Florida Legislative Appropriations, Amendment 5 (1946)

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The Florida Legislative Appropriations Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, appeared on the November 5, 1946 election ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

The amendment sought to modify Article III of the Florida Constitution in relation to legislative appropriations.[1][2]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

(NO. 5)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE III, Section 30

To amend Section 30 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Florida, providing laws making the appropriations for the salaries of public officials and employees and all other expenses of the State shall contain provisions on no other subject nor shall an appropriation be an incident of any other bill; all State appropriations, except appropriations for the county schools, counties, cities or other political subdivisions of the State, appropriations for permanent improvements and buildings for State Institutions as provided for by laws enacted at the 1945 Legislature or prior legislatures and for pensions, retirement funds and trust funds, shall be included in one general appropriations bill or any amendment or supplement thereto, and shall be for no longer than two years. All appropriations made prior to the adoption of this section which are contrary to the provisions of this section shall expire as of July 1, 1947. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 30. Laws making appropriations for the salaries of public officials and employees and all other expenses of the State shall contain provisions on no other subject, nor shall an appropriation be an incident of any other bill; all State appropriations except appropriations for the county schools, counties, cities, or other political subdivisions of the State, appropriations for permanent improvements and buildings for State institutions as provided for by laws enacted in the 1945 legislature or prior legislatures and for pensions, retirement funds and trust funds, shall be included in one general appropriation bill or any amendment or supplement thereto, and shall be for no longer than two years. All appropriations made prior to the adoption of this section which are contrary to the provisions of this section shall expire as of July 1, 1947.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 5, 1946
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Miami News, "Sample Ballot," November 3, 1946
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.