Florida Impeachment and Succession, Amendment 3 (1898)

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The Florida Impeachment and Succession Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1898.

This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution in relation to impeachment of members of the Legislature and succession of officers.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1898)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 11,145 93.54%
No7706.46%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1897-1898)

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Constitutional changes

Section 34. Immediately upon the impeachment of any officer by the House of Representatives, he shall be disqualified from performing any of the duties of his office until acquitted by the Senate, and the Governor in such case shall at once appoint an incumbent to fill such office pending the impeachment proceedings. In case of the impeachment of the Governor the President of the Senate, or, in case of the death, resignation or inability of the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall act as Governor pending the impeachment proceedings against the Governor.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 3 of 1897.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 5, 1897.[1]

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