The Florida Parimutuel Tax Use Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 5, 1940.
This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution to allow for the equal allocation and distribution of taxes collected on parimutual gambling.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 15
To amend Article 9, Florida Constitution, by adding Section 15, to authorize the Legislature to allocate and distribute to the several counties of the State, in equal amounts, and at different times, any portion of or all excise taxes now levied and collected, or hereafter levied or collected, from the operation of parimutuel pools.
Section 15. The Legislature shall have the power to allocate and distribute to the several counties of the State, in equal amounts, and at such times as the Legislature shall determine, any portion of or all excise taxes now levied and collected, or hereafter levied or collected, by the State of Florida from the operation of pari-mutuel pools.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot as Committee Substitute for House Joint Resolution 45 of 1939.
- The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 12, 1939.