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Florida Civil Jury Trials in Brevard County, Amendment 6 (1960)

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The Florida Civil Jury Trials in Brevard County Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1960.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to authorize the County of Brevard to hold civil jury trials in any branch court house within the county.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1960)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 446,166 76.48%
No137,19823.52%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1959-1960) (p.552-557)

Text of measure

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NO. 6

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO

ARTICLE XVI

Proposing an amendment to Article XVI of the Constitution of Florida by adding thereto an additional section to be numbered by the Secretary of State authorizing the County of Brevard to hold civil jury trials in designated branch court houses within the county and further providing that all records in any civil trial conducted in any such branch court houses shall be filed in the main court house at the county seat.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section __. Civil Jury Trials in Branch Court Houses in Brevard County. Civil trials by jury may be held as provided by law in designated branch court houses within Brevard County. All records of any civil trial conducted in any such branch court houses shall be filed in the main court house at the county seat.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1073 of 1959.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 18, 1959.[1]

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