Florida State Executive Regulation Nullification by Legislature, Amendment 7 (1976)

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The Florida State Executive Regulation Nullification by Legislature Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to add Article I, Section 18 of the Florida Constitution to allow the legislature to suspend or nullify rules and regulations put forth by state executives.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 7 (1976)
Defeatedd No1,210,00162.39%
Yes 729,400 37.61%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to nullify or suspend any rule or regulation promulgated by the executive branch of state government and providing a procedure for the deferral of any such nullification which rule or regulation is without or in excess of delegated legislative authority.[2][3]

Constitutional changes


Section 18. Administrative Penalties. No administrative agency shall impose a sentence of imprisonment, nor shall it impose any other penalty except as provided by law. Any administrative rule of any agency of the executive branch may be nullified by concurrent resolution of the Legislature on the ground that the rule is without or in excess of delegated legislative authority and may be suspended as provided by law on the same ground; however, by a majority vote of the governor and cabinet the suspension may be deferred until acted upon by the Legislature. Failure of the Legislature to disapprove the suspension at the next regular session shall automatically reinstate the rule.[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.