Florida Constitutional Amendments, Amendment 5 (1906)

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The Florida Constitutional Amendments Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 6, 1906.

This amendment sought to modify Article VII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the process for amending the state Constitution.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1906)
Defeatedd No9,43663.94%
Yes 5,322 36.06%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1905-1906)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitutional Amendment—Constitutional Amendment—Article 7—Proceedings necessary to amend Constitution.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. Either branch of the Legislature, at a regular session thereof, may propose amendments to this Constitution; and if the same be agreed to by three-fifths of all the members elected to each house, such proposed amendments shall be entered upon their respective Journals with the yeas and nays and shall be published in one newspaper in each county where a newspaper is published, for one month immediately preceding the next general election of Representatives, at which election the same shall be submitted to the electors of the State, for approval or rejection. If a majority of the electors voting upon the amendments at such election shall adopt the amendments the same shall become a part of the Constitution. The proposed amendments shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately. All amendments adopted at the election at which this is submitted or heretofore adopted by the electors are hereby declared a part of the Constitution from the date of the adoption of the same.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 5 of 1905.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 6, 1905.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-06"
  2. The Pensacola Journal, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1906
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.