Florida Monroe County Judicial Court, Amendment 4 (1950)

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The Florida Monroe County Judicial Court Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 7, 1950.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to create the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Monroe County.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1950)
Approveda Yes 65,531 52.96%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1950) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 4

To amend Article V of the State Constitution by adding a Section 48 thereto creating the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida to consist of Monroe County, with certain provisions with reference to a Circuit Judge and a State Attorney for said circuit.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 48. There is created a Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida, which is the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and which shall consist of the county of Monroe and for which there shall be elected one Circuit Judge and one States' Attorney as provided by law.

The Circuit Judge from group seven in and for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and residing in Monroe County shall be the Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit and shall continue as such Judge until the expiration of his term of office, to-wit, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January, 1955.

The State Attorney shall be appointed by the Governor to serve until the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January 1953.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1950
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-50,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.