Florida Duval County Circuit Court, Amendment 1 (1912)

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The Florida Duval County Circuit Court Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1912.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide for an extra circuit court judge in Duval County.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1912)
Approveda Yes 18,051 85.52%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1911-1912)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Amendment to Article 5 of the Constitution, providing an extra judge of the circuit court for Duval county, whose salary and the expense of whose office shall be paid by Duval county.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 42. There shall be another Judge of the Circuit Court of Duval County in addition to the Circuit Judge of the circuit in which said county is situated. Such additional Circuit Judge shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, and shall hold office for six (6) years, and shall receive the same salary and allowances for expenses as other Circuit Judges, but the same shall be paid by the County of Duval out of the general revenue of said county. He shall have all the powers and perform all the duties that are or may be provided or prescribed by the Constitution or by statute for Circuit Judges, and all statutes concerning Circuit Judges shall apply to him. The distribution of the business of the Circuit Court of Duval County between the two Circuit Judges and the allotment or assignment of matters and cases to be heard, decided, ordered, tried, decreed or adjudged shall be controlled or made when necessary by the Judge of said Court who shall have the older commission in force at the time. Such additional Circuit Judge shall reside in Duval County.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 257 of 1911.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-12"
  2. The Kissimmee Valley Gazette, "Unofficial Ballot," November 1, 1912
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.