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Florida Pardons, Amendment 3 (October 1896)

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The Florida Pardons Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on October 6, 1896.

This amendment modified Article IV of the Florida Constitution in relation to how pardons can be granted.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 3 (October 1896)
Approveda Yes 7,352 92.62%

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.

Constitutional changes

Section 12. The Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture or a major part of them, of whom the Governor shall be one, may upon such conditions and with such limitations and restrictions as they may deem proper, remit fines and forfeitures, commute punishment and grant pardon after conviction, in all cases except treason and impeachment, subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by law relative to the manner of applying for pardons.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 3 of 1895.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 29, 1895.[1]

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