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Florida Escambia Court of Record, Amendment 2 (1910)

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The Florida Escambia Court of Record Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1910.

This amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution in relation to the organization of the Court of Record in Escambia.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1910)
Approveda Yes 15,041 52.79%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1909-1910)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Joint Resolution proposing to amend Article V of the Constitution of the State of Florida. Relative to the Judiciary Department.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 39. From and after the adoption of these amendments the Criminal Court of Record in and for Escambia County shall be known as the Court of Record in and for said County, and, in addition to their present jurisdiction, the said Court, and the Judge thereof, shall have, in Escambia County, concurrent with the Circuit Court of said County and the Judge thereof, the same original jurisdiction of all other cases and matters and the same power and authority to issue all writs as the Circuit Court of said County and the Judge thereof, excepting capital cases, and the power to summon and empanel a grand jury. The same rules of procedure and practice and rights of trial by judges ad litem and referees which obtain in said Circuit Court shall obtain in said Court of Record. The Governor may, in his discretion, order any one of the Circuit Judges of the State to hold one or more terms or parts of terms of said Court of Record.

Section 40. The Supreme Court of the State shall have appellate jurisdiction in all causes of which jurisdiction is granted to said Court of Record. Appeals and writs of error shall be prosecuted from the said Court of Record to the Supreme Court in accordance with the laws and rules governing such proceedings from the Circuit Court to the Supreme Court.

Section 41. All the provisions of the Constitution and all laws enacted in consonance therewith pertaining to the said Criminal Court of Record and the officers thereof, including the manner of the appointment or election and the terms of office and compensation of said officers, shall apply with like effect to the said Court of Record and the officers thereof, except as provided by these amendments. The present officers of said Criminal Court of Record shall be the officers of said Court of Record and discharge the duties and receive the emoluments of their respective offices until the expiration of their present terms of office. The salary of the Judge of said Court of Record shall be two thousand five hundred dollars a year, payable quarterly by the County of Escambia, and may be increased by the Legislature. From and after the expiration of the term of office of the present Judge, the Judge of said Court of Record shall hold his office for four years.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 2 of 1909.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-10"
  2. The Miami News, "Form Of The Ticket That Will Be Voted In Election Tuesday," November 7, 1910
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.