Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction in Certain Counties, Amendment 2 (1962)
The Florida Superintendent of Public Instruction in Certain Counties Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 6, 1962.
- This amendment modified Article of the Florida Constitution to provide for the superintendent of Public Instruction to be appointed by the County Board of Public Instruction in certain counties.
|Florida Amendment 2 (1962)|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
Proposing an amendment to Article XII of the Constitution relating to the election or appointment of Superintendent of Public Instruction, providing that the superintendent of Public Instruction shall be appointed by the County Board of Public Instruction in the counties of Alachua, Charlotte, Collier, Manatee, Orange, Lee, Monroe, Leon, Indian River, St. Lucie, Broward, Baker, Brevard, Hendry and Hillsborough, wherein the proposition is affirmed by a majority vote of the qualified electors of any such county making the office appointive and providing that any county adopting this proposition may after four years return to its former status by the same procedure provided for adopting it.
Section __. County Superintendent of Public Instruction; Appointment in Certain Counties.
(1) The county superintendent of public instruction shall be appointed by the county board of public instruction in the counties of Alachua, Charlotte, Collier, Manatee, Orange, Lee, Monroe, Leon, Indian River, St. Lucie, Broward, Baker, Brevard, Hendry and Hillsborough wherein the proposition is affirmed by a majority vote of the qualified electors of any such county making the office of county superintendent of public instruction appointive.
(2) The board of public instruction of the county must request an election, which may be a special election or may be on the ballot of any regular primary or general election to be designated by the board of public instruction, and upon such timely request the board of county commissioners of such county will call such special election or cause to be placed on the ballot at such other election the proposition whether subsection (1) shall be effective in such county.
(3) Any county adopting the provisions of subsection (1) hereof may after four years return to its former status and reject the provisions of this section by the same procedure outlined in subsection (2) hereof for adopting the provisions thereof in the beginning.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Committee Substitute for House Joint Resolution 1443 of 1961.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 15, 1961.
- Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1961-1962)
- Florida Amendments of the Election of 11-6-62
- Sample Ballot (in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 5, 1962)
- Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-62"
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot", November 5, 1962
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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