The Florida Division of Powers Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1962.
This amendment modified the Florida Constitution to revise wording regarding division of powers withing the state.
| Florida Amendment 9 (1962)|
| Yes|| 340,288|| 71.67%|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| NO. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
Proposing Revision of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to Division of Powers between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments by changing words from no person properly belonging to one of the departments” to “no person properly belonging to one of these departments,” shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other departments.
DIVISION OF POWERS
The powers of the government of the State shall be divided into three departments: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. No person properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other departments, except in cases expressly provided by this constitution.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1996 of 1961.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 15, 1961.