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The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
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Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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See Page 1BLake City ReporterTHUR sS DAY, AA UGUS TT 30 2018 | YY OUR COMMUNI TYT Y NE WSP AA PER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 L AA KECI TYT Y REPOR TT ER.C OM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 F ax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 369 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4 AA Obituaries . . . . . . 5 AA Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B AA dvice & C omics . . 3B 90 72 Chance of storms When do new commissioners terms actually start? Story below + PLUS >>Timing is key for IndiansFOOTBALLHome opener for T-wolvesFGC See Page 1B Cyber harassment allegedMan allegedly posted pics without permission, See 2 AA Vote fraud probe hangs over District 10 resultsMother jailed in fight on busBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA school bus spat between elementary students over assigned seating landed a Lake City mother in jail after she stormed a bus, slapped her child and scolded others egging on the fight, a sheriffs report said. Yesenia Lynette Maldonado, 25, of SW Symphony Loop, was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility Monday on a $3,000 bond for simple assault, simple battery and trespassing on school grounds. School Resource Officer Cody Crews responded to the Monday morning incident and wrote the report that detailed a fight among three boys as students loaded up at a morning stop. To a school bus chorus of kids chanting fight, fight, fight, a pushing match led to a headlock and punches between brothers and another child after one sat in a wrong seat and was ordered CCSO: Stormed bus, slapped son.CITY COUNCILSCHOOLS Maldonado In race won by 21 votes, 300-plus were absentees.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA criminal investigation into allegations of vote-bymail fraud hangs over the Lake City Council District 10 race a battle fought mostly through absentee ballots and decided by 21 votes. Incumbent Eugene Jefferson, whose wife is the subject of an ongoing election probe from the Third Circuit State Attorneys Office, defeated challenger Vanessa George with 360 votes to her 339. Mail-in votes were a driving force in the narrow victory. Theyre also at the center of the investigation into Betty Jefferson, who previously cut a plea deal to avoid conviction for illegally obtaining absentee ballots and other election crimes to help her husbands 2010 re-election bid. In a prepared statement, George said the outcome of the investigation will determine whether she challenges the outcome of the race. I believe that decision should be addressed by the State Attorneys Office and/or the Supervisor of Elections, George wrote. If any violations are found, then I would definitely contest the election results. George also wrote that her own campaign worked very hard, and played by the rules. Eugene Jefferson, who declined com ment, won with 249 mail-in votes, 70 early votes and 41 election-day votes. George had 98 mail-in votes, 121 early votes and 120 election-day votes. Earlier in August, the State Attorneys Office launched an investigation after a District 10 voter filed a complaint alleging Betty Jefferson confronted her with an improperly obtained absentee ballot and asked her to vote for Eugene Jefferson. I have a hard time thinking of something more serious than election or voter fraud, said Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister at the start of the probe. We are not a democracy, but rather a representative republic. The people we vote on then set policy, spend our taxes and perform the necessary duties of government. The smaller the jurisdiction, the more important each vote becomes. The complaint came from Gladnell Jackson, 73, whose great nephew, Sylvester Warren, is in a relationship with candidate George. Jackson alleges she was walking toward her house when Betty Jefferson approached her saying she had something for the 73-year-old to sign an absentee ballot with Jacksons name printed on it. Jackson has never requested an absentee ballot and always votes at her polling place, she wrote in the complaint and told the FIGHT continued on 2A 1 dead in afternoon I-75 crash LC man killed when pickup hits a tree.A Lake City man died in a single vehicle crash on I-75 about a mile south of the U.S. 41/441 exit Wednesday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Eric Greenwald, 56, was killed in the 1 p.m. wreck, FHP said in a news release. Greenwald was headed north in the right lane when his 2005 Chevy pickup traveled onto the right shoulder, the release said. The pickup hit a tree head-on. Greenwald, who was wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene, FHP said. Blood alcohol test results are pendng, according to the release. From staff reports CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter DD istrict 10 City Council incumbent Eugene Jefferson speaks on the phone while watching election returns come in a t the supervisor of elections office TT uesday nigh t. Jefferson won, but his wife remains under investigation for possible absentee ballot fraud in the race. GeorgeMORE INSIDEFull breakdown of absentee and early voting by precinct for city, school board and county commission candidates, 3 AA 5 AA So when do their terms actually start? CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterCounty Commissioner-elect TT oby Witt outside the supervisor of elections office TT uesday w aiting for votes to be tallied.CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterCounty Commissioner-elect Rocky Ford outside the supervisor of elections office TT uesday w aiting for votes to be tallied. Contradiction in county charter means its not a simple question.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County charter has a serious ambiguity about when newly elected county commissioners should take office, says the county attorney. The charter says commissioners take office the second Tuesday after election. The problem with that, said County Attorney Joel Foreman, is that commissioners might win outright in an August primary election, or after a runoff in the November general election. The charter doesnt specify which election kicks Foreman CHARTER continued on 2A RESULTS continued on 2A A3

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By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man posted videos and invited friends of a woman he recorded, allegedly without her consent, to view a social media page containing their sexually explicit videos and pictures, police said. Jimmy Dale Richardson II, 27, was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility Monday on $1,500 bond for sexual cyber harassment by publishing sexually explicit images without consent, jail records show. According to a Lake City Police Department warrant affidavit, the victim contacted law enforcement in early August about Richardsons actions. She told LCPD their relationship had been ongoing for roughly a month when she learned Richardson had a girlfriend who she notified, allegedly prompting his retaliatory behavior. The victim said in the report that Richardson had recorded their sexual encounters without her knowledge or consent and posted the material online after she told his girlfriend what had taken place over the last month. Throughout that time she said she had also voluntarily sent pictures of herself to him. Richardson made a private Snapchat group with a collection of images and videos depicting their sexual encounters, and contacted acquaintances of the victim to join the group, the report said. On Richardsons personal Snapchat page he encouraged others who visited to view the private page he had made, police said. The State Attorney of the Third Judicial Circuit was notified and charged Richardson with sexual cyber harassment and issued a warrant for his arrest. 2A THURSDA Y, AUAU G USUS T 30, 2018 D aA ILY BRIEFING L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. 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Gala tians 3:28 (KJV) Thought for Today Correction DD ue to an editing error, the familial relationship between SS chool Boar d DD istr ict 5 candidates SS tephanie F innell and HH un ter Peeler was misstated in a story on Page 1 AA of Wednesdays paper. The candidates are second cousins. Winning LL otter y NN umb ers Pick 3: (Tuesday p.m.) 1-5-1 Pick 4: (Tuesday p.m.) 0-1-0-2 FF antasy 5: (Tuesday) 15-24-28-35-36 QU II CK H II TS Submissions The Lake City RR eport er accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to AA ssociat e Editor SS tev e Wilson at swilson@lakecityreporter.com. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. 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Circulation ............... 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter HH e was a bold man that first ate an oyster. Jonathan SS wift 1667-1745, Irish writer to move, the report said. With the tussle underway, surveillance footage reportedly shows Maldonado storming the bus at the same time the bus driver attempted to reach the fighting students. Maldonado pushed her way through the students and when she reached the bustle the footage reportedly showed Maldonado raising an open hand to slap her child involved in the row. Maldonado allegedly yelled an expletive riddled threat at the other students instigating the fight. Todd Widergren, Columbia County School District assistant superintendent, said regardless of who boarded a bus and their relation to any student they would push for an arrest. From our end parents cannot board buses, said Widergren. The buses are the same as classrooms, weve got no trespassing. We cant have parents boarding buses to confront students even if its their own student. The bottom line is parents cannot board buses. Saying it was a safety risk to students and staff, Widergren said parents with issues regarding busing matters should report them to the school district. FIGHTContinued From 1A Cyber harassment alleged RR ichardson LCPD: Put intimate encounters online as retaliatory gesture.3 named to Housing AuthorityTALLAHASSEE Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday announced the reappointment of two and the appointment of one to the Columbia County Housing Authority. Lena Lofton, 72, of Lake City, is a retired correctional counselor for Miami-Dade Corrections. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 29, 2018 and ending March 15, 2022. Joseph Chancy, 72, of Lake City, is a retired state trooper. He is reappointed for a term beginning August 29, 2018, and ending March 15, 2021. Michael Childs, 30, of Lake City, is a pastor at Christ Central Lake Butler. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 29, 2018, and ending March 15, 2020. From staff reports off the two-week countdown, but the wording implies that its whichever one a commissioner wins, Foreman said. That matters because the charter also says commissioners are elected to four-year terms, so swearing in a new commissioner two weeks after the primary could be cutting their predecessors term short. I dont know why this has never come up before, Foreman said. Commissioner Everett Phillips took office two weeks after winning a November runoff. Challenger Toby Witt unseated Phillips for the District 4 seat Tuesday, but the incumbent still has a few months left in his term. Foreman analyzed the exact language of the provision in a memo to County Manager Ben Scott. Each commissioner shall be elected for a term of four (4) years, beginning on the second Tuesday after election, and continuing after such term until his or her successor is elected and qualified, the charter states. The charter does not otherwise define election, Foreman wrote. Upon examination of this section it is clear there is a serious ambiguity with the structure of this provision, he wrote. Historically, the county has sworn in new commissioners after the general election, and Foreman recommends that practice continue for consistency. The wording should also be tweaked at the countys next Charter Review Commission when it is re-established next year, Foreman wrote. CHARTERContinued From 1ALake City Reporter. The absentee ballot was requested through a state-registered third party in May, the same time Jacksons voter registration was updated. The third party was identified by a number, 12-127 which Florida Department of State records identify as Betty Jefferson. The complaint originally went to the Lake City Police Department, which passed the case to the State Attorneys Office. The Florida Constitution gives the governor the power to remove elected officials who engaged in misconduct or have been convicted of a crime. But by itself, a criminal conviction for election fraud by a third party might not spur removal from office. That usually comes after a civil lawsuit, said attorney Joel Foreman, who provides legal services to the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections. If a candidate believes theres been some irregularities, they can file an elections protest, he said. Its not just going to happen spontaneously. The District 10 race spanned two city voting precincts. All but two of the 699 votes cast in the race went through Precinct 10 at Richardson Community Center not to be confused with City Council District 10. The remaining two votes were cast for Jefferson through Precinct 14 at the Supervisor of Elections office on Duval Street not to be confused with City Council District 14. The Supervisor of Elections doesnt list the number of ballots cast in a particular way when there are fewer than nine votes of that type. But since Jefferson had 249 total mailin votes and 247 of those came from Richardson Community Center, the two he received from the Supervisor of Elections office must have also been mailed in. RESULTSContinued From 1A FILEFILE The Vanessa George campaign in full swing last week.

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COUNTY COMMISSION District 2 21 Westside Comm CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalRocky Ford (NOP) 1065369228 Marc Kazmierski (NOP) 1026671239 Scott Thomason (NOP) 33322085 22 Columbia CityElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalRocky Ford (NOP) 13277126335 Marc Kazmierski (NOP) 6353104220 Scott Thomason (NOP) 394937125 23 Fort White Comm CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalRocky Ford (NOP) 382191401974 Marc Kazmierski (NOP) 1045488246 Scott Thomason (NOP) 229145227601 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalRocky Ford (NOP) 6203215961537 Marc Kazmierski (NOP) 269173263705 Scott Thomason (NOP) 301226284811 School Board District 1 10 Richardson Community Center Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)297941149 Linard Johnson (NOP) 5616066282 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)811978327112 Supervisor of Elections oce Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)---17 Linard Johnson (NOP) 28152467 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)2730369313 Supervisor of Elections oce Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)---27 Linard Johnson (NOP) ---7 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)---514 Supervisor of Elections oce Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)23232369 Linard Johnson (NOP) ---29 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)---29 Wineld Community Center Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)543066150 Linard Johnson (NOP) ---9 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)24131956 Wineld Community CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)1238996308 Linard Johnson (NOP) 46142585 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)1224679247 Richardson Community Center Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)765377206 Linard Johnson (NOP) 32133378 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)493449132 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalDaniel C. Danny Green (NOP)305274303882 Linard Johnson (NOP) 162202148512 Narragansett Narrie Smith (NOP)303320266889 COUNTY COMMISSION District 4 41 Lulu Community Center Election DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalEverett A. Phillips (NOP) 109135191435 Toby Witt (NOP) 107101213421 42 Lulu Community CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalEverett A. Phillips (NOP) 36151263 Toby Witt (NOP) ---62 43 Mason City Comm CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalEverett A. Phillips (NOP) 15178106335 Toby Witt (NOP) 19480139413 44 Fort White Comm CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalEverett A. Phillips (NOP) 1439873314 Toby Witt (NOP) 11310391307 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotal Everett A. Phillips (NOP) 4393263821147 Toby Witt (NOP) 4142844431203Ballot breakdown by precinct As he ran for governor, Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam campaigned in communities throughout the state and played up his roots in Polk County. And in Tuesdays primary elections, Putnam did well in rural Florida. But his primary opponent, Congressman Ron DeSantis, swamped Putnam in more heavily populated areas and wound up winning the race by about 20 percentage points, according to numbers posted on the state Division of Elections website. In all, Putnam won 27 counties, including only one large urban county Hillsborough. Putnam also won in his home Polk County and Leon County, where he is well known. But all of the other counties where he won were relatively rural: Bradford, Calhoun, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okeechobee, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Washington. In Columbia County, Putnam received 3,561 votes, narrowly eclipsing DeSantiss 3,429. DeSantis, by contrast, won by large margins in the urban counties of Broward, Duval, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas. He also won convincingly in Republican strongholds such as Collier and Lee counties in Southwest Florida, Clay and St. Johns counties in Northeast Florida and Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties in the western Panhandle. News Service of FloridaPutnam did well here, far less so elsewhere Putnam

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There were 72,000 deaths from drug overdoses last year, but lets talk about something else: about Michael Cohen and his paying off two women in 2016 not to talk about sex with Donald Trump, and how this is the most important thing in the world right now. It isnt. For Trump, it is probably not a crime at all, surely not an impeachable offense, but the hype is as big as the grins. Its the top of the news and tragically disruptive of the ordinary, crucial functioning of government, just as the special counsel investigation of Russian collusion where did that go? has been from the start. To see how such disruption can work to national detriment, lets travel backward from Trump, Barack Obama and George Bush to Bill Clinton. In his second term, he had figured out that Social Security was going to generate a major crisis without the proper adjustments and was kept from doing anything about it by the Monica Lewinsky crisis. Impeachment was looking Clinton in the face. It was the chief focus of Washington attention, and for him to immerse himself in a political controversy was unthinkable. Here was someone with the charm, negotiating prowess, knowledge and explicatory gifts to get crucial reforms enacted, but not in these circumstance and not with the tall tales of such reforms cheating and torturing recipients What we had in the demagogic resistance was by far the biggest threat to Social Security and sister programs and their recipients and a definite threat to a sustainable budget and workable national economy. When Clintons less personally empowered successor moved bravely and intelligently for positive change, he was flattened. We can say, look, there were serious charges against Clinton, but an important good was defeated by this pointlessly prolonged, politically exacerbated fight that was never going to end in his eviction from office. In the assault on Trump, we have had felonious leaks from intelligence agencies, all kinds of resignations, firings, demotions and reprimands in a politically zealous Justice Department still refusing to do what the Constitution says: give Congress the requested facts about possibly illicit anti-Trump connivance. On top of all of this, we have had the diminution of focus on issues counting for much more, such as the opioid epidemic decimating our white working class. Trump has some good points on this issue, such as stopping the smuggling of heroin from Mexico and fentanyl from China, but he goes awry with his call for death penalties for the sellers. Analyses tell us how doctors need to be more careful with prescriptions, but there is terrible pain to deal with, and when the prescriptions stop, heroin abuse begins. Theres an antidote to overdose fatalities, we learn, but overdoses follow overdoses and more is needed, such as rehab that just cant reach all in need. Localities and community groups have done noble work, but the number of abusers keeps going up and so much more is crucial including more national attention. Its hardly as if the issue and others of major importance have been misplaced, but everything right now is overshadowed by the anti-Trump movement, not least of all the extraordinary results of his deregulation and tax reform measures. There are those who refuse to give him any credit despite all kinds of empirical evidence, and those who maybe dont see how a better economy also combats social problems, enabling the depressed and destitute to find rescue in jobs instead of drugs. I share many of the misgivings of those upset about Trumps scatter-brained, low-brow behavior past and present, but he was duly elected, many of his policies have merit, the impeachment case against him actually appears weaker instead of stronger despite what some would have you believe and its time to focus more on such issues as 72,000 deaths by way of drug overdoses a year. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer s name, address and telephone number for verification. W riters can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinions of the writers and not necessarily those of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY F AX: (386) 752 -9400. BY EMAIL: rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Thursday, August 30, 2018 www.lak ecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW Investigatory overkill: The cost Playing God onlinePlaying God, even online, is not as easy as it looks. Facebook, Twitter and the other technology firms in control of the social-media universe are learning that with nearly limitless power comes the responsibility to administer it fairly. So far social media has failed. Bias, mostly but not all left-leaning, has obstructed the free flow of dialogue. Unless the tech giants figure out how to remedy their tendency to mediate political discourse by leaning left, the bloom will fade from the unmatched flower of human connectivity, and bad things will follow. Google and Twitter last week invited representatives from Facebook, Microsoft, Snapchat and some other of the nations most influential technology companies to discuss ways of countering information operations and safeguarding their platforms with election protections. Buzzfeed, an online news outlet, observes that following the political convulsions arising from Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, computer programs meant to block hacker mischief have been unable to discern the difference between hate speech and edgy opinion, some of it well meant, and this poses a clear and present danger to the First Amendment. Those silenced are frequently conservatives. The issue of social-media silencing has come full boil in recent days, triggered by the Facebook banning of Infowars conspiracy monger Alex Jones after he violated taboos. In domino effect, other social-media giants followed. Twitter shut down Mr. Jones for only a week. Less obviously blatant is the phenomenon of shadow banning, in which social-media users find right-leaning content theyve shared mysteriously disappearing. Salena Zito, a contributor to CNN News, which is not conservative by any measure, complains that her commentary, Why Trumps supporters wont care about Cohen and Manafort convictions, published in the New York Post, vanished from her Facebook page. Facebook ignored her requests for an explanation, and then restored the commentary without so much as an oops. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg, is expected to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 5 to defend Facebooks methods of regulating content. Theyre likely to face a government-led gauntlet. The public recently watched as FBI agent Peter Strzok crashed and burned, figuratively, attempting to persuade congressmen that personal bias displayed in his Trumphating texts has in no way influenced his professional behavior in leading the anti-Trump investigation into whether Donald Trump and colluded with Vladimir Putin to fix the 2016 election. Bias is a symptom of the human tendency to favor the familiar and detest the dissimilar. Like a shadow, it is a constant companion in many a walk through life. Unlike a shadow, however, intolerance wont disappear when someone turns on the light. Democracy, goes one marketing cliche, dies in darkness. It is only through honest and transparent engagement with a variety of opinions that someone can evaluate the relative merits of opposing views. Social media is regarded as electronic bulletin boards where everyone is free to post his thoughts. Such thoughts are exempt for now from the requirements of the Communications Decency Act that apply to paper-and-ink publishers who are liable for the content of third-party users. If the gatekeepers of conversation continue to tilt left as arbiters of acceptable speech, they, too, are likely to be subject on one sad day to the governments rules, and learn the perils of playing God online. Washington TimesThe extraordinary recent letter from Pope Francis finally acknowledging the Catholic Churchs culpability in sexual crimes by priests has spurred intense, renewed examination of the issue from outside as well as inside the church. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has launched an investigation here. Similar developments are playing out in other states, including Illinois. But the ultimate illustration of what a torrential force has been unleashed is that Francis himself is now being accused of personal complicity in a specific case of an allegedly predatory priest. If that allegation is borne out, the pope should have no more immunity from its consequences than any other clergyman. Hawleys investigation, announced last week, came at the behest of survivors of clergy sexual abuse who protested outside his St. Louis office following release of the popes letter. Hawleys office doesnt generally prosecute local criminal matters but can investigate and issue findings that local prosecutors around the state could pursue. Also important is that St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson has agreed to give Hawleys office unfettered access to archdiocese records. Hopefully thats an indication that the churchs historic reluctance to work with law enforcement on these matters is ending. In Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan is looking at Illinois connections among the more than 300 Pennsylvania priests whose alleged sexual crimes against more than a thousand children over decades were recently unveiled by a grand jury. At least seven of the priests from the Pennsylvania case are believed to have Illinois connections. Among questions Hawley should be asking is whether any of them have Missouri connections. The newest controversy broke last weekend with the publication of an 11-page text by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Vatican envoy to the United States, accusing Francis of covering up the alleged sexual crimes of the former archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Vigano demanded Francis resignation. Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former archbishop of St. Louis, appears to have taken up Viganos ultraconservative cause. Vigano claims Francis knew about McCarricks alleged crimes but kept him in a top position anyway. McCarrick resigned last month after an investigation found credible evidence he sexually abused a minor. There is reason for healthy skepticism at the allegations against the pope by Vigano, who has been an outspoken conservative critic of the modern church. His published attack on Francis didnt offer evidence; it did offer the kind of angry homophobia he has directed before at this pontiff. But to brush the allegations aside as Francis did Sunday, curtly refusing to even address them when asked by reporters indicates that the church is not committed to full transparency. Catholics here and everywhere should make clear, via their local clergy, that a Vatican no comment is always an unacceptable answer when this question looms over the church.Clean house, from Missouri to Vatican City Jay Ambrosespeaktojay@aol.comJay Ambrose is an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service. St. Louis Post-DispatchFrancis himself is now being accused of per sonal complicity in a specific case of an allegedly predatory priest. If that allegation is borne out, the pope should have no more immunity from its consequences than any other clergyman.

