Florida Constitutional Amendment Method, Amendment 5 (1948)

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Florida Constitutional Amendment Method Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article XVII of the Florida Constitution in relation to legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1948)
Approveda Yes 87,364 51.96%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:




A proposed amendment of Section 1 of Article XVII, providing that any regular session or special session called therefor, either breach of the legislature may propose the revision or amendment of the Constitution relating to one or more subjects, but limited to one revised Article; and when agreed to by three-fifths of the member of each house and after publication at specified times and places, shall be submitted to the electors of the state at the next general election or at a special election held under conditions described and the manner provided by Section 3 of Article XVII of the Constitution; and upon approval by a majority of the electors voting, shall become a part of the State Constitution.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. Either branch of the Legislature, at any regular session, or at any special or extraordinary session thereof called for such purpose either in the Governor's original call or any amendment thereof, may propose the revision or amendment of any portion or portions of this Constitution. Any such revision or amendment may relate to one subject or any number of subjects, but no amendment shall consist of more than one revised article of the Constitution.

If the proposed revision or amendment is agreed to by three-fifths of the members elected to each house, it shall be entered upon their respective Journals with the yeas and nays and published in one newspaper in each county where a newspaper is published for two times, one publication to be made not earlier than ten weeks and the other not later than six weeks, immediately preceding the election at which the same is to be voted upon, and thereupon submitted to the electors of the State for approval or rejection at the next general election, provided, however, that such revision or amendment may be submitted for approval or rejection in a special election under the conditions described in and in the manner provided by Section 3 of Article XVII of the Constitution. If a majority of the electors voting upon the amendment adopt such amendment the same shall become a part of this Constitution.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 2, 1948
  2. The Evening Independent, "Study This Ballot--You Vote on It Tuesday," November 1, 1948
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.