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Florida Division of Powers, Amendment 9 (1962)

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The Florida Division of Powers Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1962.

This amendment modified the Florida Constitution to revise wording regarding division of powers withing the state.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1962)
Approveda Yes 340,288 71.67%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 9



Proposing Revision of Article II of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to Division of Powers between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments by changing words from no person properly belonging to one of the departments” to “no person properly belonging to one of these departments,” shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other departments.[2][3]

Constitutional changes


The powers of the government of the State shall be divided into three departments: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. No person properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other departments, except in cases expressly provided by this constitution.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 1996 of 1961.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 15, 1961.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-62"
  2. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 5, 1962
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.