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Florida Prohibition, Amendment 2 (1918)

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The Florida Prohibition Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1918.

This amendment modified Article XIX of the Florida Constitution to enact state prohibition on alcohol beginning January 1, 1919.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1918)
Approveda Yes 21,851 61.62%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1917-1918)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

State prohibition beginning January 1, 1919.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 1. The manufacture, sale, barter or exchange of all alcoholic or intoxicating liquors and beverages, whether spirituous, vinous or malt, are hereby forever prohibited in the State of Florida, except alcohol for medical, scientific or mechanical purposes, and wine for sacramental purposes; the sale of which alcohol and wine for the purposes aforesaid, shall be regulated by law.

Section 2. The Legislature shall enact suitable laws for the enforcement of the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This article shall go into effect on the first day of January, A. D. 1919.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 4 of 1917.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on April 18, 1917.[1]

See also

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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-18"
  2. New Smyrna News, "Official Ballot Is To Be Very Short," November 1, 1918
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.