The Florida Parole Commission Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 5, 1940.
This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to allow for the creation of a Parole Commission.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
To amend Article 16, Florida Constitution, to authorize the Legislature to create a Parole Commission empowered to grant paroles or conditional releases or probations under official supervision to prisoners or persons charged with criminal offenses and to provide for the qualifications, method of selection and term of office of the Commission members.
Section 32. The Legislature may create a Parole Commission empowered to grant paroles or conditional releases or probation under official supervision to prisoners or persons charged with criminal offenses, and may provide for the qualification and method of selecting the Commission members and for their term of office the length of which shall be wholly within the discretion of the Legislature.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 1001 of 1939.
- The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 12, 1939.