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Florida Movie Studio Tax Exemption, Amendment 6 (1934)

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The Florida Movie Studio Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Amendment 6, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 6, 1934.

This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution to provide tax exemptions to movie studies and movie production.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 6 (1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 70,642 62.12%
No43,06837.88%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1933-1934)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. SIX

Proposing to Amend Article IX of the Constitution Relative to Taxation and Finance by Adding Thereto Section 14 Providing that for a Period of Fifteen Years from the Beginning of Operation, Motion Picture Studios and Plants Established in this State on and after July 1, 1933, Including Lands, Buildings, and Chattels Utilized in Connection Therewith, and all Raw Materials Going Into the Finished Products of such Studios, Plants and Films, Shall be Exempt from all Ad Valorem Taxation, except that No Exemption Which Shall Become Effective by Virtue of this Amendment Shall Extend Beyond the Year 1943; and Providing that such Exemption shall Not Apply to Real Estate Owned by such Studios and Plants Except that Occupied as the Location Required to House the Same and Other Buildings Incidental to Their Operation and Lands Required for Housing Officers and Employes, Warehouses, Laboratories, Cutting Rooms, Projection Rooms, Storage, Trackage, Shipping Facilities, Sets, and Locations.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 14. For a period of fifteen years from the beginning of operation, motion picture studios and plants which shall be established in this State on or after July 1, 1933, including all lands, buildings and chattels utilized in connection therewith, and all raw materials going into the finished products of such studios and plants, as well as the finished products or films, shall be exempt from all ad valorem taxation, except that no exemption which shall become effective by virtue of this amendment shall extend beyond the year 1943.

The exemption herein authorized shall not apply to real estate owned by such motion picture studios and plants except the real estate occupied as the location required to house such motion picture studios and plants and other buildings incidental to the operation of such studios and plants, together with such lands as may be required for housing officers and employees, and for warehouses, laboratories, cutting rooms, projection rooms, storage, trackage, shipping facilities, sets and locations.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as House Joint Resolution 1441 of 1933.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 7, 1933.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-34"
  2. The Miami News, "Educational Ballot," November 5, 1934
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.