Florida Circuit Court Judges, Amendment 2 (1922)

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The Florida Circuit Court Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 7, 1922.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to allow for additional circuit court judges in circuits with a population over 75,000.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendments 2 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 21,631 65.84%
No11,22234.16%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1921-1922)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Article V relative to the Judiciary Department, authorizing the Legislature to provide for the appointment of one or more additional Circuit Judges in Judicial Circuits having more than seventy-five thousand population.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 43. The Legislature may from time to time and as the business of any circuit requires, provide for the appointment of one or more additional Circuit Judges for such Circuit. Each such additional Circuit Judge shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, and hold office for six years, and shall receive the same salary and allowances for expenses as other Circuit Judges. He shall have all the powers and perform all the duties that are or may be provided or prescribed by the Constitution or by statute for Circuit Judges, and all statutes concerning Circuit Judges shall apply to him. Wherever there are two or more Circuit Judges appointed for a Circuit the business may be divided among the Circuit Judges having jurisdiction in the Circuit and in any County in the Circuit as may be prescribed by law, and where no provision has been made by law, the distribution of the business of the Circuit between the Circuit Judges of the Circuit, and of any County in the Circuit, and the allotment or assignment of matters and cases to be heard, decided, ordered, tried, decreed or adjudged, shall be controlled or made when necessary by the Circuit Judge holding the commission earliest in date. No additional Circuit Judge or Judges shall be authorized to be appointed in a Circuit having less than 75,000 inhabitants by the last Federal or State census occurring next before the passage of the law for his or their appointment. The Legislature may repeal any law providing for the appointment of an additional Circuit Judge, or additional Circuit Judges for a Circuit, but such repeal shall not affect the term, salary and jurisdiction of a Judge holding an appointment.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 9 of 1921.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-22"
  2. The Evening Independent, "How Names Will Appear On Ballot," November 6, 1922
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.