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Florida Salt Water Fish and Products Conservation, Amendment 5 (1942)

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The Florida Salt Water Fish and Products Conservation Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 3, 1942.

This amendment modified Article XVI of the Florida Constitution to allow a board or commission to make rules and regulations about salt water fish and products conservation.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1942)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 49,083 61.48%
No30,75438.52%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1941-1942)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Question 5

Constitutional Amendment

Article XVI

To amend Article XVI of the Florida Constitution by adding a section permitting the Legislature to vest powers in a Board or Commission to make rules and regulations relating to the conservation of salt water fish and salt water products.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 32. The Legislature may vest in such board or commission, now created or that may be created by it, authority to make and establish rules and regulations without regard to uniformity of application, relating to the conservation of salt water fish and salt water products.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 560 of 1941.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 12, 1941.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 12, 1941.[1]

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