Florida Trial Costs, Amendment 1 (October 1894)

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The Florida Trial Costs Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 2, 1894.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution in relation to the payment of trial costs.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (October 1894)
Approveda Yes 9,755 53.76%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1893-1894)

Text of measure

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Constitutional changes

Section 9. In all criminal cases prosecuted in the name of the State when the defendant is insolvent or discharged, the legal costs and expenses, including the fees of officers, shall be paid by the counties where the crime is committed, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by law; and all fines and forfeitures collected under the penal laws of the State shall be paid into the County Treasuries of the respective counties as a general county fund to be applied to such legal costs and expenses.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 1 of 1893.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 22, 1893.[1]

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