Florida St. Lucie County Tax Assessment, Amendment 7 (1948)

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Florida St. Lucie County Tax Assessment Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the assessment and collection of all taxes in the county of Saint Lucie.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 7 (1948)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 87,539 57.53%
No64,61742.47%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

NO. 7

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 13

A proposed amendment of Article VIII by adding thereto Section 13 and 14, providing in St. Lucie County, Florida, after January 1, 1950, for the assessment by the County Tax Assessor and collection by the County Tax Collector of taxes levied in said county on all property for all state, county, school and municipal purposes by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts and municipalities, and providing for the legislature to enact laws, subject to referendum of the electors, specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of such officers and the manner in which their duties shall be performed.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 13. (1) From and after January 1, 1950, the county tax assessor in the county of Saint Lucie, State of Florida, shall assess all property for all state, county, school, and municipal taxes to be levied in the county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts and municipalities.

(2) The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1949 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws, to take effect only after approval by the electors of said county at a referendum called for that purpose, specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax assessor, designated in paragraph 1 of this Section 13, and shall likewise, provide by law for the extension on the assessment roll of the county tax assessor of all taxes levied by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts and municipalities.

Section 14. (1) From and after January 1, 1950, the county tax collector of the county of Saint Lucie, State of Florida, shall collect all taxes levied in the county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts and municipalities.

(2) The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1949, and from time to time thereafter enact laws, to take effect only after approval by the electors of said county at a referendum called for that purpose, specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax collector designated in paragraph 1 of this Section 14, and shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and disbursement of all taxes collected by the county tax collector.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Amendments made to state constitution November 2, 1948
  2. The Evening Independent, "Study This Ballot--You Vote on It Tuesday," November 1, 1948
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.