the chains, and suf fered another failed fake punt attempt and two in terceptions besides. The Bucks put one more in the end zone to push the Bozeman 43. The Daw gs travel to Tallahassee this Friday, Aug. 31, to take on the Florida A & M High School Rattlers. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET Destin Fletcher (#1) breaks past the line of scrimmage. LCHS BULLDOGS www.facebook .com/ CLJ News

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Bristol City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of LABOR DAY 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. ...Because the greatest gift you can give your loved one is peace of mind. Call Todd today for a free pre-planning consul tation. We accept pre-arranged contracts from Affordable payment plans for both cremations and burials. Transferable if you move. www.bevisfh.com & Crematory evis Funeral Home Bristol B Todd Wahlquist and Rocky Bevis Licensed Funeral Directors MONU M ENTS, INC. CUMBAA Let us help create a lasting tribute for your loved one. MONUMENTS, MEMORIALS, & ALL CEMETERY WORK COMPARE OUR PRI C ES! CALL Janet Cumbaa Taylor (850) 447-0315 (850) 674-8449 janetcumbaataylor@yahoo.com 19041 SR 20 W., BLOUNTSTOWN SERVING NW FL SINCE 1963 Charles McClellan Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351 Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277 Charles K. McClellan Licensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. July 9, 2018 regular meeting of the City of Bristol as recorded by the City Clerk Chairman Woody Stewart called this meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with Councilmembers Tom Clemons, John Ritter, and Brigham Shuler present. Attorney D. Jackson Summers, Mayor Steven Cut shaw, and City Clerk Robin Hatcher were also present. Council woman Ellen Lewis was not in attendance. Councilman John Ritter offered the opening prayer. Council man Brigham Shuler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Councilman Shuler moved to approve the Agenda, striking Item ons, all voted in favor. Councilman Shuler moved to approve the monthly bills for pay Councilman Clemons moved to approve a revised Grinder Pump Policy, dated July 9, 2018 which includes revised grant households as well as to continue assisting low and very low in come households with grinder pumps repairs/replacements. Coun cilman Ritter seconded this motion. Motion carried 3:1 with Coun cilman Shuler voting nay. There being no further business, Councilman Shuler moved Meeting adjourned at 7:11 p.m. ---------------------------City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher Chairman: Durwood Woody Stewart Minutes from the July 9 City of Bristol meeting OBITUARIES ALTHA Christine Ellen Carroll, 89, of Altha, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 in Marianna. She was born on Jan. 9, 1929 in Tifton, GA to Wil liam Hansel Williams and Ellen Bell Blair Williams and had lived in Altha for the past several years, coming from Panama City. She was a retired motel owner and was a member of the Life More Abundant Church in Bristol. Words cannot describe the feelings when it comes to your heart. Christine Carroll is no different. She was strong willed and dedicated to her beliefs in God. Now she is on her way to the Promised Land that she her by preparing a place beside him in the kingdom of everlasting life. A place of pure bliss without despair She was preceded in death by her parents; her hus band, Norman Earl Carrol; two daughters, Linda Jor dan and Norma Jean Smith; and a niece, Gwen Wells. Survivors include a sister, Clara McCroan of Al tha; her brother, Leroy Williams and his wife, Laura of Marianna; nieces and nephews, Terry Soltis and her husband, Ed, Dan McCroan and his wife, Mela nie, Randy McCroan and his wife, Treva, Claudette McNeil and her husband, Warren, Bruce Williams and his wife, Tracy and Jessica Stewart; and several grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Aug. 24 at Peavy Fu Private family interment services followed at Pope Cemetery in Sneads. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. CRAWFORDVILLE Tammy Shirlene Barrow, 58, of Crawfordville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Tallahassee. She was born on Feb. 11, 1960 to Robert Louie Tindell and Ernie Deese Tindell and had lived in Crawfordville for the past 10 years, coming from Monticello. She was a retired restaurant waitress and was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include one son, Michael E. Barrow of Monticello; one sister, Brenda Mooney and her hus band, Tim of Bealeton, VA; and several nieces, neph ews and cousins. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. CT Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. BRISTOL John Jack Francis Stites, 64 of Bris tol departed the morning of Aug. 13, 2018 with the elegance, graciousness and gracefulness with which he lived his full and diverse life. He excelled in all and perfect rhythm in any set ting or situation. In the deep est sense, he was in tune with the heartbeat of all things, in animate and animate. With his exceptional capacity to listen, he could come up with cre ative ideas and solutions in ev erything he did and for whom ever he came across. He was the ultimate problem solver. With his special spark of creativity, he made things happen. As a young man, he achieved fame on his motorcy cle in the National and World Trial Series and became a BBC color commentator for the sport in England. He imported trials bikes from around the world and engaged in events, instructional videos and personal training worldwide. In 2017, he was inducted into the North American Trials Council Hall of Fame. Equal ly drawn to water, his love for boats was seen in the work he did, from starting Grand Island Boat Works for antique boat restoration in Floridas Tampa Bay area to being highly sought after internationally for his expertise in high-end marine electronics at B&G (later Navico). In Tampa, he started Wildland Resources, LLC in servation. He combined his uncanny ability to read terrain with his mastery of large machinery, love for 2010 he went on to work for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) managing and restoring the longleaf pine for ests of North Florida. He and his wife, conservation biologist, Annie Schmidt, lived on the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Bristol. all who knew him, he traveled the continental U.S. worked and played in. He was a teacher and mentor to many, connecting and drawing