Florida Laws, Amendment 3 (1950)

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The Florida Laws Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 7, 1950.

This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution to require laws to be single subject, laws to be expressed with a title and for law revisions to be published at length.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (1950)
Approveda Yes 105,053 78.49%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1950) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 3

To amend article III, Section 16 of the State Constitution to provide that each law shall embrace but one subject, briefly expressed in the title, and that no law shall be amended by reference to its title only, but that the amended section, subsection or paragraph amended shall be reenacted and published at length.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section 16. Acts; One Subject; Expressed in Title; Amendments. Each law enacted in the legislature shall embrace but one subject and matter properly connected therewith, which subject shall be briefly expressed in the title, and no law shall be amended or revised to its title only; but in such case the act as revised or section or subsection of a section, or paragraph of a subsection of a section, as amended, shall be reenacted and published at length.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1950
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-50,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.