Florida Duval County Criminal Court of Records Judges, Amendment 6 (1956)

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The Florida Duval County Criminal Court of Records Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide for additional Judges of the Criminal Court of Records of Duval County.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 298,185 73.53%
No107,34826.47%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1955-1956) (p.388-391)

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

No. 6

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO

ARTICLE V

A proposed Amendment to Article V of the Constitution by adding an additional Section providing for the additional Judge of the Criminal Court of Record of Duval County, Florida; providing for his election, term of office, salary and allowances for expenses; providing however, if there be a Judge of the Provisional Criminal Court in Duval County such Judge shall become such additional Judge of the Criminal Court of Record.[1]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. From and after the adoption of this Amendment, there shall be a Judge of the Criminal Court of Record of Duval County, Florida, in addition to the Judge of said Criminal Court of Record already provided in said County. Said Judge shall be elected at the General Election next succeeding the coming into effect of this Amendment, except as otherwise provided herein, and shall hold office for four years and receive the same salary and allowances for expenses as is provided by law for the Judge of a Criminal Court of Record of Duval County. He shall have all powers and perform all duties and possess all qualifications that are or may be provided or prescribed by the Constitution or by statute for the Judge of the Criminal Court of Record of Duval County, and all statutes concerning said Judge shall apply to him. Provided, however, that if there be a Judge of a Provisional Criminal Court in Duval County upon the adoption of this Amendment, such Judge shall become such additional Judge, and shall be commissioned by the Governor to hold office as a Judge of the Criminal Court of Record of Duval County, until his successor is duly elected and qualified.[2]

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