professionals and friends together, as well as a natural interpreter and negotiator, encouraging understanding and keeping opposing delicate views on an even plane. ing. He played drums, and many other instruments, in bands throughout his life. Music was interwoven in everything he did. He was born in Wayland, MA on Oct. 15, 1953 and is preceded in death by his amazing parents Frank and Carol; his brother, Richard; and sister Pam. He is survived by his wife and love of his life, An nie Schmidt; his brother, Tom Stites and his wife, Merritt and their children and grandchildren; his very special in-laws, the extended Schmidt family of West Tisbury, MA; the beloved Blackie Bear and the many people that loved him. He was a beautiful soul; honorable with a quiet dignity, generous, kind, warm, talented, brilliant, modest and true. An outdoor Florida celebration of his very large life will be scheduled for the fall. Memorial donations may be made to Sandys Mu sic Girls Scholarship www.sandysmusicgirls.org/ about-musicgirls/; the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation at www.oriannesociety.org/ocic; or anywhere that resonates with your relationship with Jack. Culleys MeadowWood Funeral Home of Tallahas see is in charge of the arrangements. CALHOUN COUNTY Joseph William McDon ald, 33, of Calhoun County, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. He was born on March 28, 1985 and was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He attended Christian Home Church where he was baptized in 1991. He was a 2003 graduate of Blountstown High School and was the manager of Dr Vape in Cal laway for several years. He had a love for music. He played guitar in the church praise and worship band and played with various bands through the years. There were many days and countless hours spent upstairs at the Mc Donald house playing music. The sound of music and the memories that will be cherished by all his family and friends. He loved his family and friends. He leaves us with wonderful memories and a void in our lives that can He was preceded in death by his brother, Robby McDonald; his grandparents, William McDonald, Mamie Sumner and Grady Burkett; his uncle, Wil liam McDonald; and his aunt, Imogene Bontrager. Survivors include his parents, Robert and Lawana McDonald; his grandmother, Lovie Burkett; and many other loving family and friends. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. CT Thursday, Aug. 30 at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. CT at Christian Home Church with Rev. Jim Holmes of etery. Flowers are welcome but contributions to the Christian Home Church Cemetery Fund, 19244 NE Highway 69, Blountstown, FL 32424 would be great ly appreciated. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. BLOUNTSTOWN Margie C. Mason, 82, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 in Panama City. Born in Blountstown, April 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Earlie E. and Susie Mer le Thompson Weeks. She was the owner and book keeper for Blountstown Motors. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 170 and Blountstown Rotary Club. husband, John Lytle; second husband, Foster Mason; two brothers, Earl James Weeks and his wife, Lana and Jerry Weeks and his wife, Carol. Survivors include two sons, John Lytle and Al len Lytle and his wife, Michelle, all of Blountstown; grandchildren, Carolyn Fowler, Michael Lytle, John Lytle III, Brittney Lytle, Madelynn Lytle, Ashley Ly tle and Jake Lytle; great-grandchildren, Jewell Fowl er, Mason Lytle, Corey Lytle, Alyssa Smith and Jenny Williams; great-great-grandchildren, Tucker Smith, Oaklyn Williams and Paisley Williams; a sister, Gail Koch and her husband, Bob of Crystal River; step son, Ronnie Mason and his wife, Suzanne of North Carolina; two stepbrothers, Lynn Griner and his wife, Ginny of Apalachicola and Larry Griner and his wife, Linda of Quincy; and a brother-in-law, Harry Cum baa. Family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. CT prior to service time at the church. Services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. CT at Blountstown First Baptist Church with Rev. Tim loh Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. 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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State for Florida, do hereby give notice that the following proposed amendments and revisions to the Florida Constitution will be presented in each county on the 2018 General Election ballot. The language for these amendments may also be found at FloridaPublicNotices.com, at DOS. Elections.MyFlorida.com/initiatives, 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 thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the thousand dollars and up to seventyand on the assessed valuation greater than one hundred thousand dollars and up to one 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 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 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 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: 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 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 is eligible for the exemption, and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than 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 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 Department of Veterans Affairs stating connected disability and such evidence as combat related and a copy of 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 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. responder who died in the line of duty. 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 responder means a law enforcement 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 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 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 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 upon approval of the electors and shall 1, 2009, if approved at a special election 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 tribal compacts. