Florida School Bonds, Amendment 2 (1912)

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The Florida School Bonds Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1912.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to allow for bonds to be issued by special tax school districts, and for taxes to pay for those bonds.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 16,348 80.29%
No4,01419.71%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1911-1912)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Amendment to Article 12 of the Constitution, providing for the issuance of bonds by special tax school districts for the exclusive use of public free schools within such school districts, and authorizing the levy of a tax to create a sinking fund for the payment of interest and redemption of such bonds.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 17. The Legislature may provide for Special Tax School Districts, to issue bonds for the exclusive use of public free schools within any such Special Tax School District, whenever a majority of the qualified electors thereof, who are freeholders, shall vote in favor of the issuance of such bonds.

Whenever any such Special Tax School District has voted in favor of the issuance of such bonds, a tax not to exceed five mills on the dollar, in any one year, on the taxable property within the district voting for the issue of bonds shall be levied in accordance with law providing for the levying of taxes, to become a fund for the payment of the interest and redemption of such bonds.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 76 of 1911.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-12"
  2. The Kissimmee Valley Gazette, "Unofficial Ballot," November 1, 1912
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.