Florida Condemnation of Property Jury, Amendment 11 (1966)

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The Florida Condemnation of Property Jury Amendment, also known as Amendment 11, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to provide that each condemnation of property jury shall be composed of twelve jurors.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 11 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 527,821 80.44%
No128,34519.56%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 11—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 29

CONDEMNATION OF PROPERTY JURY. Proposing an amendment to Article XVI, Section 29 of the State Constitution providing that each condemnation of property jury shall be composed of twelve jurors in a court of competent jurisdiction.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 29. Condemnation of Property; Compensation. No private property, nor right of way shall be appropriated to the use of any corporation or individual until full compensation therefor shall be first made to the owner, or first secured to him by deposit of money; which compensation, irrespective of any benefit from any improvement proposed by such corporation or individual, shall be ascertained by twelve (12) jurors in a court of competent jurisdiction, as shall be prescribed by law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 67 of 1965.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on May 14, 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 14, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.