Florida State Seal and Flag, Amendment 4 (1900)

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The Florida State Seal and Flag Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1900.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to define the State Seal and State Flag.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1900)
Approveda Yes 5,088 57.12%

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 12, Article 16—State Seal and State Flag.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 12. The present seal of the State shall remain the seal of the State of Florida. The State flag shall be of the following proportions and description: Depth to be three-fourths length of fly. The seal of the State, of diameter one-third the fly, in the center of a white ground. Red bars, in width one-eighth the length of fly 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 Joint Resolution 4 of 1899.[1]

See also

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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.