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Florida Escambia County General Fund, Amendment 10 (1956)

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The Florida Escambia County General Fund Amendment, also known as Amendment 10, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to require that all money collected by Escambia County officers be paid into the county general fund.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 10 (1956)
Approveda Yes 289,190 75.81%

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. 10



A proposed Amendment to Article VIII of the Constitution of Florida adding a section providing that after October 1, 1957 all fees, revenues or other charges collected by the county officers of Escambia County shall be paid into the general fund of Escambia County, and that the Legislature shall make provision for salaries, expenses and compensations to be paid the several county officers of Escambia County.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. On and after the first day of October, 1957, all fees, revenues or other charges collected by the several county officers of Escambia county shall be paid into the general county fund of Escambia county subject to disbursement as provided by law. The legislature shall provide by local or special legislation for the salaries, expenses and compensation to be paid the several county officers of Escambia county. Any legislation which shall have heretofore been enacted in contemplation of the ratification of this amendment is hereby confirmed and shall have the same force and effect as if the said legislation were enacted subsequent to the ratification of this amendment.[2]

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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.