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Florida Prohibition, Amendment 3 (1910)

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The Florida Prohibition Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1910.

This amendment sought to modify Article XIX of the Florida Constitution to enact state prohibition on alcohol beginning July 1, 1911.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1910)
Defeatedd No29,27154.43%
Yes 24,506 45.57%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1909-1910)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Senate Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to Article XIX of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to the manufacture and sale, or other disposal of intoxicating liquors or beverages.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. The manufacture, and sale, barter or exchange, of all intoxicating liquors and beverages, whether spirituous, vinous or malt, are hereby forever prohibited in the State of Florida, except alcohol for medical, scientific or mechanical purposes, and wine for sacramental purposes; the sale of which alcohol and wine for the purposes aforesaid, shall be regulated by law.

Section 2. The Legislature shall enact suitable laws for the enforcement of the provisions of this Article.

Section 3. This Article shall go into effect on the first day of July, A. D. 1911.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 1 of 1909.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-10"
  2. The Miami News, "Form Of The Ticket That Will Be Voted In Election Tuesday," November 7, 1910
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.