Florida Legislative Representation, Amendment 1 (1900)

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The Florida Legislative Representation Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1900.

This amendment modified Article VII of the Florida Constitution to provide for representation in the Legislature for new counties.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1900)
Approveda Yes 5,947 58.70%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1899-1900)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment – Section 4, Article 7—Representation of New Counties.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 4. Where any Senatorial District is composed of two or more counties, the counties of which such district consists, shall not be entirely separated by any county, belonging to another district. Any new county that may be created, shall be entitled to one member in the House of Representatives, in excess of the limit prescribed in Section 2 of this Article until the apportionment following next thereafter, and shall be assigned when created to one of the adjoining Senatorial Districts as shall be determined by the Legislature.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 1 of 1899.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-1900"
  2. The Miami News, "Unofficial Ballot," October 26, 1900
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.