Constitution of Florida (Articles, Sections, text)

Constitution of Florida

The Constitution of Florida is the basic law of the U.S. state. It describes the duties, powers, and function of the government of Florida. The constitution was adopted on November 5, 1968. It is the sixth constitution of the State, it contains 12 articles and has been amended about 144 times, according to BALLOTPEDIA.

Preamble to Florida Constitution

We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this constitution.

Florida Constitution Articles and Sections

Article I: “Declaration of Rights” (Section 1 – Section 27)

Article II: “General Provisions” (Section 1 – Section 9)

Article III: “Legislature” (Section 1 – Section 21)

Article IV: “Executive” (Section 1 – Section 13)

Article V: “Judiciary” (Section 1 – Section 21)

Article VI: “Suffrage and Elections” (Section 1 – Section 7)

Article VII: “Finance and Taxation” (Section 1 – Section 19)

Article VIII: “Local Government”

Article IX: “Education” (Section 1 – Section 8)

Article X: “Miscellaneous” (Section 1 – Section 32)

Article XI: “Amendments” (Section 1 – Section 7)

Article XII: “Schedule” (Section 1 – Section 37)

See also: Constitution of California

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