The Florida Taxes from Pari-Mutuel Pools Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1960.
This amendment sought to modify Article IX of the Florida Constitution to provide for the allocation of excise taxes collected by the state or under its authority from the operation of pari-mutuel pools.
| Florida Amendment 4 (1960)|
|Yes|| 296,561|| 45.07%|
Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1959-1960) (p.552-557)
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 15
Proposing an amendment to Article IX, Section 15 of the Constitution of the State of Florida providing not less than forty-five per cent of all excise taxes levied and collected by the State or under its authority, from the operation of pari-mutuel pools shall be allocated and distributed in equal parts to the several counties of the State.
Section 15. Allocation of Excise Taxes. Not less than forty-five per cent (45%) of all excise taxes levied and collected by the State, or under its authority, from the operation of pari-mutuel pools shall be allocated and distributed in equal parts to the several counties of the State.
Path to the ballot
- The amendment was placed on the ballot by Senate Joint Resolution 734 of 1959.
- The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 25, 1959.