Florida State Flag Size, Amendment 4 (1966)

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The Florida State Flag Size Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to provide the state flag conforms with standard commercial sizes.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 549,678 79.72%
No139,79220.28%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 4—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 12

STATE FLAG. Proposing an amendment to Article XVI, Section 12 of the State Constitution providing that the State Flag shall conform with standard commercial sizes, prescribes proportions and descriptions.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 12. Seal of State of Florida; State Flag. The present seal of the state shall remain the seal of the state of Florida. The state flag shall conform with standard commercial sizes and be of the following proportions and description: The seal of the state, of diameter one-half the hoist, in the center of a white ground. Red bars in width one-fifth the hoist extending from each corner toward the center, to the outer rim of the seal.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 433 of 1965.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 23, 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 24, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.