Florida Restructuring the State Cabinet, Amendment 8 (1998)

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The Florida Restructuring the State Cabinet Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was a commission referral in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1998.

This amendment modified Articles II, III, IV, VIII, IX, XI, and XII of the Florida Constitution to restructure the state cabinet. Amendment 8 was one of nine ballot measures placed on the 1998 Florida ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1998)
Approveda Yes 1,950,311 55.5%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Restructuring The State Cabinet.—Merges cabinet offices of treasurer and comptroller into one chief financial officer; reduces cabinet membership to chief financial officer, attorney general, agriculture commissioner; secretary of state and education commissioner eliminated from elected cabinet; secretary of state duties defined by law; changes composition of state board of education from governor and cabinet to board appointed by governor; board appoints education commissioner; defines state board of administration, trustees of internal improvement trust fund, land acquisition trust fund.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.