Florida Orange County Justice of the Peace District Boundaries, Amendment 10 (1966)

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The Florida Orange County Justice of the Peace District Boundaries Amendment, also known as Amendment 10, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to authorize the board of county commissioners of Orange County to revise justice of the peace district boundaries.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 10 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 435,162 72.25%
No167,14927.75%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 10—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE TO ARTICLE V

JUDICIAL, Orange County Justices of Peace Districts. Proposing an amendment to Article V of the State Constitution, authorizing the Board of County Commissioners of Orange County to revise the boundaries of any Justice of the Peace District in the county without referendum upon resolution, public hearing and published notice, providing that no existing district shall be dissolved except as otherwise provided by law.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section __. Orange County; Boundaries of Justice of Peace Districts. The board of county commissioners of Orange County may at any time upon resolution, alter, change or revise the boundary of any justice of the peace district within Orange County without referendum; provided that no existing justice of the peace district shall be dissolved or otherwise eliminated except as otherwise provided by law. A public hearing shall be held on the proposed resolution with ten (10) days’ notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 748 of 1965.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 4, 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 7, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.