Florida Pretrial Release and Detention, Amendment 3 (1982)

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The Florida Pretrial Release and Detention, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1982.

This amendment modified Article I of the Florida Constitution to provide that a person charged with a crime shall be entitled to release before trial, with exceptions.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1982)
Approveda Yes 1,412,269 60.63%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

PRETRIAL RELEASE AND DETENTION - Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution, effective January 1, 1983, to provide that a person charged with a crime or a violation of a municipal or county ordinance, other than a capital offense or an offense punishable by life imprisonment, shall be entitled to release before trial unless enumerated conditions indicate that the person should be detained.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-82"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.