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Florida Capitol and Mansion Commission, Amendment 9 (1976)

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The Florida Capitol and Mansion Commission Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to add Article IV, Section 10 of the Florida Constitution to create a Capitol and Mansion Commission to establish a plan to maintain the interior of the state capitol and governor's mansion.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1976)
Defeatedd No1,433,87869.84%
Yes 619,151 30.16%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize a capitol and mansion commission with authority to establish and maintain a plan for the furnishing, decorating, and alteration of the capitol building complex and the governor’s mansion.[2][3]

Constitutional changes


Section 10. Capitol and Mansion Commission. There may be created by law a capitol and mansion commission with authority to establish and maintain a basic plan or scheme for the furnishing, decorating, and alteration of the governor’s mansion and the capitol building complex, consistent with the architecture and the historic and symbolic nature of the buildings. The terms of the members shall not exceed 9 years.[2]

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  1. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-76"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.