Florida Circuit Court Establishment, Amendment 1 (1910)

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The Florida Circuit Court Establishment Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1910.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution in relation to allowing additional judicial circuits.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 15,246 51.34%
No14,45348.66%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1909-1910)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Joint Resolution proposing to amend Section Thirty-five of Article V of the Constitution of Florida Relating to Establishment of Courts.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 35. No Courts other than herein specified shall be established in this State, except that the Legislature may provide for the creation and establishment of such additional Judicial Circuits as may from time to time become necessary, and for the appointment by the Governor and confirmation by the Senate of additional Circuit Judges therefor, whose terms of office and general jurisdiction shall be the same as is herein provided for the Circuit Judges herein already provided for, and may clothe any Railroad Commission with judicial powers in all matters connected with the functions of their office.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 3 of 1909.[1]

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-10"
  2. The Miami News, "Form Of The Ticket That Will Be Voted In Election Tuesday," November 7, 1910
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.