Florida Director of the Budget, Amendment 4 (1946)

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The Florida Director of the Budget Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was 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.[1][2]

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. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 5, 1946
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Miami News, "Sample Ballot," November 3, 1946
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.