Florida Civil Service, Amendment 11 (1956)

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The Florida Civil Service Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to provide for the establishment of civil service systems and civil service boards.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 11 (1956)
Approveda Yes 325,502 75.37%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1955-1956) (p.388-391)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 11



A proposed Amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Florida to be known as Section 34 authorizing the Legislature to establish Civil Service Systems and Civil Service Boards for Municipal, County and State Employees and Officers not elected by the people or appointed by the Governor.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 34. Civil Service Systems and Boards. The Legislature may by general, special or local laws create Civil Service Systems and Civil Service Boards for municipal, county and state employees and for municipal, county and state officers not appointed by the governor or elected by the people and the Legislature may authorize such Civil Service Boards to provide for the qualifications and method of employing such employees and officers and to prescribe the length of their terms of office or employment.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 St. Petersburg Times, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1956
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-56,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.