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
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 F ax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 387 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advice & Comics . . 3B Friends of MusicClassical guitarist to perform, 2A. 90 72Chance of storms, 2A Lake City ReporterTUESD aA Y, SESE PT EE MB EE R 25, 2018 | YY OUR COMMUNIT YY N EE W SS P AP EE R SS INC EE 18 74 | $1.00 LAK EE CIT YY R EE POR T EE R.C OM + PLUS >> Water district wants feedbackLOCAL wPinemount superstar SS CHOOL SSSS ee Page 5A SS ee Page 2AArsonist in FW fires gets four-year term, Story below Halloween coming early this year FILE PHOTOSA scene from last years Trunk or Treat event at Lake DD e SS oto By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comNo trick. Downtown Lake Citys annual Halloween celebration is only two weeks away, with organizers breaking from the traditional Friday before Halloween to hold the widely popular event on Oct. 12. The switch was made to clear up potential scheduling conflicts for other area events also held that time of year. The Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce organizes Trunk or Treat. The new interim director explained why the event was moved up. In years past there have been conflicts due to local football games and the Columbia County Fair, said Interim Executive Director Abbie Chasteen. And we chose to move it up to avoid conflicts. Trunk or Treat is also aligned with a community police partnership event called National Night Out sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Chasteen said Lake City police and fire departments will have a renewed presence at the event. Trunk or Treat candy giveaway set for Oct. 12.Brooke Herbert hands out candy at last years event. No jail time for bank-deposit fraud schemeBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man who deposited empty envelopes into his credit union account and then withdrew and spent nearly $3,500 will avoid jail time. Taron Lorenzo Moody, 25, will serve six years probation under the terms of a plea deal from the State Attorneys Office. He pleaded guilty to organized fraud of less than $20,000 and third-degree grand theft. Lorenzo accepted the terms of the plea deal Monday in felony court with Judge Leandra Johnson presiding. Moody was represented by the Sean E. Manson of the Third Circuit Public Defenders office. According to Lake City Police Department reports, Moody was depositing empty envelopes into the ATM and indicating the envelopes contained $500. Moody then spent the money or withdrew it from a third party ATM. He repeated the criminal activity several times over the course of several days. The damage to his account and subsequently to Florida Credit Union was $3,380 accrued from Jan. 13-16.Home hit by gunfire; nobody hurt Five adults, toddler were inside at the time; not clear what rooms were struck.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City home with a toddler and five adults inside was riddled with bullets Sunday morning when at least one unidentified assailant fired into the single-story dwelling. Some of the bullets went clear through the house, said Mike Lee, LCPD public information officer, during an interview Monday afternoon. According to Lake City Police Department reports the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Sunday at a home near the intersection of Northeast Joe Coney and Northeast Martin Luther King Street. Units from the police department responded to the area on a report of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they spoke with occupants of the house who said that they were sleeping when they heard bullets hitting their house. Officers secured the scene, verified no one was injured and then processed the scene for evidence. Lee said he did not have any information detailing how many bullets struck the house. At the time we conducted a crime scene investigation and at this point were conducting further investiga tions to see if we can determine what the origins of the shots were, preciseGUNFIRE continued on 2A Arsonist gets fouryear termBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Branford man was sentenced to four years in prison and seven years probation after pleading guilty to starting several Fort White structure fires in April. David Williams, 41, of 284th Street, accepted the terms of a plea deal Monday in felony court with Third Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson presiding. Williams pleaded guilty to second-degree arson and resisting an officer without violence. Second-degree arson is a second-degree felony that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine. ARSON continued on 3A WilliamsNew leads in missing persons case from Debora Howard disappeared from Lake City 42 years ago Saturday. 3A TREATS continued on 3A Moody A3


2A TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 25, 2018 D aA ILY BRIEFING L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 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. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI WednesdayThursday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach Oct 2 Oct 8 Oct 16 Oct 24 LastNewFirstFull Quarter Quarter 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. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( 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 Scripture of the DD ay AA nd the cloud of the Lor d was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp. Numbers 10:34 (KJV ) I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. George Bernard SS ha w, 1856-1950, Irish play wrightThought for Today Winning LL otter y NN umb ers Pick 3: ( SS unday p.m.) 7-2-2 Pick 4: ( SS unda y p.m.) 9-2-8-3 FF antasy 5: ( SS unda y) 6-19-22-24-30 QU II CK H II TS Submissions TT he Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption inf ormation 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 EE ditor SS tev e Wilson at See an error? TT he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news it ems. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. TT hanks for r eading.Sign up as United Way ReadingPals volunteerDo you want to help inspire the love of reading in young students? Volunteers are sought for United Way of Suwannee Valleys ReadingPals initiative. ReadingPals is an early literacy initiative focused on screening, training and engaging volunteer reading coaches, who support kindergarten children in beginning their school careers with the necessary skills to become proficient readers. The ReadingPals program matches volunteers to individual kindergarten children. ReadingPals volunteers meet one hour a week for 25 weeks in a local school setting. For additional information on participating as a ReadingPals tutor and fostering the love of reading in children, contact Schara Wilson, United Way of Suwannee Valley ReadingPals coordinator, at 386-752-5604 x 105 or From staf f reports The Suwannee River Water Management District is seeking public input on the perceptions, knowledge and use of the water resources throughout the Suwannee Valley. At the District, we believe strongly that fulfilling our mission of responsibly stewarding the water resources of the Suwannee Valley includes understanding the perceptions and concerns of our local citizens, said Katelyn Potter, communications director for the District. This effort is an important step in improving the dialogue between the District and the citizens of our area. To gather input, the District has launched an online questionnaire that gathers information on resource use, recreation, issues awareness, and more. The survey is part of a larger outreach effort by the District to more actively engage citizens and stakeholders in the water management process. Citizen and stakeholder engagement with District issues is vital to overcome our water resource challenges, Potter said. This questionnaire allows us to gain feedback from those we would not normally hear from. Visit www. Survey to complete the questionnaire. The questionnaire is available online until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. It takes less than five minutes to complete and is accessible from any mobile device. Responses are anonymous. For more information or for questions regarding the questionnaire, please contact the District by calling 386-362-1001. 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, the District serves 15 surrounding North Central Florida counties. For more about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD. From staff reportsWater district wants feedback FILEFILETT he scene at Ichetucknee SS pr ings last Memorial DD a y. Survey on public perceptions open through Sunday. Classical guitarist to performThe Friends of Music Series will present its second concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, at Covenant First Presbyterian Church, 421 White Avenue in Live Oak. Admission is free. The concert will feature classical and flamenco guitarist Silviu Ciulei. He will perform classical pieces by Satie, Debussy, Reinhardt and Giocosa, as well as some of his own flamenco compositions. Admission is free and a reception follows where audience members may visit with the performer. Silviu Octavian Ciulei was born in Constanta, Romania, and began musical studies at the age of six. By 13, he was gleaning numerous awards for his guitar playing. In 2004, Ciulei was awarded a full international scholarship to study guitar performance at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the MTSU School of Musics first Full Scholar and Grant recipient. Upon graduation, he was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award in Guitar Performance. Since coming to the United States, Ciulei has won an impressive collection of prizes. He is a world class performer. He is also an acclaimed flamenco guitarist. He studied in Spain and has formed two flamenco ensembles, and has performed on National Public Radio and TV. From staff reports ly, and how many, he said, noting all the bullets that struck the home hit on the same side of the residence. Lee could not say where the bullets ended up inside the home in relation to the occupants and their rooms. Were still trying to nail down the ballistics information through the crime scene and evidence that was collected, he said. I know the house was hit, but how many times or the precise trajectory of those bullets are still being investigated. Officers from the police departments Criminal Investigation Division also responded to the scene and spoke with the homes occupants as well as a bystander who was nearby when the bullets struck. Lee said the toddler at the home is less than two years old and the other occupants range in age from 20-60 years old. Authorities said when information from the ballistics reports are returned, they will be able to determine whether there was one or more shooters. Based on statements from people at the scene, investigators learned that an altercation had occurred in the vicinity of the home earlier in the evening involving one of the adults who resides in the home and an unidentified man. It is believed the shooting was in retaliation for the altercation. Investigators are working on positively identifying anyone who witnessed or was involved in the altercation. Lee said officers found spent shell casings on the ground near the home and they are led to believe the shooter was on foot, rather than in a car. We have no indication at this point to believe there was vehicle involved, but we havent been able to completely rule that out, he said. The casings were on the ground. Investigators were unable to get any additional details about the incident because the individuals at the scene said they did not see anything. From my understanding, there were people present when we arrived and at least one bystander who did mention he saw two individuals in some altercation and shortly there after heard the gunfire from the same location, Lee said. There were other people that were there, but when we interviewed them, they said they didnt see any thing some people inside and some outside. At this point what were facing is a lack of cooperation. Lee said there is no suspected connection to other incidents involving gunplay earlier in the month. Anyone who has additional information about the incident is asked to contact Investigator Kevin Johns at (386) 758-5471 or anony mously through the departments TIPS Line at (386) 719-2068. GUNFIREContinued From 1A


