Florida Legislative Eligibility and Compensation, Amendment 4 (1948)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
State Legislature
State legislatures measures.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Florida Constitution
750px-Flag of Florida.svg.png
Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXII
Florida Legislative Eligibility and Compensation Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution in relation to the eligibility of members of the legislature, their compensation and their remuneration.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1948)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 109,778 57.43%
No81,37342.57%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 4

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE III, SECTION 4

A proposed amendment of Section 4 of Article III requiring members of the legislature to be duly qualified electors in their respective counties and districts for which chosen; fixing their daily compensation at Ten Dollars and daily subsistence at not more than Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents for each day of the session, and providing mileage between their respective homes and the State Capitol at not more than Seven and One-half Cents per mile for not more than four round trips in a regular session and two round trips in a special sessions.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 4. Legislators; Qualifications; Salaries; Etc. Senators and members of the House of Representatives shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts for which they were chosen. The pay of members of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be ten dollars a day for each day of the session; and in addition thereto they shall be paid for subsistence not more than seven dollars and fifty cents a day for each day of the session, and mileage to be paid to and from their homes to the seat of government by the nearest and most practical route at the rate of not more than seven and one-half cents per mile for not more than four round trips in any regular session nor for more than two round trips in any special or extraordinary session.[1]

See also

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Suggest a link

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 2, 1948
  2. The Evening Independent, "Study This Ballot--You Vote on It Tuesday," November 1, 1948
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.