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: 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 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 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 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 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 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 playerbanked game that simulates a house banking game, such as California black jack; casino games such as roulette, craps, and keno; any slot machines as any other game not authorized by Article 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 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 any future legislation that implements a different process cannot be reasonably determined. FULL TEXT: (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this or any other state to be of civil rights or removal of disability. Except as provided in subsection (b) of 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 vote until restoration of civil rights. ( b c ) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to any of the following (1) Florida representative, (2) Florida senator, (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or (6) U.S. Senator from Florida the person will have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that 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 twothirds 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 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 rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes. Requires judges and statutes and rules rather than deferring Raises mandatory retirement age of state justices and judges from seventy to 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 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 (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 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 (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 (4) The right to have the safety and considered when setting bail, including setting pretrial release conditions that protect the safety and welfare of the (5) The right to prevent the disclosure of information or records that could be used to locate or harass the victim or the the victim. (6) A victim shall have the following 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 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 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 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 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 appropriate agency to notify the victim (8) The right to the prompt return of the 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 related postjudgment proceedings. faith demand for a speedy trial and the trial court shall hold a calendar call, with demand, to schedule a trial to commence than sixty days after the date of the calendar call unless the trial judge enters 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 cases, unless a court enters an order with 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 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 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 its political subdivisions. (e) As used in this section, a victim is a person who suffers direct or threatened 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 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 interests of the victim. The term victim does not include the accused. The terms crime and criminal include delinquent acts and conduc t 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 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 years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served 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 judge unless the person is, and has been of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is unless the person is, and has been for bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible 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 pursuant to general law may not defer to 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 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 Universities BALLOT SUMMARY: Grants mandatory payment of death expenses to qualifying survivors of 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 their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance 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 members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall 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 of each constituent university and its articulation with free public schools and community colleges, ensuring the wellplanned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication 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 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 the board of trustees of the constituent university, if approval by the board of trustees is required by general law, and 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 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 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 responders and military members. a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation National Guard, while engaged in the (1) Accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which results in that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such bodily injury is not (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. 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 that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such bodily injury is not (2) Unlawfully and intentionally killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act or is killed during active duty. emergency medical technician; a law enforcement, correctional, or correctional of the Florida National Guard or United States Armed Forces is accidentally and (b)(1), or unlawfully and intentionally and (b)(2), the state shall waive certain educational expenses that the child or or military member incurs while obtaining education, or a postgraduate education. 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 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 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 would have served, or but for resignation 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 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 of a district school board.This section and the amendment to Section 4 of Article IX imposing term limits for the terms of board shall take effect on the date it is approved by the electorate, but no service 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 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 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 does not apply to the transportation of oil and gas products produced outside of such waters. This subsection is selfexecuting. 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 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. See LEGAL NOTICES continued on page 13 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES

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(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. 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, 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. T his 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 sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county transfer duties, or eliminate election of session commencement date in evennumbered years from March to January; 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 (b) REGULAR SESSIONS. A regular session of the legislature shall convene in March of each odd-numbered year, and on the second Monday in January March, or such other 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 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 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 In addition to the powers and duties 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 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. 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 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 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 and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement. Counterterrorism is created within the Department of Law Enforcement. 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 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 county commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds. Notwithstanding subsection 6(e) of this article, a county charter may not abolish a property appraiser, a supervisor of elections, or a clerk of the circuit court; 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 serving staggered terms of four years. After each decennial census the board of county commissioners shall divide the county into districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in population as practicable. One commissioner residing in each district shall be elected as provided by law. (f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties not operating under county charters shall have such power of selfgovernment 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 with a municipal ordinance shall not be effective within the municipality to the (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 ordinances. (h) TAXES; LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation for services rendered by the property or residents in unincorporated areas. (i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county 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 and permanent records of all county moved except as provided by general 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 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 the performance of municipal functions the municipalities and special districts of the state, their powers, jurisdiction and government. (c) OFFICERS TO CONTINUE IN when this article becomes effective shall 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 5, 2021, but shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general elections for county (2) For Miami-Dade County and Broward County, the amendment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection effect January 7, 2025, but shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding of the primary and general 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 alternatives to the traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in the public interest that a high speed ground transportation 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, consisting of dedicated rails or guideways 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 and construction of the system, and the operation of the system, as provided 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: BALLOT SUMMARY: Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public for compensation by serving public provides exceptions; prohibits abuse of FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 8. Ethics in government. A shall have the right to secure and sustain that trust against abuse. To assure this right: may be determined by law, other public and public disclosure of their campaign breaches the public trust for private gain and any person or entity inducing such breach shall be liable to the state for actions. The manner of recovery and additional damages may be provided by law. 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 represent another person or entity for compensation before the government body or agency of which the individual member of the legislature shall personally represent another person or entity for any state agency other than judicial tribunals. Similar restrictions on other established by law. (f)(1) For purposes of this subsection, the legislature, a county commissioner, county charter, a school board member, a superintendent of schools, an elected 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. 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, compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procurement for a period of six years after vacation of public position, as follows: 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 cabinet, a department that is headed by a member of the cabinet, or his or her former department. pursuant to Article VIII or county charter, a school board member, a superintendent special district with ad valorem taxing authority shall not lobby his or her former agency or governing body. (4) This subsection shall not be construed (5) The legislature may enact legislation to implement this subsection, including, 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 commission. (h)(1) (g) A code of ethics for all state and private interests shall be prescribed by law. shall not abuse his or her public position in order to obtain a disproportionate spouse, children, or employer; or for any business with which he or she contracts; 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, and prescribe the requisite intent 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 duties and private interests. (j) (i) ScheduleOn the effective date of this amendment and until changed by law: 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: federal income tax return; or each separate source and amount of income which exceeds $1,000. The forms for such source disclosure and 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 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 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, violations. Any such law shall not contain provisions on any other subject. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibitions regarding lobbying for compensation and abuse of public employees.The amendments to Section 8 of Article II and Section 13 of Article 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 of the prohibition against abuse of public 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 other pari-mutuel activities authorized by general law. By general law, the legislature shall specify civil or criminal penalties for violations of this section and for activities that aid or abet violations of this section. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibition on racing of or wagering on greyhounds or other dogs.-The amendment to Article X, which prohibits the racing of or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, and the creation of this section, shall take effect upon the approval of the electors. 8-29, 9-26 PROPUESTAS DE ENMIENDAS Y REVISIONES CONSTITUCIONALES PARA LA ELECCION GENERAL DEL 2018 Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado de la Florida, por el presente revisiones estarn presentes en la en cada condado de la eleccin 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 vivienda familiar mediante la exencin 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 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 veinticinco mil dlares y, respecto a todos los otros gravmenes a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, cincuenta mil dlares y hasta setenta y cinco mil dlares, 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 Legislativo podr entregarles a los arrendatarios que sean residentes valorem sobre todos los gravmenes 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 disposiciones de la ley general, conceder cualquiera de las siguientes exenciones 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 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 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, 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 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 la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr 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 general, el trmino miembro de primeros un bombero, un tcnico mdico de emergencia o un paramdico, y el trmino 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 seccin y la enmienda a la Seccin 6 del Artculo VII mediante las que se aumenta a travs de la exencin de la tasacin 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 conservar de manera permanente las disposiciones actualmente vigentes, las que limitan el aumento de las tasaciones 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 sobre las propiedades y limitaciones 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 para la propiedad de la vivienda principal de $25.000, que autorizan el traspaso 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 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 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. AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL 13 LEGAL NOTICES continued from page 12 See LEGAL NOTICES continued on page 14

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 LEGAL NOTICES continued from page 13 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 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 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 en 15 U.S.C. 1171(a)(1); y cualquier otro juego no autorizado por el Artculo X, una mquina tragamonedas o no, en el que los resultados sean determinados por un generador de nmeros 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 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 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 de cualquier legislacin futura que implemente un proceso distinto no puede determinarse de manera razonable. TEXTO COMPLETO: (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 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 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 o pago requerido por la ley, incluyendo tasas de servicio, tasas o costos de emisin de licencias, y cargos por servicios. 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 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. 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 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 por la ley. (b) Para preservar y proteger el derecho de las vctimas de delitos a alcanzar la justicia, garantizar a las vctimas de 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 de aplicacin de la ley que no tenga una 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 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 o privilegiada de la vctima. (6) Una vctima tendr los siguientes 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 proporcionar 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: de Miembros de Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares; Colegios y Universidades Pblicas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: por fallecimiento y la exencin de ciertos gastos de educacin a los sobrevivientes primeros auxilios y miembros militares 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. excelencia a travs de la enseanza de los estudiantes, de avanzar la investigacin y de proveer servicios pblicos para el 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 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 por trece miembros dedicados a los La junta de gobernadores establecer las facultades y los deberes de la ciudadanos miembros nombrados por el gobernador y cinco ciudadanos miembros nombrados por la junta de gobernadores. Los miembros nombrados debern ser 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 propia de cada universidad constituyente y su articulacin con escuelas gratuitas pblicas y centros de formacin profesional, asegurando la coordinacin, 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 miembros nombrados debern ser 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. Cualquier propuesta o accin de una universidad constituyente para recaudar, imponer o autorizar cualquier tarifa, segn lo autoriza la ley, debe ser aprobada por al menos nueve 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 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. 