By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA person of interest has emerged in the disappearance of Debora Howard, a Live Oak woman last seen on a Friday night 42 years ago in Lake City. Now the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office is asking the public to help keep the case alive decades after Howards disappearance. The night of Sept. 24, 1976, Howard walked into Frogs, a local bar then located on U.S. 90 West, with her boyfriend and some friends. She hasnt been seen since leaving later that night. Missing at age 20, Howard would now be 62. She was declared legally dead in 1989, but never reported missing, a Suwannee County Sheriffs investigator said. But there is a person of interest in the case. George Alan McCraney, who Howard lived with at the time, was later convicted of a number of violent crimes and is serving two life sentences in a state prison. Law enforcement does not expect to find the woman alive. Instead investigator Jake Brooks said they want to get closure for Howards family, who declared the woman missing earlier this year, prompting an investigation into her disappearance. There was never any type of investigation into her disappearance, said Brooks. She was never listed as missing persons officially in the NCIC (National Crime Information Center). He said Howards sisters reached out to SCSO in April. They gave Brooks the last known facts surrounding the time she entered the bar and the following day. Any information they had of their sisters last known whereabouts came from the man she had lived with for two years, McCraney. The next morning McCraney told her mother that she had left in the middle of the night and took all her stuff with her, and that was totally unlike her, Brooks said. Brooks said there were two names the bar at that time could have gone by, Frogs or Rock Lounge. Both are now out of business. The relationship was abusive and when things got bad Howard would go to her mother, he said. She would call her every day, Brooks said. Whenever she did leave with McCraney she would come home to Mama, and she didnt this time. McCraney, 66, is serving two life sentences in Union Correctional Institution for June 2005 convictions of armed robbery. His criminal record dates back decades with his first convictions occurring three years after Howards disappearance. In 1979 McCraney got a five-year prison sentence for aggravated battery in Flagler County. In 1981 he was convicted of attempted sexual battery with a weapon or by force and received a 15-year sentence, state prison records show. Ive already spoken with McCraney, he denies any knowledge, Brooks said. He asked to speak with a lawyer. Brooks said he has since entered Howard into the NCIC database along with a national database for unidentified recovered remains. He described McCraney as a drifter who ahs spent most of his life in prison. Now SCSO is asking the public with any information regarding Howards disappearance to call 1-800-8435678 or SCSO at (386) 3643785. USAF MSGT RET. Steven Richard Pitt USAF MSGT RET. Steven Richard Pitt, 66 passed away, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 after an extended illness. He was the son of the late Earl W. and Ilene F. Brown Pitt. He had made Palm Harbor, FL his home for the past eight years after moving there from San Diego, CA. He served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force where he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, two Air Force Achievement Medals and seven Good Conduct Medals. He enjoyed reading, wood working, watching movies, the outdoors and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Debra Pitt, Palm Harbor, FL, one son Eric Pitt, San Diego, CA. four daughters Tina Hibbs (Brett) Cabot, AK; Shannon Lipscomb (Chris) San Diego, CA. Kyran Semlar (Mike) Puyallup, WA, and Heidi Blair (Jason) Lake City, FL; one brother Walter Pitt, San Diego, CA; and twelve grandchildren also survive. A celebration of Stevens life will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234. Memories and messages of condolence may be left at the online family guestbook at Murdock Oldes Simmons Murdock Oldes Simmons was born February 16, 1919 in Supply. NC. He entered eternal rest on September 15, 2018. He was 99 years young. Murdock was a fisherman 54 years of his life, especially loving the salt waters of Southport, North Carolina, where he called home. Becoming a resident of Lake City Fl in 1995. He was a good man with a big heart and a humble soul, loved by everyone who knew him. Murdock was preceded in death by his parents Alexander Sandy Simmons and Cornelia Simmons, his wife Edith Simmons, daughter Marcy Boyette and 5 brothers; Clarence Simmons, Herbert Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Rothie Simmons, Kenwood Varnum and 2 sisters; Ada Mae Brown and Ruth Potter. Murdock is survived by 2 daughters; Dorothy Klinedinst of Baton Rouge, La. and Carolyn Taylor of Lake City, Fl., and 7 grandchildren; Laura Schexnayder (Harry), Kenneth Klinedinst, Candy Klinedinst, Veronica Brendle (Jeffery), Tanya Royal (Toby), Nathan Boyette, and Barrett Boyette (Jessica); and 11 great grandchildren; Isabelle Schexnayder, Samuel Schexnayder, Cecilia Schexnayder, Beatrice Schexnayder, Ryan Brendle, Morgan Brendle, Joseph Royal, Sydney Royal, Adelyn Boyette, Anabelle Boyette, and Paxton Boyette. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to his son-in-law, Greg Boyette, Edith Russell, Betty Russell and the members of the First Apostolic Church of Lake City, Florida for showing Murdock so much love and for making him your adopted Papa. He loved you all. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 25, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 3A OBITUARIES 352-472-6032 1-800-TREES-00 AAA Budget Tree Service, Friend Us On 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Friend Us On METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-61871-888-ROOF-USAwww.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong www.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Re-Roof Flat & CommercialCCC1325497 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. A fresh look at cold case from This year were really excited that theyre going to have even more participation because its not going to be in conflict with the fair, Chasteen said. That was also one of the main reasons that the event was moved up a couple of weeks. In recent years Trunk or Treat was held around the weekend preceding Halloween. So far Chasteen said they havent heard complaints from angry trick or treaters or their parents. Were really excited, were hoping to have a great turnout, Chasteen said. Theres always thousands of people that come out, literally thousands of people. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m., with 40 Chamber member businesses lined up starting at Hernando Avenue around Lake DeSoto with trunks full of treats, which Chasteen added could be enjoyed without fear of tampering. They come out and decorate their trunks, they dress up, Chasteen said. The Chamber and the Police Department provide the candy. They pass out all kind of candy throughout the night. She said costumes were welcome though not required and there would be music, games and maybe even a hayride. She said details of that are still in the works. Chasteen noted that All Hallows Eve could still be celebrated, as usual, by any who choose. Halloween we have no control over, she said. TREATSContinued From 1A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SALE! Lake City Reporter renewals or new subscriptions. 52 Weeks for $52 (plus tax)As a way to say Thank You to our loyal readers, were oering a one-day sale on your new or renewal 1-year subscription to your local newspaper. Renew today! Regular rates will increase Oct. 1.386-755-5445Oer valid only on 1-year subscriptions. Valid 9/25/18. Prepaid. No Refunds. TODAY ONLY, 8 AM 3 PM McCraney Resisting an officer without violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine. Williams was initially facing a charge of fleeing and eluding as well. Under the terms of the plea deal, that was stipulated as a lesser charge of resisting officer without violence. Williams also has to pay several court-ordered fines and complete 200 hours of community service within the first two years of his probation. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, around 4:50 p.m. on April 6 a deputy was dispatched to SW Roberts Avenue in reference to a structure fire. When the deputy arrived he found the fire department on the scene and the home fully engulfed. While he was at the scene, dispatch informed him that someone attempted to set anotheer nearby home on fire. Around 5:07 p.m., when the deputy arrived at SW Utah Street, he reported seeing a small fire under a house there and a dark SUV fleeing from the driveway. The SUV fled from the deputy at a high rate of speed for about a mile until backup arrived and conducted a felony stop on the SUV. The driver, identified as Williams, was arrested. Williams denied being at the either of the fire sites or starting the fires, but the deputy reported that he had burnt hair that the deputy could smell. Court records show Williams was tried on charges of arson in 2012 but acquitted by a jury. ARSONContinued From 1A TT he night of SS ept. 24, 1976, Howard walked into Frogs, a local bar then located on UU SS 90 West, with her boyfriend and some friends. SS he hasn t been seen since leav ing later that night.