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Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. FIND WHAT YOU NEED IN TODAYSCLASSIFIEDSOBITUARIESEvelyn G. Feagle Evelyn G. Feagle, 89, of High Springs, Florida, went home to be with her Lord on August 25, 2018 at Tri-County Nursing Home in Trenton, Florida. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring Maw, beloved sister, wonderful Aunt Eve, and very caring friend. Her family and friends will miss her. She liked cooking and giving it away, she also liked cooking and baking for her family and friends that came to eat at her table. She also loved to go Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Maxie; parents, Irving and Claudia Goff; two brothers, J. D. and Sid Goff; and two sisters, Vera Holder and Ruth Coleman; She is survived by daughter, Jean (Terrell) Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Eddie (Sandy) Hollingsworth, Tracy Stephens, Ricky (Denise) Mullins; great-great grandchildren, Dani (Shane) OSteen, Whitney Stephens, Lindsey Bigelow; greatgreat-great grandchildren, Kadin OSteen, Macy OSteen, Aubree Stephens; one brother, Howard Goff of Apopka, Florida; and one sister, Honi Suggs of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Evelyn was a member of Fort White Baptist church, For White, Florida. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Fort White Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour before. Burial at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Lake City, Florida will follow the funeral service. Arrangements are under the care of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, 386-454-2444. Lester Bernard Jenkins Lester Bernard Jenkins was born February 27, 1953, in Jacksonville, Florida to Mattie and Clyde Jenkins, Sr. They preceded him in death. On August 21, 2018, at Haven Hospice Care Center, Lake City, Florida, he answered the call to go into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior. He was educated in the Columbia County School System. Bernard was united in wedlock to Jackie Portee Jenkins, who also precedes him in death. He was employed with Shands Lake Shore Hospital as a Licensed Respiratory Therapist, Baker Correctional Institution as a CorrectionState Hospital, and Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. Several other family members precede him in death, including an aunt, Inez Hamilton. Left to cherish memories: Daughters, Akikio Jenkins Wilson (Clayrinski), and Kimberly Pertee; sons, Arthur Washington (Bekela), David Jenkins; grandchildren, Clayon, Demetri, Brandon Eldrick, Ladarius, Areia, Arthur, Reneca, Ronesia, Miriam, Jeremy, Jerimiah, Jerry, Serenity, Daivion, Jayden, and Graci; sisters, Antoinette Jenkins (Henry Perry), Priscilla Cill Jenkins, Veda Gramling (Phillip), Bonny Lamb (Gary); brothers, Clyde Jenkins (Irene), Ferrell Jenkins; devoted cousin, Gail Hamilton; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including devoted friends, Gerald Williams,classifieds@lakecityreporter.com,destinyglory@ hotmail.com Randy Ruise, Carolyn Kelly, Tracey Johnson, and Franklin Penj Newton. Funeral services for Lester Bernard Jenkins will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, at New Mount Zion AME Church, Lake City, FL, Rev. Anthony Newton, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018, at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 7524366, Marq Combs Turner, The Caring Professionals SCHOOL BOARD District 5 51 Southside Rec ComplexElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalShayne Edge (NOP) 9269130291 Stephanie Finnell (NOP) 14689169404 Hunter Peeler (NOP) 9157156304 52 Columbia CityElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalShayne Edge (NOP) 10447101252 Stephanie Finnell (NOP) 13463130327 Hunter Peeler (NOP) 14264113319 53 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalShayne Edge (NOP) 31273997 Stephanie Finnell (NOP) 754576196 53 532347123 54 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalShayne Edge (NOP) 413833112 Stephanie Finnell (NOP) 505566171 Hunter Peeler (NOP) 343857129 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalShayne Edge (NOP) 268181303752 Stephanie Finnell (NOP) 4052524411098 Hunter Peeler (NOP) 320182373875 CITY COUNCIL District 14 14 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalBefaithful Bea Coker (NOP)---26 Chris Greene (NOP) ---36 Ricky Jernigan (NOP) 14192760 34 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalBefaithful Bea Coker (NOP)---1 Chris Greene (NOP) ---6 Ricky Jernigan (NOP) ---1 54 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalBefaithful Bea Coker (NOP)---37 Chris Greene (NOP) 638899250 Ricky Jernigan (NOP) 443054128 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalBefaithful Bea Coker (NOP)---64 Chris Greene (NOP) 638899253 Ricky Jernigan (NOP) 584981188 CITY COUNCIL District 10 10 Richardson Comm CenterElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalVanessa George (NOP) 12098121339 Eugene Jeerson (NOP) 4124770358 Clarence R. Tucker (NOP) 0000 14 Supervisor of Elections oceElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalVanessa George (NOP) 0000 Eugene Jeerson (NOP) ---2 Clarence R. Tucker (NOP) 0000 Grand TotalsElection DayVote by mailEarly votesTotalVanessa George (NOP) 12098121339 Eugene Jeerson (NOP) 4124770360 Clarence R. Tucker (NOP) 0000Ballot breakdown by precinct NOTE: The Supervisor of Elections does not list the number of ballots cast by a particular method, such as absentee or early voting, when there are fewer than nine votes of that type in any given race. Those entries are represented by a dash.TodayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help.   Visit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for fami lies with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Bingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more, call 7527776.FridayBaby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on   Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,   308 NW Columbia A ve. in downtown Lake City. For more, call 386-758-2101.Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-7550235 for more.To submit your calendar item, stop by the RR eport er oce or email AA ssociat e Editor SS tev e Wilson at swilson@lakecityreporter.com COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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6A THURSDA Y, AUAU G USUS T 30, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY RR EPO RR TE RR rrfntbtbnrrfrffrr frrrrff ffrffffrr ffffrfffffrff frrfffr ffffrfr rrrrffrr rfffr fffrrr frrfrf 2018 CD Specialrrfntrb rfnb rfnb r rfntbbn nnnnntn nnn nn rfnttbntftfnn CAN YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT DO THAT? 1.24rfntnnnbbNot a member with FCU? t Free Membership Hih-tech bankin features like mobile check deposit & person-to-person payments Lower rates on loans UWSV launches infant safe sleep projectFrom staff reportsUnited Way of Suwannee Valley has launched a partnership between the United Way and the Florida Departments of Health in the four counties in the local United Ways service area to address infant safe sleep. As a result of this partnership, caregivers of infants can qualify for a free baby box and its content of baby supplies and educational information after watching a selection of short educational videos. Additional community organizations contributed supplies and information to be included for recipients of the infant safe sleep initiative items. The program is one of several initiatives the United Way Planning Committee elected to undertake using funds received through an anonymous grant. The Planning Committee determined to direct grant funding to support initiatives designed to address goals in the County Heath Improvement Plans. The infant safe sleep project focuses on the County Health Improvement Plan goal to improve the health of babies. One of the objectives for this goal is reducing infant mortality. The baby box provided comes with a firm mattress and fitted sheet and can sleep one infant, usually birth to six months. The contents of the box include a onesie, provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families, pampers, wipes, and diaper rash cream, contributed by the Partnership for Strong Families Childrens Partnership Councils, and infant hats knitted by participants of the Columbia County Senior Services LifeStyle Enrichment Center. The United Way of Suwannee Valley Planning Committee, in an effort to support the counties Health Improvement Plans, is excited to offer this program throughout the Suwannee Valley area to provide families with the resources to give their babies a healthy start in life, said Rita Dopp, United Way executive director. Janie Richardson, chair of the United Ways Planning Committee, added, The committee has been fortunate to have the participation of Health Department staff members who are enthusiastic about providing safe sleep information to caregivers of infants. The purpose of the baby box is to provide a safe sleep environment for babies. Caregivers are encouraged to put babies to sleep alone, on their backs, and in a crib without any pillows, blankets or stuffed animals. A safe sleep environment for baby has been shown to decrease the number of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) incidents by 50 percent over the last 20 years throughout the country. The baby box provides such an environment. Also because of the size of the box, it is portable and can easily fit in the room with the parent, particularly for those who may not be able to afford a bassinet. The baby box program originated in Finland in the 1930s as a way to help decrease the rate of infant deaths. Finland had one of the highest infant mortality rate. Since the implementation of the baby box program to include proper health care and education, Finland now has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. In Finland, 1.9 out of 1,000 children died during infancy in 2016 compared to a rolling three-year period between 2015 and 2017 during which the rate was 6.1 in the State of Florida. Infant mortality rates locally are Columbia County, 9.9, Hamilton County, 8.3, Suwannee County, 7.4, and Lafayette County, 10.1 for the same time period. Baby boxes will be available to all caregivers of an infant who are residents of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette or Suwannee counties after completing the required training. Residents of Columbia and Hamilton counties may contact the Florida Department of Health at 386-754-7083. Residents of Suwannee and Lafayette counties may contact the Pregnancy Care Center, through which the Florida Department of Health for Suwannee and Lafayette counties is distributing the infant safe sleep initiative items. The phone number is 386-330-2229. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person through community impact and fundraising efforts utilizing volunteers on all levels to advance the common good by identifying unmet community needs and seeking to alleviate those needs through United Way of Suwannee Valley initiatives and the funding of local, affiliated health and human service agencies. COURTESY UU nited Way of SS uwannee Valley has partnered with the Florida DD epartmen t of HH ealth in the local UU nit ed Ways four-county service area to implement an infant safe sleep initiative funded through an anonymous grant obtained by UU nit ed Way. Pictured with items being distributed to caregivers of infants is HH alie C orbitt, health educator consultant, Florida DD epartmen t of HH ealth in C olumbia and HH amilt on counties. Corbitt is a member of the UU nit ed Way Planning Committee overseeing the initiative and supervisor for the graduate student whose public health internship efforts supported UU nit ed Ways implementation of the initiative.Columbia County infant mortality at 9.9 percent. Alert system keeps residents informedFrom staff reports With aquifer levels reaching record-breaking highs in some areas, the Suwannee River Water Management District has released a new alert system to keep local governments, residents and stakeholders informed on the changing groundwater conditions. In some areas of the District we continue to see flooding that began in early July, which is very unusual especially since there have been no tropical systems yet, said Fay Baird, senior hydrologist for the District. In many places the Floridan Aquifer is more saturated than it has been for numerous years. Aquifer Alert, the new alert system, allows users to sign up for automatic notifications through text and/or email whenever new groundwater or hydrological information is posted. The District is currently updating the information twice per week. Over half of the 88 long-term groundwater gauges across the District are showing groundwater levels above the 90th percentile the highest on record in many areas. High groundwater levels increase the risk for flooding if a major rainfall event were to occur because the ground is already saturated. If a significant weather system occurs over our already-wet conditions, we will very likely see localized flooding in many areas across the District, said Baird. Although no major storms have been predicted for the area, residents should take action to get prepared now. The District recommends residents take the following precautions: Make a plan for an alternate exit route in the event your main route is flooded. Identify a location to move low-lying valuables and animals to higher ground. Clear drainageways and ditches of fallen trees or debris. Become familiar with past flood water levels in your area so you have a reference point. For more information on water level information throughout the District or to sign up for Aquifer Alerts, visitwww. MySuwanneeRiver.com/alertcenter. The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. For more information about the District, visit www.mysuwanneeriver. com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.COURTES YY The SS uwannee RR iver Water Management DD istr ict has released a new alert system regarding groundwater conditions. 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By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFlorida Gateway Colleges volleyball team opened its new season last week on the road. After a solid start in their first three games of the year, the Lady Timberwolves return to Lake City for their home opener against Edward Waters College tonight. I think thats really exciting, FGC coach Richie Tang said. Obviously last year, our first home game [in 36 years] I think we had 300 or so people. So thats great to have that, being back in front of our home fans. Thats always a good thing. FGC (1-2) strives to get back in the win column after losing in straight sets to Indian River State College this past weekend. Edward Waters (1-4) is coming off a four-set loss to Johnson & Wales University last week. So both teams could use a victory as each prepares to enter Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, August 30, 2018 ww w.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 754-0421ejackson@lakecityreporter.com jkroeger@lakecityreporter.com Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreFowler out to prove hes a franchise playerSAM RICHE/TNSJacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler (56) reacts after sacking Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett on October 22, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White quarterback Dylan Blair throws a pass against Suwannee on Aug. 24. FWHS FOOTBALLBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterFlorida Gateway Colleges Ameah Gerideau looks to score against Florida College on Oct. 31 last season. Gerideau is one of the teams key returners. We work everyday after practice. As soon as we get done we got out there and throw the ball so were getting better. Were getting there.Fort White quarterback Dylan Blair said. FGC VOLLEYBALL JAGUARS JAGUARSJASON POHUSKI/Cal Sport Media/Zuma Press/TNS Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (27) goes over the top against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 9, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.Timing takes timeBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Timing is everything. Fort White quarterback Dylan Blair knows that better than anyone right now. The former Columbia quarterback is still trying to get his timing down with his receivers, evident by eight drops and four turnovers in Fort Whites season-opening loss to Suwannee. The second half spiraled out of control for the Indians, who held a 13-7 lead at halftime only to lose 35-19. All four of those turnovers came in the final 24 minutes on Blairs hand three via interception and another on a fumble. Each one had its own reason a poor throw, poor block, wrong call but Blair accepted full responsibility for all of T-Wolves set to host Ed Waters in home opener.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia 2020 receiver Marquez Bell received his 13th offer from Virginia on Tuesday. Teammate and 2019 receiver Bobby Fulton also received his second offer from Webber International.By MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Leonard Fournette sprinted right, took a couple of stutter steps while waiting for blockers, cut back sharply and then made another abrupt move to elude two defenders and find an even bigger opening. He was celebrating in the end zone a few seconds later. Fournettes 21-yard touchdown scamper in an exhibition game against Atlanta was longer than any run he had during Jacksonvilles final seven games last season. It showed the kind of vision and burst Fournette lacked down the stretch as a rookie, and provided a glimpse of what the Jaguars expect from the centerpiece of their oft-maligned offense in 2018. I want to be great, Jacksonville at Tampa BayWhen, TV: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay Preseason records: JAX (2-1), TB (2-1) TV: CBS47 or FOX30Fournette wants to be great in 2018Jags RB loses weight in effort to take it back to college days.Lady T-wolves return home Virginia rings the BellFormer CHS QB still developing relatonship with WRs.TIMING continued on 10BBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Dante Fowler considers the preseason finale at Tampa Bay a homecoming and an audition. Even though Fowler is an integral part of Jacksonvilles vaunted defense, he will be on the field Thursday night against the Buccaneers. The reason: Fowler is suspended for the regular-season opener at the New York Giants, so the fourth-year defensive end will get a little more work before leaving the team for a week. Fowler welcomes the opportunity since he knows this is likely his final season in Jacksonville. Hes essentially starting his 2019 free agency pitch six months early. Honestly my goal this year is really just to show people that Im a franchise player, said Fowler, who grew up near Tampa in St. Petersburg. Im an elite player. Im one of the top defensive ends, linebackers, whatever you want to call me, in this league. Fowler notched a careerhigh eight sacks last season, plus two more in the AFC championship game at New England. He averaged one sack for every 46.6 snaps played, better than Jaguars All-Pro defenFOWLER continued on 2B JAGS continued on 2B FGC continued on 10B B2

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Acquired QB Teddy Bridgewater and a sixth-round pick from the New York Jets for a thirdround draft pick.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L P ct GB Bost on 92 42 .687 New Y ork 84 49 .632 7 Tampa Bay 70 62 .530 21 Tor onto 60 72 .455 31 Baltimore 39 94 .293 52 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 75 57 .568 Minnesota 62 70 .470 13 Chicago 53 80 .398 22 Detr oit 53 80 .398 22 Kansas City 42 91 .316 33 West D ivision W L P ct GB Houston 82 51 .617 Oakland 80 54 .597 2 Sea ttle 74 59 .556 8 Los Angeles 64 69 .481 18 Te xas 58 75 .436 24 NATIONAL LEA GUE East Division W L P ct GB Atlan ta 74 57 .565 Philadelphia 70 62 .530 4 Washingt on 67 66 .504 8 New Y ork 59 74 .444 16 Miami 53 81 .396 22 Cen tral Division W L P ct GB Chicago 78 54 .591 St Louis 74 58 .561 4 Milw aukee 73 60 .549 5 Pittsbur gh 64 68 .485 14 Cincinna ti 57 75 .432 21 West D ivision W L P ct GB Ar izona 72 60 .545 Color ado 72 60 .545 Los Angeles 71 61 .538 1 San Francisco 67 67 .500 6 San Diego 52 83 .385 21 Tuesda ys Late Games L.A. Dodgers 8, Texas 4 Oakland 4, Houston 3 Colorado 3, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Wednesdays Games Chicago Cubs 2, N.Y. Mets 1, 1st game, 11 innings N.Y. Mets 10, Chicago Cubs 3, 2nd game Houston 5, Oakland 4 Kansas City 9, Detroit 2 San Diego 8, Seattle 3 Boston 14, Miami 6 Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Todays Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.Serena, Venus set to match up at US OpenNEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams set up the highly anticipated matchup at Flushing Meadows by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in a little more than an hour in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday night. Hours ear lier, across the way at Louis Armstrong Stadium, Venus Williams did her part with another straight-set victory, eliminating 40th-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 7-5. No. 7 Elina Svitolina, No. 8 Karolina Pliskova, No. 15 Elise Mertens, No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova and No. 23 Barbora Strycova, all in straight sets. Past mens champions Juan Martin del Potro, who beat Dennis Kudla of the U.S., and Stan Wawrinka won, as did 2017 runner-up Kevin Anderson, and No. 11 seed John Isner.sive end Calais Campbell (55.2) and Pro Bowler Yannick Ngakoue (59.4). But Fowlers off-field issues combined with the franchises belief Ngakoue is a budding star have made the fourth-year player expendable, especially since hes a backup in the final year of his rookie contract and sure to land a starting role elsewhere. Just not yet. The Jaguars want one more productive year from the third overall pick in the 2015 draft. Its not like I have to get double-digit sacks, Fowler said. When you watch me on film, even though I might be coming off the bench, theyll be like, That guy, he has a future. Thats all I want to do. I want to go out there and put great tape out there, being fundamentally sound, playing fast and physical, getting to the quarterback, being stout in the run game. I dont want to just be known as a pass-rusher. I want to be known as a guy thats going to get sacks and get 6-10 tackles a game. Thats just the type of player I am. So, I just want people to know that Im known as a complete player on the field and Im a professional and Im a guy that cleaned up his act and left that past in the past. Im ready to move on from that. Fowlers troubles have been well documented. He was suspended for a week during training camp following an after-practice altercation with Ngakoue. He also was arrested twice in as many years, including in 2017 for hitting a 55-year-old man. Fowler eventually plead ed no contest to misdemeanor charges. The case was closed in March, with Fowler sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service. The NFL suspended him without pay for the opener, a one-game penalty that will cost him $214,000. Fowler also was arrested in 2016, although those charges were eventually dropped. Coach Doug Marrone said Fowler has been a model player since returning from the one-week suspension. I have had no issues with him, Marrone said. He has been doing a good job. Fowler insists hes matured through it all, ready to focus on football and his future. He wants to be a teddy bear off the field but a monster on the field. Just want to show people that the past, them three years, my rookie year coming in and all that, that learning experience is, that chapter is over with and its just about being a professional, being a grown man and just being the player that I want to be, he said. How I want my legacy to be? Thats honestly what it is. Thats honestly what I want my goals to be this year. FOWLER Continued From 1BFournette said. With that in mind, Fournette shed more than 15 pounds this offseason in an effort to take it back to his college days. He now expects his second NFL season to look a lot like his sophomore year at LSU the 2015 campaign in which he averaged 6.5 yards a carry, scored 22 touchdowns and finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting. Fournette insists hes eating better, conditioning more and even doing 50 push-ups a night. I would say it is probably one of my first years feeling healthier than I ever did before, he said. The Jaguars are counting on it making a difference on the field, too. Fournette carried 268 times for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. He scored seven touchdowns in his first six games, including on runs of 90 and 75 yards. He slowed significantly down the stretch, missing two games because of injuries and another because of a suspension. The Jaguars led the league in rushing, averaging 141.4 yards a game, but the ground attack was hardly the same during the second half of the season and the playoffs. Jacksonville averaged 40 yards less a game over that stretch and was down a little more than a yard a carry. The stalled ground attack reached a low point in the AFC title game at New England. Trying to milk the clock and preserve a lead, the Jags managed a measly 41 yards on 15 carries in the second half. More than a third of those yards (14) came on one play. Fournette shouldered the blame, and the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft decided to do something about it. He got leaner and fitter in hopes of gaining a little more top-end speed and becoming a three-down back. He also plans to get out of bounds more often to save his body from the pain and pounding that comes with a 16-game schedule. Its Year 2, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. You always look at Year 2 being in the same system and understanding everything: the speed of the game, the offense. Thats always going to amp up your production. Jacksonville made several other moves to help Fournette. General manager Dave Caldwell and football czar Tom Coughlin signed AllPro guard Andrew Norwell to a five-year, $66.5 million contract in free agency. They also revamped the receiving corps by signing big-play receiver Donte Moncrief and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, then selected speedy receiver DJ Chark in the second round of the draft. Caldwell and Coughlin believe Norwell and a few more passing threats will help create more space for Fournette near the line of scrimmage. And for Jacksonville which wants to win games by running the ball and playing stout defense that could mean everything in a season with Super Bowl aspirations. Fournette being leaner could pay dividends, too. I feel like hes faster, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue said. I can tell hes been working hard.NHAT V. MEYER/Bay Area News Group/TNSJacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) carries the ball as San Francisco 49ers defenders Sheldon Day (96) and Eli Harold try to tackle at Levis Stadium on Dec. 24, 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif. JAGS Continued From 1B

