Florida Escambia County Court of Record Judges, Amendment 7 (1954)

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The Florida Escambia County Court of Record Judges Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 2, 1954.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide for an additional judge of the Court of Record in Escambia County.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 7 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 81,926 61.41%
No51,49138.59%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1953-1954) (p.350-54)

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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. 7

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE V

A proposed amendment of Article V by adding thereto an additional section to be numbered by the Secretary providing for an additional judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida: prescribing qualifications and providing for election, term of office, powers, duties, salary and allowances for expenses of said additional judge; providing that if there be a commissioner of said Court of Record he shall upon the coming into effect of this amendment be commissioned by the Governor as such additional judge, to hold office until his successor is duly elected and qualified; and further providing that the Legislature may from time to time, as the business of said court requires, provide for the appointment of one or more additional judges of said court, prescribing for the election term of office, salary and allowance for expenses and providing the qualifications, powers and duties of such additional judge or judges.[1]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. (a) From and after the adoption of this Amendment, there shall be a Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida, in addition to the Judge of said Court already provided. Said Judge shall be elected, at the General Election next succeeding the coming into effect of this Amendment, and shall hold office for six years and receive the same salary and allowances for expenses as is now provided for the Judge of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida. 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 Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida, and all statutes concerning said Judge shall apply to him. Provided, however, that if there be a Commissioner of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida, he shall upon the coming into effect of this Amendment become such additional Judge, and shall be commissioned by the Governor as such, to hold office until his successor is duly elected and qualified.

(b) The Legislature may from time to time and as the business of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida, requires, provide for the appointment for one or more additional Judges of said Court. Each such additional Judge shall be elected and hold office for six years and shall receive the same salary and allowances for expense as other Judges of the Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida. They 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 Court of Record in and for Escambia County, Florida, and all statutes concerning said Judge shall apply to them.[2]

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