Florida Constitution

The current Florida Constitution was proposed in special sessions of the Florida Legislature on June 24-July 3 of 1968, through three joint resolutions.  On November 5, 1968, the electorate ratified the constitution via referendum.  The Florida Constitution consists of a preamble and 12 articles.

The five ways of amending the Florida Constitution are:

  • Three-fifths vote of the membership of both houses in the Florida Legislature
  • A Constitutional Revision Committee, consisting of 37 members that will meet every 20 years to consider and propose amendments.
  • Taxation and Budget Commission, consisting of 22 members that will meet every 20 years to consider and propose amendments.
  • Constitutional Convention to consider and propose amendments.
  • A single proposed amendment to appear on the ballot.

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