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Florida State Militia Commissioned Officers, Amendment 2 (1914)

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The Florida State Militia Commissioned Officers Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1914.

This amendment modified Article IV of the Florida Constitution in relation to the appointment of commissioned officers of the State Militia.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1914)
Approveda Yes 10,356 68.34%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1913-1914)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment to Section 16, of Article 4, relating to appointment of Commissioned Officer of State Militia.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 16. The Governor shall appoint all commissioned officers of the State Militia, including an adjutant general for the State, with rank of brigadier general, who shall be chief of staff. The duties and compensation of all officers so appointed shall be as fixed by law. The terms of office of all commissioned officers of the organized militia shall be continuous during the pleasure of the Governor; subject to such laws as may be enacted by the Legislature providing for their retirement for age or other causes.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Committee Substitute for House Joint Resolution 281 of 1913.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-14"
  2. The Miami News, "Official Proceedings of the County Commissioners," November 2, 1914
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.