Florida State Census, Amendment 2 (1950)

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The Florida State Census Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 7, 1950.

This amendment modified Article VII of the Florida Constitution to replace the state census with the federal census.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1950)
Approveda Yes 96,145 65.86%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1950) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 2

To amend Article VII, Section 5 of the State Constitution to provide that a state census will no longer be required to be taken and, beginning with federal census of 1950, adopting the preceding decennial federal census as the state census.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 5. The Legislature shall no longer be required to provide for an enumeration of the inhabitants of the State. The last preceding decennial Federal census beginning with the Federal census of 1950 shall also be the State census and shall control in all population Acts and constitutional apportionments, unless otherwise ordered by the Legislature.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1950
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-50,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.