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Florida Lee County Tax Assessor, Amendment 9 (1952)

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The Florida Lee County Tax Assessor Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 4, 1952.

This amendment sought to modify Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to provide for the County Tax Assessor in Lee County to assess the county for all tax districts.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1952)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No186,74358.09%
Yes 134,702 41.91%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

No. 9

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VIII

Proposing an amendment to Article VIII by adding thereto an additional Section to be numbered by the Secretary of State, providing in Lee County, Florida, after January 1, 1954, for assessment by the County Tax Assessor and Collection by the County Tax Collector of all state, county, school and municipal taxes to be levied in said county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts and any other taxing districts and municipalities which by ordinance request that their taxes be assessed and providing for the Legislature to fix the powers, functions, duties and compensation of such officers.[1]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. From and after January 1, 1954, the county tax assessor in the county of Lee, 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, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts and municipalities which by ordinance request their taxes to be so assessed.

The legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1953 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax assessor, designated in the first paragraph of this section, 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, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts and municipalities, whose taxes may be assessed by the county tax assessor pursuant to the first paragraph of this section.

Section __. From and after January 1, 1954, the county tax collector in the county of Lee, State of Florida, shall collect all taxes levied in the county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts and municipalities, whose taxes may be assessed by the county tax assessor pursuant to the first paragraph of the preceding section hereof.

The legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1953, and from time to time thereafter enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax collector designated in the first paragraph of this section, and shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and disbursement of all taxes collected by the county tax collector.[2]

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