Florida Duval County Local Government, Amendment 2 (1924)

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The Florida Duval County Local Government Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the November 4, 1924.

  • This amendment sought to modify Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to allow the state Legislature to control the formation of the system of government in Duval County.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1924)
Defeatedd No32,85058.46%
Yes 23,342 41.54%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1923-1924)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Article 8 of the Constitution of the state of Florida, relative to cities and counties by adding a section thereto to be known as Section 9 of said Article 8 authoring the legislature to establish, change and abolish a local government extending throughout Duval county, in the place of all county, district and municipal governments, with their respective offices, and to prescribe jurisdiction, powers, duties and functions of all kind, and to prescribe a system of taxation; to authorize existing and future bonded indebtedness; all such to be ratified by a majority vote of the electors.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 9. The legislature shall have power to establish, change and abolish a local government extending territorially throughout Duval County in the place of all county, district, municipal and local governments, boards, bodies and officials, constitutional or statutory, legislative, executive or judicial, and shall prescribe the jurisdiction, powers, duties and functions of such government, its legislative, executive and judicial departments and its boards, bodies and officials; to divide the territory included in such government into subordinate districts, and to prescribe a just and reasonable system of taxation for such government and districts; existing and future bonded indebtedness shall be and remain definitely in area and taxable liability; a homestead in a rural area shall not be limited as if in a city or town; but no legislation under this section shall be effective until a majority of the electors in the county, who shall vote thereon at an election for the purpose, and who are qualified to vote for members of the legislature, shall vote in favor of such legislation.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 214 of 1923.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-24"
  2. The Evening Independent, "Sample Ballot", November 3, 1924
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.