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Florida Legislature Pay and Eligibility, Amendment 4 (1928)

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The Florida Legislature Pay and Eligibility Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 6, 1928.

This amendment sought to modify Article III of the Florida Constitution to set pay and eligibility requirements of state Legislators.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1928)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No39,93254.32%
Yes 33,579 45.68%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1927-1928)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Section 4, of Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to pay of members of the Senate and House of Representatives and providing that Senators and members of the House of Representatives shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts for which they are chosen. The pay of members of the Senate and House of Representatives shall not exceed twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) a day for each day of session; and mileage to and from their homes to the seat of government not to exceed ten cents (10¢) a mile each way by the nearest and most practicable route.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 4. Senators and members of the House of Representatives shall be duly qualified electors in the respective counties and districts for which they are chosen; The pay of members of the Senate and House of Representatives shall not exceed twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) a day for each day of Session; and mileage to and from their homes to the Seat of Government not to exceed ten (10) cents a mile each way by the nearest and most practicable route.

This Amendment shall go into effect at midnight on December 21, 1928, without the necessity of Legislation.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 315 of 1927.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 6, 1927.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-28"
  2. The Miami News, "How Nov.6 Ballot Will Look," October 28, 1928
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.