The Florida Public Service Commission and Public Counsel Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a commission referral in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.
This amendment sought to modify Articles IV and V of the Florida Constitution to establish a five-member public service commission.
| Florida Amendment 5 (1978)|
|Yes|| 772,066|| 35.95%|
Election results via: Florida Elections Division
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.
|| Proposing a revision of the Florida Constitution to provide for a five-member public service commission, each member to be appointed by the governor from a list of not fewer than three persons submitted by a nominating commission, and that such members shall be confirmed by the senate; and to establish a public counsel to represent the people of the state before the public service commission.