Florida Law and Supreme Court Opinion Publication, Amendment 1 (October 1896)

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The Florida Law and Supreme Court Opinion Publication Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 6, 1896.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution in relation to the publication of laws and Supreme Court Opinions.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (October 1896)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,860 93.00%
No6677.00%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1895-1896)

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Constitutional changes

Section 6. The legislature shall provide for the speedy publication and distribution of all laws it may enact. Decisions of the supreme court and all laws and judicial decisions shall be free for publication by any person. But no judgment of the supreme court shall take effect until the decision of the court in such case shall be filed with the clerk of said court.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 1 of 1895.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 30, 1895.[1]

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