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Florida Bond Guarantees, Amendment 1 (1898)

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The Florida Bond Guarantees Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1898.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution in relation to guaranteeing bonds.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1898)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 11,582 90.12%
No1,2709.88%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1897-1898)

Text of measure

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Constitutional changes

Section 13. The sureties upon the official bonds of all State, county and municipal officers shall be residents of, and have sufficient visible property unencumbered within the State, not exempt from sale under legal process, to make good their bonds; and the sureties upon the official bonds of all county and municipal officers shall reside within the county where their principals upon such bonds reside, and shall have sufficient visible and unencumbered property in such county, that is not exempt from sale under legal process to make good their liability on such bonds; Provided, "That any duly organized and responsible guarantee or surety company, either foreign or domestic, lawfully doing business in this State, may become and be accepted as surety on all such official bonds.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 1 of 1897.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 27, 1897.[1]

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