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Florida Duties of Commissioner of Agriculture, Amendment 8 (1964)

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The Florida Duties of Commissioner of Agriculture Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1964.

This amendment modified Article IV of the Florida Constitution to eliminate supervision of Commissioner of Agriculture over matters relating to public lands and the Bureau of Immigration.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 526,075 65.87%
No272,58034.13%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

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NO. 8—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV,
SECTION 26

Commissioner of Agriculture, Duties—Proposing an amendment to Article IV, Section 26 of the Florida Constitution relating to the duties of the Commissioner of Agriculture, eliminating his supervision over matters pertaining to public lands and the Bureau of Immigration.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 26. Commissioner of Agriculture; Duties; Etc. The commissioner of agriculture shall perform such duties in relation to agriculture as may be prescribed by law. He shall also have supervision of the state prison, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 869 of 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 11, 1963.[1]

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