Florida Public Service Commission and Public Counsel, Amendment 5 (1978)

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The Florida Public Service Commission and Public Counsel Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a commission referral in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 7, 1978.

This amendment sought to modify Articles IV and V of the Florida Constitution to establish a five-member public service commission.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1978)
Defeatedd No1,375,54864.05%
Yes 772,066 35.95%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing a revision of the Florida Constitution to provide for a five-member public service commission, each member to be appointed by the governor from a list of not fewer than three persons submitted by a nominating commission, and that such members shall be confirmed by the senate; and to establish a public counsel to represent the people of the state before the public service commission.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-78"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.