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Florida Special Incorporation Laws, Amendment 2 (1900)

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The Florida Special Incorporation Laws Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1900.

This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution to prohibit special incorporation laws.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1900)
Approveda Yes 5,650 57.84%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1899-1900)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment – Section 25, Article 3—Prohibiting Special incorporation Laws.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 25. The Legislature shall provide by general law for incorporating such educational, agricultural, mechanical, mining, transportation, mercantile and other useful companies or associations as may be deemed necessary; but it shall not pass any special law on any such subject, and any such special law shall be of no effect; Provided, however, That nothing herein shall preclude special legislation as to a university or the public schools, or as to a ship canal across the State.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 2 of 1899.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 2, 1899.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-1900"
  2. The Miami News, "Unofficial Ballot," October 26, 1900
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.