||Petition form must be approved by SOE (form requirements outlined in Clay County code - Article 1, Section 2.9).
||Title to be included.
||Text to be included.
||Must include “Pd. Pol. Ad” disclaimer which meets all requirements outlined in F.S.106.143.
||Petitioner is charged at time of submission; 10 cents per signature is collected (County Charter 2.2:I(2)).
||Signatures must be collected within 180 days from SOE approval noted in step 1 (County Charter 2.2:I(2)).**Note: This time frame may need to be collapsed in order to meet time requirements for other steps in this process to ensure full process completion by election date.
||SOE has 60 days to verify signatures (County Charter 2.2:I(2)).
||When petition certification has been verified BCC must be notified in writing (County Charter 2.2:I(3)).
||BCC must hold public hearing on the issue within 45 days and vote on it (County Charter 2.2:I(3)).
||If BCC fails to enact ordinance, it must call a referendum on the question of adoption of the proposed ordinance by resolution (County Charter 2.2:I(3)).
||At least 90 days after the adoption of the resolution the ordinance can be voted on at the next General Election (County Charter 2.2:I(3)).
||The ordinance becomes law if approved by the majority of voters who cast a vote on the issue in that
election, if not specified in the ordinance, on January 1 of the succeeding year.
Click here to view the Initiative Petition Exhibit in the
Clay County Code- Article 1, Section 2.9.