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 comunidades mediante la alineacin de 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 (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 de Miembros de Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares. (a) La agencia empleadora pagar un bombero; un paramdico; un tcnico mdico de emergencia; un polica, un libertad condicional; o un miembro de la Guardia Nacional de Florida, mientras participan en el desempeo de sus (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 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. 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 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 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 los prrafos (a)(1) y (b)(1) o asesinado ilcita e intencionalmente segn lo 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 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 nopartidista, para mandatos de cuatro aos apropiadamente escalonados, segn lo dispuesto por ley. Una persona no puede aparecer en la boleta para la reeleccin 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 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 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 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 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. esta seccin, las siguientes palabras indicados: 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 See LEGAL NOTICES continued on page 15

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 LEGAL NOTICES continued from page 14 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 Cambia la fecha de inicio de la sesin legislativa anual en los aos pares de marzo a enero; elimina la autorizacin 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 (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 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 comisionado de agricultura. En adicin 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. abogados del estado para procesar la violacin de leyes criminales que han o hayan ocurrido en dos o ms circuitos relacionada, o cuando cualquier tal delito est afectando o haya afectado general de entre no menos de tres personas nominadas por la comisin de Suprema, o como sea provisto por ley general. 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, administracin, la cual asumir todo el 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 el comisionado de agricultura constituirn como provisto por ley. (g) El gobernador como presidente, el comisionado de agricultura constituyen la directiva de agencia del Departamento de Investigaciones Criminales. Seguridad Domstica y Contraterrorismo se crea dentro del Departamento de Seguridad Domstica y Contraterrorismo 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 abolida cuando todos los deberes de la 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 condado, auditor, registrador y custodio de todos los fondos del condado. Sin artculo, la carta del condado no puede recaudador de impuestos, un tasador de propiedades, un supervisor de elecciones o un secretario del tribunal de circuito; 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 gobernante de cada condado ser una 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 orgnicas tendrn tal poder de autogobierno como sea previsto por 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 ordenanza municipal no ser vlida dentro del municipio en medida de tal (g) GOBIERNO DE CARTA ORGNICA 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 orgnica podr promulgar ordenanzas del condado no inconsistentes con ley general. La carta orgnica proporcionar aquello que deba prevalecer en caso de ordenanzas municipales. (h) IMPUESTOS; LIMITACIONES. Propiedad situada dentro de municipios provistos por el condado exclusivamente 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. 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 principales y registros permanentes de del condado no podr ser movida excepto 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 cuerpo gobernante 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 condado; el desempeo de funciones sedes de los condados; los municipios y distritos especiales del estado, sus (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 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 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 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 elecciones primarias y generales para 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 el 7 de enero de 2025, pero regir con de las elecciones primarias y generales condado en 2024. ( h ) (g) SUPRESIN DE ARTCULOS OBSOLETOS DEL APNDICE. La legislatura tendr el poder, a travs de 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 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: relacionado con los derechos de propiedades determinadas. Elimina votantes. Elimina la disposicin de que la enmienda de un estatuto penal no para un delito cometido antes de la enmienda; retiene la disposicin actual cometido antes de la derogacin de un estatuto penal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 2. Derechos bsicos.Todas 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 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 o castigo por cualquier delito cometido previamente antes de dicha derogacin. SECCIN 19. Derogada Sistema de transporte terrestre de alta velocidad. y proporcionar alternativas al 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 proporcionar transporte terrestre de alta velocidad mediante tecnologas incorporen rieles o carriles separados 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 diseo y la construccin de este sistema, y la operacin del sistema, como provisto 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 proporciona excepciones; prohbe el abuso de un cargo pblico por parte de funcionarios pblicos y empleados para TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II PROVISIONES GENERALES SECCIN 8. tica en el gobierno. 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 dispuesto por ley. (b) Todos los funcionarios pblicos electos y candidatos para tales cargos debern presentar pblica y completamente las revelaciones de las (c) Cualquier funcionario pblico o empleado que viole el fondo pblico para persona o entidad que induzca tal infraccin deber responder al estado 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 pblico o plan de pensin en la manera en que pueda ser provisto por ley. (e) Ningn miembro de la legislatura u 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 entidad durante el plazo de su cargo ante cualquier agencia estatal que no sea un contra otros funcionarios pblicos o empleados podrn ser establecidas por ley. 