Florida State Social Security Act Amendment (1936)

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The Florida State Social Security Act was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 3, 1936.

This amendment modified Article XIII of the Florida Constitution to establish a statewide social security system.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 197,927 92.03%
No17,1497.97%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1935-1936)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 3

To amend Section 3 of Article XIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida relating to provision for the aged, infirm and unfortunate providing as follows:
"Section 3. The respective counties of the State shall provide in the manner prescribed by law, for those of the inhabitants who by reason of age, infirmity, or misfortune, may have claims upon the aid and sympathy of society; provided, however, the Legislature may by general law provide for a uniform State-wide system for such benefits, and appropriate money therefor; but no such general law shall provide benefits to any person who shall not have been a resident of the State of Florida for a period of five years continuously next preceding his application therefor, nor shall such general law provide for benefits to any person solely on account of age who has not attained the age of sixty-five years; Provided, further, that where by any law of the United States, a lessor or different period of residence age or citizenship shall be fixed in order for the State of Florida to participate in any Federal grants that might be made for such purposes, the Legislature may prescribe such requirements as to citizenship age and residence as will be consistent with and not in conflict with such Federal Law."[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 3. The respective counties of the State shall provide in the manner prescribed by law, for those of the inhabitants who by reason of age, infirmity, or misfortune, may have claims upon the aid and sympathy of society; provided, however, the Legislature may by general law provide for a uniform State-wide system for such benefits, and appropriate money therefor; but no such general law shall provide benefits to any person who shall not have been a resident of the State of Florida for a period of five years continuously next preceding his application therefor, nor shall such general law provide for benefits to any person solely on account of age who has not attained the age of sixty-five years; Provided, further, that where by any law of the United States, a lessor or different period of residence age or citizenship shall be fixed in order for the State of Florida to participate in any Federal grants that might be made for such purposes, the Legislature may prescribe such requirements as to citizenship age and residence as will be consistent with and not in conflict with such Federal Law.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 170 of 1935.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 5, 1935.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-36"
  2. The Palm Beach Post, "Sample Ballot," November 1, 1936
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.