Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Amendment 3 (1960)
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1960.
|Florida Amendment 3 (1960)|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1959-1960) (p.552-557)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
Proposing an amendment to Article IV, Section 30, subsections (1), (2), (3), (5), and (6), of the Constitution relating to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, powers and duties, etc.; providing that five Members of said Commission shall be first appointed by the Cabinet on January 1, 1961, and shall receive per diem and mileage as provided by law; a Director shall be appointed by the Commission; that funds resulting from the operation of the Commission, etc., shall be deposited with the State Treasurer to a fund designated the State Game Fund; designating the Commission as a state agency that shall submit a budget estimate of amounts needed for operation for approval by the Legislature through the Budget Commission as provided by general law.
Section 30. Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission; Powers and Duties, etc.
(1) From and after January 1, 1961, the management, restoration, conservation and regulation of the birds, game, fur-bearing animals and fresh-water fish of the State of Florida, and the acquisition, establishment, control and management, of hatcheries, sanctuaries, refuges, reservations, and all other property now or hereafter owned or used for such purposes by the State of Florida, shall be vested in a commission to be known as the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Such commission shall consist of five (5) members, one from each Congressional district, as existing on January 1, 1941, who shall be appointed by the cabinet. The members so appointed shall annually select one of their members as chairman of the commission.
(2) The first members of the commission shall be appointed on January 1, 1961, and shall serve respectively for one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), and five (5) years. At the expiration of each of such terms, a successor shall be appointed to serve for a term of five (5) years.
(3) The members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for their services, but each Commissioner shall receive per diem as provided by law while attending meetings or business in connection with the discharge of his official duties, and mileage as provided by law.
(5) The Commission shall appoint, and at pleasure remove, a suitable person, as Director, and such Director shall have such powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Commission in pursuance of its duties under this section. Such Director shall, subject to the approval of the Commission, appoint and at pleasure remove assistants, and other employees who shall have such powers and duties as may be assigned to them by the Commission or the Director. No Commissioner shall be eligible for any such appointment or employment.
(6) The funds resulting from the operation of the Commission and from the administration of the laws and regulations pertaining to birds, game, fur-bearing animals, fresh-water fish, reptiles, and amphibians, together with any other funds specifically provided for such purpose shall be deposited with the state treasurer to a fund designated the State Game Fund, and shall be used by the Commission in carrying out the provisions hereof and for no other purposes. The Commission shall not obligate itself beyond the current resources of the state Game Fund unless specifically authorized by the legislature. The Commission, as a state agency, shall submit a budget estimate of the amounts needed in the operation of the Commission for approval by the legislature through the Budget Commission as provided by general law.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Committee Substitute for House Joint Resolution 835 of 1959.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 19, 1959.
- Sample Ballot (in the Bradford County telegraph, October 27, 1960)
- Text of the amendment
- Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1959-1960)