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use your wit and charm to overcome any controversy you face. Getting along with your peers and friends will make it easier to get the help you need to get things done on time. Energy and enthusiasm are the answer, not anger. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dig in and take care of your responsibilities. If you ar ent sure what to do, ask an expert. Learn as you go and be open to change. Opportunity will come your way if you are easy to get along with. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone will not be honest with you. Listen and ask questions; youll be able to decipher whats fact and whats ction. Problems with a child, lover or friend should be taken seriously, but also handled with diplomacy. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep emotions out of your professional or nancial deals. Look at the practical aspect of whatever situation or partnership you face, and make a focused eort to do whats right and best for everyone. Refuse to let anyone meddle in your aairs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A simple, direct approach is favored. If you want to enforce change, make sure its doable before you share your plans. Overstepping your boundaries will cause a dispute. Diplomacy and charm will help you get your way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take better care of your health and emotional states of mind. Address issues quickly to avoid undue stress. Get help if you feel you need to talk to an expert. Make personal changes that will improve your lifestyle. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look for alter native ways to do things. Being ready for opposition or setbacks will help you remain in control. If you need help, ask. Being open with someone you share space, nances or pursuits with will encourage success. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ink before you say or do something you regret. Get the facts and lter through them carefully before you indulge in a verbal scrimmage with someone who may be privy to more information than you. Focus inward and on creative endeavors. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Share with someone you love to spend time with. e plans you make will give you something to look forward to. Dont let anyone disrupt your plans using emotional manipulation or jealousy to make you feel bad. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Clear the air before you try to start something new. Deal with feelings and situations that could stand in your way as you move forward. Be open to change and be willing to listen, and new opportunities will unfold. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put more time and eort into personal gains. Invest in yourself and the way you present your self. If you look and feel good, you will send a positive message that will open doors. A partnership can be revised to better suit your needs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Size up your situation, decide what you want to do and make it happen. Take control instead of waiting to see what someone else is going to do. If you forge ahead and step up your game, others will respond. LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: My wife and I know a couple whose daughter has been our daughters playmate since they were 3 months old. ey are pleasant and welcoming. We all get along well and have gone to dinner, ball games and musicals together. However, when we go to their home for a gathering, the father will slip o with a few of his old friends and smoke pot on the back porch while the kids are playing inside. Its their home, and marijuana is legal in our state. eir daughters 4th birthday party took place last weekend, and once again, with numer ous children running around, they slipped out for a toke before the cake was served. is may seem prudish, but I dont want my daughter in a situation where she might be exposed to this, or think that we think smoking marijuana is perfectly normal. I enjoy spending time with this family, but I dont think I want to visit their home if this is what I can expect. What should we do? -MYSTIFIED IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR MYSTIFIED: Because you prefer your little girl not be exposed to the kind of behavior you have observed in this couples home, call a halt to her going there to play. Invite the other child to your home instead. If your friends ask why, explain it just as you explained it to me. As parents, its your job to protect her from inuences you feel are not healthy or appropriate for her. Because pot is legal in your state, this will be something you may have to revisit again in the future. DEAR AB BY: Fred and I have been in a relationship for 10 years. During that time he has broken up with me six times. Its always over something trivial, and its always my job to smooth things over and get us back together. When we are together we have a good time, but I never know when the next breakup will happen. I love Fred, and he claims to love me. Whats your opinion of a man who constantly does this? -PERPLEXED WIDOW IN FLORIDA DEAR PERPLEXED: Fred may love you, but his denition of love and yours are dierent. He may be afraid of intimacy or not want to marry you -which is why he breaks up with you when he feels you are getting too close. If all you want is a good time, and youre willing to do all the work in the relationship, this may be enough for you. However, if it isnt, then 10 years is more than enough time to invest in someone who treats you the way Fred does. DEAR AB BY: About ve years ago, a co-worker married a woman with four kids. Now, all he does is talk about one of the kids or his wife. He tells anyone who will listen about them -even total strangers. When I pointed out to him a couple of years ago that he was constantly talking about one of the kids, he stopped for a week, and then started talking about another one. Lately it has been all about his wife. Im sick of it. How do I tell him were ALL fed up without damaging a 30-year friendship? -STUMPED IN KENTUCKY DEAR STUMPED: You cant. Obviously, the mans wife and children are the center of his life, and he may not have much else to talk about. Be grateful it isnt politics. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Dad disapproves of toking in backyard at kids party DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTAug. 30: Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 79. Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (The Dukes of Hazzard) is 77. Actress Peggy Lipton (The Mod Squad) is 72. Comedian Lewis Black (The Daily Show) is 70. Jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright is 61.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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4B THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITY REPORTER Ad to Appear:Call by:Email by: TuesdayMon., 10 a.m.Mon., 9 a.m. Wednesda yTues., 10 a.m.Tues., 9 a.m. ThursdayWed., 10 a.m.Wed., 9 a.m. FridayThurs., 10 a.m.Thurs., 9 a.m. SundayFri., 3 p.m.Fri., 2 p.m.These deadlines are subject to change without notice.ADVANTAGEAd Errors: Please read your ad on the first day of publication. We accept responsibility for only the first incorrect insertion, and only the charge for the ad space in error. Please call 7555440 immediately for prompt correction and billing adjustments. Cancellations: Normal advertising deadlines apply for cancellation. Billing Inquiries: Call 755-5440. Should further information be required regarding payments or credit limits, your call will be transferred to the accounting department.Cancellations, Changes, and Billing Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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EMAIL: classifieds@lakecityreporter.com Placing An Ad > $17.50Each additional line $1.654 LINES 3 DAYS GARAGE SALEIncludes 2 Signs \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS FOR THE 2018 GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary o f 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 thes e amendments may also b e found at FloridaPublicNotices.com, at DOS.Elections.MyFlorida.com/initiatives, and at this newspapers web NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 37 BALLOT TITLE: Increased Homestead Propert y 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 o r naturally dependent upon th e owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation o f twenty-five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, and on the assessed val uation greater than one hun dred thousand dollars and up t o one hundred twenty-five thou sand dollars upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. Th e real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly b y stock ownership or membership representing the owners o r members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess o f ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respec t to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined t o be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of an y amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property a t 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. N o exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock o r membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanen t residents, ad valorem tax relie f 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, b y general law, allow counties o r municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions o f general law, to grant either o r both of the following additional homestead tax exemptions: (1) An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to a person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, who has attained age sixty-five, and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars; or (2) An exemption equal to th e 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 fifty thousand dollars, as determined in the first tax year that the owner applies and is eligible for the exemption, and who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twent y -five y ears, who has yy attained age sixty-five, and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allo w counties and municipalities to grant these additional exemptions, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, b y 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 o r 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 discoun t shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veterans permanent, serviceconnected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applican t must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the reques t 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, b y general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection is self-executing and does no t require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subjec t to conditions and limitations specified 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 serviceconnected causes while on active duty as a member of th e United States Armed Forces. (2) The surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. (3) A first responder who is totally and permanently disabled as a result of an injury or injuries sustained in the line o f 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. Fo r purposes of this paragraph, th e 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 defined by general law, the term first responde r means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic, and the term in the line of dut y means arising out of and in th e actual performance of duty required by employment as a firs t responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 37. Increased homestead exemption. This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII increas ing the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed val uation of homestead propert y greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies othe r 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 specified nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percen t each year. If approved, the amendment removes th e scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Pro p ert y tax expy emptions and limitations on property tax assessments. (a) The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property, providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit from the limitations on the assessment o f homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval o r 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 nex t 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 specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of th e electors and shall first limit assessments beginning Januar y 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessments beginning Januar y 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in Novembe r 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 ap proval or rejection at the gener al election of 2018 and, if ap proved, shall take effect Jan uary 1, 2019. (b) The amendment to subsec tion (a) abrogating the sched uled repeal of subsections (g) and (h) of Section 4 of Article VII of the State Constitution as it existed in 2017, shall take ef fect January 1, 2019. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 29 BALLOT TITLE: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida BALLOT SUMMARY: This amendment ensures tha t Florida voters shall have th e exclusive right to decid e whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to b e authorized under Florida law, i t must be approved by Florid a voters pursuant to Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution. Affects articles X and XI. Defines casino gambling and clarifies that this amendmen t does not conflict with federal law regarding state/tribal compacts. FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: The amendments impact on state and local government revenues and costs, if any, cannot be determined at this time because of its unknown effect on gambling operations that have not been approved by voters through a constitutional amendment proposed by a citizens initiative petition process. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE X, FLORIDA CON STITUTION, is amended to in clude the following new section: Voter Control of Gambling in Florida. (a) This amendment ensures that Florida voters shall hav e the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida. This amendment requires a vote by citizens initiative pur suant to Article XI, section 3, in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law. This section amends this Arti cle; and also affects Article XI, by making citizens initiatives the exclusive method of autho rizing casino gambling. (b) As used in this section, "casino gambling" means an y of the types of games typicall y found in casinos and that are within the definition of Class III gaming in the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 2 5 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. ("IGRA"), and in 25 C.F.R. 502.4, upon adoption of this amendment, and any that are added to such definition of Class III gaming in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, any house bank ing game, including but not lim ited to card games such as baccarat, chemin de fer, black jack (21), and pai gow (i f played as house banking game that simulates a house banking game, such as California blac k jack; casino games such as roulette, cra p s, and keno; an y py slot machines as defined in 15 U.S.C. 1171(a)(1); and any oth er game not authorized by Arti cle X, section 15, whether o r not defined as a slot machine, in which outcomes are deter mined by random number gen erator or are similarly assigned randomly, such as instant o r historical racing. As used here in, casino gambling includes any electronic gambling de vices, simulated gambling de vices, video lottery devices, in ternet sweepstakes devices, and any other form of electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of any game of chance, slo t machine, or casino-style game, regardless of how such devices are defined under IGRA. As used herein, "casino gambling" does not include pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing, dog racing, or jai alai exhibitions. For purposes of this section, "gambling" and "gaming" are synonymous. (c) Nothing herein shall b e deemed to limit the right of th e Legislature to exercise its au thority through general law to restrict, regulate, or tax an y 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 com pacts pursuant to the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Ac t for the conduct of casino gam bling on tribal lands, or to affect any existing gambling on tribal lands pursuant to compacts ex ecuted 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 Legisla tive implementation is required. (e) If any part of this section is held invalid for any reason, th e remaining portion or portions shall be severed from the in valid 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 the y complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. The amendment would no t apply to those convicted o f murder or sexual offenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabine t 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 b e determined, but the operation of current voter registration laws, combined with an increased number of felons registering to vote, will produce higher overall costs relative to the processes in place today. The impact, if any, on state and local government revenues cannot be determined. The fiscal impact of any future legislation that implements a differen t process cannot be reasonabl y determined. FULL TEXT: Article VI, Section 4. Disqualifications. (a) No person convicted of a felony, or adjudicated in this o r any other state to be mentally incompetent, shall be qualified to vote or hold office until restoration of civil rights or removal of disability. Except as provided in subsection (b) o f this section, any disqualification from voting arising from a felony conviction shall termi nate and voting rights shall be restored upon completion of all terms of sentence including pa role or probation. (b) No person convicted of mur der or a felony sexual offense shall be qualified to vote until restoration of civil rights. (b c ) No person may appear on the ballot for re-election to an y of the following offices: (1) Florida representative, (2) Florida senator, (3) Florida Lieutenant governor, (4) any office of the Florida cabinet, (5) U.S. Representative from Florida, or (6) U.S. Senator from Florida if, by the end of the curren t term of office, the person will have served (or, but for resignation, would have served) in that office for eight consecutive years. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 19 BALLOT TITLE: Su p erma j orit y Vote Re q uired to pjyq Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits the legislature from imposing, authorizing, or raising a state tax or fee excep t through legislation approved b y 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. Supermajorit y vote required to impose, autho rize, or raise state taxes o r fees. (a) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO IMPOSE OR AUTHORIZE NEW STATE TAX OR FEE. No new state tax o r fee may be imposed or autho rized by the legislature excep t through legislation approved b y two-thirds of the membership o f each house of the legislature and presented to the Governo r for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (b) SUPERMAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED TO RAISE STATE TAXES OR FEES. No state ta x or fee may be raised by the leg islature except through legisla tion approved by two-thirds o f the membership of each house of the legislature and presented to the Governor for approval pursuant to Article III, Section 8. (c) APPLICABILITY. This sec tion does not authorize the im position of any state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by this Constitution, and does not ap ply 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 mean ings: (1) "Fee" means any charge o r payment required by law, in cluding any fee for service, fe e 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 per centage or per mill basis; b. To increase or authorize an increase in the amount of a state tax or fee imposed on a flat or fixed amount basis; or c. To decrease or eliminate a state tax or fee exemption o r credit. (e) SINGLE-SUBJECT. A state tax or fee imposed, authorized, or raised under this section must be contained in a sepa rate 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 fo r victims of crime; requires courts to facilitate victims' rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughou t criminal and juvenile justice processes. Requires judges and hearing officers to independently interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to government agency's interpretation. Raises mandatory retirement age of state justices and judges from seventy to seventy-five years; deletes authorization to complete judicial term i f 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, t o confront at trial adverse witnesses, to be heard in person, by counsel or both, and to hav e 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 ma y charge venue in two or more counties conjunctively and proof that the crime was committed in that area shall be sufficient; but before pleading the accused may elect in which o f those counties the trial will take p lace. Venue for p rosecution o f pp crimes committed beyond the boundaries of the state shall be fixed by law. (b) To preserve and protect th e right of crime victims to achieve justice, ensure a meaningful role throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems fo r crime victims, and ensure tha t crime victim's rights and inter ests are respected and protect ed by law in a manner no less vigorous than protections af forded to criminal defendants and juvenile delinquents, ever y victim is entitled to the following rights, beginning at the time o f his or her victimization: (1) The right to due process and to be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's dig nity. (2) The right to be free from in timidation, harassment, and abuse. (3) The right, within the judicial process, to be reasonably pro tected from the accused and any person acting on behalf o f the accused. However, nothing contained herein is intended t o create a special relationship between the crime victim and any law enforcement agency o r office absent a special relation ship or duty as defined by Flori da law. (4) The right to have the safety and welfare of the victim and the victim's family considered when setting bail, including set ting pretrial release conditions that protect the safety and wel fare of the victim and the vic tims family. (5) The right to prevent the dis closure of information o r records that could be used to locate or harass the victim or the victims family, or which could disclose confidential o r privileged information of th e victim. (6) A victim shall have the fol lowing specific rights upon re quest: a. The right to reasonable, ac curate, and timely notice of, and to be present at, all public proceedings involving the crimi nal conduct, including, but no t limited to, trial, plea, sentenc ing, or adjudication, even if th e victim will be a witness at th e proceeding, notwithstanding any rule to the contrary. A vic tim shall also be provided rea sonable, accurate, and timel y notice of any release or escape of the defendant or delinquent, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is im plicated. b. The right to be heard in an y public proceeding involving pre trial or other release from an y form of legal constraint, plea, sentencing, adjudication, or pa role, and any proceeding during which a right of the victim is im plicated. c. The right to confer with th e prosecuting attorney concern ing any plea agreements, par ticipation in pretrial diversion programs, release, restitution, sentencing, or any other dispo sition of the case. d. The right to provide informa tion regarding the impact of the offender's conduct on the victim and the victim's family to the in dividual responsible for con ducting any presentence inves tigation or compiling any pre sentence investigation report, and to have any such informa tion considered in any sentenc ing recommendations submit ted to the court. e. The right to receive a copy o f any presentence report, and any other report or record rele vant to the exercise of a victims right, except for such portions made confidential or exempt b y law. f. The right to be informed o f the conviction, sentence, adju dication, place and time of in carceration, or other disposition of the convicted offender, an y scheduled release date of the offender, and the release of o r the escape of the offender from custody. g. The right to be informed o f all postconviction processes and procedures, to participate in such processes and proce dures, to provide information t o the release authority to be con sidered before any release de cision is made, and to be noti fied of any release decision re garding the offender. The pa role or early release authority shall extend the right to b e heard to any person harmed b y the offender. h. The right to be informed o f clemency and expungemen t procedures, to provide informa tion to the governor, the court, any clemency board, and othe r authority in these procedures, and to have that information considered before a clemenc y or expungement decision is made; and to be notified o f such decision in advance o f

