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Florida Motor Vehicle Tax, Amendment 4 (1930)

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The Florida Motor Vehicle Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 4, 1930.

This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution to state that motor vehicles shall only be subject to one tax, a license or tag tax.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1930)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 53,088 86.86%
No8,03313.14%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1929-1930)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding thereto Section 13 providing for the exemption of motor vehicles from ad valorem taxes and making the same subject only to one form of taxation which shall be a license tax for the operation of such motor vehicles which license tax shall be in such amount and levied for such purposes as the Legislature may by law provide, and which license tax shall be in lieu of all ad valorem taxes assessable against motor vehicles as personal property.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 13. Motor Vehicles, as property, shall be subject to only one form of taxation which shall be a license tax for the operation of such motor vehicles, which license tax shall be in such amount and levied for such purpose as the Legislature may, by law, provide, and shall be in lieu of all ad valorem taxes assessable against motor vehicles as personal property.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 753 of 1929.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 31, 1929.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-30"
  2. Bradford County telegraph, "Sample Ballot," October 31, 1930
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.