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Florida Endangered Lands and Parks Bonds, Referendum 1 (1972)

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The Florida Endangered Lands and Parks Bonds Referendum, also known as Referendum 1, was a legislatively-referred state statute on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This measure allowed for $200 million in bonds to buy environmentally endangered lands and $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation projects.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Referendum 1 (1972)
Approveda Yes 1,256,292 71.14%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 1

Endangered Lands and Parks--Chapter 72.300, Laws of Florida, provides for the acquisition of environmentally endangered lands through the issuance of state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state not to exceed two hundred million dollars ( $200,000,000) in the principal amount, including any refinancing, and additional state capital projects for outdoor recreation lands through the issuance of state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state, not to exceed forty million dollars ($40,000,000) in the principal amount, including any refinancing.[1][3]

Path to the ballot

  • The measure was the result of The Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act of 1972.
  • The measure was linked with Amendment 2 on the same ballot.[4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1972
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. The Evening Independent, "Amendments, Referendums On Nov. 7 Ballot," November 4, 1972
  5. Daytona Beach Morning Journal, "Apathy Said Only Block To Florida Referendums," October 22, 1972