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Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 any release of the offender. (7) The rights of the victim, as provided in subparagraph (6)a., subparagraph (6)b., or sub paragraph (6)c., that apply to any first appearance proceed ing are satisfied by a reason able attempt by the appropriate agency to notify the victim and convey the victims views to th e court. (8) The right to the prompt re turn of the victims propert y when no longer needed as evi dence in the case. (9) The right to full and timely restitution in every case and from each convicted offende r for all losses suffered, both di rectly and indirectly, by the vic tim as a result of the criminal conduct. (10) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay, and to a prompt and final con clusion of the case and any re lated postjudgment proceed ings. a. The state attorney may file a good faith demand for a speed y trial and the trial court shall hold a calendar call, with no tice, within fifteen days of the filing demand, to schedule a tri al to commence on a date a t least five days but no more than sixty days after the date o f the calendar call unless the trial judge enters an order with spe cific findings of fact justifying a trial date more than sixty days after the calendar call. b. All state-level appeals and collateral attacks on any judg ment must be complete within two years from the date of ap peal in non-capital cases and within five years from the date of appeal in capital cases, un less a court enters an orde r with specific findings as to wh y the court was unable to compl y with this subparagraph and th e circumstances causing the de lay. Each year, the chief judg e of any district court of appeal or the chief justice of the supreme court shall report on a case-bycase basis to the speaker o f the house of representatives and the president of the senate all cases where the court en tered an order regarding inabili ty to comply with this subpara graph. The legislature may en act legislation to implement this subparagraph. (11) The right to be informed o f these rights, and to be informed that victims can seek the ad vice of an attorney with respec t to their rights. This information shall be made available to th e general public and provided t o all crime victims in the form of a card or by other means intend ed to effectively advise the vic tim of their rights under this section. (c) The victim, the retained at torney of the victim, a lawful representative of the victim, o r the office of the state attorne y upon request of the victim, ma y assert and seek enforcement o f the rights enumerated in this section and any other right af forded to a victim by law in an y trial or appellate court, or be fore any other authority with ju risdiction over the case, as a matter of right. The court o r other authority with jurisdiction shall act promptly on such a re quest, affording a remedy b y due course of law for the viola tion of any right. The reasons for any decision regarding the disposition of a victim's righ t shall be clearly stated on the record. (d) The granting of the rights enumerated in this section to victims may not be construed to deny or impair any other rights possessed by victims. The pro visions of this section appl y throughout criminal and juvenil e justice processes, are self-exe cuting, and do not require im plementing 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 officer, employee, or agent of the state or its politi cal subdivisions. (e) As used in this section, a "victim" is a person who suffers direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime or delinquent act o r against whom the crime o r delinquent act is committed. The term victim includes the victim's lawful representative, the parent or guardian of a mi nor, or the next of kin of a homicide victim, except upon a showing that the interest o f such individual would be in ac tual or potential conflict with th e interests of the victim. The term "victim" does not include the accused. The terms "crime" and "criminal" include delin quent acts and conduct Victims of crime or their lawful repre sentatives, including the next o f kin of homicide victims, are en titled 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 consti tutional rights of the accused. ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 8. Eligibility.No person shall be eligible for office o f justice or judge of any court unless the person is an elector o f the state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seven ty-five seventy years except upon temporary assignment o r to complete a term, one-half o f which has been served No person is eligible for the office of justice of the supreme court or judge of a district court of appeal unless the person is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a member of the bar o f Florida. No person is eligible fo r the office of circuit judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding five years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided b y g eneral law, no p erson is eli g igpg ble for the office of county court judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding five years, a member of the bar o f Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the office o f county court judge in a count y having a population of 40,000 or less if the person is a member in good standing of the ba r of Florida. SECTION 21. Judicial interpre tation of statutes and rules.-In interpreting a state statute o r rule, a state court or an officer hearing an administrative ac tion pursuant to general law may not defer to an administra tive agencys interpretation o f such statute or rule, and mus t instead interpret such statute o r rule de novo. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Eligibility of justices and judges.-The amendment t o Section 8 of Article V, which in creases the age at which a jus tice or judge is no longer eligi ble to serve in judicial office ex cept upon temporary assign ment, 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 Militar y Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities BALLOT SUMMARY : Grants mandatory payment o f death benefits and waiver o f certain educational expenses t o qualifying survivors of certain first responders and militar y members who die performing official duties. Requires supermajority votes by universit y trustees and state universit y system board of governors to raise or impose all legislativel y 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 t o achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benefit of Florida's citizens, their communities and economies, the peopl e hereby establish a system o f 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 universit y and a board of governors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS O F TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board o f 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 o f trustees. Each board o f trustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board o f governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed b y the senate and serve staggered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the president of the studen t body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD O F GOVERNORS. The board o f governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsible for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, defining the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with fre e public schools and communit y colleges, ensuring the wellplanned coordination and operation of the system, and avoiding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the powers of the legislature t o appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be confirmed b y the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner o f 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 ac tion of a constituent university to raise, impose, or authorize any fee, as authorized by law, must be approved by at leas t nine affirmative votes of the members of the board o f trustees of the constituent uni versity, if approval by the board of trustees is required by gen eral law, and at least twelve af firmative votes of the members of the board of governors, if ap proval by the board of gover nors is required by general law, in order to take effect. A fee un der this subsection shall not in clude tuition. SECTION 8. State College System. (a) PURPOSES. In order t o achieve excellence and to pro vide access to undergraduat e education to the students o f this state; to originate articulat ed pathways to a baccalaureate de g ree; to ensure su p erio r gp commitment to teaching and learning; and to respond quick ly and efficiently to meet the demand of communities b y aligning certificate and degree programs with local and region al workforce needs, the people hereby establish a system o f governance for the state col lege system of Florida. (b) STATE COLLEGE SYS TEM. There shall be a single state college system comprised of all public community and state colleges. A local board o f trustees shall govern each state college system institution and the state board of educa tion shall supervise the state college system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS O F TRUSTEES. Each state college system institution shall be gov erned by a local board o f trustees dedicated to the pur poses of the state college sys tem. A member of a board o f trustees must be a resident o f the service delivery area of th e college. The powers and duties of the boards of trustees shall be provided by law. Each mem ber shall be appointed by the governor to staggered 4-yea r terms, subject to confirmation by the senate. (d) ROLE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Th e state board of education shall supervise the state college sys tem as provided by law. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS Death benefits for survivors o f first responders and militar y members. (a) A death benefit shall be paid by the employing agency when a firefighter; a paramedic; an emergency medical technician; a law enforcement, correction al, or correctional probation offi cer; or a member of the Florid a National Guard, while engaged in the performance of their offi cial duties, is: (1) Accidentally killed or re ceives accidental bodily injur y which results in the loss of th e individual's life, provided tha t such killing is not the result o f suicide and that such bodily in jury is not intentionally self-in flicted; or (2) Unlawfully and intentionall y killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act o r is killed during active duty. (b) A death benefit shall be paid by funds from general revenue when an active duty member o f the United States Armed Forces is: (1) Accidentally killed or re ceives accidental bodily injur y which results in the loss of th e individuals life, provided tha t such killing is not the result o f suicide and that such bodily in jury is not intentionally self-in flicted; or (2) Unlawfully and intentionall y killed or dies as a result of such unlawful and intentional act o r is killed during active duty. (c) If a firefighter; a paramedic; an emergency medical techni cian; a law enforcement, cor rectional, or correctional proba tion officer; or an active dut y member of the Florida National Guard or United States Armed Forces is accidentally killed a s specified in paragraphs (a)(1) and (b)(1), or unlawfully and in tentionally killed as specified in paragraphs (a)(2) and (b)(2), the state shall waive certain ed ucational expenses that the child or spouse of the de ceased first responder or mili tary member incurs while ob taining a career certificate, an undergraduate education, or a postgraduate education. (d) An eligible first responde r must have been working for th e State of Florida or any of its po litical subdivisions or agencies at the time of death. An eligible military member must have been a resident of this state o r his or her duty post must have been within this state at the time of death. (e) The legislature shall imple ment this section by general law. (f) This section shall take effec t 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 eigh t consecutive years for school board members and requires the legislature to provide for the promotion of civic literacy in public schools. Currently, district school boards have a constitutional duty to operate, control, and supervise all public schools. The amendment maintains a school boards duties to public schools it establishes, but permits the state to operate, control, and supervise public schools not established b y the school board. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 4. School districts; school boards. (a) Each county shall constitute a school district; provided, tw o or more contiguous counties, upon vote of the electors o f each county pursuant to law, may be combined into one school district. In each school district there shall be a school board composed of five o r more members chosen by vote of the electors in a nonpartisan election for appropriately staggered terms of four years, as provided by law. A person may not appear on the ballot for reelection to the office of school board if, by the end of the cur rent term of office, the person would have served, or but fo r resignation would have served, in that office for eight consecu tive 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 finance joint educational programs. SECTION Civic literacy. As education is essential to th e preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the leg islature shall provide by law fo r the promotion of civic literacy in order to ensure that students enrolled in public education un derstand and are prepared t o exercise their rights and re sponsibilities as citizens of a constitutional republic. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Limitation on terms of office fo r members of a district school board.This section and the amendment to Section 4 of Arti cle IX imposing term limits fo r the terms of office for members of a district school board shall take effect on the date it is ap proved by the electorate, but n o service in a term of office which commenced prior to Novembe r 6, 2018, will be counted agains t 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 stateowned waters between th e mean high water line and the states outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vaporgenerating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoo r 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 protec t 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 o f natural resources. (b) Those in the Everglades Agricultural Area who cause water pollution within the "Everglades Protection Area" or th e "Everglades Agricultural Area" shall be primarily responsible for paying the costs of th e abatement of that pollution. Fo r the purposes of this subsection, the terms Everglades Protection Area and Everglades Agricultural Area shall have th e meanings as defined in statutes in effect on January 1, 1996. (c) To protect the people o f Florida and their environment, drilling for exploration or extrac tion of oil or natural gas is pro hibited on lands beneath all state waters which have no t been alienated and that lie be tween the mean high water line and the outermost boundaries of the states territorial seas. This prohibition does not appl y to the transportation of oil and gas products produced outsid e of such waters. This subsection is self-executing. ARTICLE X MISCELLANEOUS SECTION 20. Workplaces without tobacco smoke or vapor. (a) PROHIBITION. As a Florida health initiative to protect people from the health hazards o f second-hand tobacco smoke and vapor tobacco smoking and the use of vapor-generat ing electronic devices are is prohibited in enclosed indoo r workplaces. This section does not preclude the adoption of or dinances that impose more re strictive regulation on the use of vapor-generating electronic devices than is provided in this section. (b) EXCEPTIONS. As furthe r explained in the definitions below, tobacco smoking and th e use of vapor-generating elec tronic 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-gen erating electronic device retail ers, designated smoking gues t 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 vaporgenerating 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, o r possessing any lighted tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and an y other lighted tobacco product. (2) "Second-hand smoke," also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker. (3) "Work" means any person's providing any employment o r employment-type service for o r at the request of another individual or individuals or any public or private entity, whether fo r compensation or not, whethe r full or part-time, whether legall y or not. "Work" includes, withou t limitation, any such service performed by an employee, indep endent contractor, a g ent, p artpg p ner, proprietor, manager, officer, director, apprentice, trainee, associate, servant, volunteer, and the like. (4) "Enclosed indoor workplace" means any place where one or more persons engages in work, and which place is predominantly or totally bounded on all sides and above by physical barriers, regardless o f whether such barriers consis t of or include uncovered openings, screened or otherwise partially covered openings; o r open or closed windows, jalousies, doors, or the like. This section applies to all such enclosed indoor workplaces without regard to whether wor k 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 o r 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 indoo r workplace dedicated to or predominantly for the retail sale o f tobacco, tobacco products, and accessories for such products, in which the sale of other products or services is merely incidental. (7) "Designated smoking gues t 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 th e licensed premises; in which th e serving of food, if any, is merely incidental to the consumption of any such beverage; and tha t is not located within, and does not share any common entryway or common indoor are a with, any other enclosed indoo r 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 electron ic 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, elec tronic pipe, or other similar de vice or product, any replace ment cartridge for such device, and any other container of a solution or other substance in tended to be used with or within an electronic cigarette, elec tronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other simila r device or product. (10) "Vapor-generating elec tronic device retailer" means any enclosed indoor workplace dedicated to or predominantl y for the retail sale of vapor-gen erating electronic devices and components, parts, and acces sories for such products, in which the sale of other prod ucts or services is merely inci dental. (d) LEGISLATION. In the nex t regular legislative session occurring after voter approval o f this section or any amendmen t to this section amendment th e Florida legislature shall adop t legislation to implement this section and any amendment t o this section amendment in a manner consistent with its broad purpose and stated terms, and having an effective date no later than July 1 of the year following voter approval. Such legislation shall include, without limitation, civil penalties for violations of this section; provisions for administrative enforcement; and the requirement and authorization of agency rules for implementation and enforcement. This section does not Nothing herein shall preclude the legislature from enacting any law constituting o r allowing a more restrictive regulation of tobacco smoking o r 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 Governmen t Structure and Operation BALLOT SUMMARY: Requires legislature to retain department of veterans affairs. Ensures election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county charters ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties, or eliminate election of these offices. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in evennumbered years from March to January; removes legislatures authorization to fix another date. Creates office of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE III LEGISLATURE SECTION 3. Sessions of the legislature. (a) ORGANIZATION SESSIONS. On the fourteenth da y following each general election the legislature shall convene fo r the exclusive purpose of organization and selection of officers. (b) REGULAR SESSIONS. A regular session of the legislature shall convene on the firs t Tuesday after the first Monda y in March of each odd-numbered year, and on the second first Tuesday after the first Monday in January March, o r such other date as may b e fixed by law of each evennumbered year. (c) SPECIAL SESSIONS. (1) The governor, by proclamation stating the purpose, ma y convene the legislature in special session during which onl y such legislative business ma y be transacted as is within th e purview of the proclamation, o r of a communication from the governor, or is introduced b y consent of two-thirds of th e membership of each house. (2) A special session of the legislature may be convened a s 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 twent y consecutive days, unless extended beyond such limit by a three-fifths vote of each house. During such an extension n o new business may be taken u p in either house without the consent of two-thirds of its membership. (e) ADJOURNMENT. Neithe r house shall adjourn for mor e than seventy-two consecutive hours except pursuant to concurrent resolution. (f) ADJOURNMENT BY GOVERNOR. If, during any regula r 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 leas t twenty-four hours before adjourning the session, and while neither house is in recess, each house shall be given formal written notice of the governors intention to do so, and agreement reached within that period by both houses on a time fo r adjournment shall prevail. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE SECTION 4. Cabinet. (a) There shall be a cabine t composed of an attorney general, a chief financial officer, and a commissioner of agriculture. In addition to the powers and duties specified herein, they shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by law. In the event of a tie vote of th e governor and cabinet, the sid e on which the governor voted shall be deemed to prevail. (b) The attorney general shall be the chief state legal officer. There is created in the office o f the attorney general the position of statewide prosecutor. The statewide prosecutor shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the state attorneys to prosecute violations of criminal laws occurring or having occurred, in two or more judicial circuits as part of a related transaction, o r when any such offense is affecting or has affected two o r more judicial circuits as provided by general law. Th e statewide prosecutor shall b e appointed by the attorney general from not less than three persons nominated by the judicial nominating commission fo r the supreme court, or as otherwise provided by general law. (c) The chief financial officer shall serve as the chief fiscal officer of the state, and shall settle and approve accounts against the state, and shall keep all state funds and securities. (d) The commissioner of agriculture shall have supervision of matters pertaining to agriculture except as otherwise provided by law. (e) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, and the attorney general shall constitute the state board of administration, which shall succeed t o all the power, control, and authority of the state board of administration established pursuant to Article IX, Section 1 6 of the Constitution of 1885, and which shall continue as a bod y at least for the life of Article XII, Section 9(c). (f) The governor as chair, th e chief financial officer, the attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the trustees of the internal improvement trust fund and the land acquisition trus t fund as provided by law. (g) The governor as chair, the chief financial officer, the attorney general, and the commissioner of agriculture shall constitute the agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement. The Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism is created within the Depart ment of Law Enforcement. Th e Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism shall provide support for prosecutors and federal, state, and local law en forcement agencies that inves tigate or analyze information re lating to attempts or acts of ter rorism or that prosecute terror ism, and shall perform any oth er duties that are provided b y law. SECTION 11. Department o f 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

