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Florida Judicial Retirement, Amendment 6 (1948)

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Florida Judicial Retirement Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article V of the Florida Constitution to provide that retired judges shall be qualified to continue to perform all of the functions of their respective offices when called upon.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1948)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 102,896 59.31%
No70,59540.69%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

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NO. 6

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE V, SECTION 46

A proposed amendment of Article V by adding thereto Section 46 providing the manner in which Justices of the Supreme Court and Circuit Judges eligible to retire with compensation may retire and be qualified, upon call or assignment as therein provided, to continue to perform all of the powers and functions of their respective offices; that such Justices and Judges shall receive the same retirement compensation as if they had resigned; and providing the manner by which such Justices and Judges heretofore resigned may come under the provisions of this amendment.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 46. Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the Circuit Courts, eligible to retire with compensation, may instead of resigning elect to retire, in which case they shall be qualified to continue to perform all of the functions of their respective offices when called upon by the Chief Justice, if it be a Supreme Court Justice, or by the Senior Circuit Judge of his Circuit, if it be a Judge of the Circuit Court. They shall severally receive the same retirement compensation as if they had resigned. Upon assignment by the Governor to any other Circuit such retired Circuit Judge shall have the same jurisdiction and powers as other Circuit Judges. No such retired Justice or Judge shall be required to perform duties without his consent. Call to duty may be by special or general revocable order. Any Justice or Judge who may have resigned before this amendment becomes operative, may come within its terms by filing a certificate of his willingness to do so with the Clerk of the Supreme Court.[1]

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