Florida Property and Foreigners, Amendment 3 (1926)

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The Florida Property and Foreigners Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 2, 1926.

This amendment modified the Declaration of Rights of the Florida Constitution in relation to the rights of foreigners to own and use property.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 18,574 57.61%
No13,66842.39%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1925-1926)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Section 18 of the Declaration of Rights in the Constitution of Florida relating to the ownership, inheritance, disposition and enjoyment of property in the State of Florida by foreigners.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 18. Foreigners who are eligible to become citizens of the United States under the provisions of the laws and treaties of the United States shall have the same rights as to the ownership, inheritance and disposition of property in the State as citizens of the State, but the Legislature shall have power to limit, regulate and prohibit the ownership, inheritance, disposition, possession and enjoyment of real estate in the State of Florida by foreigners who are not eligible to become citizens of the United States under the provisions of the laws and treaties of the United States.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 750 of 1925.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 8, 1925.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-26"
  2. The Miami News, "Heavy Vote Due in Dade County Election Fight," November 1, 1926
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.