Florida Government Employee Limits, Amendment 6 (1976)

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The Florida Government Employee Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article II of the Florida Constitution to limit the number of full time government employees to 1% of state population, and part-time employees to 10% of that.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,074,82252.14%
Yes 986,727 47.86%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit by July 1, 1978, and thereafter, the number of full-time salaried state employees, excluding officers elected by popular vote and persons appointed to fill such offices, from exceeding one percent of the official estimate of the state population for the preceding year; and prohibit the number of part-time state employees from exceeding ten percent of the full-time employees; but the governor, with the approval of three members of the cabinet, may be authorized by law to approve additional positions to meet emergencies for the duration of the emergency.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 8. State Employees. By July 1, 1978, and thereafter, the number of full-time salaried state employees, excluding officers elected by popular vote and persons appointed to fill such offices, shall not exceed one percent of the official estimate of the state population for the preceding year; and the number of part-time state employees shall not exceed ten percent of the full-time employees; but the governor, with the approval of three members of the cabinet, may be authorized by law to approve additional positions to meet emergencies for the duration of the emergency.[2]

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  1. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-76"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.