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Florida Civil Action Damages Limitations, Amendment 10 (1988)

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The Florida Limitation of Non-Economic Damages in Civil Actions Amendment, also known as Amendment 10, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1988.

This amendment sought to modify Article I of the Florida Constitution to limit the amount that can be recovered for non-economic losses in civil actions regarding bodily injuries.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 10 (1988)
Defeatedd No2,394,93256.59%
Yes 1,837,041 43.41%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Amendment provides that a person entitled to recover damages for bodily injuries in any action may not recover more than $100,000 for non-economic losses; defines non-economic losses to include pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of capacity to enjoy life, loss of consortium and other non-pecuniary losses; provides by general law the maximum amount recoverable may be adjusted utilizing a consumer price index published by the United States Government; provides an effective date.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-88"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.