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6B THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER Classi ed Department 755-5440 INVITATION TO BID 2018-K COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Please be advised tha t Columbia County desires to accept sealed bids for an unimproved single tract of land consisting of approximately eigh t (8) acres with frontage on Real Terrace. This land is being sold in as-is condition with no warranty of fitness or suitability fo r any particular use. Bids shall be accepted from the date o f this invitation through 2:00 P.M. on October 10, 2018. Th e Columbia County Board o f County Commissioners has se t the minimum starting bid fo r this offering at $500,000. A legal description of the real property and all relevant bidding information may be obtained from the County's web site at http://www.columbiacountyfla.com/PurchasingBids.asp Sealed proposals must be delivered on or before the deadline set forth above to th e Columbia County Managers office, located on the second floor at 135 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 203,Lake City, FL 32055. Proposals may also b e mailed to P. O. Box 1529, Lake City, FL 32056-1529, but bidders making any submission via mail understand and agree that bids that have not been received by the County Managers office on or before the deadline shall not be considered. Columbia County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept any bid where i t appears doing is in the County's best interest as determined by the Board of County Commissioners. 452535 August 23, 30, 2018 INVITATION TO BID COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ANNUAL LIMEROCK BID NO. 2018-M Please be advised tha t Columbia County desires to accept bids on the above referenced project. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on September 13, 2018 in the office of the Board of Count y Commissioners located at 135 NE Hernando Ave. Room 203, Lake City, Florida 32055. Specifications and bid forms may be downloaded at th e County web site, http://www.columbiacountyfla.com/PurchasingBids.asp Columbia County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to accept the bid in the County's best interest. 454127 August 30, 2018 September 6, 2018 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 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. Th e care, custody and method o f disbursing county funds shall be provided by general law. (c) GOVERNMENT. Pursuan t to general or special law, a county government may be established by charter which shall be adopted, amended or repealed only upon vote of th e 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, fo r 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 elec tors of the county, any county officer may be chosen in anoth er manner therein specified, o r any county office may be abol ished when all the duties of the office prescribed by general la w are transferred to another of fice. Unless When not otherwise provided by county charte r or special law approved by vote of the electors or pursuant to Article V, section 16 the cler k of the circuit court shall be ex officio clerk of the board o f county commissioners, auditor, recorder and custodian of all county funds. Notwithstanding subsection 6(e) of this article, a county charter may not abolish the office of a sheriff, a tax col lector, a property appraiser, a supervisor of elections, or a clerk of the circuit court; trans fer the duties of those officers to another officer or office; change the length of the fouryear term of office; or establish any manner of selection othe r than by election by the electors of the county. (e) COMMISSIONERS. Excep t when otherwise provided b y county charter, the governing body of each county shall be a board of county commissioners composed of five or seven members serving staggered terms of four years. After each decennial census the board o f county commissioners shall divide the county into districts o f contiguous territory as nearl y equal in population as practicable. One commissioner residing in each district shall be elected as provided by law. (f) NON-CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties not operating under county charters shall have such power of self-government as is provided by general or special law. The board of county commissioners of a county not operating under a charter may enact, in a manne r prescribed by general law, county ordinances not inconsistent with general or special law, but an ordinance in conflict with a municipal ordinance shall no t be effective within the municipality to the extent of such conflict. (g) CHARTER GOVERNMENT. Counties operating under county charters shall have all powers of local self-government no t inconsistent with general law, or with special law approved b y vote of the electors. The governing body of a county operating under a charter may enac t county ordinances not inconsistent with general law. The charter shall provide which shall prevail in the event of conflict between county and municipal ordinances. (h) TAXES; LIMITATION. Property situate within municipalities shall not be subject to taxation for services rendered by th e county exclusively for the benefit of the property or residents in unincorporated areas. (i) COUNTY ORDINANCES. Each county ordinance shall be filed with the custodian of state records and shall become effective at such time thereafte r as is provided by general law. (j) VIOLATION OF ORDINANCES. Persons violating county ordinances shall b e prosecuted and punished as provided by law. (k) COUNTY SEAT. In every county there shall be a count y seat at which shall be located the principal offices and permanent records of all county officers. The county seat may no t be moved except as provided by general law. Branch offices for the conduct of county business may be established elsewhere in the county by resolution of the governing body o f the county in the manner prescribed by law. No instrumen t shall be deemed recorded until filed at the county seat, or a branch office designated by the governing body of the county for the recording of instruments, according to law. SECTION 6. Schedule to Article VIII.(a) This article shall replace all of Article VIII of the Constitution of 1885, as amended, excep t 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 th e legality of the sale of intoxicating liquors, wines and beers; the method of selection o f county officers; the performance of municipal functions by county officers; the count y seats; and the municipalities and special districts of the state, their powers, jurisdiction and g overnment. g (c) OFFICERS TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE. Every person holding office when this article becomes effective shall continue in office for the remainder o f the term if that office is no t abolished. If the office is abolished the incumbent shall b e paid adequate compensation, to be fixed 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 b e amended or repealed by county ordinance. (e) CONSOLIDATION AND HOME RULE. Article VIII, Sections 9, 10, 11 and 24, of the Constitution of 1885, a s amended, shall remain in full force and effect as to each county affected, as if this article had not been adopted, until tha t county shall expressly adopt a charter or home rule plan pursuant to this article. All provisions of the Metropolitan Dad e County Home Rule Charter, heretofore or hereafter adopted by the electors of Dade Count y 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 tha t 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 o f existing municipalities or general law, the Metropolitan Government of Dade County ma y 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 t o Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection and duties o f county officers, shall take effec t January 5, 2021, but shall gov ern with respect to the qualify ing for and the holding of the primary and general elections for county constitutional officers in 2020. (2) For Miami-Dade County and Broward County, the amend ment to Section 1 of this article, relating to the selection and du ties of county officers, shall take effect January 7, 2025, bu t shall govern with respect to the qualifying for and the holding o f the primary and general elec tions for county constitutional officers in 2024. (h) (g) DELETION OF OBSOLETE SCHEDULE ITEMS. The legislature shall have power, b y joint resolution, to delete from this article any subsection o f this Section 6, including this subsection, when all events to which the subsection to b e deleted is or could become applicable have occurred. A legislative determination of fac t 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 o f Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes BALLOT SUMMARY: Removes discriminatory language related to real propert y 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 t o acquire, possess and protec t property; except that the own ership, inheritance, disposition and possession of real property by aliens ineligible for citizen ship may be regulated or pro hibited 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 no t affect prosecution or punish ment for any crime previousl y committed before such repeal. SECTION 19. Repealed High speed ground transportation system.To reduce traffic con gestion and provide alterna tives to the traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in th e public interest that a high speed ground transportation system consisting of a mono rail, fixed guideway or magnetic levitation system, capable o f speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, be developed and op erated in the State of Florida to provide high speed ground transportation by innovative, ef ficient and effective technolo gies consisting of dedicated rails or guideways separated from motor vehicular traffic tha t will link the five largest urban areas of the State as deter mined by the Legislature and provide for access to existing air and ground transportation facilities and services. The Leg islature, the Cabinet and th e Governor are hereby directed to proceed with the develop ment of such a system by the State and/or by a private entit y pursuant to state approval and authorization, includin g the ac g quisition of right-of-way, the fi nancing of design and con struction of the system, and the operation of the system, as pro vided by specific appropriation and by law, with construction t o begin on or before November 1, 2003. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ARTICLE II, SECTION 8 ARTICLE V, SECTION 13 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION BALLOT TITLE: Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers BALLOT SUMMARY: Expands current restrictions on lobbying for compensation b y former public officers; creates restrictions on lobbying fo r compensation by serving public officers and former justices and judges; provides exceptions; prohibits abuse of a public position by public officers and employees to obtain a personal benefit. FULL TEXT: ARTICLE II GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 8. Ethics in government.A public office is a public trust. The people shall have th e right to secure and sustain tha t trust against abuse. To assure this right: (a) All elected constitutional officers and candidates for such offices and, as may be determined by law, other public officers, candidates, and employees shall file full and public disclosure of their financial interests. (b) All elected public officers and candidates for such offices shall file full and public disclosure of their campaign finances. (c) Any public officer or employee who breaches the public trust for private gain and an y person or entity inducing such breach shall be liable to the state for all financial benefits obtained by such actions. The manner of recovery and additional damages may be provided by law. (d) Any public officer or employee who is convicted of a felony involving a breach o f public trust shall be subject to forfeiture of rights and privileges under a public retiremen t system or pension plan in such manner as may be provided b y law. (e) No member of the legislature or statewide elected officer shall personally represent another person or entity for compensation before the government body or agency of which the individual was an officer o r member for a period of two years following vacation of office. No member of the legislature shall personally represen t another person or entity fo r compensation during term o f office before any state agenc y other than judicial tribunals. Similar restrictions on othe r public officers and employees may be established by law. (f)(1) For purposes of this sub section, the term "public officer" means a statewide elected offi cer, a member of the legisla ture, a county commissioner, a county officer pursuant to Arti cle VIII or county charter, a school board member, a super intendent of schools, an elected municipal officer, an elected special district officer in a spe cial district with ad valorem tax ing authority, or a person serv ing as a secretary, an executive director, or other agency head of a department of the execu tive branch of 08/14/2018state government. (2) A public officer shall not lob by for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or pro curement before the federal government, the legislature, any state government body o r agency, or any political subdivi sion of this state, during his o r her term of office. (3) A public officer shall not lob by for compensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or pro curement for a period of si x years after vacation of public position, as follows: a. A statewide elected officer o r member of the legislature shall not lobby the legislature or an y state government body o r agency. b. A person serving as a secre tary, an executive director, o r other agency head of a depart ment of the executive branch o f state government shall not lob by the legislature, the governor, the executive office of the gov ernor, members of the cabinet, a department that is headed b y a member of the cabinet, or his or her former department. c. A county commissioner, a county officer pursuant to Arti cle VIII or county charter, a school board member, a super intendent of schools, an elected municipal officer, or an elected special district officer in a spe cial district with ad valorem tax ing authority shall not lobby his or her former agency or gov erning body. (4) This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit a public officer from carrying out the du ties of his or her public office. (5) The legislature may enac t legislation to implement this subsection, including, but no t limited to, defining terms and providing penalties for viola tions. Any such law shall no t contain provisions on any othe r subject. (g)(f) There shall be an independent commission to conduc t investigations and make public reports on all complaints concerning breach of public trust by public officers or employees not within the jurisdiction of the judicial qualifications commission. (h)(1) (g) A code of ethics for all state employees and nonjudicial officers prohibiting conflic t between public duty and private interests shall be prescribed b y law.08/14/2018 (2) A public officer or public employee shall not abuse his o r her p ublic p osition in order to pp obtain a disproportionate bene fit for himself or herself; his o r her spouse, children, or em ployer; or for any business with which he or she contracts; in which he or she is an officer, a partner, a director, or a propri etor; or in which he or she owns an interest. The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, b y rule in accordance with statuto ry procedures governing ad ministrative rulemaking, defin e the term "disproportionate ben efit" and prescribe the requisite intent for finding a violation o f this prohibition for purposes o f enforcing this paragraph. Ap propriate penalties shall be pre scribed by law. (i)(h) This section shall not be construed to limit disclosures and prohibitions which may b e established by law to preserve the public trust and avoid conflicts between public duties and private interests. (j) (i) Schedule-On the effective date of this amendment and until changed by law: (1) Full and public disclosure o f financial interests shall mean filing with the custodian of stat e records by July 1 of each yea r a sworn statement showing ne t worth and identifying each asset and liability in excess o f $1,000 and its value togethe r with one of the following: a. A copy of the persons most recent federal income tax return; or b. A sworn statement which identifies each separate source and amount of income which exceeds $1,000. The forms fo r such source disclosure and the rules under which they are to be filed shall be prescribed b y the independent commission established in subsection (g) (f) and such rules shall include disclosure of secondar y sources of income. (2) Persons holding statewid e elective offices shall also file disclosure of their financial interests pursuant to paragraph (1) subsection (i)(1) (3) The independent commission provided for in subsection (g) (f) shall mean the Florida Commission on Ethics. ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 13. Ethics in the judi ciary Prohibited activities (a) All justices and judges shall devote full time to their judicial duties. A justice or judge The y shall not engage in the practice of law or hold office in any political party. (b) A former justice or former judge shall not lobby for com pensation on issues of policy, appropriations, or procuremen t before the legislative or execu tive branches of state govern ment for a period of six years after he or she vacates his or her judicial position. The legis lature may enact legislation to implement this subsection, in cluding, but not limited to, defining terms and providing penalties for violations. An y such law shall not contain pro visions on any other subject. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibitions regarding lobbying for compensation and abuse o f public position by public officers and public employees.The amendments to Section 8 of Ar ticle II and Section 13 of Article V shall take effect Decembe r 31, 2022; except that the amendments to Section 8(h) o f Article II shall take effect De cember 31, 2020, and: (a) The Florida Commission on Ethics shall, by rule, define th e term disproportionate benefi t and prescribe the requisite in tent for finding a violation of th e prohibition against abuse o f public position by October 1, 2019, as specified in Section 8 (h) of Article II. (b) Following the adoption o f rules pursuant to subsection (a), the legislature shall enac t implementing legislation estab lishing 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 wa gering on greyhounds or othe r dogs.-The humane treatment o f animals is a fundamental value of the people of the State o f Florida. After December 31, 2020, a person authorized t o conduct gaming or pari-mutuel operations may not race grey hounds or any member of the Canis Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager fo r money or any other thing of val ue in this state, and persons in this state may not wager mon ey 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 grey hound racing after Decembe r 31, 2018, does not constitute grounds to revoke or deny re newal of other related gaming licenses held by a person who is a licensed greyhound permitholder on January 1, 2018, and does not affect the eligibility of such permitholder, or such permitholders facility, to conduct other pari-mutuel activities authorized by general law. By general law, the legisla ture shall specify civil or crimi nal penalties for violations o f this section and for activities that aid or abet violations of this section. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE Prohibition on racing of or wa gering on greyhounds or othe r dogs.-The amendment to Arti cle X, which p rohibits the racin g pg of or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, and the cre ation of this section, shall take effect upon the approval of th e electors. 449113 August 30, 2018 September 25, 2018 PROPUESTAS DE ENMIENDAS Y REVISIONES CONSTITUCIONALES PARA LA ELECCION GENERAL DEL 2018 Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado de la Florida, po r el presente notifico que la s siguientes enmiendas constitucionales propuestas y revisiones estarn presentes en la papeleta de las elecciones generales en cada condad o de la eleccin general del 2018. El lenguaje para estas enmiendas tambin se puede encontrar en FloridaPublicNotices.com, en DOS.Elections.MyFlorida.com/initiatives, y en el sitio web de este peridico. N. 1 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 6 ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 37 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Aumento de la Exencin sobre los Impuestos a la propiedad de la Vivienda Familiar ( Home stead) RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado con el fin de aumentar la exencin fiscal de la vivie nda familia r mediante la exencin de la tasacin fiscal de la propiedad de l a vivienda familiar superior a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares. La enmienda entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO VII FINANZAS Y TRIBUTACIN SECCIN 6. Exenciones fiscales para la vivienda familiar. (a) Todas las personas que tengan titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantengan en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, u otra que depend a legal o naturalmente del propietario, quedarn exentos de l a tributacin sobre los mismos, a excepcin de las imposiciones para beneficios especiales, hasta la tasacin fiscal de veinticinco mil dlares y, respecto a todos los otros gravmenes a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, sobr e la tasacin fiscal superior a cincuenta mil dlares y hasta setenta y cinco mil dlares, y so bre la tasacin fiscal 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 p ro p ietario o pp 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 primer o 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 est e Artculo que disponga l a 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 un a sociedad, el valor de la proporcin que devengue de la membresa en la corporacin sobre el valor tasado de la propiedad. (c) De conformidad con la ley general y con sujecin a las condiciones que se especifican en la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr entregarles a los arrendatarios que sean residentes permanentes una reduccin fiscal ad valorem sobre todos los gravmenes fiscales ad valorem. Dicha reduccin fiscal ad valorem se establecer de la forma y en el monto que disponga la ley general. (d) El poder legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, permitirles a los condados o municipios, para efectos d e sus gravmenes fiscales respectivos y con sujecin a las disposiciones de la ley general, conceder cualquiera de las siguientes exenciones fiscales adicionales para la vivienda familiar o ambas: (1) Una exencin que no supere cincuenta mil dlares para una persona que tenga titularidad legal o equitativa sobre bienes races y mantenga en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos ingresos del hogar, segn lo define la le y 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 valo r justo inferior a doscientos cincuenta mil dlares, segn s e determine en el primer ao fiscal que aplique el propietario y que cumpla los requisitos para la exencin, y que haya mantenido en los mismos la residencia permanente del propietario durante al menos veinticinco aos, que haya cumplido la edad de sesenta y cinco aos, y cuyos ingresos del hogar no superen la limitacin sobre ingresos que se prescribe en el prrafo (1). La ley general debe permitirles a los condados y municipios conceder dichas exenciones adicionales, dentro de los lmites que se prescriben en esta subseccin, mediante un a ordenanza que se adopte de l a manera que lo prescribe la le y 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 teng a 65 aos o ms y que se encuentre total o parcialment e discapacitado recibir un descuento del monto del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la viviend a familiar que posea el veterano y donde el mismo resida si l a discapacidad hubiera sido causada por el combate y el veterano hubiera sido dado de baja con honor tras retirarse del servicio militar. El descuento s e 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 qu e concede esta subseccin, el solicitante debe presentarle al tasador de propiedades del condado, a ms tardar el 1 d e marzo, una carta oficial del Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de los Estados Unidos mediante la que se indique el porcentaje de la discapacidad vinculada al servicio del veterano y las pruebas que demuestren de manera razonable que la discapacidad fue causada por el combate, as como tambin una copia de la baja honorable del veterano. Si el tasador de propiedades rechaza la solicitud de descuento, el tasador debe notificarle al solicitante por escrito los motivos del rechazo, y el veterano podr volver a realizar la solicitud. El Poder Legislativo podr, de conformidad con la ley general, ceder del requerimiento anual de solicitudes en los aos posteriores. Esta subseccin tiene efecto inmediato y n o necesita legislacin de implementacin. (f) De conformidad con la le y general y con sujecin a las condiciones y limitaciones qu e se especifican en la misma, el Poder Legislativo podr entregarle una deduccin fiscal ad valorem equivalente al monto total o una parte del impuesto ad valorem que se adeude sobre la propiedad de la viviend a 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 p ermanentemente dis-