Bert and Ernie are not gay. That I even have to say this is the problem, not the actual fact that they arent. This week, long-time Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman revealed that he wrote Bert and Ernies relationship as that of a loving couple and based it on his own relationship with film editor Arnold Glassman. Soon after, Sesame Workshop took to Twitter with a denial not just of Bert and Ernies romantic relationship but of the very concept of sexual orientation for puppets. Im with them. It always seemed evident to me that Bert and Ernie were not gay because of the way they dressed. Clearly, neither of them would have fit in on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. (Though Kermit might be the Muppet most likely to be the target of a questionable #MeToo accusation from you-know-who.) Have I offended you with the non-PC references yet? Christine, how dare you suggest that gay men must be well-dressed? And that notso-veiled reference to Miss Piggy and the possibility that shed lie? How dare you! Puppets must be believed! Im obviously joking. Frankly, I find it easier to laugh about the topic than to take it seriously. Of course, Bert and Ernie arent gay. Theyre just sweet, nebbishy little animated socks who had to split the rent on a fourth-floor walk-up. But these days, we need to worry about the backstories and implications of everything, from Supreme Court nominees to animated socks. There is no question that Sesame Street has been on the cutting edge of diversity and inclusivity since the beginning. Over the years, the show included characters that reflect different demographics, such as Julia the autistic Muppet, and Muppets who had accents (other than the Count because there isnt a huge lobby for Transylvanians in the U.S.) and Muppets whose parents were divorced. From the beginning, the human characters, such as Maria and Gordon and Mr. Hooper, were of different ethnicities, and some of the vignettes were in Spanish, which was very exotic for 1969, when the show started. Teaching kids from an early age that everything and everyone has value is, unquestionably, one of the most positive lessons Sesame Street can impart on its viewers. But Sesame Street is not and should not be in the business of helping kids explore their sexuality. Its always been a show geared to the youngest of the young, the toddler set who were too tiny to really understand sex at all. No 3or 4or 5-year-old should have to deal with a topic that will cause them decades of angst later in life. Children shouldnt be forced to acknowledge their sexuality as toddlers. Thats not a burden that should be placed on their young shoulders. I call it burden not because we should have a negative view of different forms of sexuality, but because children should not have to think about those concepts while trying to figure out what number comes after or what letter comes after K. Im tired of adults turning childhood into some version of The Real Housewives of Sesame Street. Reality is a good thing, but children should be able to suspend it for the first few, sweet years. Making Bert and Ernies sexual orientation an issue deprives Sesame Streets prime audience of living an unencumbered childhood. The creator of the Muppets, Frank Oz, has denied that the pair are gay. The LGBTQ community is angry. To that I say, just wait. The kids will learn about those other letters soon enough. 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: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 www.lak 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 Frog stew, anyone?A piece of land in Louisiana has been designated by the federal government as a critical habitat for a rare frog, although the dusky gopher frog does not live there, and never has. Nevertheless, frog trouble might be ahead for humans who do. To make life congenial for the frog, the federal government intends to compel private landowners to level a healthy native forest of closed-canopy loblolly pine trees and plant new open-canopied longleaf pines, torch the land with frequent fires to support a diverse ground cover of herbaceous plants, and enable 60 percent to 100 percent of the area to be managed as a refuge for the frog. That might cost as much as $30 million, and the landowners might be required to pay for it. The case, Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is working its way now through the courts and it might be one of the first cases that Brett Kavanaugh will face if confirmed as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake is the power and reach of the federal government over all land in the United States. The private land in question is not actually the home of the frog, and under current conditions the frog could not survive in St. Tammany Parish, its proposed new habitat. This frog, called the Mississippi gopher frog until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed its name in 2012, was down to 100 adults early in this century, and since then both captive and wild populations have prospered and expanded in zoos and Mississippi breeding sites. Under the direction of the Fish and Wildlife Service, the dusky gopher frogs realm has expanded from 1,957 acres to a critical habitat of 6,477 acres of living space in Mississippi and Louisiana. The 1,544 acres in Louisiana are in St. Tammany Parish, but without drastic changes to the landscape, says the Weyerhaeuser brief, those acres wouldnt be gopher frog-friendly. To live, the 3-inch amphibian needs ephemeral ponds, an open canopy forest and an upland habitat connecting breeding and non-breeding grounds. To accommodate, the frog would have to be relocated to Louisiana. The Supreme Court will read the Constitution and the Endangered Species Act, which governs certain federal jurisdictions over public and private land, and decide. Justice Priscilla Owen of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals observed that the ponds cannot themselves sustain a dusky gopher frog population. She observed that the Endangered Species Act does not give the federal government the authority to designate areas of critical habitat based solely on one feature of an area when that one feature cannot support the existence of the species and significant alterations to the area as a whole would be required. When exposed to bright light or threatened, the dusky gopher frog will cover its face with its hands. Its under no threat in Louisiana, where it does not now exist. But if drastic changes are taken to ensure the frogs relocation across thousands of acres, with precedents being precedents, that could lead to drastic measures to ensure the propagation of all endangered or even extinct animals. If scientists someday resurrect the dinosaurs, as some have suggested might be possible with recovered DNA, the dinosaurs might one day seize Capitol Hill. What a fine frog stew the rest of us would find ourselves in. Bon appetit!Bert and Ernie, stick to the ABCsSexual assault on campus? Call the copsA year ago, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rattled college officials nationwide by signaling that she would shred Obama-era regulations on campus sexual assault. Those rules from the notorious 2011 Dear Colleague letter urged colleges to get tougher on sexual assault allegations or possibly forfeit millions in federal funding. Many colleges cracked down. But accused students and their families complained that inept campus judicial systems trampled their legal rights. DeVos agreed that the Dear Colleague changes tilted the system too much in favor of alleged victims. The education secretary hasnt yet unveiled the new standards, but preliminary proposals reportedly would bring several changes. Among the most dramatic: Colleges no longer would be required to investigate complaints that originate off campus or outside school-sponsored programs. Schools would be allowed to address more complaints via an informal resolution process if that doesnt short-change the complainant. School investigations no longer would begin with what on many campuses is a tacit assumption of an accused students guilt. Specifically, it could become more difficult to decide that a student committed a sexual assault: The Obama-era standard of preponderance of the evidence could rise to a tougher-tomeet standard, clear and convincing evidence. Thats still short of the criminal justice standard of evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. But campus authorities probably would need to be more certain going forward that an assault did happen before they declare a verdict of guilt. Whatever the rules, the goal is still the same: Make campuses safer. Punish perpetrators and comfort victims. Deter assaults, harassment and rape. But the new approach would come closer than the Obama-era rules to adding another imperative: Dont railroad students accused of misconduct. Thats essentially what the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in the case of a University of Michigan student accused of sexual assault. The court said that an accused student is entitled to cross-examine witnesses. Whats the best way to achieve fair outcomes? We hope the revised rules contain a terse directive: Campus officials, when you receive allegations of assault, dont play cop, district attorney, judge and jury. Call the law. Let professionals investigate and decide if criminal charges are warranted. And if they levy charges, let them pursue justice. Why the police and prosecutors and not the profs and provosts? Because the authorities are likelier to be trained and experienced at these jobs. They know how to handle interrogations and evidence. They dont have a vested interest in protecting the colleges reputation, as administrators surely do. Nor are they subject to campus culture. They can go where the evidence leads. By contrast, the more campus officials dabble in their own version of investigating and judging such allegations, the greater the chances that such cases will be mishandled. We understand that not so many years ago, some complaints by sexual assault victims trailed off into limbo. Law enforcement authorities sometimes responded half-heartedly or clumsily. But attitudes among the public and law enforcement officers have dramatically changed. Today theres a far greater recognition of sexual violence and a desire to combat it. Theres the thunderous toppling of powerful men by #MeToo allegations. An allegation rooted in the 1980s has had the power to stall a confirmation vote on a U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The upshot: More alleged victims step forward because they have more confidence that they will be taken seriously. Thats a welcome development. And it should be the norm for campus sexual assault cases. Colleges are in the educating business, not the criminal justice business. Campuses should offer a full panoply of services for alleged victims. Schools can set restrictions within the campus community on accused students, and if theyre convicted, can impose penalties including expulsion. But college officials should stop short of trying to oversee and execute these complex investigations and adjudications. Instead of a Dear Colleague letter to college administrators, how about a Dear Prospective Prison Inmate letter to arriving students, outlining the repercussions for criminally abusive behavior? We expect the prospect of jail time, not a mere slap-down from campus administrators, would influence students behavior from Day One. Chicago Tribune Washington Times Christine M. Flowerscowers1961@gmail.comChristine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News.


