The Florida Director of the Budget Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, appeared on the November 5, 1946 election ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.
The amendment sought to modify Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to provide for the appointment by a concurrent resolution of the senate and house of representatives of a director of the budget.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| (NO. 4)
To amend Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Florida, by adding an additional section providing for the appointment, by a concurrent resolution of the State and House of Representatives, of a director of the budget and to authorize the legislature to prescribe his powers, duties, qualifications and term of office.
Section 34. The Legislature shall by law provide for a Director of the Budget, who shall be appointed by a concurrent resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives, and shall by law, consistent with other provisions of this Constitution, prescribe his powers and duties, provide for his qualifications and term of office, the length of which shall be wholly within the discretion of the Legislature and shall not be limited by Section 7, Article XVI of the Constitution.