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 escuelas, un funcionario municipal electo, en un distrito especial con autoridad tributaria ad valorem, o una persona que (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 cabildear a la legislatura, al gobernador, a los miembros del gabinete, a ningn departamento que sea encabezado por un miembro del gabinete, o a su departamento anterior. c. Un comisionado del condado, un funcionario del condado de conformidad con el Artculo VIII o el estatuto del 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 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 (h)(1) (g) Un Cdigo de tica para todos los empleados estatales y funcionarios cargos pblicos e intereses privados ser previsto por ley. (2) Un funcionario o empleado pblico no deber abusar de su posicin pblica para empleador; o para cualquier negocio con el que contrate; en el que l o ella 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 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 preservar las funciones pblicas y los intereses privados. (i) Apndice. En la fecha en que esta enmienda sea efectiva y hasta que sea cambiada por ley: (1) La revelacin pblica y completa presentar con el custodio de los registros cada activo y deuda de ms de $1000 y a. Una copia de la declaracin federal de impuestos sobre ingresos ms reciente de la persona; o cada fuente y cantidad de ingreso que supere los $1000. Los formularios para 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 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 Estos no podr o desempear cargos en ningn partido poltico. cabildear para obtener compensacin sobre asuntos de poltica, asignaciones o adquisiciones ante las ramas legislativas perodo de seis aos despus de que legislatura puede promulgar legislacin para implementar esta subseccin, que 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 desproporcionado y prescribir la intencin requerida para encontrar una violacin de la prohibicin contra el abuso de la posicin pblica antes del 1 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 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 mutuas no podr competir con galgos o ningn otro miembro de la subespecie Canis Familiaris en cualquier apuesta por 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 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 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. 8-29, 9-26 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2018 CP 000021 IN RE ESTATE OF CLOYCE LESLIE RANKIN, Deceased. ____________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: The administration of the estate of CLOYCE LESLIE RANKIN, deceased, File Number 2018 CP 000021, whose date of death was JUNE 30, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for LIBERTY County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is LIBERTY County Courthouse, 10818 NW State Road 20, Bristol, Florida 32321. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands copy of this notice is required to be served THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR OF DEATH IS BARRED. Notice is Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. DATED this August 15, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: W. CRIT SMITH, ESQUIRE Florida Bar No. 271411 Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci, Coln, & Power, P.A. 3520 Thomasville Road, Fourth Floor Tallahassee, Florida 32309 Tel: (850) 893-4105 Email: crits@stslaw.com Personal Representative: JUDITH SHULER RANKIN 10931 NW MELINDA DRIVE BRISTOL, FLORIDA 32321 8-22, 8-29 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE MALLORY TOWING & RECOVERY, INC. Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. CT at 18114 STATE ROAD pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 2000 FORD EXPEDITION VIN# 1FMRU1567YLB48800 Mallory Towing & Recovery, Inc. reserves bids. 8-29-18 R&R WAREHOUSES NOTICE OF SALE On September 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. CST, R&R Warehouses will dispose of or sell the contents of 4 (four) storage units from Blountstown at 19300 SR 20 W. (850) 674-4700. The units are believed to contain household and/or personal property of the following tenants: Mona Johnson Tammy Johnson Tammy Perkins Heidi Stout There will be a sale of the contents of these and all delinquent units at a later date. 8-29, 9-5 NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPERTY This property, to wit: 2006 Chevrolet Impala VIN: 2G1WB55KX69338346 is unlawfully upon public property known Yard and must be removed within 5 days; Otherwise, it will be removed and disposed of pursuant to chapter 705, Florida Statutes. The owner will be liable for the costs of removal, storage, and publication of notice. Dated this: 20th day of August, 2018 If this vehicle is not removed, it is the intent Eddie Joe White, Sheriff P.O. Box 67 Bristol, FL 32321 (850)643-5615 8-22, 8-29 NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPERTY This property, to wit: 1999 Jeep Cherokee VIN: 1J4FF68S6XL628598 is unlawfully upon public property known Yard and must be removed within 5 days; Otherwise, it will be removed and disposed of pursuant to chapter 705, Florida Statutes. The owner will be liable for the costs of removal, storage, and publication of notice. Dated this: 20th day of August, 2018 If this vehicle is not removed, it is the intent Eddie Joe White, Sheriff P.O. Box 67 Bristol, FL 32321 (850)643-5615 8-22, 8-29 NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPERTY This property, to wit: 1999 Toyota Camry VIN: 4T1BG22K1XU399076 is unlawfully upon public property known Yard and must be removed within 5 days; Otherwise, it will be removed and disposed of pursuant to chapter 705, Florida Statutes. The owner will be liable for the costs of removal, storage, and publication of notice. Dated this: 20th day of August, 2018 If this vehicle is not removed, it is the intent Eddie Joe White, Sheriff P.O. Box 67 Bristol, FL 32321 (850)643-5615 8-22, 8-29 READ FLORIDAS PUBLIC NOTICES IN THIS NEWSPAPER OR ONLINE. F oreclosures Property Auctions Ordinances Notices to Contractors Warnings to Appear Bid Notices Hearing Notices And More! www.FloridaPublicNotices.com ITS YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 LIBERTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WE WILL TRAIN For more information contact Liberty Correctional Institution Recruiter Tony Hill at (850) 643-9628 CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by the Florida Statutes. Physical and drug test are required. The Florida Department of Corrections is an The Job Market Snelgrove Surveying & Mapping, Inc. is now hiring for the following positions: CREW CHIEF & INSTRUMENT MEN RODMAN Project Surveyor/Surveyor in Training Call (850) 526-3991 for more information OPEN POSITION Manpower is recruiting for SAFETY focused laborers in Hosford. MANUF ACTURING UTILITY LABORER $12.00/HOUR STARTING PAY Call (850) 386-8150 or apply online at www.manpower.com $2,000 FULL-TIME CNA SIGN-ON BONUS OFFERED Additional Positions Available (Cooking experience preferred) RN/LPN (PRN) Apply at: www.rivervalleyrehab.com River Valley Rehab. Center OPEN POSITIONS CLJ NEWS .COM T A host of Tigers sack the Bulldog quarterback Daniel McCullum (#22). BLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Tigers hosted the Liberty County Bulldogs Thursday, Aug. 23 for their season opener. After an extremely physical game, the Tigers came out on top 28-0. Our JV Tigers won behind a strong defen sive effort, said Coach Beau Johnson. The defense scored two touchdowns with a 70 yard fumble return by Jarian Mosley and a 40 yard interception return by Darian Mills. Mikis En gram scored a touchdown on a bootleg pass from Logan Pumphrey. He added, We are very excited about our JV team and extremely proud of the coaches and players. I am looking forward to great things from them in the future. The Tigers face Bozeman at home on Thurs day, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. CT They play again next Thursday, Sept. 6 against Holmes Co at home at 6 p.m. LCHS Coach Derek Causseaux noted the ef forts of several players on his young team who performed well, including Daniel McCullum (#22), Brant Sewell (#3), Avioence Byre (#14), Nathaniel Alford (#30), Jacob Herrell (#52) and Cody Earnest (#58). The Bulldogs face Sneads at home on Thurs day, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. ET JV FOOTBALL JV Tigers overcome Bulldogs on Blountstown turf Aug. 23

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AUGUST 29, 2018 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 STARSCOPE Aug. 29 Sept. 4, 2018 FOR SALE Massey Fergerson tractor, 205 model, 22 hp; breaking plow, one planter; rotary til ler, 5 ft.; bush hog, 5 ft.; two cultivators, $5,000 OBO for all. Serious in quiries only. Call (850) 643-8002. 8-29, 9-5 20 hp Johnson out board motor with long shaft, recent new wa ter pump and gas line. Call (850) 674-4554 for more information. 8-29, 9-5 Rossi, three barrel combination, single shotgun. Barrels in .22 LR, .243 Win, and 20 GA. Youth model, per fect for beginning hunt barrels, $350 Call (850) 447-3862. 8-29, 9-5 Two-drawer night stand, 22 wide x 18 deep, 24 high, $25. Call (850) 447-4499. 8-22, 8-29 Antique Perfection wood burning stove with oven. Has the legs and the piping for set up. Call (850) 3450471. 8-22, 8-29 Round oak dinette table with three chairs, $100. Call (850) 4474499. 8-22, 8-29 Fertilizer sprayer, 50 gallon, $100; small plow, $50. Call (850) 272-4725. 8-22, 8-29 Husqvarna lawn mow er, 48 inch cut, like new, 1 years old, $1,500. Call (850) 674-1366. 8-22, 8-29 The Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center in Blountstown is grow ing. Stop in and see our large selection of $1 or less. (850) 6741818. UFN TRUCK 2006 Ford F-150 Lar iat 5.4 Triton, 4 door, 4WD, Gold two tone. 200,000+ miles. Re verse not working, needs transmission work. Black Iron Cross metal bumper on front with LED lights, $4,000 OBO. Call (850) 4470438. 8-22, 8-29 2005 Ford F250, die sel, 4x4, XLT Super Duty, crew cab, 139,000 miles, new tires, very clean, $12,500. Call (850) 227-8642. 8-22, 8-29 CAMPER/ RV 2004 Montana 5th wheel 36 ft., two slides, no smoke, no pets, huge pass thru storage, very clean, aluminum frame, tarp cover and many extras, $11,500. Call (850) 227-8642. 8-22, 8-29 Camper, 8 x 20, pull behind, $200. Call (850) 447-3507. 8-22, 8-29 Dutchman Classic 2012 Bunkhouse travel trailer, 35 ft. long, sleeps 10, inside and outside kitchens, new roof, new air, two slide outs, tub/shower combo, gas stove and oven, microwave, large t.v., AM/FM radio, CD/ DVD player, lots of storage, cargo rack on the back, electric jack, tow bars and stabilizer. Great condition, very clean, fantastic for fam ily camping, hunting lodge, or home, while clearing to build. This has been a nonsmok ing RV, $15,500. Call (850) 557-0692. 8-22, 8-29 MOTORCYCLE 2012 Yamaha 1200 Super Tenere Dual Sport, excellent condi tion, $6,000. Call (850) 899-0269. 8-29, 9-5 PETS Three Female pea cocks, 1 1/2 years old; three 5 to 6 month old peacocks, unknown sex, $75 each for all ages. Call (850) 2724666. 8-22, 8-29 Husky mix, approx. nine months old, had all of his shots, free to a good home. Call (850) 643-3429. 8-22, 8-29 YARD SALE BRISTOL Indoor garage sale, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 1 at 12905 NW Central Av enue in Bristol. White doublewide near new thing must go. Phone (850) 670-8540. CLASSIFIEDS To place your ad, call (850) 643-3333 by noon ET on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN AND BRISTOL CALL Art Lewis (850) 451-0543 $ 27 $ 45 $ 75 $ 90 M & W SELF STORAGE RENTALS Call 762-9555, 447-0871 or 762-8597 7 days a week service NO DEPOSIT UFN utilities included Mexican Restaurant 643-7740 FOR RENT BRISTOL BLOUNTSTOWN ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. (CT) (Second Saturday of every month) AUCTION (850) 643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 8-29, 9-5-18 Public is invited. FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 29, 2018 BHS TIGERS by Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writer BLOUNTSTOWN Blountstown made Tiger Head Coach Beau Johnsons debut a memorable one while Coach Johnson has been pleased with his teams prog CT Tigers shut out Graceville 43-0 in season opener Trent Peacock (#4) delivers a pass under pressure. ABOVE FROM LEFT: Cody Peavy (#64) grabs the Treven Smith (#1) runs right with blocker Garrett Martin (#60) at Cane Miller (#20) rushes as two Graceville play ers try to take him Mark Hand (#35) tackles a Gracev ille player as Blase TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS Alex Valdez (#11) collides with a Graceville Class 3A Florida High looming this Friday in Tallahassee