Florida Legislature Size and Terms of Office, Amendment 2 (October 1890)

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The Florida Amendment, also known as Article II, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 7, 1890.

This amendment modified Article VII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the size and terms of office of the Legislature.[1]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For Article II

Against Article II[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 2. The Legislature shall consist of not more than thirty-two members of the Senate, and of not more than sixty-eight members of the House of Representatives. The members of the House of Representatives shall be elected for terms of two years, and the members of the Senate shall be elected for terms of four years, (except as hereafter provided) the elections for members of the Senate and House of Representatives to be at the same time and places. The terms of Senators elected in 1890 shall expire on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in October, 1894, and the terms of those elected in 1892, shall expire on the same day in 1896, and thereafter all Senators shall be elected for four years.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 3 of 1889.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 10-7-1890"
  2. Bradford County Telegraph, "Election Notice," September 26, 1890
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.