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Classroom Acknowledgement Amendment
18-15

Reference:
Article IX, Section 10

Summary:
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This amendment allows the citizens of Florida to establish a historical expression known as the Pledge of Acknowledgement. It consists of twenty-two words that formally recognize the role of Almighty God and divine providence in America's founding as a nation.

Sponsor:
Pledge of Acknowledgement
11794 Brady Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32223-
(904) 619-6828
  Contact: Jeff McDonnell, Chairperson

Signatures:
Statewide total needed for judicial and financial impact review (signed by 25% of voters required by s. 3, Art. XI of the State Constitution in one-half of the congressional districts): 222,881 
Statewide total needed to make ballot position (signed by 8% of the voters in at least one-half of Florida's congressional districts and in the state as whole as of the last presidential election): 891,523 
Signatures expired prior to ballot position. (Signatures are valid from date made and up until next February 1, occurring in an even-number year for the purpose of the amendment appearing on the ballot, provided all requirements are met. Signatures do not expire once ballot position is made): 53 
Statewide total currently valid: 0*
Congressional district totals needed for judicial and economic reviews and ballot placement, with currently valid signatures: View by District by County
*Statewide and congressional district totals for ballot position are NOT OFFICAL until the Secretary of State determines the requisite signatures have been obtained and issues a certificate of ballot position. Once an initiative petition is certified for ballot position, total currently valid may exceed the official totals at time of certification. For status on ballot position, see Status Table below.
 
To find out the signature threshold required in each Congressional District for review and ballot position, the current number of verified signatures in each Congressional District by county, and how many Congressional Districts may have met or exceeded signature thresholds, click the link above titled "View by District by County".

Status: Active
Approval Date: 12/12/2018 
Undue Burden: 01/19/2019 
Made Review:  
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Sent to Supreme Court:  
Supreme Court Ruling:  
SC Ruling Date:  
Financial Impact Statement Date:  
SC Approval of Financial Impact Statement:  
Made Ballot:  
Ballot Number: 0  
Election Year: 2026 




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