Florida Natural Resources Conservation and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Amendment 5 (1998)

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The Florida Natural Resources Conservation and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a commission referral in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1998.

This amendment modified Articles II, IV, VII, X, and XII of the Florida Constitution in relation to conservation of natural resources and the creation of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Amendment 5 was one of nine ballot measures placed on the 1998 Florida ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1998)
Approveda Yes 2,630,674 72.3%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Conservation Of Natural Resources And Creation Of Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission.—Requires adequate provision for conservation of natural resources; creates Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, granting it the regulatory and executive powers of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Marine Fisheries Commission; removes legislature's exclusive authority to regulate marine life and grants certain powers to new commission; authorizes bonds to continue financing acquisition and improvement of lands for conservation, outdoor recreation, and related purposes; restricts disposition of state lands designated for conservation purposes.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.