Florida Dade County Home Rule, Amendment 2 (1956)

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The Florida Dade County Home Rule Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article VIII, Section 11, of the Florida Constitution to allow for home rule in Dade County.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1956)
Approveda Yes 322,839 69.99%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1955-1956) (p.388-391)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 2



A proposed Amendment to Article VIII, Section 11, Providing for home rule in Dade County, providing for electors to adopt and amend home rule chart of Government for Dade County under which Board of County Commissioners shall be governing body. The charter shall fix boundaries of each county commission district, provide method of changing them, fixing number, term compensation and election of commissioners, and may grant certain powers to Board of County Commissioners, provide for establishment and abolition of municipal corporations, special taxing districts and other governmental units and for changing their boundaries and transferring their functions, their government, jurisdiction and powers; make provision for abolishing certain offices and for changing the name of Dade County. The charter shall provide a method for initiative and referendum on ordinances, the amendment of the home rule chart and a method for making and amending other charters. The home rule charter shall be prepared by a Metropolitan Charter Board created by the Legislature and that such charter once adopted by the electors may be amended only by the electors of Dade County. Certain limitations on the foregoing powers are provided.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 St. Petersburg Times, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1956
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-56,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.