TodayCatholic charitiesDo you have a passion for helping others? Do you need volunteer hours for Bright Futures or commu nity service? If so, we want YOU! Catholic Charities of Lake City needs volunteers to operate our food pantr y Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m. If meeting new people, making new friends, and supporting your local community is what you are looking for, then please come by the office for an application. 553 NW Railroad St, Lake City, FL 32055. 386754-9180.Seed Library in Fort WhiteThe Coumbia Seed Lending Library is open at the main library in Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CCSL meets at the Fort White library on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Volunteers are also on hand the first and third Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Branch library located at 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off IS Hwy 90 just West of I-75). Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need vol unteers for all positions. Those interested in par ticipating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386-752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking volunteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386292-8000, ext. 21216.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayTerrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on   W ednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,   3 08 NW Columbia Ave. in down town Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens pro grams, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center is in search of vol unteers. The centers mis sion is to serve those in need in Columbia County thr ough Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is current ly seeking volunteers for many tasks. No experience necessary To apply online visit www.beyourhaven. org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-7588606.ThursdayVolunteers 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. to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Volunteers 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. 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.FridayDinner 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.Baby & 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,   3 08 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.UpcomingSongFarmersThe October gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be Saturday, October 6, 7 to 9 p.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025. Acoustic jam style format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. All ages and skill levels. No charge. For additional information, contact Skip Johns at 386-3442906 or visit the Suwannee Valley SongFarmers Facebook page at https:// TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 25, 2018 LOCAL L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R 5A TT o submit your calendar item, stop by the R eporter oce or email Robert Bridges at COMMUNITY CALENDAR FIND WHAT YOU NEED IN TODAYSCLASSIFIEDSCOURTESYSuperstar student at Pinemount TT he SS uperstar SS tudent of the Week at Pinemount is EE ar nest Bryant. He was selected for demonstrating super hero behavior, the school said. Front row, from left: AA maria B owles and Lindsey SS tarling Back row: Zachary Bedenbaugh, EE ar nest Bryant, Isbella Park and Jenna Burns. COURTESYCheering them onColumbia High sent some of their student athletes to cheer on Pinemount students during Math Lab. Front row, from left: Reilyn Odell, EE than DD ink ins, AA riana H ill, Jacquelin AA lvar ado, Wyatt TT oucht on and Joseph Robinson. Back row: Zachary Bedenbaigh, Jenna Burns, Lindsey SS tarling AA maria B owles, Hailey Hassett, Isabella Park and SS amantha TT urner Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 07/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. 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6A TUESDA Y, SESE P TETE MB EE R 25, 2018 SCHOOLS L AA K EE CI TYTY R EE POR TETE R Taste test at CCE OCTOBER 19 20 2018r ZAC BROWN BANDLITTLE BIG TOWN rfrr rf nt Zaryah Batista and TT rit on Breckenridge. Hunter West and Brienna TT rac y.COURTESY PHOTOSCassandra Capens kindergartners had fun with their Five SS enses TT aste TT est at C olumbia City EE lemen tary recently. Pictured are AA dalyn Peeler and Isaiah TT unsil. Story Time at Eastside COURTESY SS herri DD ouglas has SS tor y TT ime at the libr ary at EE astside EE lemen tary SS chool and the children lo ve it. COURTESYWhat can you build from ... ? Lori Wolffs Varying EE xceptionalities students at Columbia City EE lementary accept ed the STESTE M challenge t o make the tallest structure they could using marshmallows and spaghetti. Here is SS k yler Keenans effort.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, September 25, 2018 ww Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreSERVES UPPREP CROSS COUNTRYColumbia tackles tough competitionBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comColumbias cross country teams competed Katie Caples Invitational at Bishop Kenny High School on Saturday night. The Lady Tigers placed 13th out of 21 teams in the varsity division, led by Abbrielle Beiters 22nd-place finish (22:27.00), while the boys placed 15th out of 19 teams in the elite division. Behind Beiter was Sarah Beth Johns in 55th (23:44.00), Suzannah Raines in 58th (23:47.00), Mackenzie Conklin in 80th (24:19.00), Lesly Cabellero in 115th (25:32.00), Rhiannon Mattingly in 145th (26:45.00) and Emily Flugrath in 171st (28.23.00). Bolles took home the title with all seven runners placing in the top 20. It was so exciting to watch the girls achieve personal-best times, Columbia head coach Shelli Shoup said. We were extremely excited to see that SHELBY CONKLIN/Special to the ReporterColumbia runner Abbrielle Beiter races past competition at the Katie Caples Invitational on Saturday at Bishop Kenny High School. She placed 22nd. LOUIE MASON/Special to the ReporterDavid Whitener drove the No. 5 car to victory Saturday night at All-Tech Raceway in the Florida Late Model Challenge Series. Four other drivers also took the checkered flag. See Page 2B. PREP VOLLEYBALL: Columbia 3, Bradford 0Tigers grab personal-best times at Katie Caples Invitational on Saturday.Photos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias Lauren Wilson sends a shot over the hand of Bradfords Regina Roberts on Monday night. All-Tech Raceway winnersMullen expects lot of passion in return to Miss StateCOLLEGE FOOTBALL MONICA HERNDON/Tampa Bay Times/TNSFlorida head coach Dan Mullen gets ready to run out of the tunnel against Kentucky on Sept. 8 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Dan Mullen will forever be tied to Starkville, Mississippi. Its where he landed his first head coaching job. Its where his two children were born. Its the place he called home for nearly a decade. Its StarkVegas to Mullen, and he takes a lot of pride in everything he did to help get the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs   to wher e they are today. Packed stadiums. Legal cowbells. Dont Stop Believin played before the fourth quarter of games. Mullen had a hand in all of it. Now, hes going to experience it from a different angle: the opposing sideline. Mullen will return to Starkville this weekend with Florida (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), a rare occurrence where a head coach faces his former team on the road in his first season. Houston Nutt is believed to be the last to do it, taking Mississippi to Arkansas in 2008 and winning 23-21. Tom OBrien did it the previous year, taking North Carolina State to Boston College and losing 37-17. Mullen expects a lot of passion from the Mississippi State faithful. When I think of the fans and I think of the former players and the people of the town of Starkville, I think for the most part they were appreciative in what we were able to accomplish in the nine years that we Gators head coach led the Bulldogs for nine seasons before coming to Florida.By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comIt didnt matter who was serving for Columbia on Monday night. Bradford struggled to return against all of the Lady Tigers. Columbia combined to serve up 32 aces, cruising to a 3-0 sweep of Bradford (25-21, 25-18, 25-12) at home to end a threematch losing streak. Gabby Leclerc and JC Styles each had six aces apiece while Erica Faulkner had five more to go along with her match-high nine kills. Danielle Thomson also had five aces to go along with 20 assists while Kaylynn Baisden served up four more aces. Something we wanted to work on was serving tough, Columbia head coach Trudy Andrews said. We wanted to hit seams and get them out of systems so weve been working on it. They did a great job hitting the spots that we called for. The Tornadoes struggled to produce much offensively as a result. Most of their points came via Columbia errors, with Olyvia Griffin only tallying a team-high three kills. We both struggle with serve-receive and I think we served tough, Faulkner said. I think serving was the key. Bradford made Columbia fight early in the first set though, jumping out to an 8-2 lead before Faulkner and company turned the tables. The Lady Tigers answered Columbias Danielle Thomson sets up a shot for a teammate on Monday night. Columbia tallies 32 aces to sweep Bradford and end 3-match skid.MULLEN continued on 6B TACKLES continued on 6B CHS continued on 6B B2