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Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 7B \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 yp capacitado a causa de un a lesin o lesiones que haya sufrido en acto de servicio. L a conexin causal entre una discapacidad y el acto de servicio no debe presumirse, sino qu e debe determinarse segn lo dispone la ley general. Para efectos de este prrafo, el trmino "discapacidad" no incluye una condicin crnica o enfermedad crnica, a menos que la lesin que se haya sufrido en acto de servicio hubiera sido la nica causa de la condicin crnica y la enfermedad crnica. Segn se usa en esta subseccin y segn lo defina ms extensamente la ley general, el trmino miembro de primeros auxilios hace referencia a un oficial de la polica, un oficial correccional, un bombero, un tcnico mdico de emergencia o un paramdico, y el trmino en servicio activo significa qu e surge a raz del desempeo real del servicio que sea necesario en virtud del trabajo como miembro de primeros auxilios. ARTCULO XII ANEXO SECCIN 37. Aumento de ex encin fiscal para la viviend a familiar. Esta seccin y la en mienda a la Seccin 6 del Artculo VII mediante las qu e se aumenta la exencin fiscal para la vivienda familiar a travs de la exencin de la tasacin fiscal de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar superio r a $100.000 y hasta $125.000 para todos los gravmenes, a excepcin de los gravmenes para distritos escolares, en trarn en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. N. 2 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO XII, SECCIN 27 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Limitaciones sobre las Tasaciones Fiscales de las Propiedades RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Se propone una enmienda a la Constitucin del Estado con el fin de conservar de maner a permanente las disposiciones actualmente vigentes, las qu e limitan el aumento de las tasaciones fiscales sobre las propiedades en propiedades determinadas especficas qu e 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 d e dichas disposiciones para el 2019 y entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO XII ANEXO SECCIN 27. Exenciones fiscales sobre las propiedades y limitaciones sobre las tasaciones fiscales sobre las propiedades. (a) Las enmiendas a las Secciones 3, 4 y 6 del Artculo VII, que disponen una exencin de $25.000 para los bienes muebles tangibles, que disponen una exencin fiscal adicional para la propiedad de la vivienda principal d e $25.000, que autorizan el traspaso de los beneficios acumulados de las limitaciones sobre la tasacin de la propiedad de la vivienda familiar, y esta seccin, si se le presenta a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en una eleccin especial que la ley autoriz que se realizara el 29 de enero de 2008, entrarn en vigencia con la aprobacin de los electores y operarn de manera retroactiva hasta el 1 de enero de 2008 o, si se le presentan a los electores d e 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 d e la tasacin anual para las propiedades determinadas especficas, 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 l a Seccin 4 del Artculo VII se re vocan con fecha 1 de enero de 2019; sin embargo, el pode r legislativo, mediante resolucin conjunta, propondr una en mienda mediante la que se ab rogue la revocacin de las sub secciones (f) y (g), la que se les presentar a los electores de este estado para su aprobacin o rechazo en l a eleccin general de 2018 y, si se aprueba, entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. (b) La enmienda a la subsec cin (a) mediante la que se ab roga la revocacin programad a de las subsecciones (g) y (h) de la Seccin 4 del Artculo VII de la Constitucin del Estad o que exista en 2017 entrar en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2019. N. 3 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO X, SECCIN 29 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A 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, exigiend o que para que estas sean autorizadas conforme a la ley d e Florida, deban ser primero aprobadas por los votantes d e Florida de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3 de l a Constitucin de Florida. Afecta los artculos X y XI. Define las apuestas en casinos y aclara que la presente enmienda no discrepa con la ley federal respecto a los convenios entre tribus y el estado. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: El impacto de la enmienda en los ingresos pblicos y costos del gobierno estatal y local, si los hubiere, no pueden determinarse en este momento. Esto debido a que se desconoce su efecto en las operaciones d e apuestas que no hayan sido aprobadas por los votantes mediante una enmienda constitucional propuesta a travs de un proceso de peticin de iniciativa por parte de los ciudadanos. TEXTO COMPLETO: EL ARTCULO X DE LA CON STITUCIN DE FLORIDA se enmienda para que incluya l a siguiente nueva seccin: Control de Apuestas en Florida por parte de los Votantes. (a) La presente enmiend a garantiza que los votantes d e Florida tengan el derecho ex clusivo a decidir si autorizar o no las apuestas en casinos en el Estado de Florida. La pre sente enmienda requiere del voto mediante una iniciativa d e los ciudadanos de conformidad con el Artculo XI, Seccin 3, para que las apuestas en casi nos sean autorizadas conforme a la ley de Florida. Esta sec cin enmienda el presente Artculo; y adems afecta al Artculo XI, al hacer que las ini ciativas de los ciudadanos sean el mtodo exclusivo de autorizar las apuestas en casi nos. (b) Segn se utiliza en la pre sente seccin, apuestas en casinos hace referencia a cualquiera de los tipos de jue gos que suelen encontrarse en los casinos y que se ajustan a la definicin de juegos Clase III de la Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act [Ley Federal d e Regulacin de Juegos entre l a Poblacin Indgena], 25 U.S.C. 2701 y ss. ("IGRA"), y en el 25 C.F.R. 02.4 una vez qu e se adopte la presente enmien da, y cualquiera que s e agregue a dicha definicin d e juegos Clase III en el futuro. Esto incluye, sin limitacin, cualquier juego donde la casa participe y pueda ganar, lo qu e 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 po r los jugadores que simule un juego donde la casa participe, como el black jack de Califor nia; juegos de casino como la ruleta, el pase ingls y el keno; cualquier mquina traga monedas segn se definen en 15 U.S.C. 1171(a)(1); y cualquier otro juego no autor izado por el Artculo X, Seccin 15, ya sea si se define como una mquina tragamonedas o no, en el que los resultados sean determinados por un gen erador de nmeros aleatorios o se asignen de manera simila r al azar, como instan t o histori cal racing Segn se utiliza en el presente, "apuestas en casi nos" incluye dispositivos elec trnicos de apuestas disposi tivos de apuestas simuladas, dispositivos de video lotera, dispositivos de concursos po r Internet, y cualquier otra forma de rplica electrnica o elec tromecnica de cualquier jueg o de azar, mquina traga monedas, o juego de casino, independientemente de la man era en que dichos dispositivos sean definidos conforme a l a IGRA. Segn se utiliza en el presente, "apuestas en casi nos" no incluye apuestas mu tuas en carreras de caballos, carreras de perros o exhibi ciones 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 Con greso a ejercer su autoridad a travs de la ley general par a restringir, regular o grava r cualquier actividad de apuestas o juegos. Adems, ninguna disposicin aqu empleada se interpretar como que limita l a capacidad del estado o de las tribus americanas nativas d e negociar convenios en materia de juegos de conformidad con la Federal Indian Gaming Reg ulatory Act con el fin de realizar apuestas en casinos en tierras tribales, o de afectar las apues tas existentes en tierras trib ales de conformidad con los convenios formalizados por el estado y las tribus americanas nativas segn establece l a IGRA. (d) La presente seccin tiene vigencia una vez aprobada po r los votantes, tiene efecto in mediato y no se requiere ningu na implementacin legislativa. (e) Si cualquier parte de la pre sente seccin se considera in vlida por cualquier razn, la parte o partes restantes sern separadas de la parte invlida y se les asignar la mayor vi gencia posible. N. 4 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VI, SECCIN 4 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Enmienda de Restablecimient o de Derechos al Voto RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: La presente enmiend a restablece los derechos d e votacin de los Floridanos qu e han sido condenados por delitos graves despus de qu e cumplan todos los trminos de su sentencia, lo que incluye l a libertad condicional o provisional. La enmienda no regira para aquellos condenados por homicidio o delitos sexuales, a quienes se les seguira prohibiendo de manera permanent e votar, a menos q ue el Goberq nador 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 n o pueden determinarse. Sin embargo, la vigencia de las leyes actuales de inscripcin d e votantes, as como el mayo r nmero de personas condenadas por delitos graves que se inscriban para votar, producir mayores costos generales en relacin a los procesos que existen actualmente. El impacto, si lo hubiere, en los ingresos pblicos del gobierno estatal y local no puede determinarse. El impacto fiscal de cualquier legislacin futura qu e implemente un proceso distinto no puede determinarse d e manera razonable. TEXTO COMPLETO: Artculo VI, Seccin 4. Descalificacin. (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. Sal vo segn se disponga en l a subseccin (b) de la presente seccin, cualquier descalifi cacin votar que surja a raz d e una condena por delito grave se extinguir, y los derechos d e votacin se restablecern, un a vez que se cumplan todos los trminos de la sentencia, in cluyendo la libertad condicional o provisional. (b) Ninguna persona que haya sido condenada por homicidio o por un delito sexual grave es tar habilitada para votar hasta que se restablezcan sus dere chos 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. d e Florida Si, al trmino del perodo de su cargo, la persona ha ocupado (o, si no fuera por renuncia, hubiera ocupado) dicho cargo po r ocho aos consecutivos. N. 5 ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO VII, SECCIN 19 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A 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 d e 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 im puestos o tasas estatales se requiere una mayora calificad a de votos. (a) VOTO MAYORITARIO RE QUERIDO PARA IMPONER O AUTORIZAR NUEVOS IM PUESTOS O TASAS ES TATALES. Ningn impuesto o tasa estatal pueden ser im puestos 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 RE QUERIDO 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 sec cin no autoriza la imposicin de ningn impuesto o tasa es tatal que estn prohibidos po r la Constitucin, y no aplica a ningn impuesto o tasa im puesta por, o autorizada para su imposicin por, un condado, municipalidad, junta escolar o distrito especial. (d) DEFINICIONES. Conforme sern utilizados en esta sec cin, los siguientes trminos contarn con los siguientes sig nificados: (1) "Tasa" se refiere a cualquie r cobro o pago requerido por l a ley, incluyendo tasas de servi cio, tasas o costos de emisin de licencias, y cargos por servi cios. (2) "Aumento" se refiere a: a. Aumentar o autorizar el au mento en la tasa de un im puesto estatal o una tasa im puesta sobre una base por centual o por cada mil; b. Aumentar o autorizar el au mento en la cantidad de im puestos o tasas estatales qu e son calculados sobre una base p lana o fi j a; o pj c. Disminuir o eliminar una ex oneracin o crdito sobre un impuesto o tasa estatal. (e) MATERIA NICA. Los im puestos o tasas estatales im puestos, autorizados o aumen tados bajo esta seccin deben estar contenidos en una le y separada que no conteng a ninguna otra materia. N. 6 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 16 ARTCULO V, SECCIONES 8 Y 21 ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN : Derechos de las Vctimas d e Delitos; Jueces RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Establece derechos constitucionales para las vctimas d e delitos; exige que los tribunales faciliten los derechos de las vctimas; autoriza a las vctimas a hacer respetar sus derechos durante los procesos penales y de justicia juvenil. Exige que los jueces y los oficiales d e audiencia interpreten de manera independiente los estatutos y las reglas en lugar de deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia gubernamental. Aumenta l a 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 plaz o se ha cumplido antes de l a 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 l a 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 dond e se cometi el crimen. Si no se conoce el condado, l a acusacin o informacin podr cobrar lugar en dos o ms condados de manera conjunta y l a prueba de que el crimen fue cometido en esa rea ser suficiente; sin embargo, antes de declararse, el acusado podr elegir en cul de estos condados se llevar a cabo el juicio. El lugar para el enjuiciamiento de los delitos cometidos fuera de los lmites del estado ser fijado por la ley. (b) Para preservar y proteger el derecho de las vctimas de deli tos a alcanzar la justicia, garan tizar a las vctimas de delitos un papel significativo en todos los sistemas de justicia penal y juvenil, y asegurar que los derechos e intereses de las vctimas de delitos sean re spetados y protegidos por l a ley de una manera no menos vigorosa que las protecciones otorgadas a los acusados pe nales y delincuentes juveniles, toda vctima tendr los sigu ientes derechos, a partir del momento de su victimizacin: (1) El derecho al debido proce so y a ser tratado con rectitud y respeto por la dignidad propia. (2) El derecho a ser libre de in timidacin, acoso y abuso. (3) El derecho, dentro del pro ceso judicial, de estar razon ablemente protegido del acusa do y de cualquier persona que acte en nombre del acusado. Sin embargo, nada de lo con tenido en este documento tiene la intencin de crear un a relacin especial entre la vcti ma del delito y cualquier agen cia u oficina de aplicacin de la ley que no tenga una relacin o deber especial segn lo defina la ley de la Florida. (4) El derecho a tener en cuen ta la seguridad y el bienesta r de la vctima y de la familia d e la vctima al establecer la fian za, incluyendo el establec imiento de condiciones de liber tad provisional que protejan la seguridad y el bienestar de l a vctima y de la familia de la vc tima. (5) El derecho a evitar la divul gacin de informacin o reg istros que puedan ser utilizados para localizar o acosar a la vc tima o la familia de la vctima, o que puedan revelar informacin confidencial o privilegiada de la vctima. (6) Una vctima tendr los sigu ientes derechos especficos bajo pedido: a. El derecho a recibir una noti ficacin razonable, precisa y oportuna, y a estar presente en todos los procedimientos pbli cos que involucren la conducta delictiva, incluidos, entre otros: juicio, declaracin de culpabili dad, 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 notifi cacin razonable, precisa y oportuna de cualquier lib eracin o escape del acusado o del delincuente, y de cualquie r 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 lib eracin de cualquier forma de restriccin legal, declaracin d e culpabilidad, sentencia, adjudi cacin o libertad condicional, y en cualquier procedimiento du rante el cual algn derecho de la vctima est implicado. c. El derecho de consultar con el fiscal sobre cualquier acuer do de culpabilidad, partici pacin en programas alterna tivos previos al juicio, lib eracin, restitucin, sentencia o cualquier otra disposicin del caso. d. El derecho a proporcionar in formacin sobre el impacto de la conducta del delincuente so bre la vctima y la familia de la vctima a la persona respons able de llevar a cabo cualquie r investigacin previa a la sen tencia, a compilar cualquier in forme de investigacin previo a la sentencia, y a hacer consid erar cualquier informacin d e este tipo en cualquier recomen dacin de sentencia presenta da al tribunal. e. El derecho a recibir un a copia de cualquier informe pre vio a la sentencia y cualquie r otro informe o registro rele vante para el ejercicio del dere cho de la vctima, a excepcin de aquellas partes que sean confidenciales o estn exentas por ley. f. El derecho a ser informado de la condena, sentencia, adju dicacin, lugar y tiempo de en carcelamiento u otra disposi cin del delincuente convicto, as como de cualquier fecha programada para la ex carcelacin 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 pro cedimientos posteriores a l a condena, a participar en tales procesos y procedimientos, a proporcionar informacin a l a autoridad de liberacin para que sea considerada antes d e que se tome una decisin d e liberacin, y a ser notificado de cualquier decisin de liberacin con respecto al delincuente. La autoridad de libertad condi cional o de libertad anticipada extender el derecho a ser es cuchado a cualquier person a perjudicada por el delincuente. h. El derecho a ser informado de los procedimientos de indul to y expurgo, a proporcionar in formacin al gobernador, al tri bunal, a cualquier junta de in dulto y otras autoridades en es tos procedimientos, a que esa informacin se considere antes de que se tome una decisin de clemencia o expurgo; y a ser notificado de tal decisin antes de cualquier liberacin del delincuente. (7) Los derechos de la vctima, segn lo dispuesto en el sub prrafo (6) a., subprrafo (6) b., O subprrafo (6) c., qu e apliquen a cualquier primer pro cedimiento de comparecencia se cumplirn mediante un in tento razonable por parte de l a agencia competente para noti ficar a la vctima y transmitir las opiniones de la vctima al tri bunal. (8) El derecho a la pronta de volucin 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 delin cuente 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 procedimien tos sin demoras irrazonables, y a una pronta y final conclusin del caso y de cualquier proced imiento posterior al juicio. a. El abogado del estado po dr presentar una demanda de buena fe para un juicio rpido, y el tribunal de primera instan cia deber celebrar una audien cia de sealamientos, bajo pre vio aviso, dentro de los quince das de la presentacin de la demanda, para programar un juicio que comience en un a fecha de al menos cinco das pero no ms de sesenta das despus de la fecha de la lla mada del calendario, a menos que el juez de primera instan cia presente una orden con de terminaciones de hecho qu e justifiquen una fecha de prueba ms de sesenta das despus de la audiencia de sealamien tos. b. Todas las apelaciones a niv el estatal y los ataques colat erales sobre cualquier senten cia debern completarse dentro de los dos aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos que no sean capitales y dentro de los cinco aos posteriores a la apelacin en casos capitales, a menos que un tribunal dicte una orden con conclusiones especficas acerca de por qu dicho tribunal no pudo cumplir con este subprrafo y las cir cunstancias que causaron el retraso. Cada ao, el juez prin cipal de cualquier tribunal de apelacin del distrito o el presi dente de la Suprema Corte in formar caso por caso al presi dente de la Cmara de Repre sentantes y al presidente del Senado de todos los casos en que dicho tribunal introdujo un a orden con respecto a la inca pacidad de cumplir con est e subprrafo. La legislatura po dr promulgar legislacin para implementar este subprrafo. (11) El derecho a ser informado de estos derechos, y a ser in formado de que las vctimas pueden buscar el consejo de un abogado con respecto a sus derechos. Esta informacin s e pondr a disposicin del pbli co en general y se propor cionar a todas las vctimas d e delitos en forma de una tarjeta o por otros medios destinados a informar efectivamente a la vctima de sus derechos en vir tud de esta seccin. (c) La vctima, el abogado retenido de la vctima, un rep resentante legal de la vctima o la oficina del procurador del Es tado, a peticin de la vctima, pueden hacer valer y solicitar el cumplimiento de los derechos enumerados en esta seccin y cualquier otro derecho otorga do a una vctima por ley en cualquier juicio o tribunal d e apelacin, o ante cualquier otr a autoridad con jurisdiccin sobre el caso, como cuestin d e derecho. El tribunal u otra au toridad con jurisdiccin actuar con prontitud sobre dicha solici tud, ofreciendo una solucin ju rdica de acuerdo con la ley po r la violacin de cual q uier dere q cho. Las razones de cualquie r decisin con respecto a la dis posicin del derecho de una vctima se indicarn clarament e en el registro. (d) El otorgamiento de los dere chos enumerados en esta sec cin a las vctimas no puede in terpretarse 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 re quieren una legislacin de im plementacin. Esta seccin n o podr ser interpretada para crear cualquier causa de ac cin por daos y perjuicios con tra el estado o una subdivisin poltica del estado, o contr a cualquier funcionario, emplea do o agente del estado o sus subdivisiones polticas. (e) Como se usa en esta sec cin, una "vctima" es una per sona que sufre dao fsico, psi colgico o financiero directo o amenazado como resultado d e la perpetracin o intento d e perpetracin de un delito o acto delincuencial o contra quien el delito o acto delincuente es cometido. El trmino "vctima" incluye al representante legti mo de la vctima, al padre o tu tor de un menor o al familiar d e una vctima de homicidio, ex cepto cuando se demuestre que el inters de dicho individ uo estara en conflicto real o potencial con los intereses de la vctima. El trmino "vctima" no incluye al acusado. Los tr minos "delito" y "delincuente" incluyen conducta y actos delictivos. Las vctimas del crimen o sus representantes legtimos, incluidos los famil iares de las vctimas de homi cidios, tienen derecho a ser in formados, a estar presentes, y a ser escuchados cuando sea pertinente, en todas las etapas cruciales de los procedimientos penales, en la medida en que estos derechos no interfieran con los derechos constitu cionales del acusado. ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 8. Elegibilidad.Ninguna persona ser elegibl e para el cargo de juez de la corte suprema o juez d e cualquier corte a menos qu e dicha persona sea electora del estado y residente de la jurisdiccin territorial de la corte. Ningn juez o magistrado servir despus de habe r cumplido los setenta y cinco setenta aos de edad, except o en el caso de una asignacin temporal, o para completar un trmino, la mitad del cual ya haya sido cumplido Ninguna persona es elegible para la Oficina de Justicia de la Corte Suprema o para ser juez de un tribunal de apelaciones de distrito, a menos que la person a sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos diez aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. Ninguna persona es elegible para la oficina de juez del circuito a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados d e Florida. A menos que la le y general disponga lo contrario, ninguna persona es elegible para la oficina de juez del tribunal del condado, a menos que la persona sea, y haya sido durante los ltimos cinco aos, miembro del colegio de abogados de Florida. A menos que la ley general disponga lo contrario, una persona ser elegible ya sea por eleccin o nombramiento a la oficina d e juez del tribunal del condado en un condado cuya poblacin sea de 40,000 habitantes o menos, si la persona es un miembro acreditado del Colegio de Abogados de Florida. SECCIN 21. Interpretacin ju dicial de estatutos y reglas. Al interpretar un estatuto o norm a estatal, un tribunal estatal o un funcionario atendiendo a un a accin administrativa de con formidad con la ley general n o podr deferir a la interpretacin de la agencia administrativa d e tal estatuto o regla, y deber, por el contrario, interpretar di cho estatuto o regla por segun da vez. ARTCULO XII ANEXO Elegibilidad de magistrados y jueces. -La enmienda a la Sec cin 8 del Artculo V, que au menta la edad a la que un juez o magistrado ya no es elegible para servir en un cargo judicial excepto por asignacin tempo ral, entrar en vigencia el 1 d e julio de 2019. N. 7 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIONES 7 Y 8 ARTCULO X, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Beneficios para los Sobrevivientes de Miembros d e Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares; Colegios y Universidades Pblicas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Concede el pago obligatorio d e beneficios por fallecimiento y la exencin de ciertos gastos d e educacin a los sobrevivientes calificados de ciertos miembros de primeros auxilios y miembros militares que mueran realizando tareas oficiales. Exig e 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 le y requiere la aprobacin de dichos organismos. Establece el sistema de colegios estatales existente como una entidad constitucional; proporciona estructura de gobierno. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO IX EDUCACIN SECCIN 7. Sistema Universitario Estatal. ( a ) PROPSITOS. 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8B THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER Classi ed Department 755-5440 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 \002\005 () de lograr la excelencia a travs de la enseanza de los estudiantes, de avanzar la investigacin y de proveer servicios pblicos para el beneficio d e los ciudadanos de la Florida, sus comunidades y economas, el pueblo de la Florida establece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema universitario del estado de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO ESTATAL. Habr solo un sistema universitario estatal qu e incluir todas las universidades pblicas. Una junta de fideicomisarios administrar cada universidad pblica y una junt a de gobernadores gobernar el sistema universitario del estado. (c) JUNTAS DE FIDEICOMISARIOS LOCALES. Cada universidad constituyente local ser administrada por una junta de fideicomisarios constituida por trece miembros dedicados a los fines del sistema universitario estatal. La junta de gobernadores establecer las facultades y los deberes de la junta de fideicomisarios. Cada junta de fideicomisarios consistir d e seis ciudadanos miembros nombrados por el gobernador y cinco ciudadanos miembros nombrados por la junta de gobernadores. Los miembros nombrados debern ser confirmados por el Senado y servirn por perodos escalonados d e cinco aos como provisto po r 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 d e diecisiete miembros. La junt a deber operar, regular, controlar, y ser plenamente responsable por el manejo de todo el sistema universitario. Estas responsabilidades incluyen, sin limitacin, la definicin de l a misin propia de cada universidad constituyente y su articulacin con escuelas gratuitas pblicas y centros de formacin profesional, asegurando la coordinacin, buena planificacin, y funcionamiento del sistema, y la evitacin de la duplicacin excesiva de instalaciones o programas. La direccin de la junta estar sujeta a los poderes de la legislatura de asignar los gastos de los fondos, y la junta rendir cuentas sobre esos gastos conforme a lo previsto por ley. El gobernador nombrar a la junta catorce ciudadanos dedicados a los fines del sistema universitario estatal. Los miembros nombrados debern ser confirmados por el Senado y servirn trminos escalonados de siete aos como dispuesto por ley. El comisionado de l a educacin, el presidente del consejo asesor del senado d e 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 prop uesta o accin de una universi dad constituyente para recau dar, imponer o autoriza r cualquier tarifa, segn lo autor iza la ley, debe ser aprobada por al menos nueve votos afir mativos de los miembros del consejo directivo de la universi dad constituyente, en caso de que la aprobacin de la junta directiva sea requerida por la ley general, y al menos doce votos afirmativos de los miem bros de la junta de gober nadores, en caso de que la le y general exija la aprobacin d e la junta de gobernadores, par a que entre en vigencia. Una tari fa bajo esta subseccin no in cluir la matrcula. SECCIN 8. Sistema De Cole gios Estatales. (a) PROPSITOS. Con el fin de lograr la excelencia y pro porcionar acceso a la edu cacin universitaria a los estu diantes de este estado; de orig inar caminos articulados para un grado de bachillerato; d e garantizar un compromiso su perior con la enseanza y el aprendizaje; y de responder d e manera rpida y eficiente a l a demanda de las comunidades mediante la alineacin de los certificados y programas d e grado con las necesidades lo cales y regionales de la fuerza de trabajo, el pueblo de la Flori da, en virtud de este acto, es tablece un sistema de gobierno para el sistema de colegios estatales de la Florida. (b) SISTEMA DE COLEGIOS ESTATALES. Habr un sis tema de colegios estatales ni co compuesto por todos los in stitutos de formacin profesion al y colegios estatales pblicos. Una junta directiva local deber gobernar cada institucin del sistema de colegios estatales y la junta de educacin del esta do deber supervisar el sis tema de colegios estatales. (c) JUNTAS DIRECTIVAS LO CALES. Cada institucin del sistema de colegios estatales estar gobernada por una junta directiva local dedicada a los propsitos del sistema de cole gios estatales. Un miembro d e la junta directiva debe ser resi dente del rea en el cual el colegio preste sus servicios. Los poderes y deberes de las juntas directivas sern provis tos por la ley. Cada miembro ser designado por el gober nador en trminos escalonados de 4 aos, sujeto a la confirma cin del Senado. (d) PAPEL DE LA JUNTA DE EDUCACIN DEL ESTADO. La junta de educacin del esta do supervisar el sistema d e colegios estatales segn lo es tipule la ley. ARTCULO X MISCELNEO Beneficios para los Sobrevivientes de Miembros d e Primeros Auxilios y Miembros Militares. (a) La agencia empleadora pa g ar un beneficio p or fallec gp imiento cuando un bombero; un paramdico; un tcnico mdico de emergencia; un polica, un oficial de correccional, un ofi cial de libertad condicional; o un miembro de la Guardia Na cional de Florida, mientras par ticipan en el desempeo de sus deberes oficiales, sea: (1) Accidentalmente asesinado o reciba lesiones corporales accidentales que resulten en la prdida de la vida de la per sona, siempre que tal asesina to no sea el resultado de un suicidio y que tal lesin corpo ral no sea auto infligida inten cionalmente; o (2) Muera o sea asesinado ilci ta e intencionalmente como re sultado de tal acto ilcito e in tencional o sea asesinado du rante el servicio activo. (b) Un beneficio por fallec imiento se pagar con fondos provenientes de los ingresos generales cuando un miembro en servicio activo de las Fuerzas Armadas de los Esta dos Unidos sea: (1) Accidentalmente asesinado o reciba lesiones corporales accidentales que resulten en la prdida de la vida de la per sona, siempre que tal asesina to no sea el resultado de un suicidio y que tal lesin corpo ral no sea autoinfligida inten cionalmente; o (2) Muera o sea asesinado ilci ta e intencionalmente como re sultado de tal acto ilcito e in tencional o sea asesinado du rante el servicio activo. (c) Si un bombero; un paramdico; un tcnico mdico de emergencia; un polica, un oficial correccional u oficial de libertad condicional; o un miembro de servicio activo de la Guardia Nacional de la Flori da o las Fuerzas Armadas d e los Estados Unidos es asesina do accidentalmente como se especifica en los prrafos (a)(1) y (b)(1) o asesinado ilcita e in tencionalmente segn lo es pecificado en los prrafos (a) (2) y (b)(2), el estado deber exonerar ciertos gastos educa tivos que el nio o el cnyuge del miembro de primeros auxil ios o militar fallecido incurra al obtener un certificado voca cional, una educacin de pre grado o una educacin de pos grado. (d) Un miembro de primeros auxilios elegible debe haber es tado trabajando para el Estado de Florida o cualquiera de sus subdivisiones polticas o agen cias en el momento de su muerte. Un miembro milita r elegible debe haber sido resi dente de este estado o que su puesto de trabajo haya pertenecido al mismo en el mo mento de su muerte. (e) La legislatura implementar esta seccin por ley general. (f) Esta seccin entrar en vi gencia el 1 de julio de 2019. N. 8 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO IX, SECCIN 4, NUEVA SECCIN ARTCULO XII, NUEVA SECCIN TTULO DE LA PAPELET A 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 debe r constitucional de operar, controlar y supervisar todas las escuelas pblicas. La enmienda mantiene los deberes de un a 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 d e cinco o ms miembros electos por el voto de los electores en una eleccin no-partidista, par a mandatos de cuatro aos apropiadamente escalonados, segn lo dispuesto por ley. Un a persona no puede aparecer en la boleta para la reeleccin a l a oficina de la junta escolar si, para el final del mandato actu al, la persona hubiese servido, o hubiese servido si no fuese por su renuncia, durante ocho aos consecutivos. (b) La junta escolar deber operar, controlar, y supervisar todas las escuelas gratuitas pblicas establecidas por l a junta escolar del distrito dentro del distrito escolar y deber determinar la tasa de impuestos del distrito escolar dentro de los lmites establecidos en este documento. Dos o ms distritos escolares podrn operar y financiar programas educativos comunes. SECCIN. Alfabetizacin cvi ca. Como la educacin es es encial para la preservacin d e los derechos y las libertades d e las personas, la legislatura de ber proveer fondos por le y para la promocin de la alfabet izacin cvica con el fin de garantizar que los estudiantes matriculados en la educacin pblica comprendan y estn preparados para ejercer sus derechos y responsabilidades como ciudadanos de un a repblica constitucional. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Limitacin del mandato para los miembros de una junta escola r 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 es colar 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 lim itacin impuesta por esta en mienda. N. 9 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO II, SECCIN 7 ARTICULO X, SECCIN 20 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Prohibicin de la Perforacin de Petrleo y Gas en Alta Mar; Prohibicin del Fumado d e Cigarrillos Electrnicos en Lugares de Trabajo Encerrados. RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Prohbe la perforacin para l a exploracin o extraccin d e petrleo y gas natural debaj o 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 d e 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 par a 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 qu e causen contaminacin del agu a dentro del rea de Proteccin de los Everglades o el rea Agrcola de los Everglades sern los principales responsables de pagar los costos de la reduccin de esa contaminacin. Para propsito de esta subseccin, los trminos "rea Agricultural de los Everglades" y "rea Protegida de los Everglades" tendrn la misma definicin como las definiciones contenidas en las leyes en efecto el 1 de enero de 1996. (c) Para proteger a la poblacin de Florida y su entorno, la per foracin para exploracin o ex traccin de petrleo o gas natu ral est prohibida en tierras de bajo de todas las aguas es tatales que no se hayan alien ado 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 trans porte de productos de petrleo y gas producidos fuera d e dichas aguas. Esta subseccin es autoejecutable. ARTCULO X MISCELNEO SECCIN 20. Lugares de trabajo sin humo o vapor de tabaco. (a) PROHIBICIN. Como un a iniciativa de salud para proteger a las personas de los riesgos de salud del humo y del va por de tabaco de segunda mano, el consumo de tabaco y el uso de dispositivos electrni cos generadores de vapor es tn prohibidos est prohibido en lugares de trabajo encerrados dentro del estado de Florida. Esta seccin no excluye la adopcin de ordenanzas qu e impongan una regulacin ms restrictiva sobre el uso de dis positivos electrnicos gener adores de vapor que la propor cionada en esta seccin. (b) EXCEPCIONES. Como se explica en las definiciones siguientes, se puede permitir el consumo de tabaco y el uso d e dispositivos electrnicos gener adores de vapor en residencias privadas siempre que no se utilicen comercialmente par a 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 elec trnicos generadores de vapor habitaciones designadas para fumadores en hoteles y otros establecimientos pblicos d e alojamiento; y en bares independientes. Sin embargo, nad a 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 disposi tivos electrnicos generadores de vapor en el lugar. (c) DEFINICIONES. A los fines de esta seccin, las siguientes palabras y trminos tendrn los significados indicados: (1) "Fumar" significa inhalar, exhalar, quemar, transportar o poseer cualquier producto d e tabaco encendido, incluidos cigarrillos, habanos, tabac o para pipa y cualquier otro producto de tabaco encendido. (2) "Humo de segunda mano", tambin conocido como hum o de tabaco ambiental (HTA), significa humo emitido por el tabaco encendido, humeante o en combustin cuando el fumador no est inhalando; humo emitido en la boquilla durante el soplo; y humo exhalado por el fumador. (3) "Trabajo" significa cualquie r empleo o servicio de empleo provedo por una persona a peticin de otra persona o personas o de cualquier entidad pblica o privada, ya sea pag o 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 inde p endiente, a g ente, pg socio, propietario, gerente, funcionario, director, aprendiz, pasante, asociado, servidor, voluntario y similares. (4) Lugar de trabajo encerrado" significa cualquier lugar dond e una o ms personas se dediquen al trabajo, cuyo espacio est predominante o totalmente delimitado por barreras fsicas en todos los lados y po r encima, independientemente de si tales barreras constituyen o incluyen aberturas descubiertas, aberturas parcialmente cubiertas o con pantallas; ventanas abiertas o cerradas, persianas, puertas o similares. Esta seccin aplica a todos los lugares de trabajo encerrados sin importar si el trabajo se est produciendo en un momento dado. (5) El uso "Comercial" de una residencia privada significa cualquier perodo durante el cual el propietario, arrendatario u otra persona que ocupe o controle el uso de la residencia privada est suministrando o permitiendo que se suministre: cuidado de nios, cuidado de adultos mayores, atencin mdica, o cualquier combinacin de los mismos en la residencia privada, y que reciba o espere recibir una compensacin por ello. (6) Tienda minorista de tabaco" significa cualquier lugar de trabajo encerrado dedicado principalmente a la venta al po r menor de tabaco, productos de tabaco y accesorios para tales productos, en el cual la venta de otros productos o servicios sea meramente incidental. (7) "Habitaciones designadas para fumadores en establecimientos pblicos de alojamiento" significa los dormitorios y reas privadas directamente asociadas, tales como baos, salas de estar y reas de cocina, si las hay, alquiladas a huspedes para su ocupacin transitoria exclusiva en establecimientos pblicos de alojamiento, incluyendo hoteles, moteles, condominios de resorts, apartamentos transitorios, establecimientos de alojamiento transitorio, casas d e 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 qu e se permite fumar. (8) "Bar independiente" se refiere a un lugar de negocios dedicado, durante cualquie r 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, e s meramente secundario al consumo de tales bebidas; y qu e no se encuentra dentro, ni comparte, cualquier entrada o rea interior comn con ningn otro lugar de trabajo encerrado que incluya cualquier negocio para el cual la venta de alimentos o cualquier otro producto o servicio sea ms que una fuente incidental de ingresos brutos. (9) "Dispositivo electrnico generador de vapor" significa cualquier producto que emplee un medio electrnico, qumico o mecnico capaz de produci r vapor o aerosol a partir de un producto de nicotina o cualquier otra sustancia, inclui dos, entre otros, un cigarrillo electrnico, cigarro electrnico, pipa electrnica u otro dispositi vo o producto similar, cualquie r cartucho de recambio para di cho dispositivo y cualquier otro recipiente de una solucin u otra sustancia destinada a se r utilizada con o dentro de un cigarrillo electrnico, cigarro electrnico, pipa electrnica u otro dispositivo o producto simi lar. (10) "Minorista de dispositivos electrnicos generadores d e vapor" se refiere a cualquier lu gar de trabajo encerrado dedi cado principalmente a la venta al por menor de dispositivos electrnicos generadores d e vapor, y componentes y acce sorios para tales productos, en el que la venta de otros produc tos o servicios sea meramente incidental. (d) LEGISLACIN. En la prxima sesin legislativa regula r que se produzca despus de l a aprobacin de esta seccin o cualquier enmienda a esta sec cin enmienda por parte de los votantes, la Legislatura d e 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 l a aprobacin de los votantes. Dicha legislacin deber incluir, sin limitaciones, sanciones civiles por violaciones de esta seccin; disposiciones para l a 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 qu e constituya o que permita una regulacin ms restrictiva sobre el consumo de tabaco y el uso de dispositivos electrnicos generadores de vapor que la proporcionada en esta seccin. N. 10 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO III, SECCIN 3 ARTCULO IV, SECCIONES 4 Y 11 ARTCULO VIII, SECCIONES 1 Y 6 TTULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Estructura y Operacin del Gobierno Estatal y Local RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACI N: Requiere legislatura para conservar el Departamento d e Asuntos de Veteranos. Asegura la eleccin de alguaciles, tasadores de propiedad, supervisores de elecciones, recaudadores de impuestos y secretarios de tribunal en todos los condados; elimina la capacidad de los estatutos del condado para abolir, cambiar el mandato, transferir deberes o elimina r la eleccin de estas oficinas. Cambia la fecha de inicio de la sesin legislativa anual en los aos pares de marzo a enero; elimina la autorizacin de la legislatura para fijar otra fecha. Crea una oficina de seguridad nacional y contraterrorismo dentro del departamento d e aplicacin de la ley. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO III LEGISLATURA SECCIN 3. Sesiones de l a legislatura. (a) SESIONES DE ORGANIZACIN. En el decimocuarto da despus de cada eleccin general, la Legislatura se convocar en sesin con el propsito exclusivo de la organizacin y seleccin de oficiales. (b) SESIONES REGULARES. Una sesin regular de la legislatura se convocar el prime r martes despus del prime r lunes de marzo de cada a o impar, y en el segundo prime r martes despus del prime r lunes de enero marzo, o en cualquier otra fecha que pueda ser fijada 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 qu e sea relevante a la proclamacin, o a una comunicacin del gobernador, o que se introduzca con el consentimiento d e dos tercios de los miembros de cada cmara. (2) Una sesin especial de la legislatura podr ser convocada segn sea dispuesto po r ley. (d) DURACIN DE LAS SESIONES. Una sesin regular de la legislatura no podr dura r ms de sesenta das consecutivos, y una sesin especial n o durar ms de veinte das consecutivos, a menos de que sea extendida ms all de es e 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. Ningun a de las cmaras podr postergarse por ms de setenta y do s horas consecutivas, a menos que sea en virtud de una resolucin concurrente. (f) POSTERGACIN POR E L GOBERNADOR. Si durante alguna sesin regular o especial las dos cmaras no pueden acordar sobre el tiempo d e postergacin, el gobernado r 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 moment o de postergacin durante ese perodo deber prevalecer. ARTCULO IV EJECUTIVO SECCIN 4. Gabinete. (a) Existir un gabinete compuesto de un fiscal general, un jefe financiero, y un comisionado de agricultura. En adicin a los poderes y deberes especificados aqu, podrn ejerce r tales poderes y desempea r tales deberes como pueda se r provisto por ley. En caso de una votacin empate entre el gobernador y el gabinete, el lado en cul el gobernador vot a favor se considerar prevaleciente. (b) El fiscal general deber ser el jefe legal estatal. Ser creada en la oficina del fiscal general la posicin de fiscal del estado. El fiscal del estado tendr jurisdiccin concurrente con los abogados del estado para procesar la violacin de leyes criminales que han o hayan ocurrido en dos o ms circuitos judiciales como parte de una transaccin relacionada, o cuando cualquier tal delito est afectando o haya afectado a dos o ms circuitos judiciales tal y como provisto por ley general. El fiscal del estado ser nombrado por el fiscal general de entre no menos de tres personas nominadas por l a comisin de nominaciones judiciales para la Corte Suprema, o como sea provisto por ley general. (c) El director de finanzas servir como el principal funcionario financiero del estado, saldar y aprobar cuentas debidas por el estado, y almacenar todos los fondos y valores del estado. (d) El comisionado de agricultura tendr supervisin sobr e asuntos relacionados con l a agricultura excepto cuando se a provisto de lo contrario por ley. (e) El gobernador como presidente, el director de finanzas, y el fiscal general constituirn la junta estatal de administracin, la cual asumir todo el poder, control, y autoridad de la junta estatal de administracin establecida por el Artculo IX, Seccin 16 de la Constitucin de 1885, y la cual continuar como entidad por lo menos durante la vida del Artculo XII, Seccin 9(c). El gobernador como presidente, el director de finanzas, el fiscal general, y el comisionado de agricultura constituirn los administradores fiduciarios del fideicomiso de me j ora interj na y del fideicomiso de adquisicin de tierras como provisto po r ley. (g) El gobernador como presidente, el director de finanzas, el fiscal general, y el comisionado de agricultura constituyen la directiva de agencia del Departamento de Investigaciones Criminales. La Oficina de Se guridad Domstica y Contrater rorismo se crea dentro del De partamento de Aplicacin de la Ley. La Oficina de Seguridad Domstica y Contraterrorismo proporcionar apoyo a los fis cales y agencias de aplicacin de la ley federal, estatal y local que investiguen o analicen in formacin relacionada con in tentos y actos de terrorismo o que sancionen el terrorismo, y realizar cualquier otro cometi do que establezca la ley. SECCIN 11. Departament o de Asuntos Veteranos de Vet eranos La legislatura, por le y general, deber organizar po dr organizar la creacin de un Departamento de Asuntos Vet eranos de Veteranos y pre scribir sus deberes La directiva del departamento son el gober nador y el gabinete. ARTCULO VIII GOBIERNO LOCAL SECCIN 1. Condados. (a) SUBDIVISIONES POLTICAS. El estado se dividir, po r 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 le y 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 un a 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 d e propiedades, un supervisor d e elecciones, y un secretario de la corte de circuito; excepto que, cuando lo disponga la car ta orgnica o una ley especial aprobada por el voto de los electores del condado, cualquier funcionario del con dado puede ser elegido de otra manera que est especificada en ella, o cualquier oficina del condado puede ser abolida cuando todos los deberes de l a oficina prescritos por ley gener al sean transferidos a otra ofici na A menos que Cuando n o por ley especial aprobada po r la carta orgnica o voto de los electores o de conformidad con el Artculo V, Seccin 1 6, disponga lo contrario, el secretario de la corte de circuito ser secretario ex oficio de la junta de comisionados del condado, auditor, registrador y custodio de todos los fondos del condado. Sin perjuicio de la subsec cin 6(e) de este artculo, la carta del condado no pued e abolir la oficina de un alguacil, un recaudador de impuestos, un tasador de propiedades, un supervisor de elecciones o un secretario del tribunal de cir cuito; transferir los deberes d e esos oficiales a otro oficial u oficina; cambiar la duracin del mandato de cuatro aos; o es tablecer cualquier forma de se leccin 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 junta de comisionados del condado compuesto de cinco o siete miembros sirviendo trminos escalonados de cuatro aos. Despus de cada censo decenal el cuerpo de comisionados del condado dividir el condado en distritos de territorio contiguos lo ms iguales en poblacin posible. Un comisionado residiendo en cada distrito ser electo como previsto por ley. (f) GOBIERNO SIN CARTA ORGNICA Condados que n o operen bajo cartas orgnicas tendrn tal poder de autogobierno como sea previsto por le y general o especial. La junta d e comisionados de un condado sin carta orgnica podr promulgar, en manera prescrita por ley general, ordenanzas d e condado que no sean inconsistentes con ley general o especial, pero una ordenanza en conflicto con una ordenanza municipal no ser vlida dentro del municipio en medida de tal conflicto. (g) GOBIERNO DE CARTA ORGNICA Condados actuando bajo cartas orgnicas d e 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 d e un condado actuando bajo un a carta orgnica podr promulga r ordenanzas del condado no inconsistentes con ley general. La carta orgnica proporcionar aquello que deb a prevalecer en caso de conflicto entre ordenanzas del condado y ordenanzas municipales. (h) IMPUESTOS; LIMITACIONES. Propiedad situada dentro de municipios no ser sujeta a impuestos por servicios provistos por el condado exclusivamente para benefici o de la propiedad o de los residentes en reas no incorporadas. (i) ORDENANZAS DEL CONDADO. Cada ordenanza del condado se archivar con el custodio de los registros estatales y entrar en vigor a tal tiempo de all en adelante como sea previsto por ley general.

