Florida Office of County Special Tax School District Trustees, Amendment 7 (1956)

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The Florida Office of County Special Tax School District Trustees Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 6, 1956.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to remove the Office of County Special Tax School District Trustees and provides method for reinstatement.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 7 (1956)
Approveda Yes 311,746 72.63%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1955-1956) (p.388-391)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 7



A proposed Amendment to Article XII of the State Constitution by adding a section providing for abolition of the Office of County Special Tax School District Trustees and transfer of duties to County Board of Public Instruction; providing for referendum and method of reinstatement of County Special Tax School District Trustees.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. (1) From and after January 1, 1957, the office of county special tax school district trustees shall be abolished and all duties of district trustees shall be vested in the county board of public instruction, including levying taxes provided by Article XII of the constitution, in all counties wherein the proposition is affirmed by a majority vote of the qualified electors of any such county.

(2) To submit the proposition contained in subsection (1) above to the electors a special election shall be called by the county commissioners of any county upon the request of the county board of public instruction therein, which election may be held at the same time as the next general election and the result thereof shall determine whether subsection (1) shall be effective in such county.

(3) Any county adopting the provisions of subsection (1) hereof may after four (4) years return to its former status and reject the provisions of this section by the same procedure outlined in subsection (2) hereof for adopting the provisions thereof in the beginning.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 St. Petersburg Times, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1956
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-6-56,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.