Florida Courts, Amendment 3 (1914)

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The Florida Courts Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1914.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution in relation to the basic system of courts in the state.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1914)
Approveda Yes 8,998 66.66%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1913-1914)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment to Section 1, of Article 5, relating to the judiciary.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Supreme Court, Circuit Courts, Court of Record of Escambia County, Criminal Courts, County Courts, County Judges and Justices of the Peace and such other Courts or Commissions as the Legislature may from time to time ordain and establish. The Legislature may prescribe the compensation of the Justices and judges of the several courts, but no court heretofore established under the Constitution and laws of Florida shall be hereby abolished.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 547 of 1913.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-14"
  2. The Miami News, "Official Proceedings of the County Commissioners," November 2, 1914
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.