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Must have valid Drivers License. Apply in person a t Lake City Industries 250 NW Railroad St, Lake City Yard Man. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person at Lake City Industries, 250 N W Railroad St, Lake City Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. Truck Driver/Equipment OperatorThe Lake City Reporter seeks a part-time overnight truck driver (Class E license OK) to drive its commercial delivery truck between its printing facility and office. Our commercial driver picks up several strapped pallets of printed products each night and delivers them to our facility. Round trip is about 175 miles per night. Position also requires operational knowledge and use of a fork lift. Position is 25 hours per week. Provide resume, work history and references. 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Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101179 $580,000 4/3.5 pool home on 13+ac, expansive kit, lg master, pavered pool deck & cover lanai Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101197 $199,900 3/2 in Callaway S/D, split plan, sizeable kit, spacious master, fenced back yard. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101454 $105,000 10ac parcel w/lg yard, home w/split plan, screened bac k porch. private setting. Stylist need at Southern Exposure Salon 386 -2 88 8 4 0 1 Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100053 4/2 on 4+ac lot in woods, wheelchair accessible, stone front FP, lg walk in closets $129,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS98363 $189,500 2/2 in River Woods at Adven t Christian Village 55+ community, open floor plan. Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS98590 $219,000 3/2.5 w/gas FP, central vac, formal dining, custom wood cabinets in kit and more! Industrial Structural/Mechanical Designer-Draftsman Mus t have experience in design and detailing Material Handling Equipment (conveyor systems) and related structural steel support systems. Proficiency in AutoCAD is necessary. DO NOT APPLY IN PERSON. Send Resume to: Draftsman, 3631 US Highway 90 East Lake City, Fl 32055 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100166 $295,000 4/2 w/Italian marble, split plan, open kitchen Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100959 $69,700 2/1 cottage in LC fenced, patio, new metal roof. (j) VIOLACI N DE ORDENANZAS. Personas que violen las ordenanzas del condado sern procesadas y castigadas segn lo dispuesto por la ley. (k) SEDE DEL CONDADO. En cada condado habr una sede del condado donde estarn localizadas las oficinas principales y registros permanentes de todos los oficiales del condado. La sede del condado no podr ser movida excepto sea previsto por ley general. Oficinas sucursales para conduci r asuntos del condado podrn ser establecidas en otras partes del condado por resolucin del cuerpo gobernante en la manera prescrita por ley. Ningn instrumento se considerar registrado hasta que sea archivado en la sede del condado, o en una oficina sucursal designada por el 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 l a legalidad de la venta de licores intoxicantes, vinos y cervezas; el mtodo de seleccin de los oficiales del condado; el desempeo de funciones municipales por oficiales del condado; las sedes de los condados; los municipios y distritos especiales del estado, sus poderes, jurisdiccin y gobierno. (c) OFICIALES A CONTINUAR EN EL CARGO. Toda persona que ocupe un cargo cuando este artculo tome efecto continuar en el cargo por el resto de su trmino si dicho cargo n o es abolido. Si el cargo es abolido, al titular del cargo le ser pagada una compensacin adecuada, la cual ser fijada por ley, por la prdida de emolumentos del resto del trmino. (d) ORDENANZAS. Las leyes locales relacionadas solament e con reas no incorporadas del condado que estn en existencia en la fecha en que este artculo tome efecto podrn se r enmendadas o derogadas po r 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 L a Carta Orgnica de Autonoma Gubernamental del Condado de Dade, adoptadas hasta ahora o de aqu en adelante por los electores del Condado d e 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 d e la carta orgnica y dichas enmiendas a la misma sean autorizadas bajo dicho Artculo VIII, Seccin 11, de la Constitucin de 1885, segn enmendada. (f) CONDADO DE DADE; PODERES CONFERIDOS SOBRE MUNICIPIOS. En la medida en que no sea inconsistente con los poderes de municipios existentes o ley general, El Gobierno Metropolitano del Condado de Dade podr ejercer todos los poderes conferidos ahora o de aqu en adelante por ley general a los municipios. (g) SELECCIN Y OBLIGA CIONES DE LOS OFICIALES DEL CONDADO. (1) Salvo lo dispuesto en esta subseccin, la enmienda a la Seccin 1 de este artculo, rela cionada con la seleccin y obli gaciones de los funcionarios del condado, entrar en vigen cia el 5 de enero de 2021, pero regir con respecto a la califi cacin y la celebracin de las elecciones primarias y gen erales para oficiales constitu cionales del condado en 2020. (2) Para el Condado de MiamiDade y el Condado d e Broward, la enmienda a la Sec cin 1 de este artculo, rela cionada con la seleccin y obli gaciones de los oficiales del condado, entrar en vigencia el 7 de enero de 2025, pero regir con respecto a la calificacin y la celebracin de las elec ciones primarias y generales para oficiales constitucionales del condado en 2024. (h) (g) SUPRESIN DE ARTCULOS OBSOLETOS DEL APNDICE. La legislatura tendr el poder, a travs d e resolucin conjunta, de borra r de este artculo cualquier subseccin de esta Seccin 6, incluyendo esta subseccin, cuando todos los eventos a los cuales la subseccin que ser borrada es o podra ser aplicable hayan ocurrido. Una determinacin legislativa hech a como base para la aplicacin de esta subseccin deber se r sujeta a revisin judicial. N. 11 REVISIN CONSTITUCIONAL ARTCULO I, SECCIN 2 ARTICULO X, SECCIONES 9 Y 19 TITULO DE LA PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Derechos de Propiedad; Eliminacin de la Disposicin Obsoleta; Estatutos Criminales RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACI N: Elimina el lenguaje discriminatorio relacionado con los derechos de propiedades determinadas. Elimina el lenguaje obsoleto derogado por los votantes. Elimina la disposicin de que la enmienda de un estatuto penal no afectar el enjuiciamiento o las sanciones para un delito cometido antes de la enmienda; retiene la disposicin actual que permite el enjuiciamiento de un delito cometido antes de la derogacin de un estatuto penal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 2. Derechos bsicos.-Todas las personas naturales, tanto mujeres como hombres, son iguales ante la ley y tienen derechos inalienables, entre los que se encuentran el derecho a disfrutar y a defender la vida y la libertad, a busca r 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 deter minadas por parte de extran jeros no elegibles para la ciu dadana 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 le y penal no afectar el enjuiciamiento o castigo por cualquier delito cometido previamente antes de dicha derogacin. SECCIN 19. Derogada Sis tema de transporte terrestre d e alta velocidad. Para reducir la congestin del trfico y propor cionar alternativas al pblico que viaja, se declara de inters pblico que un sistema d e transporte terrestre de alta ve locidad compuesto por un monorral, lnea ferroviaria o sistema de levitacin magnti ca, capaz de alcanzar veloci dades superiores a 120 millas por hora, sea desarrollado y operado en el Estado de Flori da con el fin de proporcionar transporte terrestre de alta ve locidad mediante tecnologas innovadoras, eficientes y efecti vas que incorporen rieles o car riles separados del trfico d e vehculos automotores y enla cen las cinco reas urbanas ms grandes del Estado segn lo determinado por la Legislatu ra, y de proporcionar acceso a las instalaciones y servicios d e transporte terrestre y areo ya existentes. Se ordena a la Legislatura, al Gabinete y al Gobernador a proceder con el desarrollo de dicho sistema po r parte del Estado y/o de una en tidad privada en conformidad con la aprobacin y autor izacin del Estado, incluida l a adquisicin de los derechos d e va, el financiamiento del dis eo y la construccin de est e sistema, y la operacin del sis tema, como provisto po r apropiacin especfica y po r ley, con la construccin par a comenzar el da 1 de noviem bre 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 PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Cabildeo y Abuso de Poder po r parte de Funcionarios Pblicos RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Expande las restricciones actuales sobre el cabildeo par a obtener compensacin po r parte de ex funcionarios pblicos; crea restricciones al cabildeo por compensacin para funcionarios pblicos en servicio y ex magistrados y jueces; proporciona excepciones; prohbe el abuso de un carg o pblico por parte de funcionarios pblicos y empleados para obtener un beneficio personal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO II PROVISIONES GENERALES SECCIN 8. tica en el gobierno. Una oficina pblica constituye un fondo pblico. El pueblo tiene el derecho de proteger y sostener ese fondo contra el abuso. Para asegura r este derecho: (a) Todo funcionario constitucional electo, los candidatos para tales cargos, y otros funcionarios pblicos, candidatos, y empleados, debern presentar pblica y completamente las revelaciones de sus intereses financieros cuando sea dispuesto por ley. (b) Todos los funcionarios pblicos electos y candidatos para tales cargos debern presentar pblica y completamente las revelaciones de las finanzas de sus campaas. (c) Cualquier funcionario pblico o empleado que viole el fondo pblico para obtener beneficios privados y cualquier persona o entidad que induzca tal infraccin deber responder al estado por todos los beneficios econmicos obtenidos por sus acciones. El modo de recuperacin y daos adicionales pueden ser previstos por ley. (d) Cualquier funcionario pblico o empleado que haya sido condenado por un delito grave por violar el fondo publico estar sujeto a perder sus derechos y privilegios bajo el sistema de retiro pblico o plan de pensin en la manera en qu e pueda ser provisto por ley. (e) Ningn miembro de la legislatura u oficial estatal electo podr representar bajo pago a otra persona o entidad ante una agencia o cuerpo gubernamental del cual el individuo fue funcionario o miembro por un periodo de dos aos despus de vacar su cargo. Ningn miembro de la le g islatura p ergp sonalmente representar bajo pago a otra persona o entidad durante el plazo de su cargo ante cualquier agencia estatal que no sea un tribunal judicial. Restricciones similares contra otros funcionarios pblicos o empleados podrn ser establecidas por ley. (f) (1) Para los fines de esta subseccin, el trmino "fun cionario pblico" significa un funcionario electo estatal, un miembro de la legislatura, un comisionado del condado, un funcionario del condado d e conformidad con el Artculo VIII o con el estatuto del condado, un miembro de la junta escolar, un superintendente de escue las, un funcionario municipal electo, un oficial de distrito es pecial elegido en un distrito es pecial con autoridad tributaria ad valorem, o una persona que sirva como secretaria, directora ejecutiva u otra agencia jefe de departamento de la rama ejec utiva del gobierno del estado. (2) Un funcionario pblico n o cabildear para obtener com pensacin sobre asuntos d e poltica, asignaciones o adquisiciones ante el gobierno federal, la legislatura, cualquie r agencia u organismo del gob ierno estatal o cualquier subdi visin poltica de este estado, durante su mandato. (3) Un funcionario pblico n o cabildear para que se le pague una indemnizacin en asuntos de polticas, asigna ciones o adquisiciones durante un perodo de seis aos de spus de que su cargo pblico sea vacante, como se indica a continuacin: a. Un funcionario electo a nivel estatal o un miembro de la leg islatura no cabildear a la legis latura ni a ningn organismo o agencia del gobierno estatal. b. Una persona que se desem pee como secretaria, directora ejecutiva u otro jefe de agencia de departamento de la ram a ejecutiva del gobierno estatal no cabildear a la legislatura, al gobernador, a la oficina ejecuti va del gobernador, a los miem bros del gabinete, a ningn de partamento que sea encabeza do por un miembro del gabi nete, o a su departamento an terior. c. Un comisionado del conda do, un funcionario del condado de conformidad con el Artculo VIII o el estatuto del condado, un miembro del consejo esco lar, un superintendente de es cuelas, un funcionario munici pal electo o un funcionario del distrito especial elegido en un distrito especial con autoridad tributaria ad valorem no ca bildear a su antigua agencia u organismo de gobierno. (4) Esta subseccin no se inter pretar como que prohbe a un funcionario pblico llevar a cabo los deberes de su cargo pblico. (5) La legislatura podr promul gar legislacin para implemen tar esta subseccin, que in cluya, entre otras cosas, la definicin de trminos y la im posicin de sanciones por vio laciones. Dicha ley no deber contener disposiciones sobr e ningn otro tema. (g)(f) Habr una comisin independiente para conducir investigaciones y hacer reportes pblicos sobre todas las denuncias concernientes a infracciones contra el fondo pblico por funcionarios pblicos o empleados no dentro de la jurisdiccin de la comisin de calificaciones judiciales. (h)(1)(g) Un Cdigo de tica para todos los empleados estatales y funcionarios no judiciales que prohba conflicto entre cargos pblicos e intereses privados ser previsto por ley. (2) Un funcionario o empleado pblico no deber abusar de su posicin pblica para obtene r un beneficio desproporcionado para s mismo; su cnyuge, hi jos o empleador; o para cualquier negocio con el qu e contrate; en el que l o ella sea un oficial, un socio, un director o un propietario; o en el qu e posea algn inters. L a Comisin de tica de Florida deber, por norma de conformi dad con los procedimientos legales que rigen l a reglamentacin administrativa, definir el trmino "beneficio de sproporcionado" y prescribir la intencin requerida para encon trar una violacin de esta pro hibicin a los efectos de hace r cumplir este prrafo. Las penalizaciones apropiadas sern prescritas por ley. (i)(h) Esta seccin no se interpretar para limitar revelaciones y prohibiciones qu e puedan ser establecidas par a preservar el bien pblico y evitar conflictos entre las funciones pblicas y los intereses privados. (j)(i) Apndice. En la fecha en que esta enmienda sea efectiva y hasta que sea cambiada po r ley: (1) La revelacin pblica y completa de intereses financieros significar presenta r con el custodio de los registros estatales antes del 1 de julio d e cada ao una declaracin jurada mostrando el patrimonio completo e identificando cada activo y deuda de ms de $1000 y su valor junto con uno de los siguientes: a. Una copia de la declaracin federal de impuestos sobre ingresos ms reciente de la persona; o b. Una declaracin jurada qu e identifique cada fuente y cantidad de ingreso que supere los $1000. Los formularios para tal declaracin y las reglas baj o las cuales sern archivados sern prescritos por l a comisin independiente establecida en subseccin (g) (f), y tales reglas incluirn la declaracin de fuentes secundarias de ingresos. (2) Personas ocupando cargos estatales electos tambin debern presentar revelaciones de sus intereses financieros d e acuerdo con el p rrafo ( 1 ) l a p() subseccin (i)(1) (3) La comisin independiente establecida en subseccin (g) (f) ser la Comisin de tica d e la Florida. ARTCULO V PODER JUDICIAL SECCIN 13 tica en el Poder Judicial. Actividades Pro hibidas Todos los jueces se dedicarn a tiempo completo a sus funciones judiciales. Un magistra do o juez Estos no podr participar en el ejercicio de la abogaca o desempear cargos en ningn partido poltico. (b) Un ex magistrado o ex juez no cabildear para obtene r compensacin sobre asuntos de poltica, asignaciones o adquisiciones ante las ramas legislativas o ejecutivas del go bierno estatal por un perodo de seis aos despus de que l o ella desocupe su puesto judi cial. La legislatura puede pro mulgar legislacin para imple mentar esta subseccin, qu e incluya, entre otros, la defini cin de trminos y la imposi cin de sanciones por viola ciones. Dicha ley no deber contener disposiciones sobr e ningn otro tema. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Prohibiciones respecto al ca bildeo por compensacin y contra el abuso de la posicin pblica por parte de funcionar ios 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; ex cepto las enmiendas a la Sec cin 8 (h) del Artculo II que en trarn en vigencia el 31 de di ciembre de 2020, y: (a) La Comisin de tica de Florida definir, por regla, el trmino "beneficio despropor cionado" y prescribir la inten cin requerida para encontra r una violacin de la prohibicin contra el abuso de la posicin pblica antes del 1 de octubre de 2019, como se especifica 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 legis lacin de implementacin qu e establezca sanciones por viola ciones 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 PAPELET A DE VOTACIN: Fin a las Carreras Caninas RESUMEN DE LA PAPELETA DE VOTACIN: Elimina progresivamente las carreras caninas comerciales relacionadas con apuestas para el 2020. Otras actividades de juego no se ven afectadas. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO X MISCELNEO Prohibicin de competir y apos tar 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 autoriza da para llevar a cabo opera ciones de juego o apuestas mutuas no podr competir con galgos o ningn otro miembro de la subespecie Canis Famil iaris en cualquier apuesta po r dinero u otros objetos de valor en este estado, y las personas en este estado no podrn apos tar dinero o cualquier otra cosa de valor al resultado de un a carrera canina que se produzca en el estado. La no realizacin de carreras o apuestas en car reras de galgos despus del 31 de diciembre de 2018 no con stituye motivo para revocar o denegar la renovacin de otras licencias de juego relacionadas que posea una persona con li cencia autorizada para carreras de galgos el 1 de enero de 2018, y no afectar la elegibili dad de dicha persona autoriza da, o de las instalaciones d e dicha persona para llevar a cabo otras actividades d e apuestas mutuas autorizadas por la ley general. Por ley gen eral, la legislatura deber es pecificar sanciones civiles o penales por infracciones d e esta seccin y por actividades que ayuden o contribuyan a in fringir esta seccin. ARTCULO XII APNDICE Prohibicin de competir o apos tar con galgos u otros perros.La enmienda al Artculo X, qu e prohbe competir o apostar con galgos y otros perros, y l a creacin de esta seccin, en trarn en vigencia con l a aprobacin de los electores. 449508 August 30, 2018 September 25, 2018 A Landlord You Can Love! 2/1 Duplex, great location. CH/A, W/D hookup, $800/mo + dep 758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455

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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingl y accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspape r are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. SUWANNEE Spacious 2/1 Home on Fresh water canal in the town of Suwannee. Hardee board ext/int. walls, foam insulation, new windows, doors, tile, kitchen, Central AC, metal roof, boat lift, tackle shop, seawall. $180,000 OBO Owner will finance with 40 down $1,200/mo. Come see it today, move in this weekend. Bring the boat! 352-949-0447 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101415 $24,900 Beautiful 5ac bldg lot w/underground electric service. Site built homes only. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101095 $489,000 Commercial property w/ almost 4000 SF Steel bldg on 1.9ac, includes rental properties. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99522 $169,900 2 newer homes on 4ac, both w/spacious kitchens, lg island, both w/4BR, FP Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100784 3/2 DWMH w/newer metal roof on 29ac, RV barn, quiet area w/room to grow. $375,000 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS99388 $474,900 5/5 split level overlooking lg, natural spring fed pond, FP, kit w/island cook top& walk-in pantry Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94358 $39,900 3.7ac on cul-de-sac in High Pointe Farms. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101562 $295,000 Henderson House currently used as offices. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99726 $149,900 Former doctor office in Live Oak w/4 exam rooms Buy It Sell It Find It Lake City ReporterCLASSIFIEDS IN PRINT & ONLINE www.LakeCityReporter.com the bulk of its season schedule. Despite losing to IRSC and FSC Jacksonville, two teams ranked in the NJCAA top-ten, Tang says he feels optimistic about his team moving forward. Those teams have international players, the second-year coach said of last weeks tri-match. So really were playing local Florida kids against international kids essentially. So I was very proud with how we competed. I think thats the thing with me, and something we try to get [our] kids to understand, you can always compete, no matter what doesnt matter if theyre from out of the country or right around the corner. Youre always going to give your best effort. FGC has also been pleased with the production of its newcomers (Alexis Weeks, Kaitlann Knudson, Abigail Rich, Jaylin Roberts, Nataleigh Nieuwenhuis, Kaitlyn Cline, Madison Brugh and Autumn Smith). Tangs says the newbies have done well through the first few games and are still meshing with the returning players. A lot of it has to do with them being comfortable. Theyre starting to get in a groove. When we put our top freshmen out there, theyre able to compete, and its not a big deal for them.We started school last week so I think a lot of it was just trying to make those adjustments. The Lady Timberwolves will need all the help they can get as they welcome the Lady Tigers to the Howard Center Gym. After sweeping Edward Waters in both meetings last season, FGC hopes to remain on top in that series. The Lady Tigers, who have an advantage with scholarships and funds, look to steal a road win. Its always a good challenge to see where you stand with those things, Tang added. Us being so fairly new into our season, it doesnt make me comfortable going into that situation. But the way I coach our kids, and the way we prepare, I am confident that well be competitive and successful. FGC volleyball, which is in its second season back since the program disbanded in 1982, is competing in the Sun-Lakes Conference for the first time this year. Now eligible for the postseason tournament, the Lady Timberwolves look to see what they can do when it counts with their five key returners (Ameah Gerideau, Madison Morrison, Ashton Mathews, Antonette Ochipa and Katelyn Blong). FGC is scheduled to host Lake Sumter on Sept. 14 in its conference opener. In the meantime, the ladies look to keep improving their game, starting tonight at home. I always tell our kids: were going to compete and give ourselves an opportunity to win, Tang said. Thats the mindset we have going into [tonight]. it at Wednesdays practice. Im still learning (the offense) but those are pretty much my fault. I should have known better, Blair said. Still, having full command of an offense in just two months is easier said than done. Blairs fumble occurred because his tailback didnt block long enough on a play where the tight end was wide open and some of his interceptions were simple mistakes. Blair had one throw intercepted on a screen pass, a pass head coach Demetric Jackson says would have been completed for a huge gain to Stanley Maxwell if it had just been two inches higher. The senior called the wrong play on another interception sending the running back deep instead of on a bubble screen while the final mistake came when he under threw Derrick Roberson in the end zone late in the game. Its just unfortunate three of those bad throws were intercepted. The timing isnt quite there, Jackson said. He had a couple of those long balls that if he checked down to the slot guy thats running a square in thats a big play instead of trying to hit the long ball. I still believe the kid has one of the best arms in the state. I just dont see some of the accuracy he has from other guys that can do what he can do. It all added up to a 18/34 night for Blair, who still threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns. But what killed drives and momentum at times were dropped pass by his receivers, eight of them to be exact. Turn those into catches into 26 completions and it changes the entire complexion of the ball game. Twenty six of 34 and thats 300 yards. He didnt do bad. You have four bad throws out of 34 throws, thats a pretty good day, Jackson said. Drops have been a problem since training camp for Fort White. Receivers also dropped 10 in the preseason classic against Trenton, potentially opening the door for competition at the position. Myles McClain is set to return for the Indians in two weeks against Santa Fe. The junior missed the season opener and will also sit out this Fridays game against Providence due to missing some workouts over the summer when he thought hed be moving away from Fort White. But Jackson says one of those jobs could be McClains if somebody else doesnt step up. McClain only caught seven passes for 105 yards last season but thats second among all returners behind Kanell Stewart (20 catches for 263). Jackson hopes Myles return will either push Rahman Paul, Stewart and Roberson to play better, or hell have another starter. (Myles) was one of our most sure handed receivers last year. Hes got the hands. He can catch, Jackson said. Derrick we played more on offense and he can catch. He showed us some things. Its piecing together. Ive still got a little smirk on my face because I see what were capable of doing. Its just putting it together and building each week, not peaking on week one. Just building and getting those receivers to get confidence. Competition brings the best out of some guys. Right now weve got an offensive unit and a defensive unit. Now when Myles comes in hes pushing those receivers you keep dropping them. You keep running the wrong route. Now weve got another guy thats ready to replace them. But hes got to earn his spot on either side of the ball. Even Terrance Jones, our safety, he can play some receiver but were trying not to play a lot of those guys both sides of the ball. But were trying to put ourselves in position to be pretty good. Rain hasnt made things easy for Blair and company either. Rain and lightning forced players inside for all of practice Wednesday and a majority of it Tuesday. Prior to last week, Fort White also only practiced three full days out of 11 leading into Trenton. But every chance they get, Blair and his receivers are outside throwing. We work everyday after practice. As soon as we get done we got out there and throw the ball so were getting better. Were getting PAUL BUCHANAN/Special to the ReporterFort White receiver Kanell Stewart looks in a pass against Suwannee on Aug. 24 TIMING Continued From 1B FGC Continued From 1B