The Florida Legislative Proceedings Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 6, 1896.
This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution in relation to the manner of legislative proceedings.
| Florida Amendment 2 (October 1896)|
| Yes|| 7,786|| 91.88%|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1895-1896)
Text of measure
No sample ballot has yet been identified.
Section 17. Every bill shall be read by its title, on its first reading, in either house, unless one-third of the members present desire it read by sections. Every bill shall be read on three several days, unless two-thirds of the members present when such bill may be pending shall deem it expedient to dispense with this rule. Every bill shall be read by its sections on its second reading and on its final passage, unless on its second reading two-thirds of the members present in the House where such bill may be pending, shall deem it expedient to dispense with this rule. The vote on the final passage of every bill or joint resolution shall be taken by yeas and nays to be entered on the journal of each house; Provided, That any general revision of the entire laws embodied in any bill shall not be required to be read by sections upon its final passage, and its reading may be wholly dispensed with by a two-thirds vote. A majority of the members present in each House shall be necessary to pass every bill or joint resolution. All bills or joint resolutions so passed shall be signed by the presiding officer of the respective Houses and by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 2 of 1895.
- The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 30, 1895.