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.
| Florida Amendment 3 (1914)|
| 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.
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.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 547 of 1913.