Florida Retirement System Benefit Increase, Amendment 8 (1976)

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The Florida Retirement System Benefit Increase Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This amendment added Article X, Section 14 of the Florida Constitution to allow for increases in benefits in the state retirement system.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1976)
Approveda Yes 1,254,413 62.39%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing to add Section 14 to Article X of the State Constitution to provide that increases in the benefits payable under any governmental supported retirement system after January 1, 1977, be fully funded by the governmental unit.[2][3]

Constitutional changes


Section 14. State Retirement Systems Benefit Changes. A governmental unit responsible for any retirement or pension system supported in whole or in part by public funds shall not after January 1, 1977, provide any increase in the benefits to the members or beneficiaries of such system unless such unit has made or concurrently makes provision for the funding of the increase in benefits on a sound actuarial basis..[2]

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  1. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-76"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.