Florida Post-election Legislative Special Session, Amendment 12 (1966)

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The Florida Post-election Legislative Special Session Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 8, 1966.

This amendment modified Article III of the Florida Constitution to provide a special legislative session solely for the purpose of organization after November general elections.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 12 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 496,919 76.94%
No148,93923.06%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 12—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, ADDING SECTION 2A

LEGISLATIVE, Special session for organization purposes. Proposing an amendment to Article III, adding Section 2A of the State Constitution providing that the Legislature shall meet on the first Tuesday in November after the General Election for the purpose of organization, swearing in new members and selecting officers. No other business shall be transacted.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 2A. Special Session for Organizational Purposes. The legislature shall meet on the first Tuesday in November after the general election for the purpose of organization, swearing in new members and selecting officers. No other business shall be transacted.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 655 of 1965.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 25, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-66"
  2. Ocala Star-Banner, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballot," November 1, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.