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Florida Cities and Towns General Laws, Amendment 1 (1928)

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The Florida Cities and Towns General Laws Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 6, 1928.

This amendment sought to modify Article III of the Florida Constitution to require only general laws relating to cities and towns.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1928)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No40,68052.92%
Yes 36,194 47.08%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1927-1928)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Section 24, Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, relating to county and municipal government, authorizing the Legislature by general law to classify cities and towns according to population and by general law provide for their incorporation, government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges, and providing that no special or local laws shall be passed by the Legislature incorporating cities or towns, providing for their government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 24. The Legislature shall establish an* uniform system of County and municipal government, which shall be applicable, except in cases where local or special laws for Counties are provided by the Legislature that may be inconsistent therewith. The Legislature shall by general law classify cities and towns according to population, and shall by general law provide for their incorporation, government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges under such classifications, and no special or local laws incorporating cities or towns, providing for their government, jurisdiction, powers, duties and privileges shall be passed by the Legislature.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 447 of 1927.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 6, 1927.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-28"
  2. The Miami News, "How Nov.6 Ballot Will Look," October 28, 1928
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.