Florida Bay County Tax Collection, Amendment 3 (1946)

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The Florida Bay County Tax Collection Amendment, also known as Amendment 3, appeared on the November 5, 1946 election ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

The amendment sought to modify Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the assessment and collection of all taxes in the county of Bay.[1][2]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

(NO. 3)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VIII

To amend Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding thereto additional sections providing that the county tax assessor of Bay County, State of Florida, shall assess all property for all State, County, School and municipal taxes to be levied in said county by State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities providing that the county tax collector shall collect all taxes as levied and providing that the powers functions, duties and compensation of said assessor and collector shall be fixed from time to time by the Legislature of Florida. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 14. (1) From and after January 1, 1948, the County Tax Assessor in the County of Bay, State of Florida, shall assess all property for all State, County, School and Municipal taxes to be levied in the County by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities.

(2) The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1947 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax Assessor, designated in Paragraph 1 of this Section 14, and shall likewise provide by law for the extension on the assessment roll of the County Tax Assessor of all taxes levied by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities.

Section 15. (1) From and after January 1, 1948, the County Tax Collector in the County of Bay, State of Florida, shall collect all taxes levied in the County by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities.

(2) The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1947, and from time to time thereafter enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax Collector designated in Paragraph 1 of this Section 15, and shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and disbursement of all taxes collected by the County Tax Collector.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 5, 1946
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Miami News, "Sample Ballot," November 3, 1946
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.