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Florida Escambia County General Fund, Amendment 11 (1952)

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The Florida Escambia County General Fund Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 4, 1952.

This amendment sought to modify Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to require that all money collected by Escambia County officers be paid into the county general fund.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 11 (1952)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No179,47054.23%
Yes 151,455 45.77%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 11

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VIII

Proposing an amendment to Article VIII by adding a section to be designated by an appropriate section number of said Article providing for all fees, revenues or other charges collected by the several county officers of Escambia County shall be paid into the general county fund of Escambia County, subject to disbursement as provided by law or special legislation for the salaries, expenses and compensation to be paid the several county officers of Escambia County.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. All fees, revenues or other charges collected by the several county officers of Escambia County shall be paid into the general county fund of Escambia County subject to disbursement as provided by law. The legislature shall provide by local or special legislation for the salaries, expenses and compensation to be paid the several county officers of Escambia County. Any legislation which shall have heretofore been enacted in contemplation of the ratification of this amendment is hereby confirmed and shall have the same force and effect as if the said legislation were enacted subsequent to the ratification of this amendment.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1952
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-52,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.