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Florida "Daisy Chain" Amendment, Amendment 1 (1958)

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The Florida "Daisy Chain" Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article XVII, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution to allow the legislature to tie proposed constitutional amendments in an election so that all must be approved for any one to be enacted.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1958)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No206,83072.38%
Yes 78,923 27.62%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1957-58) (p.446-447)

Text of measure

The ballot read:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1

A proposed Amendment of Article XVII, Section I—Methods of Amending Constitution.
Authorizing the Legislature to propose the revision or amendment of any portion of the Constitution and providing that when more than one proposed revised article of the Constitution is to be voted upon in the same election, any such proposed revised article may provide that it shall not become effective unless other specified proposed revised articles are likewise approved and in such case none of such proposed revised articles shall become a part of the Constitution unless others are approved.[3]

Path to the ballot

  • The measure was sent to ballot as House Joint Resolution 32-X.
  • It was filed in the Office Secretary of State on October 23, 1957.
  • The amendment was related to fourteen amendments rejected by the Florida Supreme Court in opinion 104 So.2d 501 (RIVERA-CRUZ v. GRAY), but was retained in opinion 104 So.2d 841.[1]

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