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LSU 4-0 1238 6 6. Oklahoma 4-0 1201 5 7. Stanf ord 4-0 1143 7 8. Notre Dame 4-0 1067 8 9. Penn S t. 4-0 1001 10 10. Aubur n 3-1 987 9 11. Washingt on 3-1 946 10 12. West V irginia 3-0 923 12 13. UCF 3-0 727 16 14. Michigan 3-1 698 19 15. Wisc onsin 3-1 662 18 16. Miami 3-1 571 21 17. Kentuck y 4-0 541 18. Te xas 3-1 308 19. Oregon 3-1 297 20 20. BYU 3-1 270 25 21. Michigan S t. 2-1 256 24 22. Duke 4-0 244 23. Mississippi S t. 3-1 241 14 24. Calif ornia 3-0 118 25. Te xas Tech 3-1 106 Others r eceiving votes: Colorado 83, Boise St. 58, Virginia Tech 55, South Florida 50, Oklahoma St. 44, Texas A&M 41, Iowa 31, South Carolina 31, Florida 29, NC State 28, Syracuse 25, TCU 24, North Texas 10, Cincinnati 10, Utah 9, Mississippi 7, Missouri 7, Buffalo 6, Maryland 6, San Diego St. 5, Arizona St. 4. Thursdays Top 25 Games No. 16 Miami vs. North Carolina, 8 p.m. Saturdays Top 25 Games No. 1 Alabama vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Noon No. 2 Georgia vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson vs. Syracuse, Noon No. 4 Ohio St. at No. 9 Penn St., 7:30 p.m. No. 5 LSU vs. Mississippi, 9:15 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Auburn vs. Southern Miss., 4 p.m. No. 11 Washington vs. No. 20 BYU, 8:30 p.m. No. 12 West Virginia at No. 25 Texas Tech, Noon No. 13 UCF vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. No. 14 Michigan at Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. No. 18 Texas at Kansas St., 3:30 p.m. No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California, 10:30 p.m. No. 21 Michigan St. vs. Central Michigan, Noon No. 22 Duke vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. No. 23 Mississippi State vs. Florida, 6 p.m.Browns name rookie QB Mayfield starterCLEVELAND (AP) Baker Mayfield was named the Browns new starting quar terback on Monday, and the No. 1 pick will make his first start Sunday at Oakland. Coach Hue Jackson made the move to replace Tyrod Taylor with Mayfield after the rookie led the Browns to a 21-17 come-from-behind win Thursday night over the New York Jets Clevelands first win since 2016. Under the national TV spotlight, Mayfield came in for an injured Taylor and showed poise during his pro debut. He made quick decisions and throws while completing 17 of 23 passes for 201 yards in just more than one half.NFLAMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA M iami 3 0 0 1.000 75 52 New England 1 2 0 .333 57 77 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 50 84 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 South W L T Pc t PF PA T ennessee 2 1 0 .667 49 50 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 57 44 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 60 63 Houston 0 3 0 .000 59 74 Nor th W L T Pc t PF PA C incinnati 2 1 0 .667 89 77 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 97 51 Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 Pittsbur gh 0 1 1 .250 58 63 West W L T Pc t PF PA K ansas City 3 0 0 1.000 118 92 Den ver 2 1 0 .667 61 70 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 82 93 Oakland 0 3 0 .000 52 81 NATIONAL C ONFERENCE East W L T Pc t PF PA W ashington 2 1 0 .667 64 44 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 59 55 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 41 53 N.Y. Gian ts 1 2 0 .333 55 62 South W L T Pc t PF PA T ampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 75 61 New Or leans 2 1 0 .667 104 103 Car olina 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Atlan ta 1 2 0 .333 80 85 Nor th W L T Pc t PF PA Chicago 2 1 0 .667 63 55 Green Ba y 1 1 1 .500 70 83 Minnesota 1 1 1 .500 59 72 Detr oit 1 2 0 .333 70 88 West W L T Pc t PF PA L.A. Rams 3 0 0 1.000 102 36 Sea ttle 1 2 0 .333 65 64 San F rancisco 1 2 0 .333 73 89 Ar izona 0 3 0 .000 20 74 Thursda ys Games Cleveland 21, N.Y. Jets 17 Sundays Games Tennessee 9, Jacksonville 6 N.Y. Giants 27, Houston 22 Miami 28, Oakland 20 Buffalo 27, Minnesota 6 Carolina 31, Cincinnati 21 Philadelphia 20, Indianapolis 16 Baltimore 27, Denver 14 Washington 31, Green Bay 17 Kansas City 38, San Francisco 27 New Orleans 43, Atlanta 37, OT L.A. Rams 35, L.A. Chargers 23 Seattle 24, Dallas 13 Chicago 16, Arizona 14 Detroit 26, New England 10 Mondays Games Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m.49ers lose QB Garoppolo to season-ending injurySANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City, sidelining him for the rest of the season. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers, who had planned their rebuild around Garoppolo and now must turn again to C.J. Beathard at quarterback.Cardinals switch to rookie Josh Rosen at QBTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Rookie Josh Rosen will take over as the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Rosen, the 10th overall pick in this years draft, replaced veteran Sam Bradford in Sundays 16-14 loss to the Chicago Bears with 4:31 left to play after three Arizona sec ond-half possessions ended in turnovers. Rosen couldnt rally the Cardinals to a win, as he threw an interception to end his first drive and was sacked to end the second.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pc t GB x-B oston 106 51 .675 y-New York 96 60 .615 9 T ampa Bay 87 69 .558 18 Tor onto 71 86 .452 35 Baltimore 45 111 .288 60 Central Division W L Pc t GB xCleveland 87 68 .561 M innesota 72 83 .465 15 D etroit 63 93 .404 24 Chicago 61 94 .394 26 K ansas City 54 102 .346 33 West D ivision W L Pc t GB z-Houston 99 57 .635 Oak land 94 62 .603 5 Sea ttle 85 70 .548 13 Los Angeles 75 81 .481 24 Te xas 66 89 .426 32 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pc t GB xAtlanta 88 68 .564 P hiladelphia 78 77 .503 9 W ashington 79 78 .503 9 New York 73 83 .468 15 Miami 62 94 .397 26 Central Division W L Pc t GB Chicago 91 64 .587 Milwaukee 89 67 .571 2 St. Louis 87 69 .558 4 Pittsbur gh 78 76 .506 12 Cincinnati 66 91 .420 26 West Division W L Pc t GB Los A ngeles 87 69 .558 Color ado 85 70 .548 1 Arizona 79 77 .506 8 San F rancisco 72 84 .462 15 San Diego 62 94 .397 25 z-clinched pla yoff berth x-clinched division Mondays Games Washington 7, Miami 3 Houston 5, Toronto 3 Boston 6, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1 Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Todays Games Kansas City at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.Rays eliminated from postseason with lossST. PETERSBURG (AP) Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next weeks AL wild-card game. New Yorks win eliminated the Rays and ensured a postseason berth for Oakland. Brett Gardner had a go-ahead single off Ryan Yarbrough in a two-run fifth inning.Harper tallies 100th RBI, Nationals beat MarlinsWASHINGTON (AP) Anthony Rendon homered and drove four runs, Bryce Harper reached 100 RBIs in a season for the first time and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Monday night. Juan Soto and Matt Wieters also homered for Washington, in a four-run fourth inning.ALL-TECH RACEWAY WINNERSDevin Walker was the E-Mod winner. Photos by LOUIE MASON/Special to the ReporterPayne Pickles was the Box Stock winner on Saturday night. Shane Taylor was the Pure Stock winner. Heath Walker was the Street Stock winner.


LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I are middle-aged women. Throughout our long friendship, I have been one of the few people in her life who was there for her as she dealt with boyfriend problems, elderly parents, serious illnesses, deaths, etc. She became engaged for the first time recently, and asked me to go out of town with her to check out a potential wedding venue. While we were there, she looked away (wouldnt even look me in the eye) and announced that only her sister (with whom she doesnt get along) would be in her wedding party. Although I was deeply disappointed, I said noth ing. I was more disappointed about the way she made the announcement. Since then, she has asked for my advice on everything fr om invitations to wedding etiquette, etc., instead of asking her sister, who lives out of state. At this point, I just want to be a guest at the wedding and enjoy seeing her get married. How do I bow out of this untitled role she has given me? -BOWING OUT IN THE WEST DEAR BOWING OUT: If your friend had felt good about making the announcement, she wouldnt have hesitated to look you in the eye. I suspect that she included her sister -who she doesnt get along with -in her wedding party because of pr essure from relatives. Because you feel her questions should more appropriately be answered by the sister, tell your friend -as kindly as possible -she should be asking her maid of honor, who is only a phone call away . DEAR ABBY: I fell in love with my first crush 30 years ago. We both felt the same way, but because I was six years younger than him, my parents didnt approve. We lost contact, and over the years, I would sometimes wonder what had happened to him. Last week his cousin found me on Facebook, and I was able to video call him. We were filled with emotion and realized our feelings havent changed. We both have families. Im divorced with two young adults. Hes married with three young adults. I dont want to cause him any problems, and yet, Im willing to let it play out and see what happens. All I want is just to see him again, but Im afraid of what will happen. Please tell me what to do! -FULL OF EMOTIONS DEAR FULL OF EMOTIONS: The problem with making important decisions when we are full of emotions is theyre usually impulsive and the wrong choice. Consider this: You and this man are adults with responsibilities to others. If you see him and he still feels the same as you stated, it may be the start of an affair and the end of his marriage. If its an affair, you will be his side dish and unable to form a meaningful relationship with anyone else for years. If divorce is involved, his wife and children will be collateral damage. Because Im not sure you have the strength to keep your distance if you meet him, ask him to include his wife and family when you do, and bring along your children. Abigail Van Woman hurt left out of best friends wedding 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 LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider your options before letting your emotions take over. Look for a positive response when dealing with others. Whether you are looking for a job or dealing with someone who is difficult, take care of your responsibilities first. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A change will do you good, but it may not please some of the people you work or live with. If you are upfront about your whereabouts and reasons for doing what you do, it will help ward off interference. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Offering to help others is kind, but don't let anyone take advantage of you. Get the facts before you lend money or help someone looking for a handout. Don't be too vocal about what you have or what you can do. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stay focused on what you are doing. Let your creativity take over. Do things your way and stay out of discussions that could lead to repercussions with someone at work or at home. The less said, the better. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel, meetings and educational pursuits are highlighted. Keep an open mind and learn from what you hear, observe and experience. The best change you can make is one that will encourage better relationships. Compliment others, and you'll reap the rewards. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out and try something new. It will change your perspective and give you something to consider. A positive change is heading your way, and an improved relationship with someone special looks promising. A change to the way you live is favored. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions can hold you back. You have to think clearly about what you should do next. Make choices based on how they will influence your personal finances, not because someone is pleading with you to do something questionable. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a moment to figure out what's best for you. An emotional situation concerning a friend or someone who depends on you should be handled carefully. Don't let anyone take advantage of you, and don't pay for someone else's mistake. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Refuse to let emotional matters interfere with your productivity. Finish what you start and protect your reputation. A change you make to the way you earn your living or to your arrangement at home will be to your benefit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen to instructions and ask questions if something doesn't make sense. How you handle those in charge will make a difference to the way you are treated. Professionalism at work and diplomacy at home will be in your best interest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Money matters should be handled smartly. Emotions and joint ventures can lead to loss. Don't feel you have to overdo it to make an impression. Let experience and knowledge be your guides to successful endeavors. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Concentrate on yourself and how to project your very best into whatever you take on. Working alongside someone with grand ideas can be stimulating but also expensive. Don't be afraid to forgo a joint venture and do your own thing. Sept 25: Barbara Walters is 86. Ian Tyson is 82. Michael Douglas is 71. Cheryl Tiegs is 68. Mimi Kennedy is 67. Anson Williams is 66. Mark Hamill is 64. Michael Madsen is 57. Heather Locklear is 54. Aida Turturro is 53.Jason Flemyng is 49. Will Smith is 47. Catherine Zeta-Jones is 46. Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) is 32.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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The language for thes e amendments may also b e found at, at, 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 twenty-five years, who has 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. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments. (a) The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, p rovidin g a $25,000 exem p tion pgp 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, craps, and keno; an y 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 similarl y assi g ned yg 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: Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees BALLOT SUMMARY: Prohibits the legislature from imposing, authorizing, or raising a state tax or fee 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 p ro p osal does not authorize a pp 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 place. Venue for prosecution o f 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 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 ever y case and


Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B y 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 general law, no person is eligible 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 ma y not defer to an administra y 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 degree; to ensure superio r 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 s y stem institution shall be g ov yg 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, independent contractor, agent, partner, 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 causin g or allowin g to be furnished gg 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 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 ma y be chosen in anoth


6B TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER Classi ed Department 755-5440 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given tha t sealed bids will be received in the Columbia County Managers office until 2:00 P.M. on October 26, 2018, for Columbia County Project No. 2018-04. This office is located on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex at 135 Hernando Avenue, Room 203 Lake City F L 32055. This project includes full depth reclamation, resurfacing and widening existing 19-20 asphaltic paved road section to 22 wide for approximatel y 18,350 LF, or 3.5 miles, from CR 250 W (Lake Jeffery Rd.) t o CR 25A with drainage and roadway improvements. Projec t consists of placement of 4 limerock, 10 full depth reclamation, widening entire section to 22, and placement of new asphal t pavement in two layers (structural and surface). Scope of work includes storm pipe, limerock, widening, mixing, grading, asphaltic concrete pavement, erosion control, grassing, painted pavemen t markings, and incidental items. The Bid Forms and Construction specifications may be obtained from the Countys web site at htt p ://www.columbiap Deadline for questions regarding construction plans, specifications, and/or bid documents must be received before 2:00 P.M. on October 18. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the Count y Manager with a 5% bid bond with submittal, and if selected, furnish the County Manage r with a performance bond and proof of liability insurance prio r to commencing work. The Columbia County Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to add to the contract or delete from the contract to stay within their funding capabilities. Columbia County Board o f County Commissioners Tim Murphy, Chair 459639 September 25, 2018 October 2, 2018 PUBLIC ADVISORY Please be advised that portions of SW King St. and SW Mauldin Ave. will be closed for two (2) weeks beginning October 8, 2018 for construction. SW Mauldin will be closed from CR 240 to SW King St. SW King St. will be closed from SW Maultin to SW Dyal Ave. The alternate route will be CR 240 to SW Bishop Ave. to SW King St. and will be marked with Detour Signs. 459873 September 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 2018 October 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE This notice is filed pursuant to the FCC requirements effective June 2012 requiring notification of environmental assessmen t for any new or modified Antenna Structure Registrations. Th e structure is a proposed radio tower, 421 ft. in height to be used in energy restoration efforts at a site located near Lake City, FL, owned and operated by Florida Power & Light Company. The structure is to be located at coordinates: 30-1414.61N by 82-37-35.68W using NAD 83 standards. Any persons having questions, or concerns with the proposed modification should notify the FCC through their website a t and reference application A1115431. 459131 September 25, 2018 y 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 government. (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; p rovided tha t p 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, including the ac 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 b y law, other p ublic offiyp cers, 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 public position in order to 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 se p arate source p 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 prohibits the racing 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, en, 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 propietario o socio en una sociedad que tenga el dominio o los derechos de arrendamiento que inicialmente superen noventa y ocho aos. La exencin no se aplicar respecto a ningn registro de evaluacin hasta que 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 nin g una p ergp sona 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 permanentemente discapacitado 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 p olica, un oficial


Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 7B p 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 STITUCI N 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 que el Gobernador y el Gabinete votaran para restablecer sus derechos de votacin segn cada caso en particular. DECLARACIN DE IMPACTO FINANCIERO: Los efectos precisos de la presente enmienda en los costos del gobierno estatal y local 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 plana o fija; o 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 p rocesos p epp nales 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 cualquier dere 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" inclu y e al re p resentante le g ti ypg 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. Con el fin 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 confirma-


8B TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER Classi ed Department 755-5440dos 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 gar un beneficio por fallec 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. y (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 independiente, agente, 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 desi g nadas () g 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 VOTACIN: 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 p ro p sito, p odr convocar a ppp 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 mejora interna 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 p odr ser establep cido 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. (j) VIOLACIN DE ORDENANZAS. Personas que violen las ordenanzas del condado sern procesadas y castigadas segn lo dispuesto por la ley. (k) SEDE DEL CONDADO. En cada condado habr una sede del condado donde estarn localizadas las 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, j urisdiccin y g obierno.


Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 9B Immediate opening for commercial truck drivers. Mus t have a valid commercial driver license with good driving record. Competitive pay and benefits offered. Please appl y at Or DFW / EOE Seeking Construction manager, exp required Send resume to: \002 btn \002 btn \002 bnfn \002 btnf \002 bnfrb b KENNEL POSITION: 7am5:30pm 3-4 days per week & 7am-1pm Sat. Some holida y shifts required. Apply in person at Columbia Animal Hospital, 2418 S Marion Ave, Lake City. No phone calls. ACM installers and helpers Must be able to pass background check and drug screen. Pay based upon experience. SEND RESUME TO: Contact number: 386-337-2277 V. Valencia Harvesting, Inc. is hiring 50 farmworkers to cultivate and harvest sweet potato crops in Suwannee County, FL for a temporary period starting on 11/01/2018 and ending on 02/01/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. o r applicable piece rates. Two (2) months verifiable experience harvesting sweet potatoes is required. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers ma y be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift and carr y 50lbs. repetitively throughou t the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available fo r at least three-quarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will b e provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available fo r workers who cannot reasonabl y return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, o r reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL1 0 7 900 4 9 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. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to b e at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Stylist need at Southern Exposure Salon 3 86-288-8401 Preferred Pine Straw Inc.....Call Misty 386-935-2773 EX 221 CDL CLASS A. 2 Year Verifiable Driving Experience -Home 90% of the weekends and some during the week -Referral Bonus -401K (IRA) -Aflac Available -Health/Dental/Vision Available -Paid per mile or percentage of load -Run Southeast Pitbull-Terrier puppies, 1 male, 2 females. $250 each w/health certificates 352-221-1086 jyg (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 VOTACIN: Elimina el lenguaje discriminatorio relacionado con los derechos de propiedades determinadas. Elimina el lenguaje obsoleto derogado por los votantes. Elimina la disposicin de que la enmienda de un estatuto penal no afectar el enjuiciamiento o las sanciones para un delito cometido antes de la enmienda; retiene la disposicin actual que permite el enjuiciamiento de un delito cometido antes de la derogacin de un estatuto penal. TEXTO COMPLETO: ARTCULO I DECLARACIN DE DERECHOS SECCIN 2. Derechos bsicos.-Todas las personas naturales, tanto mujeres como hombres, son iguales ante la ley y tienen derechos inalienables, entre los que se encuentran el derecho a disfrutar y a defender la vida y la libertad, a 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 com p uesto p or un pp 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 legislatura personalmente representar bajo pago a otra persona o entidad durante el plazo de su cargo ante cualquier agencia estatal que no sea un tribunal judicial. Restricciones similares contra otros funcionarios pblicos o empleados podrn ser establecidas por ley. (f) (1) Para los 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 p ersona q ue pq 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 inde p endiente esp tablecida 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 prrafo (1) l a 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 p ersona autoriza p 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 Estate Auctions: Fri. 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10B TUESDA Y, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 10B CLASSIFIED rfntb 35 ACRES in McAlpin FL. Clea r & Fenced, 50X100 Steel Barn Great for farming or cattle Call Ada 305-608-5759 Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS100264 $299,900 Brick 4/3 on 12.3ac, 3 FPs, screened back porch, new flooring & paint throughout, pool & pond. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101496 $358,000 3/2 in Russwood S/D w/extra 1/1 MIL Suite w/never been used appliances, in-ground 12x8 pool Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101836 $269,000 4/2 open concept plan, spacious kit, 20x24 wrkshp attached to 2 ca r garage. 15k flooring allowance Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101922 $84,900 2/1 on 1ac fenced & cross fenced w/pasture, bonus rm, storage bldg & lean-to. All electric. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS101923 $289,000 4/3 on over 10ac, 2 master suites, main master features dbl entr y doors, lg custom designed kit. Brannon Real Estate 868-3366 MLS99615 $150,395 Nearly 52 ac in Wellborn w/creek, property on both sides of a paved road. Sellers are motivated. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101386 $139,900 2/2 on 1/2 ac on Suwannee Rive r just south of Santa Fe River. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101479 Wellborn lakefront, fully furnished 4/2 mfg home on 19.93ac. $199,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101622 $350,000 4/3 near O'Leno St Park on 5+ac, 2 lg master suites, family & formal areas, upgrades thru-out Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101668 $99,500 3/2 updated & ready to move in, w/access to all amenities downtown, could be used as office. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS101853 $128,900 3/2 in quiet rural area 13 min to LC, mfg home w/open floor plan, move in ready, 4+ acres. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS99276 $489,000 Well maintained 58 ac farm fenced & x-fenced to each paddock, 4 stall barn & tack rm w/3/2 home Fort White, 3BD/2BA on 1 acre on Hwy 27, $750 mo.+lst+last. 8 1 3 -2 30 -4 90 4 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101049 2 story 5/3 on Santa Fe River, less than 5 min from where 3 rivers converge. $379,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101180 $176,900 3/2 on 5ac w/3 ba y garaged used as workshop & 2 apartments. Many extras. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS98884 $183,500 39.21 ac that can be broken into 3 diff parcels, 20ac, 13.12 or the total 39.21. Ag or Res. Starting at $ 625/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS101042 2 story 4/2 on 3 lots w/6ac on Suwannee River, lg kit, decks & balconies & more. $215,000 Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 $135,000 MLS101708 4/2, new kit appliances & HVAC this year, newe r metal roof, on 5.01 acres Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 $154,900 MLS101768 4/2 w/rock FP, huge screened back porch, fenced back yard, H/AC garage Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 $225,000 MLS101827 3/2 near Westside School, above-ground pool, gas FP, new roof, water heate r & HVAC Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 $184,000 MLS101885 3/2 w/open floo r plan, updated kit & baths, screened back porch. Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS99854 $194,800 4/4 pool home on dead-end street, downstairs ideal of in-law or teen suite. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100654 3/2 brick on 1+ac, new appliances, HVAC, 10x20 deck, 2 sheds, chain link fenced backyard Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100962 3/2 in cul de sac, open plan w/backyard entertainment area, 2 new tiered decks $258,700 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101613 River mfg home on Suwannee totally remodeled in 2017, 24x24 garage w/AC 20X24 pole barn Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101621 4/2 split plan, oversized garage, screened back porch, huge master suite. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101809 2/2 lg home close to Osceola Nat'l Forest, 20ac pasture & sypress trees w/pond, barns & fencing Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101810 3/2 mfg on 5.07ac, needs some TLC, gorgeous property w/lg farm shelter, rental for 4yrs 1BR Apt. Downtown Location, $500 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 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. 3/2 CH/A 1744 Ironwood Cir, lg yard, storage buidling, $1050/mo $1000/dep. Pet fee 3 863 65-854 3 2/2 MH 15 min from Lake City, rent by wk only, 2 occupants, $250/wk, includes elec, trash, lawn service, 386-292-4459 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101430 $365,000 3/2 oversized great rm w/gas FP, lg kit, spacious BR's, expansive back porch, pond, lg basement. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101559 $145,000 3/2 on 5ac, fam rm, living rm, open kit concept w/center island, split plan w/spacious rooms. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101658 $98,500 3/1.5 cabin, open kit/dining/living concept w/wood burning FP in fam rm, screened porch. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101719 $144,000 3/2 great rm, DR open to lg Fla rm, split floor plan, spacious master, fenced, close to Lake City Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101808 $350,000 3/2.5 on 8+ac, spacious floo r plan, custom cabinetry, bonus room offering private office/den Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS101461 $150,000 Beautiful 30 ac parcel, mix of lg oaks/ & dwoods, majority in pasture, power pole, 2 entr a n ces 4.5 acres on Lake Jeffrey Rd, gorgeous oaks, great area, site built homes only. Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $49,900. $513/mo 352-215-1018. 6500sf warehouse, 1000sf AC office/retail, 2 lg roll-up doors, 20608 CR 49, O'Brien 352-2151018 Owner financing $159,900 $5k down $1360/mo Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100208 4/3 LR & fam rm w/FP's, office, fla rm, 2 car garage w/safe rm/basement, fish pond. $267,500 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS101244 $84,900 2 master suites, could be made into 3rd BR, newer metal roof, flooring & appliances, new pain t Poole Realty Vicki Prickett 5901402 MLS100849 $402,500 Hunter's paradise, abundan t wildlife in wooded area, down from Charles Springs Park, 2ac Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS101721 Poultry houses (2) 40'x600', (1) 4" well 62'x60 compost & equip shelter, equip included $325,000 Poole Realty Kelli Shirah 2083847 MLS97999 $149,900 Large 2 story office bldg in downtown Live Oak w/12 offices, 3ba, kit, waiting area Poole Realty Vicki Prickitt 5901402 MLS101880 $250,000 over 15,000sqft bldg, recep t area, 40+ offices, boardroom, + several conference rms Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101455 $189,500 4/2 remodeled, ne w AC, water heater & appliances. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101806 3/3 on 5ac in Rose Creek abou t 3000 sf $369,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $367,500 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS101669 $5,900 5 ac lot ready to build in Meadow Wood S/D 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 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 CYFA Golf Tournament coming up on the 29thThe Columbia Youth Football Association Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday at Quail Heights. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $100 per golfer and $300 per team that includes lunch. Hole sponsors are also available for $100. There will also be a putting contest and a 3-man scramble. Prizes will be given out for the straightest longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin and gross and net winners. Many prizes will be given away, including kitchen appliances, lawn mowers, grills and more. There will also be raffles tickets, a silent auction and door prizes. Make checks payable to the CYFA. Entries are limited to the first 108 players. For more information, contact Kirk Koon at 386-288-68-75 or Quail Heights at 386-7523339.BRIEFSwere there, Mullen said Monday. I dont know if that will show on Saturday night. Mullen went 69-46 in Starkville, leading the program to nine bowl appearances and the top spot in the Top 25 poll for five weeks in 2014. He joked about the transition from Gainesville to Starkville prompting his wife, Megan, to do a lot of online shopping. He praised the locals for welcoming them, saying being a Yankee and all, they were very accepting of me right from the beginning. It helps when we won. He still has a home there, too, although its in the process of being sold. Its closing one of these days, he quipped. But Mullen also made it clear he didnt leave behind a lot of personal ties. If I had time off, Im going to go on vacation with my family, he said. There are probably very few days in nine years I was in Starkville, Mississippi, that I didnt go to the office. If I was in town, I went to work. I dont want to make it (sound) bad. ... When you had time to go out and be social, it was fantastic. But usually I was at work a lot. The majority of Mississippi States roster consists of guys Mullen recruited, including star quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and preseason All-American defensive linemen Jeffery Simmons and Montez Sweat. It could be an advantage for the Gators, who will play in Starkville for the first time since 2009. Thats definitely a part of it, Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead said. Hopefully we know as much about our personnel as they know about our personnel. Like anything, youve got to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses. Obviously, them being around these guys for four years, three years, two years or one year, theyll have a very specific knowledge of what our players can do and cant do. It also might favor the Bulldogs (3-1, 0-1), who should have an idea how to attack Mullens offense and Todd Granthams defense. Weve tried to change a lot of terminology, of signals, of all kinds of different stuff because the players know a lot of the different things that we do, Mullen said. But unfortunately theyre going to have comfort against the scheme because that defense has gone against our offense, their offense has gone against our defense. So theres going to be some comfort with them against the scheme in which we run. MULLEN Continued From 1B SHELBY CONKLIN/Special to the ReporterColumbia runner Lesly Cabellero runs at the Katie Caples Invitational we placed ahead of district opponent Lincoln High School. The finish brought such a flood of emotions when they realized they had set new PRs. Burch Greene led the boys, placing 42nd with a time of 17:53.00. Juan Resendiz came in 59th (18:15.00), followed by AJ Kihei in 84th (18:43.00), Carson Candler in 122nd (19:30.00), Noel Caballero in 128th (19:44.00), Aidan Davidson in 149th (20:53.00), Mason Patterson in 155th (21:57.00), Andrew Natale in 158th (22:24.00), Christian Davis in 160th (23:00.00) and Connor Kazmierski in 162nd (23:09.00). Bolles boys also won the title, with Chase Rivera winning individually and six of its seven runners finishing in the top 20. Shoup says the Tigers would have finished third if they ran in the varsity division. The boys competed in the elite division against the best of the best in Florida and South Georgia, Shoup said. Their performance was phenomenal and you could see the speed work paying off. The fast-paced group help them achieve some personal-best times.INDIANS GO J.V.Fort White ran in the J.V. divisions, with the girls taking 11th out of 17 teams. Cheyenne Hodges led the Lady Indians with a 46th-place finish (25:53.00). Behind her were teammates Kaysen Willcox in 84th (26:54.00), Kalyn Waugh in 134th (29:32.00), Kylee Miller in 157th (31:14.00) and Emily Quinones in 162nd (32:16.00). The boys only had two runners, with Chase Daughtry finishing 63rd (21:44.00) and Joel Quinones coming in 234th (34:17.00) TACKLES Continued From 1B with a 9-2 run, and although the Tornadoes retook the lead briefly with two quick points, Faulkner responded with a kill to tie the match and take over serve to help her team pull away. Faulkner scored aces on four of the next seven points as the Lady Tigers (5-9) took a 19-12 lead they never relinquished. The Tornadoes (2-12) made things interesting late in the set when Caitlin Wilburn had two aces of her own to pull her team within 24-21 but Asherah Collins finished off the set with a block for the final point. (Faulkners) jump serve is a tough serve to receive and it got us back into the ball game, Andrews said. (Bradford) is a scrappy team but we settled into our game and controlled the court. Columbia trailed early again in the second set, falling behind 7-6 before battling back. A 7-0 run on the serve of Lauren Wilson, which included all three of her aces, put the Lady Tigers up 14-7 and they never trailed the frame again. And, just like the first set, Bradford made a late push by pulling within 24-18 before Collins finished things off again with a block. Collins ended the night with six kills and three and a half blocks. It was good to see we didnt panic and stayed calm and continued to play our game, Andrews said of the first two sets. We ran our offense the way we needed to. The third set was never in doubt for the Lady Tigers, who jumped out to a 12-2 lead and never looked back. Leclerc had five aces during the opening spurt before Baisden and Thomson added two more to help push the advantage to 21-7. Faulkner scored two more kills down the stretch of the set, including the final point to give Columbia a much-needed win. It feels good to get a W, Andrews said. It builds confidence and the girls had fun out there. We moved them all around and put people in different places in that last set so they had fun. CHS Continued From 1BBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias Asherah Collins rises to the net for a shot against Bradford.